Category Archives: Batteries

RWE builds one of the largest battery storage facilities in Germany

Spread across two locations and coupled with hydropower stations – RWE is building one of the largest and most innovative battery storage systems in Germany. A battery system with a total capacity of 117 megawatts is being installed at the company’s power plants in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia). What is special about … Continue reading RWE builds one of the largest battery storage facilities in Germany

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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members. The merger will bring together the diverse membership and talented team members of ESA with the resources and reach … Continue reading The American Clean Power Association and the U.S. Energy Storage Association announce intent to merge

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Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

Energy storage has rapidly evolved from a niche application just a few years ago into an increasingly cost competitive and fast-growing technology that complements wind and solar. And two new national lab reports find storage growth is poised to explode. Grid-scale U.S. energy storage capacity could increase five-fold by 2050 according to the latest report … Continue reading Rapid growth expected for grid-scale U.S. storage capacity

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Iberdrola will install the first battery in a wind power project at the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm in the Basque Country

It will have an installed capacity of 5 MW and a storage capacity of 5 MWh. It has also planned another at the Abadiño TS, with 6 MW In Spain, it has built the first battery in a photovoltaic park – Arañuelo III, in Extremadura – and will install more batteries in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) … Continue reading Iberdrola will install the first battery in a wind power project at the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm in the Basque Country

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Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

Combining wind power, solar energy, batteries and in future even electrolysers, allows hybrid parks to be more cost effective by sharing infrastructure such as roads, grid connections or substations and even support the grid stability. Hybrid parks can be custom-designed or retro fitted to existing assets to combine multiple technologies, such as wind turbines, solar … Continue reading Combining wind power, solar, batteries and in future even electrolysers

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Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage hybrid project is put into operation

In December, 2020, Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage system hybrid project—The Lingbi Project in China Anhui province, was completed and put into operation. The approved wind power capacity of Lingbi Project is 50MW, and adopted 16 sets of Goldwind GW140-3.0MW and 1 set of GW121-2.0MW direct drive permanent magnet wind turbines. Goldwind’s subsidiary … Continue reading Goldwind’s first wind power plus energy storage hybrid project is put into operation

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All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future. It is a vision of Kaunis Iron to develop the world’s most … Continue reading All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

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Energy storage market is evolving, with shifts in battery chemistry and system design

DNV GL today released its third annual Battery Performance Scorecard, an independent ranking and evaluation of different types of commercial Li-ion batteries, based on testing performed in DNV GL’s battery performance and safety test laboratories. This year’s Scorecard is the largest to date and includes named manufacturers. The Scorecard also provides insights into the evolution … Continue reading Energy storage market is evolving, with shifts in battery chemistry and system design

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RWE’s innovative electrolysis project Eemshydrogen enters next phase

RWE is developing Eemshydrogen, an innovative project for green hydrogen production at Eemshaven, to demonstrate the feasibility of an integrated hydrogen value chain with vast scaling potential. To contribute to the economic viability of the project, RWE has now signed a letter of intent with OCI N.V.’s production facility BioMCN on the supply of green … Continue reading RWE’s innovative electrolysis project Eemshydrogen enters next phase

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Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

Infigen has reached an agreement with local distributor TransGrid to operate Wallgrove’s battery powered energy storage system in New South Wales, called the “Wallgrove Network Battery”. The battery will have a power of 50 MW, capable of producing 75 MW, and Infigen will manage it for a period of 10 years, after its commissioning. Wallgrove … Continue reading Iberdrola to operate a giant storage system with network batteries in Australia

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How much wind energy is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

Direct electrification will be the primary driver for decarbonising the European economy by 2050. Another important element will be renewable hydrogen – it will play a key role in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors such as heavy-duty transport. This requires a substantial uptake of highly scalable and cost-competitive wind energy, WindEurope argued at the Green Hydrogen Virtual … Continue reading How much wind energy is needed to deliver on the EU’s renewable hydrogen goals?

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Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

AES Gener has taken an important step in developing a mammoth hybrid renewable energy project in Chile, after it has submitted the environmental impact statement for its planned 862.5MW wind power + solar energy + storage hybrid Parque Terra Energía Renovable project. AES Gener submitted the Environment Impact Study to the Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental … Continue reading Chile plans hybrid wind energy and solar power storage plant

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Enel Green Power starts construction of its first renewables + storage project in North America

Enel Green Power started construction of the Lily solar + storage project, its first hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. By pairing the two technologies, Enel can store energy generated by the renewable plants to be delivered when needed, such as to help smooth the supply … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of its first renewables + storage project in North America

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Norvento launches Norvento Gridmaster Converter

Norvento opens the door to battery energy storage for industries by launching the Norvento Gridmaster Converter (nGM), after 3 years of hard R&D work in the power electronics field. The converter can manage the exchange of energy from the grid and a battery system. It can work both in on-grid and off-grid installations. So, Norvento … Continue reading Norvento launches Norvento Gridmaster Converter

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Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the power sector, from e-mobility and … Continue reading Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-powered Future

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New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

Vattenfall, Boliden and Landskrona Energi, with the support of the Swedish Energy Agency, are conducting a two-year research project and investing in a new battery storage facility in Landskrona.   The new scope of the project is to develop a battery storage facility that can combine reduced electricity costs for the customer with flexible grid … Continue reading New battery storage facility in Sweden increases grid capacity

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

Within energy, Avedøre is best known for housing Ørsted’s large biomass-fuelled CHP plant, Avedøre Power Station, but in the future, the area might become home to more than heat and power production. This became clear when the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency decided to support the H2RES project … Continue reading Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

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Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

Electric car batteries have a significantly lower impact on the climate than what was previously assumed, a new study shows. The greatest part of an electric car’s CO2 footprint comes from the manufacturing of its batteries, the climate impact of which has long been subject to discussion. In 2017, a report from the IVL Swedish … Continue reading Electric car battery carbon footprint much lower than assumed

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