Tesla prepares to switch on 25MW battery to support South Australian wind farm

Tesla prepares to switch on 25MW battery to support South Australian wind farm 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Electric car giant Tesla is about to switch on a 25MW Powerpack battery that will provide back-up storage for a 278.5MW wind farm in South Australia, the firm announced on January 22. The battery has a storage capacity of 52 MWh.  Lake Bonney Wind Farm, which is owned and operated by Infigen…

8minute Solar Energy to provide 1200MWh solar+storage plant in US

8minute Solar Energy to provide 1200MWh solar+storage plant in US 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Private asset management firm Capital Dynamics and solar firm 8minute Solar Energy announced on January 22 a solar-plus-storage project that could be the second largest in the US. The Eland Solar and Storage Center, 70 miles north of Los Angeles, will have a 300MW/1200MWh energy storage facility and should be operational in…

Google announces plans for 350MW solar-plus-storage installation

Google announces plans for 350MW solar-plus-storage installation 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Multi-billion dollar company Google has agreed to work with public Nevada utility NV Energy to install 350MW of solar PV and 250MW to 280MW of battery storage. This, the firms say, make it the world’s biggest battery-backed solar deal for a corporate customer, market analyst S&P Global Platts reported on January 7. The installation…

Daybreak wins approval for second massive pumped hydro storage plant

Daybreak wins approval for second massive pumped hydro storage plant 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Energy storage developer Daybreak Power said on January 17 its application for a $3.6 billion 2,200 MW pumped hydro facility near Page, Arizona has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  The Navajo Energy Storage Station, near the retired Navajo Coal Plant, will use water from Lake Powell and a new…

Sonnen and Centrica form network of 100 residential storage systems

Sonnen and Centrica form network of 100 residential storage systems 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: German battery firm Sonnen and energy provider Centrica have installed a network of 100 domestic batteries in southern England to form the most advanced virtual power plant in the UK, Centrica said on January 17.  The decentralized home energy storage network, in participating homes in Cornwall, was approved by National Grid, the…

Rolls-Royce increases stake to 73.1% in energy storage firm Qinous

Rolls-Royce increases stake to 73.1% in energy storage firm Qinous 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Rolls-Royce Power Systems has increased its stake in Berlin-based energy firm Qinous to 73.1%, both firms announced on January 15. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was bought by German car company BMW in 1998, but the Germany-based Power Systems subsidiary still belongs to Rolls-Royce Holdings, which is headquartered in the UK. It bought a…

Wärtsilä signs contract to supply 100MW/100MWh of storage in SE Asia

Wärtsilä signs contract to supply 100MW/100MWh of storage in SE Asia 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 23, 2020: Finnish technology group Wärtsilä said it had signed a contract in January to supply a 100MW/100MWh energy storage project in south-east Asia.  The project will boost regional grid stability and brings the number of existing contracts to 35, totalling 1,500MW in the region, the company said. Wärtsilä did not say where the…

V2G technology to account for 30% of grid storage by 2050 says report

V2G technology to account for 30% of grid storage by 2050 says report 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 9, 2020: Research consultancy DNV Global’s annual report Energy Transition Outlook 2019 predicts vehicle-to-grid solutions will become so widespread in homes, garages and street parking that on average 10% of EV batteries will provide around 30% of available electricitycapacity by 2050. The report says that “dedicated power system batteries, including both Li-ion and redox…

Statkraft unveils first utility-scale battery installation in Ireland

Statkraft unveils first utility-scale battery installation in Ireland 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 9, 2020: Norwegian energy producer Statkraft on January 8 unveiled Ireland’s first utility-scale battery installation, which will back up 23MW of on shore wind-generated power with 11MW storage capacity. The batteries, by LG Chem, will provide reserves to the national electricity grid, EirGrid, in the event of a sudden drop in power supply, and…

CEC excludes lithium-ion from grant funding in ‘expression of no-confidence’, says expert

CEC excludes lithium-ion from grant funding in ‘expression of no-confidence’, says expert 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

January 9. 2020: A leading energy storage expert says California’s decision in December to exclude lithium-ion technology from applying for energy storage grant funding is an expression of no- confidence in the technology. The expert — who spoke to ESJB on condition of anonymity — said the number of lithium-ion units installed in the US…