IBM, working with Swiss companies, says it has started a renewable energy smart-grid pilot project in Switzerland. The project, called FlexLast, will use refrigerated warehouses as a buffer to help balance fluctuations of the availability of sun and wind energy on the energy grid. It’s a collaboration between IMB and ... Read more »
The total worldwide capacity of distributed generation contained in microgrids will more than quintuple over the next six years, growing from 764 MW in 2012 to about 4,000 MW in 2018, valued at more than $12.7 billion in vendor revenues, according to a Pike Research report. Microgrids — including generation ... Read more »
KCP&L, MRIGlobal, and Exergonix Inc. are trialling a new smart grid energy storage technology in Kansas City. The new technology is a nano-battery cell developed by Exergonix, a Lee’s Summit-based firm. The one-megawatt battery is in its first live smart grid test and was installed this summer at the KCP&L ... Read more »
The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has successfully demonstrated vehicle to grid (V2G) capabilities using Ideal Power Converters’ bi-directional battery converter, according to the company. IPC says the demonstration proves both the product’s technical capability and its economic viability. NREL successfully integrated and used the new global ... Read more »
Ice Energy, a provider of distributed energy storage and smart grid solutions, and Verde Energy USA Holdings, a retail energy supplier, formed a strategic business alliance that includes a cooperation agreement between the two companies.
Glenwood Management says Manhattan’s first battery-based, intelligent energy storage system providing stored energy capacity to a New York City high rise is now in operation at its flagship property, Barclay Tower, a 58-story luxury residential high rise located at 10 Barclay Street. The energy storage system, designed by Demand Energy Network, provides 225 ... Read more »
In 2020, if all goes according to plan, the state of California will get 33 percent of its electricity from renewable power, including solar and wind, as required by the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.