Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Gore Street Powers Up Big Rock with LS Energy Batteries
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund PLC has chosen LS Energy Solutions technology for a 200 MW/400 MWh energy storage facility in Imperial County, CA to improve grid reliability. This project will be composed of 137 AiON-ESS deployable containers and 1,300 AiON-SIS string inverters, set to become one of the largest energy storage installations in Imperial County. Construction begins soon, with operations expected in 2024.
Sep 8, 2023 // Storage, Gore Street Energy, LS Energy
Renogy Launches X PowerTower: Energy Independence Now
Renogy X, a residential energy storage division, is launching an innovative system with expandable storage, an integrated inverter, and an EV charger. The PowerTower and EV charger make installation and use easy for homeowners, launching in May 2024.
Sep 8, 2023 // Residential, Storage, Renogy
Ingka's 16.4MW Battery: Powering Cameron Wind
Ingka Investments and Apex Clean Energy are set to begin operations of their 16.4-MW Cameron Storage battery energy storage system in Cameron County, Texas. The project is part of the Ingka Group's sustainability strategy and will be co-located with the existing 165-MW Cameron Wind Farm. Worley and Powin are providing engineering and equipment services.
Sep 7, 2023 // Storage, USA, Apex Clean Energy, North America, Ingka
17GW Renewables: Enfinity Bags ICG Funds
Enfinity Global Inc secures $428.9 million investment from ICG to power 17 GW project portfolio, accelerating growth with 7.3 GW energy storage. ICG Infra to build & operate existing projects and support long-term growth. Pending regulatory clearance.
Sep 7, 2023 // Storage, ICG, Enfinity
Amp Powers Up 150MW South Australia Battery
Amp Energy's groundbreaking agreement with ElectraNet for a 150-MW/300-MWh BESS in South Australia marks the start of the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia with 636-MW Robertstown, 336-MW Bungama, and 388-MW Yoorndoo Ilga Solar PV projects, 540 MW of batteries, a hydrogen production facility, and an aboriginal cultural heritage agreement. Total project cost AUD-2 billion.
Sep 6, 2023 // Storage, South Australia, AMP Energy
400MW Battery to Charge Devon's Energy Future
This article looks at how developers are leading the UK's transition to a net zero carbon future, focusing on how this will ensure grid stability and the integration of renewable energy sources.
Sep 5, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, Clearstone Energy, Devon
RayGen's Demo Launch: ARENA Boosts Solar-and-Storage Tech
RayGen Resources Pty Ltd has opened a 4MW solar and thermal storage power plant in Carwarp, Victoria. ARENA funds AUD 10 million to support the commercialisation of RayGen's technology, allowing for long-duration energy storage and improved design of a 200 MW solar and 115 MW/1.2 GWh storage system.
Sep 1, 2023 // Storage, RayGen
Engie Chile Starts 68-MW/418-MWh BESS at Solar Farm
Engie Chile has begun assembling a 68-MW/418-MWh battery energy storage system. Tamaya BESS will store electricity from Engie's 114-MW Tamaya solar farm and reduce CO2 emissions by 42,187 tonnes/year. Part of Engie Chile's energy transformation plan, the project aims to convert traditional power plants into renewable energy sources.
Sep 1, 2023 // Storage, BESS, PV Power Plant, Engie Chile
TotalEnergies, Ronesans Greenlighted for Turkey Renewables JV
TotalEnergies SE and Ronesans Holding joint venture will enable TotalEnergies to become one of the leading players in the Turkish renewable energy sector. European Commission approves of this agreement due to its limited impact in EEA.
Aug 31, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Asia, Turkey, TotalEnergies SE, Ronesans Holding
FIMER Powers BESS at Capgemini
Capgemini, the IT multinational firm, has partnered with FIMER on a revolutionary project that will reduce 70,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and use 100% renewable energy. FIMER supplied three 2MVA PCS bidirectional converters for two office campuses in India. With Black Start Mode/Grid forming mode, the PCS can form the grid during outages.
Aug 30, 2023 // Storage, Inverters, RPO, capgemini, BESS System, FIMER Inverters
Encavis Buys 12MW Battery in Germany
Encavis AG has announced the purchase of a 12MW/24MWh battery storage project in Hettstedt, Germany. The energy storage system will be integrated into the grid in 2024 and will store electricity from Encavis' renewable power facilities, reducing the cost of balancing energy. Mario Schirru, Encavis' Chief Investment Officer, highlighted the new plant's ability to generate more revenue from their Renewable Energy. First half of 2023 results reported flat revenue and earnings per share.
Aug 30, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Germany, Europe, encavis
Asterion Buys German Steag, Bets on Renewables
Spanish investment firm Asterion Industrial Partners has reached a EUR 2.6 billion deal to acquire German energy company Steag GmbH. The proposed transaction includes investment in renewable energy, new green job creation, and is expected to close by 2023.
Aug 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Spain, Europe, Asterion
Zeekr Kicks Off $13B IPO Roadshow
Investors are pouring capital into the battery business, and lithium-ion producers like Northvolt are reaping the benefits with over $9 billion raised since 2017. Zeekr IPO will take Geely Holdings's EV maker valuation to $13 billion. Accure, Channel19, Electric Era, NaaS and Nickelytics have closed deals worth millions. Battery tech, EV makers and startups are popular investments.
Aug 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, NORTHVOLT, Zeekr, Channel19, Electric Era, NaaS, Nickelytics
FranklinWH Closes USD-25m Investment Round
FranklinWH Energy Storage Inc., a US residential energy storage systems (ESS) company, has raised USD 25 million (EUR 23.1m) in Series B funds. Particle Future led the round to enhance R&D, optimize supply chain, and expand operations and sales network. Franklin Home Power integrates solar, battery, grid and generator power sources. Founded in 2019 and funded by Sequoia Capital. Gary Lam says the new capital will make renewable energy options more accessible.
Aug 25, 2023 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, North America, FranklinWH
RWE Builds Solar-Storage at Hambach Mine
RWE AG is constructing an 8.4-MW solar farm with an 8-MWh battery storage system in Germany, consisting of 22,000 bifacial modules that will power 3,100 households. The project is part of a EUR 4 billion (USD 4.34bn) plan to build 1,000 MW of renewable energy in the Rhenish mining district by 2030.
Aug 25, 2023 // Plants, Storage, Germany, Europe, rwe