Category Archives: Batteries

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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Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, yesterday received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body. The handover of the certificate took place at the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Windpower Conference in Chicago. … Continue reading Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

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Researchers Develop a Water-based Battery to Store Solar and Wind Energy

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high. The prototype manganese-hydrogen battery, reported April 30 in Nature … Continue reading Researchers Develop a Water-based Battery to Store Solar and Wind Energy

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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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