Utah utility reveals largest battery demand response system in the US

Utah utility reveals largest battery demand response system in the US 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

September 6, 2019: US utility Rocky Mountain Power revealed what it says is the largest residential battery demand response solution in the US on August 28, a solar-powered storage system using batteries by Sonnen.  The Wasatch Group property management company, Rocky Mountain Power, solar company Auric Energy and Sonnen have joined forces to install and…

Cummins and UC San Diego work on lithium second-life

Cummins and UC San Diego work on lithium second-life 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

September 6, 2019: Cummins, the power and energy provider, announced on August 27 in a multi-year partnership with the University of California San Diego and its battery validation lab to analyze viable business and technical approaches to effectively reuse and repurpose electric vehicle batteries. UC San Diego will perform accelerated testing and real-world application testing, and…

Westwater Resources announces milestone achievement in battery graphite

Westwater Resources announces milestone achievement in battery graphite 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

September 6, 2019: Westwater Resources, an energy materials development company, announced in early August that testing of its ULTRA-PMG (purified micronized graphite) product by a major battery manufacturer has resulted in a request for a bulk sample of one tonne for further qualification testing.  “While our Non-Disclosure Agreement prevents Westwater from disclosing the manufacturer’s name, we…

Faraday Institution awards a further £55m for energy storage research

Faraday Institution awards a further £55m for energy storage research 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

September 6, 2019: The Faraday Institution announced on September 4 that it will award up to £55 million ($68 million) to five UK-based consortia to conduct research to make step changes in battery chemistries, systems and manufacturing methods.  The new projects in four focus areas join the existing Faraday Institution research projects. This expanded portfolio…

Asia-Pacific set to be largest market for ESS software platforms

Asia-Pacific set to be largest market for ESS software platforms 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

September 6, 2019: The Asia-Pacific region is set to be the largest market for energy storage software platforms in the next decade, worth $10.7 billion, a report released on August 27 predicts.  The Energy Storage Software report, by market research company Navigant Research, says technological progress and “legislative and regulatory tailwinds have propelled energy storage…

East Penn buys lithium battery manufacturer Navitas Systems

East Penn buys lithium battery manufacturer Navitas Systems 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

August 22, 2019: Lead battery manufacturing giant East Penn announced on August 16 it had bought a majority interest in lithium battery firm Navitas Systems. East Penn says the move will accelerate its expansion into motive power applications and allow it to integrate into other market segments. East Penn said the acquisition was in line…

NEC to install more than 20MW in six energy storage projects

NEC to install more than 20MW in six energy storage projects 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

August 22, 2019: NEC will install more than 20MW in six municipal energy storage projects in New England, the energy storage company announced on August 19. The projects follow the Sterling Municipal Light Department, which was installed two years ago and which NEC says has saved ratepayers more than $1 million on their utility bills. …

SolarEdge hires new COO and acting CEO

SolarEdge hires new COO and acting CEO 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

August 22, 2019: Global energy firm SolarEdge appointed Uri Bechor as chief operating officer on August 20,  Uri Bechor joined from Flextronics International, where as senior vice president global operations, Europe and the Americas he oversaw more than 40 manufacturing sites and was responsible for revenue of more than $10 billion. “Uri is a key addition…

PowerGen buys Rafiki Power to boost micro-grid offering in Africa

PowerGen buys Rafiki Power to boost micro-grid offering in Africa 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

August 22, 2019: Micro utility developer PowerGen Renewable Energy bought Rafiki Power, the off-grid specialist arm of European energy giant E.On, on August 19. The acquisition combines two leading micro-grid companies in Africa, which will help build momentum for private utilities to operate within rural communities on the continent, a PowerGen company statement said.  Both…

Syncarpha and ENGIE in unique project financing arrangement

Syncarpha and ENGIE in unique project financing arrangement 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

August 22, 2019: Energy giant ENGIE Storage is to supply and operate a 19MW/38MWh combined solar-plus-storage portfolio comprising six sites in Massachusetts, the firm announced on July 30. The portfolio will be operated by Syncarpha Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, and it will be the first utility-scale solar-plus-storage offering using ENGIE’s new integrated…