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US military eyes value of long-duration energy storage
ESS Technology is to demonstrate its system at the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Contingency Base Integration Training Evaluation Centre in Missouri.
Dominion Energy Virginia continues to expand battery fleet
Located in Chesterfield County, the Dry Bridge Battery Energy Storage System can store up to 20 MW of electricity. Earlier this year, Dominion Energy proposed more than a dozen new solar projects totaling nearly 800 MW of capacity in Virginia.
Dominion Energy partners with university on alternative battery tech
The initiative is one of several lithium-ion alternative projects proposed to Virginia regulators.
PG&E hands out batteries to some customers at risk of utility-triggered power outages
The battery is comprised of three base IQ Battery 3 storage units, has a total usable energy capacity of 10.08 kWh and 12 embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.84 kW power rating.
Moxion Power raises $100m in Series B funding
The company said plans to open two manufacturing plants with a combined 7 GWh of capacity.
How solar+storage provides resilient power for emergency operations
Solar PV paired with battery storage (solar+storage) can provide clean and reliable power in the event of an outage. In recent years, emergency responders have found both stationary solar+storage – systems installed in a particular facility – and mobile units – solar+storage systems that can be transported to different communities on a trailer – valuable in the event of a disaster and corresponding power outage.
Partners advance FTM energy storage project in New York
The project includes six FTM sites in Staten Island, New York.
Point-of-use battery storage company Viridi closes $95m funding round
New investors include National Grid Partners and Sunbelt Rentals….
Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity
The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energi…
Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19
Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses rece…
A new plan is underway to equip ‘super rural’ households in Malawai with pay-as-you-go solar
SolarAid will equip every household in Ntchisi, a largely off-grid district in central Malawi, with pay-as-you-go solar home systems and provide access to a per…
Himalayan villages to receive life-changing solar mini-grid
Rural villages located in Mukteshwar, in India’s Himalaya region, are to get an innovative solar mini-grid system to generate and store energy. Power Rol…
Solar-powered heroin production shows the shady side of solar
A news story along the lines of ‘things that make you go hmmmm.’ Farmers in Afghanistan are turning to solar powered water pumps to boost production of hero…
Top headlines of global microgrid news
The new edition of our “Top 5 Microgrid News” features microgrids on islands, at office and university buildings as well as small communities. This edition …
DC Court upholds major FERC storage order, should lead to massive new battery markets across the US
This morning, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld a major federal rule (FERC Order 841) that should lead to significantly expanded battery storage…
Solar mini-grids could be pivotal in electricity access to 111 million households
More than 5,000 mini-grids are already installed in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and small island nations, with some in Latin America Mini-grids could play a critic…