Energy storage: drivers and pitfalls

Three underlying trends in the energy markets will drive the growth. They are favorable federal and state regulations on energy storage, falling costs for batteries due to advances in technologies, and an improved ability by energy storage owners to tap into multiple revenue streams.

Alaskan microgrids offer energy resilience and independence

Editor’s note: This article comes from Science Daily. It source articles from the ‘Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy,’ with materials provided by American Institute of Physics.  The electrical grid in the contiguous United States is a behemoth of interconnected systems. If one section fails or is sabotaged, millions of citizens could be without power. Remote villages in

Research firm Coherent Market Insights offers Advanced Energy Storage Systems report

Lithium-ion batteries were the most dominant segment in the global Advanced Energy Storage system in 2016.

GE turbines on tallest towers in the world (178 m!) go online

The project starts with four GE wind turbines, which will produce wind power with a total nominal output of 13.6 MW.

Technavio ranks the top 6 vendors in the global lithium-ion battery market

The global lithium-ion battery (energy storage) market is expected to reach $81.65 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of over 11%.

Vestas to integrate energy storage with wind power

With renewable energy generation now cost-competitive with electricity produced from fossil fuels, significant challenges remain in how to integrate renewable energy into power grids and systems, as renewables cannot always match supply with demand. Sustainable energy company, Vestas, and battery-manufacturer, Northvolt, announced a technology collaboration on the development of a lithium-ion battery platform for Vestas power plants.

Navigant Research report shows advanced battery energy capacity for automotive applications is expected to increase from 125 GWh in 2017 to 568 GWh in 2026

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the market for automotive advanced batteries, providing global forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by vehicle powertrain and region, through 2026.

Off grid with zero emissions: Better than a grid extension and gensets

IDTechEx Ltd. says it now sees off-grid power as a backup against hurricanes taking down the grid, as with Tesla solar roof and Powerwall battery.

Younicos upgrades battery storage at Duke Energy’s Notrees wind farm in Texas

Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 36-MW, battery-based energy storage system at the site of Duke Energy’s 153-MW Notrees Windpower Project in West Texas. The company replaced previously deployed lead-acid technology with advanced Samsung SDI lithium-ion batteries. The Notrees system has been in operation since 2012, actively participating in Texas grid

Stem to build the first energy storage virtual power plants in Japan

Stem Inc., the global provider of artificial intelligence-driven energy storage services, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. are partnering to build  one of the first aggregated fleets of industrial customer-sited energy storage operating in Japan. This pilot will help inform Japan’s plans to develop aggregated demand response resources as flexible capacity to manage the variability from