5 MW Salem smart grid is part of U.S. Energy Department's Pacific Northwest project and will test renewables integration, energy storage and demand-response technology.
France-based battery manufacturer Saft has ordered €4.5 million worth of Li-ion battery cell equipment from Germany’s Manz.
MIT Professor Dr. Ernest Moniz made his pledge at the full committee hearing held this Tuesday, which will eventually decide if he is the man to take over as U.S. Secretary of Energy. The fact the U.S. is not spending enough on...
The smart grid market in central and eastern Europe (CEE) will be worth a cumulative $10.3 billion by 2023, according to a report by market research group Northeast Group LLC.
EnStorage Inc. has developed the first ever grid-connected hydrogen-bromine (HBr) flow battery with its 50 kW battery connection at the company's test site in southern Israel. The battery is said to provide up to 100 kWh of...
Germany managed to export more power in 2012 than it has in the last five years. With a net surplus of 22.8 terawatt-hours (TWh), the exported amount of energy was four times as much as that in 2011. This data was released by the...
The first stage of the U.K.’s largest smart grid project has returned results indicating that consumers are ready to embrace Time of Use (TOU) electricity tariffs, if they stand to benefit from lower electricity charges.
Apple has managed to up its renewable energy utilization by 114% from 2010, according to the new environment report released by the company. As one of the top global brands, the corporate giant's goal is to power every Apple...
Research and consulting firm GlobalData's latest report shows that the global microgrid market will be worth US$18.9 billion in 2020. This will be a significant increase from the US$5.3 billion reaped in 2012.
Plant and grid operators start a progressive pilot project for better grid integration. This was presented at the "PV System Technology Forum" in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Germany's Federal Environment Minister is still advocating PV storage incentives from May onwards. However the funding issue remains unresolved. Peter Altmaier also mentioned at the Energy Storage conference in Düsseldorf that he...
The Energy Storage conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, began with more than 500 visitors. Project examples show the conditions under which storage systems pay off and make sense.
The utility-scale advanced battery market in the Asia Pacific region will amount to 25.1 GW of storage and be worth US$12 billion in 2022, according to a report by Pike Research.
Documentation relating to the new EU energy infrastructure guidelines has laid bare just how savagely austerity-driven leaders cut the funds available to upgrade grids to harness renewables.
An inverter buyers survey conducted by IHS Inc. revealed that there is a growing need for energy storage in PV systems. More than 400 global PV inverter customers responded to the survey, of which a third expect to be using...
The European PV Industry Association (EPIA) has endorsed the recent European Commission (EC) working paper on PV storage and says more must be done to encourage storage systems at a consumer, as well as distribution, level.
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