Utility Scale Storage

ARENA grants $1.9 million for distributed energy trials in Western Australia

Western Australia’s electricity provider Horizon Power is set to receive a financial shot in the arm through the installation of various distributed energy technologies in 90 homes and businesses in the coastal town of Carnarvon, which is home to the state’s first utility-scale energy storage, currently under trial.

Israel’s largest Solar plant to be constructed by Belectric Isreal and Solel Boneh

Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel conglomerate Shikun and Binui will own the plant, which will be located near the village of Zeélim.

Contractors appointed for DP Energy’s 375 MW solar, wind, storage hybrid plant in Australia

The Irish renewable energy developer will employ engineering firm Downer to develop the 150 MW solar energy component of the Port Augusta hybrid plant, with wind giants Vestas contracted to build 225 MW of wind power.

UK energy storage: all eyes set to co-location with solar plants

An energy storage event organised by the UK’s Solar Trade Association this week in London showcased the potential for energy storage development in the country. However, what the solar industry is currently targeting most eagerly is co-locating photovoltaics with batteries.

Leclanché and partners to invest $12 million into first Utility-scale storage project in Canada.

The joint venture firm EPAL, owned by Indian state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited and UK based Energy Pro Limited is partnering with leading Swiss battery storage solution provider Leclanché and development partner Deltro Energy.

SoftBank unit to build 102 MW in Japan

SB Energy, a subsidiary of Japanese telecoms group SoftBank, has revealed plans to build a 102.3 MW solar project in northern Japan, backed by 27 MWh of lithium ion storage capacity.

Nidec nails EPC, battery deal in Corsica

Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS) has agreed to supply a battery energy storage system (BESS) for a turnkey PV project in Corsica.

Kepco, LSIS finish 28 MW in northern Japan

Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco) and LS Industrial Systems (LSIS) have finished building a 28 MW solar project on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, backed by 13.7 MWh of storage capacity.

Kaua’i to get its biggest solar and storage system to date

The island which has been called a ‘postcard from the future’ for its high levels of solar and energy storage is getting ready for 28 MW more solar and 20 MW of batteries.


Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.