The 5 MW M5BAT storage system is located in Aachen, Germany, and has been backed by a €6.5 million grant from the German government's Energy Storage Funding Initiative.
Energy storage could be a very attractive prospect for users of photovoltaic energy, particularly in markets where electricity retail costs are high.
Green Charge Networks' intelligent energy storage solutions complement solar PV, electric vehicle charging and energy efficiency strategies.
The upcoming World Future Energy Summit will examine the policies and technologies needed to reduce energy consumption, with smart metering among this year's main showcases.
The U.S. Department of Energy report identifies the challenges facing the widespread use of storage solutions, including cost, safety and industry acceptance.
The company's DemandLogic smart energy storage system has been designed to use stored energy during peak demand hours, while also providing backup during grid outages.
The electronics giant plans to sell solar power to residents at lower prices than utilities. Toshiba will initially install 3 MW serving 750 apartments with the aim of increasing capacity to more than 100 MW by 2016.
The company is aiming to meet growing demand for energy storage and stabilization solutions as power grids face increasing challenges in coping with ever more renewable energy. Tests are to start in the U.S. early next year.
Attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis in Berlin have called for the role of renewables installations in stabilizing the electricity grid to be recognized. Grid representatives acknowledge possibilities but lament the lack of a...
The 8th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) in Berlin has highlighted the potential of small battery solutions to increase stability and prevent surges of PV electricity.
The German state of Saxony has approved a request by SolarWorld to conduct six further test drillings into the lithium deposits in Zinnwald, a mountainous area near the Czech border.
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have been awarded an R&D 100 Award for their work in developing PEFM, an adhesive that can be used as part of a battery's anode.
Global installations of residential PV storage systems will grow to 2.5 GW by 2017, according to a new report by research group IHS, which finds that Germany's energy storage subsidy has kickstarted the surge.
Storage and energy production developers S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos have joined forces on a storage project that will see the deployment of a 10 MWh battery to help stabilize the U.K. grid
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