BNEF ups forecast for global investment in stationary energy storage, sees majority of capacity likely to be grid-scale

Green Car Congress

Energy storage installations around the world will multiply exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). Global cumulative energy storage installations.

2019 98

BNEF: energy storage is a $1.2-trillion investment opportunity to 2040

Green Car Congress

The falling cost of batteries is set to drive a boom in the installation of energy storage systems around the world in the years from now to 2040, according to the latest annual forecast from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). Global cumulative storage deployments.

2018 121

Trending Sources

Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

Green Car Reports

From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. California energy policy renewable energy energy energy storage

Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

Green Car Reports

At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storage

Eos Energy Storage introduces grid-scale battery system at $160/kWh

Green Car Congress

Eos Energy Storage announced the commercial availability of its MW-scale Aurora system for deliveries starting in 2016. Eos’s grid-scale product is designed to reliably integrate renewable energy, improve grid efficiency and resiliency, and reduce costs for utilities and consumers.

2015 112

Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

Green Car Congress

Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5 Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

2015 153

US DOE releases Grid Energy Storage report

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The report identifies the benefits of grid energy storage, the challenges that must be addressed to enable broader use, and the efforts of the Energy Department, in conjunction with industry and other government organizations, to meet those challenges. —“Grid Energy Storage”.

UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

Green Car Reports

For fleet operators who recharge large fleets of electric vehicles overnight, however, the load on electric grids and consequent demand charges pose a. electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) London Commercial vehicle fleet energy storage UPSElectric vehicles are not only zero-emission and quieter and more pleasant to drive, they also clearly lower emissions of the carbon dioxide linked to climate change under most circumstances.

SwRI opens Energy Storage Technology Center

Green Car Congress

Southwest Research Institute has opened a new Energy Storage Technology Center , bringing its diverse scientific research, development and evaluation of energy storage systems under one roof. The facility houses SwRI technology to evaluate and to develop battery and energy storage systems for electric, plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles; grid storage; flywheels; and stationary systems such as flow batteries for electric power grid applications.

2018 65

UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

Green Car Congress

Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

2018 121

Sandy solution for renewable energy storage; Thermal Energy Storage System

Green Car Congress

Sand is emerging as a key ingredient in the race to develop a viable electricity storage system for renewable energies. Australia-based Latent Heat Storage has developed a low cost thermal energy storage system based on the latent heat properties of silicon derived from sand. The TESS device stores electricity as thermal energy by heating and melting containers full of silicon. by Andrew Spence.

Prediction slumps for grid energy storage spending

Green Cars News

After originally predicting that spending on energy storage on the grid would reach $35billion through 2020, Pike Research has now downgraded its forecast to $22billion over the next 10 years. According to its report Energy Storage on the Grid, it outlines that electric grids need balance to function properly and energy storage technologies represent an [.].

Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

Green Car Congress

a leading developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery technology, has simultaneously signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell its High Voltage (HV) product line to Renaissance Investment Foundation. Maxwell Technologies, Inc.,

2018 123

California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

Green Car Congress

The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. California envisions energy storage technology as a critical component in reducing global warming, improving air quality and promoting energy independence.

2015 80

Toshiba delivers two SCiB Li-ion grid energy storage systems

Green Car Congress

Toshiba Corporation has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company’s SCiB Li-ion battery ( earlier post ) to Kyushu Electric Power Co., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. When large-scale renewable energy sources such as wind and photovoltaic are integrated into power grids on remote islands, power frequencies tends to fluctuate due to intermittent power outputs from the renewables.

2014 90

Faraday Institution to award up to £55M to five consortia for energy storage research

Green Car Congress

The ultimate aim of the research is to facilitate improvements in batteries used for transport and other applications such as grid storage with improved performance and cost characteristics. The new projects in four focus areas join the existing Faraday Institution research projects that collectively aim to deliver the organisation’s mission to accelerate breakthroughs in energy storage technologies to benefit the UK in the global race to electrification.

2019 79

Mercedes-Benz residential energy storage systems now available for reservation

Green Car Congress

The Mercedes-Benz energy storage systems for private use are now available for reservation; interested parties can place a reservation at www.schlauerspeichern.de Up to eight battery modules with an energy content of 2.5

2015 127

Cornell team suggests engineered bacteria could address current limitations of energy storage technologies

Green Car Congress

Raising the penetration of renewable —an intermittent—sources of energy into the grid will require large scale electrical energy storage and retrieval. However, at present, no existing technology provides such storage and retrieval at a low financial and environmental cost. We think biology plays a significant role in creating a sustainable energy infrastructure.

2019 91

Camborne Energy Storage to install first Tesla Grid-Scale Powerpacks in Europe

Green Car Congress

Camborne Energy Storage, a UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, is installing the first grid scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe. Camborne has selected this design to demonstrate the ability to provide a balanced grid and grow its ambitions for pioneering co-located energy systems throughout the UK.

2016 81

BASF pitching NiMH batteries for grid energy storage applications

Green Car Congress

BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8 th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. One technology that has been largely overlooked for grid storage is NiMH.

NiMH 83

New lithium polysulfide flow battery for large-scale energy storage

Green Car Congress

Consequently, the team points out in a paper describing there work published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science , all detrimental effects due to the formation and volume expansion of solid Li 2 S 2 /Li 2 S are avoided. Energy Environ.

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are partnered in a project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. This energy can then be discharged back into the grid when appropriate. Hitachi Europe Ltd.,

2018 107

Lux Research: transportation and stationary energy storage passing consumer electronics as largest energy storage markets by next year

Green Car Congress

Although consumer electronics—devices such as smartphones and laptops—have traditionally driven the most demand for energy storage devices, transportation and stationary applications will soon become the largest energy storage markets, according to Lux Research.

2017 78

Dynapower to supply 250kW energy storage inverters for Tesla Powerpack

Green Car Congress

Dynapower Company will be supplying the 250 kW energy storage inverters as an integral part of Tesla’s recently announced Powerpack Commercial battery systems for large commercial and utility customers.

2015 106

Lux Research charts complex partnership networks in stationary energy storage

Green Car Congress

Lux Research is analyzing partnerships in stationary energy storage, and has produced a graphic showing some of the key partnerships of seven leading stationary storage battery suppliers.

2016 98

Ford MyEnergi Lifestyle adds home energy storage

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is expanding its MyEnergi Lifestyle program ( earlier post ), announced at last year’s CES, to include home energy storage. MyEnergi Lifestyle, a Ford Motor Company collaboration with Eaton, Infineon, SunPower and Whirlpool, retrofitted the homes of two families with energy-efficient appliances and solar panels, as well as providing the families with their own Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Hitachi developing packaged 1 MW Li-ion energy storage system for grid stabilization

Green Car Congress

has developed a container-type energy storage system as a core energy product for ensuring the stable use of distributed renewable energy such as wind and solar power, while maintaining the power supply-demand balance. Hitachi, Ltd.

2013 98

A123 Energy Solutions announces first commercially operating Li-ion grid energy storage installation in China

Green Car Congress

A123 Energy Solutions announced today that a new 2-megawatt Grid Storage Solution for Ray Power Systems Co. a Beijing-based energy services company, is now in commercial operation providing frequency regulation services. Located in Beijing, this is A123 Energy Solutions’ first deployment in China in commercial operation. —Bud Collins, President of A123 Energy Solutions.

2014 93

Kokam deploys 30 MW, 11.4 MWh energy storage system in Australia

Green Car Congress

Ltd, successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium-ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia. The ESS, in conjunction with Alinta Energy’s existing 178 MW open cycle gas turbine Newman Power Station, serves as a hybrid natural gas/battery energy generation and storage system. Australia Batteries Smart Grid

2018 65

ABB and BYD enter strategic global collaboration on energy storage

Green Car Congress

announced today a strategic global collaboration to develop new solutions for energy storage, building on their complementary strengths. This collaboration will accelerate the introduction of new solutions for electric vehicle charging, the fast ramp up of renewables combined with energy storage in off-grid and on-grid solutions as well as battery and energy storage solutions for the fast growing marine segment. Micro-grid applications.

2014 86

Pecan Street launches Texas’ first grid-connected vehicle-to-grid research and testing center

Green Car Congress

Austin, Texas-based energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy.

2019 148

Southern Company commissions 1 MW/2 MWh grid energy storage system from LG Chem

Green Car Congress

A 1 megawatt (MW)/2 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy system powered by LG Chem batteries has been commissioned for Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) at a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Southeastern region of the US. The battery energy storage system (BESS) is installed in the service territory of Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company. —Sunghoon Jang, SVP, Energy Solution, LG Chem.

2015 75

Southern California Edison to buy 261 MW of energy storage projects; largest grid-connected storage purchase in US

Green Car Congress

Southern California Edison (SCE) announced the selected suppliers and projects for 261 MW of energy storage resources, representing the largest grid-connected energy storage purchase yet in the US, and more than five times greater than the utility’s minimum energy storage procurement authorization of 50 MW, per California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ruling. NRG Energy. In-Front-of-Meter Battery Energy Storage.

2014 85

Wanxiang and NEC to form joint venture for grid energy storage in China

Green Car Congress

China Wanxiang Holding announced the planned formation of a joint venture between its wholly-owned subsidiary, Puxing Energy, and NEC Corporation to pursue grid energy storage opportunities in the Chinese market. Its formation is an important element of the recently announced NEC acquisition of A123 Energy Solutions. Wanxiang and NEC concluded that the best way to prosper in China’s developing market for grid energy storage is to pursue it jointly.

2014 80

Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

Green Car Congress

Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions—which can use second-life EV batteries—by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs. The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products. Storage capacities are 4.2

2016 80

China’s State Grid and BYD launch 36 MWh battery system for grid energy storage

Green Car Congress

BYD and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) have finished construction on what may be the world’s largest battery energy storage station. This large utility-scale project, located in Zhangbei, Hebei Province, combines 140 MW of renewable energy generation (both wind and solar), 36 MWh of energy storage and a smart power transmission system. —Xiu Binglin, Deputy Director of the National Energy Administration.

Grid 86

AREVA and Schneider Electric sign a strategic partnership agreement on grid energy storage using hydrogen fuel cells

Green Car Congress

AREVA and Schneider Electric have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. AREVA will provide the Greenergy Box , an energy storage solution made with an electrolyzer and fuel cell.

2014 101

Samsung SDI introduces 5.5 kWh and 8.0 kWh residential energy storage units

Green Car Congress

Samsung SDI unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. The battery in the All-in-One is the same battery used in German premium EV cars and grid-scale energy storage system in Schwerin, Germany.

2015 119

Bosch, Toyota and startups join CalCharge energy storage effort

Green Car Congress

CalCharge , a California initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomed six new member companies, including Bosch and Toyota Motor Corporation. The newly announced charter members, Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems will have access to CalCharge’s programs, services and network, all of which help clear the path to commercialization.

2015 78

ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects to receive a total of $43 million to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies and support promising small businesses. military at forward operating bases in remote areas —Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Advanced Management And Protection Of Energy-Storage Devices (AMPED). Energy Storage SBIR/STTR Project Descriptions.

2012 99

Hitachi and Demansys to demo CrystEna Energy Storage System for grid frequency regulation and capacity services

Green Car Congress

and Demansys Energy LLC reached an agreement to perform a demonstration project utilizing Hitachi’s “CrystEna” (Crystal+Energy) compact 1 MW container-type energy storage system in the market for frequency regulation and capacity services, and that site installation work will soon commence. The capacity services market is an auction through which grid operators secure a sufficient supply of capacity several years into the future from supply and demand-side resources.

2014 76

Lux Research: smart grid, energy storage, and EV M&A hits $2.4B in 1H 2011; start-ups selling at bargain prices

Green Car Congress

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the smart grid, energy storage, and electric vehicle (EV) sectors during the first six months of 2011 already totaled twice those made during all of 2010, and many more cash-starved start-ups are due for the auction block, according to a new report from Lux Research. All told, the electric vehicle, smart grid, and energy storage sectors saw a total of thirteen transactions in 2010, and another twelve during the first half of this year.

2011 101

GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

Green Car Congress

GM and ABB partnered to produce a prototype back-up power storage unit that repackages five used Volt batteries into a modular unit that becomes an uninterruptible power supply and grid power balancing system. Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

2012 146