Analysis & Features

Duke Energy gets approval for solar+storage microgrid 389 129 Energy Storage Journal

Duke Energy gets approval for solar+storage microgrid

May 30, 2019: The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved plans by Duke Energy to build a solar and battery-powered microgrid system to prevent black outs in western North Carolina,…

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New York energy storage fund could pave way for lead battery deployment 200 200 Energy Storage Journal

New York energy storage fund could pave way for lead battery deployment

May 30, 2019: The Consortium for Battery Innovation has responded to a decision by New York State governor Andrew Cuomo on April 25 to plough $280 million into energy storage.…

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CellCube and Pangea Energy sign letter of intent for 50MW/200MWh 270 187 Energy Storage Journal

CellCube and Pangea Energy sign letter of intent for 50MW/200MWh

May 30, 2019: Cellcube Energy Storage System, through its Austrian subsidiary Enerox, announced on May 13 it had signed a letter of intent with Pangea Energy Pty to supply a…

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Power solutions firm Generac Holdings buys into battery maker 768 480 Energy Storage Journal

Power solutions firm Generac Holdings buys into battery maker

May 30, 2019: For the record, US power firm Generac Holdings has taken over lead acid and lithium battery maker Pika Energy, the firm announced on April 29. The take-over…

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Solar+Storage with a difference: Eco2Solar partners Sunamp in UK housing project 512 512 Energy Storage Journal

Solar+Storage with a difference: Eco2Solar partners Sunamp in UK housing project

May 30, 2019: One to watch in the future. Eco2Solar, a solar panel firm, has partnered UK heat battery company Sunamp. The two companies are installing renewable power products in…

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The big picture: the trend for long duration storage mirrors price and service needs 607 712 Energy Storage Journal

The big picture: the trend for long duration storage mirrors price and service needs

May 16, 2019: Long duration storage is set to take a larger share of the energy storage market as the trend toward greater renewable energy penetration on the grid and…

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Falck to deliver first US storage system to Massachusetts utility 768 390 Energy Storage Journal

Falck to deliver first US storage system to Massachusetts utility

May 16, 2019: A 6.6MWh lithium ion energy storage system to deliver grid frequency services will be integrated with a PV plant in Massachusetts, US, Italian firm Falck Renewables announced…

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ZAF moves NiZn technology from laboratory to production plant 546 545 Energy Storage Journal

ZAF moves NiZn technology from laboratory to production plant

May 16, 2019: Nickel zinc battery maker ZAF Energy Systems has moved out of its R&D stage and will begin building batteries at its Joplin, Missouri, production plant this month,…

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Solar plus storage project to power Humanitarian Hub in South Sudan 1024 621 Energy Storage Journal

Solar plus storage project to power Humanitarian Hub in South Sudan

May 16, 2019: Norwegian solar company Scatec Solar and the renewable energy services firm Kube Energy is helping the International Organization for Migration deploy a minigrid combining solar, storage and…

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Canadian ESS operator to double output with new JV 1024 458 Energy Storage Journal

Canadian ESS operator to double output with new JV

A joint venture between North American energy storage developer Convergent Energy + Power and Shell, through its subsidiary Shell New Energy, will install 21MWh of industrial systems in Ontario, the companies…

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