Category Archives: Batteries

BP, Tesla to team up in battery storage for wind farm

BP says TSLA will supply the 212 KW battery at its Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota in H2 of this year, to be used to store electricity and meet demands when the wind is not blowing. The 212 kW/840 kWh battery, supplied by Tesla, will be integrated with the wind farm and configured … Continue reading BP, Tesla to team up in battery storage for wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa to build a pioneering 194 MW wind farm in Australia that will incorporate a battery energy storage system

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a pioneering wind complex in Australia, which will combine the installation of a wind farm with 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines (for total capacity of 194 MW) with a battery energy storage system. Under the terms of the contract entered into with the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to build a pioneering 194 MW wind farm in Australia that will incorporate a battery energy storage system

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Goldwind wind energy company operates U.S. sustainable battery system for storage

A California-based energy storage company said Sunday that its new long-life sustainable battery system has been installed at the Beijing campus of Etechwin, a subsidiary of world leading Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind. Primus Power, the leading long duration stationary energy storage firm based in California, said in a statement that battery energy storage paired … Continue reading Goldwind wind energy company operates U.S. sustainable battery system for storage

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Vestas and EDPR install wind turbine-coupled hybrid demonstrator

A wind and solar photovoltaic hybrid demonstrator has recently been installed at an EDPR wind farm in Cádiz, Spain. The initiative is part of EDPR’s R&D strategy and Vestas’ increasing efforts to offer sustainable energy solutions that meet customers’ increasing need to balance energy supply with grid demand. EDP Renewables (EDPR), a global leader in … Continue reading Vestas and EDPR install wind turbine-coupled hybrid demonstrator

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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E.ON commissions two large battery storage facilities in the USA

E.ON has put two 10-megawatt batteries into operation in Texas. The Texas Waves lithium-ion energy storage units are providing system services for the market. The batteries are able to react quickly to fluctuations in the power grid and thus improve security of supply for customers. E.ON’s concept is to stabilise the grid by combining renewable … Continue reading E.ON commissions two large battery storage facilities in the USA

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Vestas and Northvolt partner on battery storage for wind energy to support the further integration of renewables

Sustainable energy leader Vestas and battery manufacturer Northvolt today announced a technology collaboration on the development of a lithium-ion battery platform for Vestas power plants. As an initial phase of the partnership, Vestas is investing EUR 10 million. With renewable energy generation now cost-competitive with electricity produced from fossil fuels, significant challenges remain in how … Continue reading Vestas and Northvolt partner on battery storage for wind energy to support the further integration of renewables

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Tesla builds world’ biggest battery in Australia

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has plugged into an Australian state grid, an official said Friday, easily delivering on Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk’s 100-day guarantee. Musk promised to build the 100-megawatt battery within 100 days of the contracts being signed at the end of September or hand it over to the South Australia … Continue reading Tesla builds world’ biggest battery in Australia

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Siemens Gamesa to install FES heat-storage for wind energy

Over a period of 3-years, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been doing R&D-activities on converting energy to heat in rock fill at a testing-unit in Hamburg. Now the company converts its findings into a real scale project. Starting in December, Siemens Gamesa will install the first full scale “Future Energy System – FES“ on the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to install FES heat-storage for wind energy

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Elon Musk comes through on world’s biggest lithium battery

Elon Musk promised to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia within 100 days of signing the contract or he would give it to the state free. The system is complete and will be turned on next week, ahead of the December 1 deadline. Billionaire Musk tweeted an offer to help build a … Continue reading Elon Musk comes through on world’s biggest lithium battery

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Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia’s international renewable energy company, … Continue reading Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

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Tesla and Vestas team up on battery storage for wind energy

Vestas has confirmed it is working with Tesla to develop new battery storage technologies. The Danish wind energy giant and the clean technology manufacturer aim to find better ways of storing the excess energy created by wind turbines. This stored power would then be efficiently discharged when the wind isn’t blowing but electricity is required. … Continue reading Tesla and Vestas team up on battery storage for wind energy

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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors. Such a transition could mean less … Continue reading How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

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Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson, who led a 2015 effort to create a state-by-state plan for a US transition to 100% renewable energy, has published similar research on a much larger scale, examining scenarios in which 139 countries could be powered purely by wind, water and solar (WWS) by the year 2050. In scope and scale, … Continue reading Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

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Google wants to store renewable energy using salt

Alphabet’s X-Division continues to surprise and has just presented a new solution for the storage of renewable energy. The project was given the provisional name “Malta” and uses tanks of salt and some liquid hydrocarbon to generate and store energy with the aid of a turbine. “The system takes in energy in the form of … Continue reading Google wants to store renewable energy using salt

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind power

Tesla and wind farm developer Deepwater Wind are planning to team up to create the largest project in the world that combines an offshore wind farm with large-scale electricity storage, the companies announced Tuesday. The project, called the Revolution Wind Farm, would generate electricity about 12 miles off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind power

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Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

As the industry sets its sights on Amsterdam for WindEurope’s upcoming conference and exhibition this November, wind power has been enjoying a robust week in the historical land of the windmills. On 6 July, it was announced that renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa will install 94 turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind … Continue reading Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

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Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

Tesla is to supply a 100MW energy storage system at Neoen’s 100MW Hornsdale 1 wind farm in South Australia. South Australia will attempt to ease pressure on its crisis-prone electricity grid with a world-leading battery station more than three times the size of its nearest rival, to be built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The Tesla Powerpack … Continue reading Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

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SaltX and Aalborg CSP to develop integrated energy storage solution for the global concentrated solar power market

SaltX Technology – listed on Nasdaq First North – and Danish Aalborg CSP A/S – a leading provider of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and integrated energy systems – have agreed on the key terms for a non-exclusive Joint Development Agreement to develop and commercialize an integrated energy storage solution for Concentrated Solar Power based on … Continue reading SaltX and Aalborg CSP to develop integrated energy storage solution for the global concentrated solar power market

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Acciona starts up the first hybrid wind power storage plant in Spain using batteries

The plant will use software to simulate storage systems with renewable energy, for which two company’s engineers have been awarded the ‘Eolo Innovation’ award for 2017 by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE). Located next to the experimental wind farm at Barasoain (Navarra), the plant will apply technological storage solutions that will be applied to … Continue reading Acciona starts up the first hybrid wind power storage plant in Spain using batteries

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