Canada’s e-Zn Raises Millions to Commercialize Long-Duration Zinc Energy Storage

Startup bets on cheap and abundant zinc — and the emergence of a market for long-duration storage. Canadian startup e-Zn has raised money to store clean energy far longer than currently available batteries allow, using cheap and abundant zinc. On Wednesday, the company received CAD $2 million ($1.5 million) in non-dilutive grant funding from Sustainable […]

U.S. Department of Energy Launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge

WASHINGTON D.C. : Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage. The Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced in […]

First Large Battery in Republic of Ireland Targets Super-Fast Grid Services

The Fluence-supplied battery system will make money via a new product that rewards high-speed frequency response. The Republic of Ireland recently received its first grid-scale battery, which will help manage volatility as the island nation ramps up renewable power plants. Developer Statkraft and battery supplier Fluence announced Wednesday that the battery had been installed in […]

IIT Delhi researchers develop small, medium scale energy storage device

New Delhi: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here have produced a small and medium scale energy storage device. According to the team at IIT Delhi, various energy storage options are available currently with associated advantages and disadvantages depending upon geographical location and need. ‘One of the storage options that is currently showing […]

Why Is Wind + Storage Getting Short Shrift?

Hybrid plants combining wind, solar and batteries can reliably supply electricity during peak-demand hours, the author writes. Chandu Visweswariah is founding president and CEO of Utopus Insights, a New York-based energy analytics company acquired last year by Vestas. Competitive markets are wonderful crucibles of innovation. With decades of accumulated manufacturing experience for use in portable […]