Solar Energy Storage and Battery News
Rebuilding for resilience
The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, storage, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Caribbean, RMI, Stephen Mushegan, Isaac Maze-Rothstein, off-grid market, Antigua and Barbuda
AEPPL signs $689.7m deal for li-ion battery plant in western India
Automotive Electronics Power Private Ltd. (AEPPL), an India-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing venture between three Japanese companies, aims to produce 30 million cells per year by 2025.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, India, Asia, AEPPL, Suzuki, li-ion battery plant
Solar + storage to survive disasters
Roth Capital Partners expects the U.S. residential storage market to grow more quickly than expected. The prediction is founded just as much in disaster mitigation as it is in economic viability
Oct 15, 2019 // Storage, USA, North America, Roth Capital Partners
A carbon scaffold to boost lithium-sulfur performance
Scientists at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research have developed a new method to produce lithium-sulfur based cathodes which exhibit stable performance and high storage capacity over 200 cycles. According to the agency, this represents “a promising step towards the commercialization of lithium-sulfur batteries.”
Oct 15, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Singapore, lithium-sulfur batteries, NanoBio Lab group, Jackie Y. Ying
Tesla-based battery project launched in Slovenia
New company NGEN appears to have introduced the Powerpack battery to central Europe in a €15 million, 12.6 MW/22.6 MWh project in the northwest of the country which is the first of two planned utility scale systems due for completion by July.
Oct 15, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Europe, Slovenia, NGEN, Damian Merlak, Roman Bernard
Shell to power Philippines refinery with solar, storage and natural gas
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint the oil giant is ramping up its renewable energy production at a refinery in the Philippines. The news was announced by the company in a week which saw it named seventh worst corporate contributor to the climate crisis since awareness of emissions-related damage first emerged.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Philippines, shell, Cesar Romero, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Indiana utility eyes 2.6GW of wind-solar-storage for coal retirements
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has issued request for proposals (RfPs) for a mix of technologies across solar, energy storage, wind and others to meet requirements for extra power generation identified under its Integrated Resource Plan (2018 IRP).
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, tender, solar-plus-storage, North America, rfp, Indiana, nipsco, energy transition, coal replacement
India releases guidelines for Solar-Wind Hybrid procurement
India has released new draft guidelines for the bidding process under its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy, which includes e-reverse auctions and allows for the addition of energy storage capacity.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Tariffs, India, SECI, hybrid, Asia, tariffs, mnre, curtailment, cuf, penalty
BayWa r.e. goes for gold with solar-plus-storage mine project in Mali
European renewables developer Baywa r.e. will deploy a solar-plus-storage project for a goldmine in Mali.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, solar-plus-storage, Africa, baywa r.e., co-location, suntrance, Tobias Kriete, juwi
Lyon Group and China Huadian pen pan-Asia renewables-plus-storage deal
Australian renewables investor Lyon Group has penned an agreement with China Huadian Corporation which will see the duo co-develop and invest in power-plus-battery energy storage systems across Australia, China and other Asian markets.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, China, Australia, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, BESS, lyon group, china huadian, jera, co-location, David Green
The Arizona Battery Explosion Is Changing Conventional Wisdom on Safety
Six months later, GTM gets an exclusive update from APS and Fluence on an event that’s forcing a new look at grid battery engineering.
Oct 10, 2019 // Storage, USA, storage, Arizona, North America, John Zahurancik, Scott Bordenkircher
Exploring the Factors Behind the Residential Battery Surge
On this week’s Interchange podcast: how residential batteries differ from other forms of distributed energy.
Oct 10, 2019 // Storage, California, USA, storage, Hawaii, North America, Shayle Kann, Julian Spector
Dubai’s 900 MW solar tender sees lowest bid of $0.0169/kWh
The offer was apparently submitted by Saudi energy giant ACWA Power, which refused to confirm the bid when asked by pv magazine. The second lowest bid – $0.0175/kWh – was reportedly submitted by a consortium formed by Emirati developer Masdar, French utility EDF and Chinese PV panel maker JinkoSolar.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Dewa, Masdar, tender, JinkoSolar, Dubai, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Calcium batteries cool down with new electrolyte
Scientists at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electrolytes they say could bring calcium batteries – currently only a lab technology – a step closer to being a practical reality for energy storage.
Oct 10, 2019 // Technology, Storage, storage, Germany, Europe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Zhenyou Li, Maximilian Fichtner, CELEST, Calcium batteries
ConFlow wraps up acquisition of AI-powered battery testing technology
The company launched a solid-state battery in August it claimed could recharge itself to some degree from electrons in the air. Now ConFlow is preparing to test its devices with the help of artificial intelligence-powered monitoring devices in the new year.
Oct 10, 2019 // Storage, storage, TESLA, UK, Europe, ConFlow
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