Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Cenfura, C4D to Tokenise Renewable Assets in South Africa
Cenfura and C4D will tokenise microgrid assets in South Africa, the partnership will construct and operate solar and battery storage-based microgrid assets
Jan 29, 2020 // Storage, Grids, solar pv, Africa, South Africa, Microgrids, International, C4D, Cenfura
Total taps French regional bank to refinance 143MW wind, PV portfolio
Total Quadran has enlisted a French financier to pump new capital into an up-and-running renewable energy portfolio, split between 40-plus projects across the country.
Jan 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, France, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, Total, refinancing
NextEra upbeat on solar grid parity, standalone storage prospects
New-build solar and wind could outcompete most existing fossil fuels by 2025, NextEra Energy executives have predicted even as they described storage-only ventures as a worthy venture.
Jan 28, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, pv power plants, solar pv, solar-plus-storage, BESS, North America, NextEra, Jim Robo
NeoVolta Poised to Lead the Emerging Solar Plus Storage Market
After closing the decade with record growth, the residential solar plus storage market is set for takeoff and NeoVolta is ready to meet this growth
Jan 27, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, solar plus storage, North America, NeoVolta, Brent Willson, International
Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender
The government wants a 300 MW solar plant linked to large scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, PV plant, tender, Asia, Israel, solar-plus-storage
California green-lights plans for green energy boom in Sacramento
California’s state planning authorities have waved through a plan by a Sacramento utility to roll out gigawatts’ worth of green energy over the next two decades, including utility-scale storage.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, pv power plants, BESS, North America, 8minute Solar Energy, sacramento, smud
Less may be more in next-gen batteries
The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there's an alumina lining.
Jan 24, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Sibani Lisa Biswal, Rice lab
FESCO to Develop Solar plus Storage Project for Maryland’s District 40 Mall
US based FESCO Energy has inked an exclusive pact with Maryland’s District 40 mall, formally known as Frederick Towne Center Mall located on the Golden Mile, to develop a a microgrid enabled solar-plus-storage project.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, solar plus storage, North America, Maryland, FESCO Energy, John Dukes
NV Energy holds tender for large-scale green energy projects
NV Energy has floated a tender for development of clean power projects, which was preceded by approval of Nevada-based PV and energy storage deployment by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, Nevada, tender, North America, nv energy, Renewable Energy, International, renewable portfolio
100MW energy storage project to be delivered by wartsila in South East Asia
Finnish company Wartsila has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from an undisclosed company in South East Asia to build a new 100MW / 100MWh energy storage project.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Asia, Wartsila
Solving seasonal storage with aluminum cycling
Scientists at Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil have demonstrated an aluminum conversion process which could be valuable for long-term renewable energy storage. Simulations suggest that by employing the process, a new multi-family building in Switzerland could meet all its energy demand from a 7-11 kWp solar system.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Europe, hydrogen, Switzerland, Aluminum, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
Capital Dynamics buys 8minute’s Californian solar-plus-storage colossus
Asset manager Capital Dynamics has purchased a 400MW solar-plus-storage complex by 8minute Solar Energy, contracted to supply power to the city of Los Angeles at ultra-low prices.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Capital Dynamics, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
New solar-plus-storage material is on the way
Innovative solar-plus-storage technology is being created in the United Kingdom.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Storage, storage, UK, Europe
Promising materials to make efficient batteries
Lithium has been considered the most attractive material for battery manufacturing for quite a while. However, the production process has a number of limitations and frequently causes accidents. So developers are in search of better options to replace lithium in battery making.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Storage, hydrogen, lithium, Zinc, Sodium-sulphur
Acquisition of CrisolteQ by Fortum
Fortum Corp is going to acquire 100% of the shares in Finland-based growing firm CrisolteQ Qy, specializing in hydrometallurgical recycling of lithium-ion batts.
Jan 17, 2020 // Storage, Europe, Finland, International, Battery Recycling, Crisolteq, Fortum