Latest storage & smart grid headlines

‘Breakout year’ for non-hydro energy storage in U.S., finds GTM report

Battery storage.

While pumped-hydroelectric energy storage continues to dominate the U.S. storage landscape, with 22 GW of total installed capacity, installations of non-hydro alternatives such as chemical battery systems are growing fast.


SunEdison acquires Solar Grid Storage

Solar Grid Storage energy storage unit

The Pennsylvania-based energy storage and PV company brings its projects, pipeline and personnel to SunEdison, allowing it to now offer battery storage solutions to complement solar and wind projects worldwide.


Report: Lithium ion batteries dominate emerging grid storage market

A battery.

A new report from Lux Research has found that lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology is set to dominate the emerging grid-tied storage market. The report finds that 90% of proposed grid storage projects in 2014 are set to be...


EU poised to hit RE target thanks to solar and wind, EEA reports

European Union.

The expansion of solar and wind power across the European Union brings cheer, doubts raised over biofuels and biomass.


Battery storage start-up Alevo plans 200 MW project in US

Alevo manufacturing.

Swiss energy storage start-up Alevo Group today announced a partnership with Customized Energy Solutions (CES) to deploy 200 MW of its lithium-ion-based battery systems in an undisclosed wholesale energy market in the United...


Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

A Tesla in the EU.

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle company throwing down a major challenge to the global motor industry, says it is now looking to become a front-runner in energy storage in a major new challenge to the traditional electric...


Younicos forms new business units to capitalize on growing storage market

Battery storage.

The Berlin-based energy storage company announces creation of three new business divisions and experienced senior management team as it eyes global opportunities within the sector.


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