Category Archives: Batteries

Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has today begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES). During the opening ceremony, Energy State Secretary Andreas Feicht, Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Siemens Gamesa CEO Markus Tacke and project partners Hamburg Energie GmbH and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) welcomed the achievement … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa begins operation of its innovative electrothermal energy storage system

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Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market is predicted to see lucrative gains till 2024

Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market in U.S. will driven by increasing electricity demand primarily across residential and commercial establishments along with growing awareness towards adoption of clean energy systems will further propel the industry growth. For instance, in 2017 General Electric ventured with Juhl Energy to construct 4.6 MW of community-based hybrid project involving … Continue reading Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market is predicted to see lucrative gains till 2024

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Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

The construction of the battery energy storage system (BESS) involved an investment of approx. 17 million euros and it is contributing to German network’s stability providing frequency regulation services to the country’s Primary Control Reserve market. Enel’s subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany (EGP Germany), the German renewable energy company ENERTRAG and the Switzerland-based energy storage … Continue reading Enel Green Power, Enertrag, Leclanché inaugurate 22 MW Cremzow battery energy storage system in Germany

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IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

Today the average car runs on fossil fuels, but growing pressure for climate action, falling battery costs, and concerns about air pollution in cities, has given life to the once “over-priced” and neglected electric vehicle. With many new electric vehicles (EV) now out-performing their fossil-powered counterparts’ capabilities on the road, energy planners are looking to … Continue reading IRENA analysis smart charging electric vehicles on the energy transition

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Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

On 29 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave the dinner speech at the EU’s 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum dinner in Prague.  He spoke about the current outlook for wind energy in Europe and made common cause with nuclear power in decarbonising Europe’s energy mix.   He shared the key facts about wind today: 14% … Continue reading Wind energy tells nuclear: it’s time to electrify Europe’s energy mix

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century. Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an energy storage investment tax credit (ITC). It currently has 10 cosponsors representing a diverse collection of states. The legislation, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

Accelerating energy storage investment would help modernize the US electricity supply, enhance grid resilience, and add clean energy jobs. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced legislation, The Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act, to create an investment tax credit (ITC) for energy storage systems. “We applaud Representative Doyle for his effort to modernize the U.S. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill

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Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

Electrification will rapidly increase the need for batteries. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes over 80% of the electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other metals. “There are very few working, … Continue reading Finnish innovation boosts battery recycling rate to over 80%

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

Making stand-alone energy storage systems eligible for a federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would create jobs and help modernize the U.S. electricity grid, according to over 150 companies and industry groups representing storage, wind, solar, hydro, manufacturing and other sectors. Today, these businesses issued a letter to Congressional leadership in support of The Energy Storage … Continue reading AWEA supports a level playing field for energy storage technologies

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MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

MIT researchers have invented a novel method to store renewable energy, such as solar energy and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.   MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that … Continue reading MIT develops tech to store solar power, wind energy

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Mitsubishi Electric wins order for 240MW energy storage in Japan

Mitsubishi Electric has won a contract from global engineering company Chiyoda Corporation for its BLEnDer RE energy storage system. The company is responsible for the design, engineering, and construction for the grid reinforcement pilot project for wind turbines. The project is led by North Hokkaido and backed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s … Continue reading Mitsubishi Electric wins order for 240MW energy storage in Japan

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BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

BP hopes new technology will spur more wind energy development. BP installed a battery storage system for the first time at one of the company’s wind energy farms in South Dakota, a move BP hopes will provide a blueprint for adding similar power storage technology at its other U.S. wind power sites. BP said the … Continue reading BP installs Tesla-made battery to store wind power in South Dakota

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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa’s high-performance energy storage facility enters final construction phase

To kick off the Global Wind Summit, comprising WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind energy expo, and the global WindEurope conference, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will celebrate the topping-out ceremony of its electric thermal energy storage (ETES) facility in Hamburg-Altenwerder. With this innovative storage system, Siemens Gamesa is providing an answer to one of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa’s high-performance energy storage facility enters final construction phase

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Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market Size Set for Continued Growth over 2024

he Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $1 billion to over $1.5 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Introduction of several targets and norms to promote the adoption of sustainable energy across the commercial buildings … Continue reading Hybrid Solar Wind Energy Storage Market Size Set for Continued Growth over 2024

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Equinor installs Batwind – the world’s first battery for offshore wind energy

The battery storage solution has been presented in Peterhead, Scotland by Batwind partners Equinor and Masdar. Electricity produced at the world’s first floating offshore wind farm Hywind Scotland, located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead, will be transported via cables to an onshore substation where the 1 MW batteries are placed and connected to … Continue reading Equinor installs Batwind – the world’s first battery for offshore wind energy

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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

Hybrid projects combined of wind-energy, solar PV and other energy sources are becoming a more and more attractive option to drive the energy transition to higher shares of renewable energy in the mix. Siemens Gamesa is one of the pioneers in this development with a long term track record in hybridization and off-grid technology. Now … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow battery at its La Plana test site in Spain

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Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK’s largest co-located with an onshore wind farm. The 22MW battery@pyc, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm, will help National Grid maintain frequency levels and reliability of electricity supply … Continue reading Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

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