Category Archives: Batteries

Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a binding Heads of Terms with FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, The Heads of Terms is expected to be finalized as a long-term physical supply agreement, with the ambition to secure a long-term supply of renewable power under globally competitive … Continue reading Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

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Iberdrola will contribute to making Volkswagen’s electric vehicle value chain sustainable

Ignacio Galán: “The agreement we have signed with Volkswagen will mean some 500 million euros in investments in renewable facilities to supply them with green energy”. Iberdrola and Volkswagen have presented in Sagunt (Valencia) a strategic collaboration agreement that will contribute to making the entire electric vehicle value chain sustainable in the automaker’s future gigafactory. … Continue reading Iberdrola will contribute to making Volkswagen’s electric vehicle value chain sustainable

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Calls for aids for energy storage

The aids will be needed for the complete development of the energy storage necessary to achieve the energy transition objectives. This news summarises the calls for aids for storage, both open and future, within the framework of PERTE ERHA. For the development of energy storage projects, as for renewable energy projects, having financing options with … Continue reading Calls for aids for energy storage

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Which financing opportunities does energy storage have?

A stable regulation is necessary for the development of energy storage technologies that are going to be key and essential for the energy transition towards 100% renewable electricity generation. Members of MITECO will analyse the financing opportunities for these facilities in the next webinar organised by AleaSoft Energy Forecasting. Much was discussed and published about … Continue reading Which financing opportunities does energy storage have?

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Why battery storage is the key to making the USA’s energy sector carbon-free by 2035

For both the United States and the rest of the world, reaching renewable energy targets depends on hybrid power plants featuring battery storage. And Enel Green Power is leading the way in this field, particularly in the Lone Star State of Texas. Last year the Biden administration announced plans for the energy sector in the … Continue reading Why battery storage is the key to making the USA’s energy sector carbon-free by 2035

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Mobile battery solution supports drones in fossil-free thinning of forests

Vattenfall’s ‘Power-as-a-Service’ solutions for mobile energy storage continue to develop. Together with Uppsala-based company, AirForestry, a one-year pilot project is now underway in which drones are charged using a mobile energy storage system.’s ‘Power-as-a-Service’ solutions for mobile energy storage continue to develop. Together with Uppsala-based company, AirForestry, a one-year pilot project is now underway in … Continue reading Mobile battery solution supports drones in fossil-free thinning of forests

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U.S. Energy Storage Market sets Q4 Record for New Installations

The U.S. energy storage market set a new record in the fourth quarter of 2021, with new system installations totaling 4,727 megawatt hours (MWh). According to Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk business (Nasdaq: VSK), and the American Clean Power Association’s (ACP) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, released today, Q4 2021 saw more capacity installed than in the first … Continue reading U.S. Energy Storage Market sets Q4 Record for New Installations

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How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

Geothermal energy has long been the forgotten member of the clean energy family, overshadowed by relatively cheap solar and wind power, despite its proven potential. But that may soon change – for an unexpected reason. Geothermal technologies are on the verge of unlocking vast quantities of lithium from naturally occurring hot brines beneath places like … Continue reading How a few geothermal plants could solve America’s lithium supply crunch and boost the EV battery industry

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Vattenfall opens Energypark Haringvliet – a combination of wind, solar and batteries

Energypark Haringvliet in Netherlands is inaugurated today. It is Vattenfall’s first power plant that combines wind, solar and batteries. By combining these technologies, it will be able to produce energy at a lower cost, make a more efficient use of available grid capacity, with less impact on the environment. Therefore, Haringvliet will serve as a … Continue reading Vattenfall opens Energypark Haringvliet – a combination of wind, solar and batteries

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Highly innovative recycling

March 18 is Global Recycling Day. Separating waste and developing the circular economy helps protect our planet’s future: here are some examples of EGP’s innovative role, especially in the fields of electric batteries and wind turbines. Recycling is a fundamental part of the circular economy and one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the … Continue reading Highly innovative recycling

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The future of energy storage

As the use of renewables increases, there is an ever greater need for energy storage systems that can ensure durability and flexibility to the grid. That’s why EGP is trialing new solutions, working on innovation with an open approach. Energy storage systems are a key feature of the energy transition. “Our goal,” explains Giuseppe Cicerani, … Continue reading The future of energy storage

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Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

Located at the Abadiño TS, where it evacuates the Oiz wind farm, it has a guaranteed storage capacity of 3.5 MWh and will be installed by Ingeteam. It joins the project of the first wind storage system with batteries in the country, in the Elgea-Urkilla wind farm (32 MW) in Araba. Iberdrola is moving forward … Continue reading Iberdrola will reach 900 MW in battery storage, with the UK and Australia its mains markets

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Equinor invests in battery storage company

Equinor has signed an agreement with Noriker Power Limited, a leading battery storage developer in the United Kingdom focusing on the engineering and project development of utility scale storage and stability services. The agreement includes the acquisition of a 45% stake in Noriker, with an option to acquire the full company at a later stage. … Continue reading Equinor invests in battery storage company

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RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

In Germany in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia) RWE is building a battery storage system with a total output of 117 megawatts. The system is scheduled to start operations at the end of 2022. The storage project will provide a range of important system services needed for maintaining grid stability to support fluctuations … Continue reading RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

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Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

The signs of climate change are everywhere. More and more countries have rallied under the banner of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century. To achieve this goal, the world needs an energy transition. The pathway outlined in IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway indicates that renewable power generation, energy efficiency and electrification of … Continue reading Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

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Energy storage makes a resilient, clean American power system possible today–if Congress accelerates its deployment

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) will merge into ACP on January 1, 2022. This year has been a wakeup call that climate change will harm many of us alive today, not just future generations. Communities across the country experienced unprecedented extreme weather events – from record-breaking heat waves and wildfires in the West, to a … Continue reading Energy storage makes a resilient, clean American power system possible today–if Congress accelerates its deployment

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Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

The initiative combines a 210 MW installed capacity wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant. The company already operates 800 MW of renewable power in Australia, has 453 MW under construction and a development pipeline of more than 1,000 MW. Iberdrola has completed the installation of the last wind turbine at its first wind-solar … Continue reading Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

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American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that ESA’s member companies approved the merger to join ACP effective January 1, 2022. “We are thrilled the member companies at the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have endorsed the planned merger with ACP. This will enhance our ability to … Continue reading American Clean Power Association to further expand with U.S. Energy Storage Association merger

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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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