Q3 2020 US energy storage deployments increase by 240% over Q2

Q3 2020 US energy storage deployments increase by 240% over Q2 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

December 10, 2020: The US Energy Storage Association’s latest US Energy Storage Monitor report on December 2 said 736MWh of energy storage had been deployed in the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 240% over the previous quarter. The vast majority of the growth was in the front of the meter segment, although residential…

Stem and Star Peak to form combined company adding $608 million to balance sheet

Stem and Star Peak to form combined company adding $608 million to balance sheet 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

December 10, 2020: Stem, the artificial intelligence company used in energy storage systems deployed worldwide, announced on December 4 it is to revamp its already strong balance sheet through what it describes as a ‘business combination’ with Star Peak. Star Peak is a special purpose blank cheque company, used here to create a combined company…

One of the world’s biggest batteries to be installed in the UK

One of the world’s biggest batteries to be installed in the UK 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

December 10, 2020: InterGen, the Scotland-based energy company, announced on November 30 that it had been given the green light by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to install a 320MW/640MWh battery on the Thames Estuary in Essex, southeast England. It will have the potential to expand to 1.3GWh and while…

EU publishes legislation ‘that will define our industry for the next 15 years’

EU publishes legislation ‘that will define our industry for the next 15 years’ 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

December 10, 2020: The new EU ‘Batteries Regulation’ published on December 10, the first since the Batteries Directive of 2006, has been met with a broad welcome from battery industry stakeholders, along with warnings of over regulation and complexity in the new 158-page document. EUROBAT has called it ‘a crucial piece of legislation that will…

Californian winemaker to install solar-plus-storage microgrid from EDF

Californian winemaker to install solar-plus-storage microgrid from EDF 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: Californian winemaker Domaine Carneros has chosen French energy company EDF Renewables to install a microgrid with solar and battery storage to power the entire facility in the event of a power outage, EDF announced on November 12. The winemaker is set on six ranches within four miles of its chateau on 400…

Lithium Battery recycler closes undisclosed funding to develop and expand

Lithium Battery recycler closes undisclosed funding to develop and expand 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: Li-Cycle, the Canadian lithium-ion battery recycling company, has closed a series C equity funding round to develop its New York commercial hub and move into international markets, the firm said on November 18. Details of the financing were not given other than to say Moore Strategic Ventures, the Delaware, US asset management…

GS Yuasa to extend partnership to create UK local energy centres

GS Yuasa to extend partnership to create UK local energy centres 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: Japanese lead and lithium battery maker GS Yuasa said on November 19 that it and Infinite Renewables, a UK renewable energy firm, were launching a project with Albion Community Power to integrate Yuasa’s hybrid lead/lithium battery system with renewable wind and solar power sources. The so-called Generation Storage Consumption Supply project is…

SCE and Sunrun to promote residential batteries in bid to boost grid resilience

SCE and Sunrun to promote residential batteries in bid to boost grid resilience 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: Southern California Edison, one of the largest electric utilities in the US, on November 19 said it had signed a contract with solar and battery storage provider Sunrun in an effort to stabilize the grid with solar-powered home batteries bundled together in a kind of virtual power plant.  Under the agreement, SCE…

RWE begins building 40MW/80MWH battery to pair with Georgia storage plant

RWE begins building 40MW/80MWH battery to pair with Georgia storage plant 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: RWE Renewables, a subsidiary of the German RWE Group, is building a 200MW solar plant to be paired with 40MW/80MWh of battery storage in the US state of Georgia, the firm announced on November 17. The Hickory Park Solar plant is RWE’s first in the Peach State, and will sell its power…

Bill Gates-Funded Aqueous-Air Battery Start-Up attracts another $70M

Bill Gates-Funded Aqueous-Air Battery Start-Up attracts another $70M 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 26, 2020: Form Energy, the US start-up that previously received funding from Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures organization, confirmed to Reuters on November 12 that it has received another $70 million to develop its stationary aqueous flow batteries — which it says dispatch power for days, not hours. While remaining secretive about the investors…