Energy Storage

AES deploys 20 MW of storage in the Dominican Republic

AES Dominicana’s 20 MW storage system helped maintain the power grid operational during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

China storage market growing, but electric vehicles still dominate battery demand, says AECEA

Chinese shipments of lithium-ion batteries could jump by 40% year on year in 2017, but demand from the country’s burgeoning electric-vehicle market continues to overshadow the deployment of stationary energy storage systems (ESS), according to a recent report.

CEFC provides debt finance for Australia’s first wind+solar+storage array

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will provide $94 million as the sole debt financier of Australia’s first co-developed wind, solar and storage array. The 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park is being developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy and will combine 43.2 MW in wind capacity, 15 MW of solar PV, and 2 MWh of battery storage.

CLEAN invites proposals for storage-backed mini grids in India

The Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has requested lithium-ion battery OEMs to demonstrate the efficacy of mini grids in the range of 15-20 kW, based on a lithium-ion battery storage system.

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Powin scores financing from Brookfield for 8.8 MW storage project

Powin Energy has secured non-recourse debt financing from Brookfield Renewable for an 8.8 MW/40.8 MWh storage system it plans to install in the Canadian province of Ontario. It did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

India’s first utility-scale solar storage project realized

Mahindra Susten won the auction for 20 MW/28MWh with the final all-in price of INR 2.99 billion ($46 million).

Leclanché reduces losses, as revenue climbs 84%

Leclanché presented the figures for the first half-year 2017 with a two week delay. The Swiss energy storage provider reports higher sales figures and lower losses as a result of its restructuring.

EU launches battery alliance

“Airbus for batteries”-style alliance announced this week in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing and strengthen continent’s storage value chain in face of Asian and U.S. competition.

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sonnenCommunity expands into the United States

A 2,900 home planned development in Arizona will feature electricity trading between a network of PV and battery systems, as a grid-tied microgrid that will also absorb excess power at strategic times for the local grid.

MIT researchers develop ‘air breathing’ sulfur flow battery

A team at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a type of battery which it says could store energy for long durations at a fraction of the cost of current storage technologies.