Construction is underway on a 50 MW liquid-air energy storage facility – with a minimum of 250MWh – located in Greater Manchester, UK.
These projects would convert Birchwood Power, a coal plant, which has been in operation since November 1996, into facilities that will generate and store clean renewable energy.
Adventist Health has completed a solar and microgrid project in Paradise, California at the Feather River Health Care facility.
California is adding batteries to its electrical grid at a frantic pace: the state is said to be adding 1,700 megawatts of new battery capacity to the grid this year, in the hopes of avoiding a repeat of last summer’s rolling blackouts, BloombergBNEF reports. To put it in perspective: that’s more battery capacity than all of China.
Tasteful Selections' 1,100 employee ag facility in Arvin, California, is the site of a microgrid being built by Concentric Power. The 5-megawatt solar, natural gas and battery installation will use Concentric computer systems to increase efficiency and allow the operation to continue during external disruptions to its power.
The city of Rialto, California, is working to design and install a microgrid powered through a combination of biogas cogeneration, solar power and backup battery storage which will supply electricity for the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The project will bring the city greater energy independence, resilience and efficiency, protecting the wastewater treatment system from outages and operational interruptions.
Total and Microsoft recently announced that they have agreed to collaborate to further digital transformation and support progress toward net-zero emissions.
LF Energy, along with Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., announced today “Hyphae,” a microgrid initiative to automate the peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy.
With LTE and 5G upgrades in emerging and developing markets anticipated to more than triple electricity consumption, telecom operators are increasingly deploying distributed renewable energy generation technologies and distributed energy storage systems.
Utility-scale energy storage is on a growth curve to exceed $188 billion by 2029, driven largely by the increasing use of solar and wind generation, according to a new report from Guidehouse Insights. Energy storage can help maintain grid stability and increase efficiency by allowing nonessential fossil fuel power plants to close.
Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors in 2020 was up by 112%, with $8.1 billion compared to $3.8 billion in 2019.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $5 million grant for the development and demonstration of long-duration, non-lithium ion based energy storage technologies.