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What a Year! 10 Stories That Propelled Energy Storage in 2019

More batteries installed. More markets opening up. And grid storage making itself indispensable in unanticipated ways. For too long, the rhetoric around what storage can do for the grid vastly outweighed the actual doing. This year, the industry closed that gap more than ever before. Exceedingly few batteries actually live up to the vision of […]

Strategic Partnership: Powin and Hitachi Energy to expand energy storage market presence – EQ

Google and AES Announce Cloud-Based Partnership for Clean Energy

AES plans to use Google Cloud tech to sponsor new clean energy projects in Latin America and the U.S. In order to meet its renewable energy targets, Google has recently promised millions of dollars for clean-energy-supported manufacturing, signed deals on a record-breaking renewables portfolio, and even joined a couple of regional transmission organizations. On Wednesday, […]

Kundan Green Energy to Develop 80 MW Hydropower in Uttarakhand Commits INR 1000 crore – EQ

SP Group eyes more links with region to tap clean power

NEW YORK: Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighbouring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy. Countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power turbines, both things that Singapore is lacking, SP Group chief executive Wong Kim Yin […]

ARENA supports homegrown low-cost solar with funding for SunDrive – EQ

Iron Flow Battery Startup ESS Raises $30M From SoftBank and Breakthrough

The flow battery survivor marks the latest in a series of recent investments in unconventional long-duration storage technologies. Iron flow battery startup ESS raised an additional $30 million to take its technology from pilots to commercial scale. Since 2011, the company has been developing a low-cost, nonflammable long-duration storage technology to compete across domains where […]

Strategic Partnership: Powin and Hitachi Energy to expand energy storage market presence – EQ

Shell Acquires Renewables-Only Power Retailer in UK

Oil major buys Hudson Energy, which supplies 200,000 households with power from renewable PPAs. Oil major Shell acquired another customer-facing electricity and gas provider in the U.K., potentially bolstering its green credentials and renewables procurement expertise in the country. The deal for Hudson Energy, which trades as Green Star Energy, will add 200,000 new customers […]

Kundan Green Energy to Develop 80 MW Hydropower in Uttarakhand Commits INR 1000 crore – EQ

Sungrow Supplies Argentina’s Largest Solar Plant with 1500Vdc Central Inverter Solutions

CAFAYATE, Argentina: Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced that a 100.1 MWp solar plant utilizing the Company’s 1500Vdc central inverter solutions came online in Cafayate, Salta Province, Argentina, demonstrating the Company’s dedicated contribution to the largest solar plant in one of LATAM’s most booming solar energy regions. The project is located […]

Longroad breaks ground on 377 MW Sun Streams 4 solar + storage project – EQ

Duke Drops Largest Solar Project in North Carolina Procurement — Its Own

The cancellation of an 80-megawatt project with no financial penalty raises questions about a monopoly utility competing against private developers. Monopolies and market competition can make for uneasy bedfellows. North Carolina completed its first competitive solar solicitation in April, as called for in a major energy compromise the legislature passed in 2017. Unlike almost anywhere […]

Swift Current Energy extends First Solar relationship with 500MW order – EQ

Approved: Georgia Power’s plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage

Georgia Power is set to boost its state’s battery energy storage sector, with the company’s plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage now approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Georgia Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has been approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), in a unanimous decision. […]

Strategic Partnership: Powin and Hitachi Energy to expand energy storage market presence – EQ

Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery ESS to ‘maximise value of renewables’

Utility Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage systems in its service area, building on the state’s early recent steps to investigate the value of storage both in front of and behind the electricity meter. Georgia Power has just made a request to raise residential rates in order to invest […]

Strategic Partnership: Powin and Hitachi Energy to expand energy storage market presence – EQ