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Battery Storage Technology Could Save 5 Million Commercial Customers Money

Battery Storage Technology Could Save 5 Million Commercial Customers Money

Five Million Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Energy Storage Renewable Energy World, August 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in

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Solar Eclipse Highlights Need for More Grid Resiliency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Utility companies nationwide were more than adequately prepared for increased grid demand caused by drop-offs in solar power generation during the August 21 eclipse. Nevertheless, the phenomenon shined light on the need for overall grid flexibility for managing short-term fluctuations in demand. Customers were expected to use more power during

Electric Bus Market Experiencing Rapid Growth in Europe

Europe’s electric bus market in transformational growth mode Energy Storage News, July 17, 2017 The nascent electric bus industry is by far most developed in China: over 98% of the world’s approximately 173,000 e-buses in 2015 were driven on Chinese roads. Government subsidies and urban air quality targets have incentivised the market, as well as

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Tesla’s Big Energy Storage News from Down Under

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits There’s big news from down under as Tesla is to deploy 100 MW of storage in South Australia with a special provision: if the installation is not completed within 100 days of contract signing it will be free. Tesla has won a contract to install the storage and integrate it with a

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CUNY Works to Streamline Solar + Storage in NYC

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Zondits spoke with the team at Sustainable CUNY, of the City University of New York on their role in streamlining solar and solar + storage installations in NYC. Sustainable CUNY has been working on reducing barriers to solar installations in NYC since 2006 and is also working to incorporate energy

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Distributed Energy Resources and Energy Storage: A View from New York

 Mark D’Antonio, ERS, for Zondits As the demands on the electric grid continually evolve and as there is greater consideration of temporal and locational capacity needs, distributed energy resources (DER) and energy storage (ES) systems are increasingly being considered for a multitude of applications on either side of the meter. Capacity deferral, generation mix, demand

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Cultivating Clean Energy Storage with Beer

From Beer, A Better Battery?   The plan came together — where else? — at the bar. Last April, over pints at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder, Tyler Huggins (PhDCivEngr’16) and Justin Whiteley (PhDMechEngr’16) were honing their idea for “growing” a battery from beer — specifically, from the wastewater discharged by breweries. If successful, their invention would

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Is Battery Storage the Solution for Today’s Grid Challenges?

Is the Battery Rush Distracting Us From Better Energy Storage Options for the Grid? Batteries are helping the grid everywhere from Aliso Canyon to South Australia. But some are concerned that battery-based storage might not be the universal panacea that evangelists believe. Launching the Tesla Powerwall in 2015, for example, Elon Musk claimed: “The size

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