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Salt Slurry-Based Storage Wins Innovation Award, Fans Down Under

Amber Plante for Zondits, September 18, 2015. Image credit: www.mass.gov Solar power is often a good thing, but storing its harvest in batteries can be expensive. A team from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, though, may have a solution: a “charging” vs. “discharging” system in which an inexpensive liquid salt solution is frozen […]

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Orison Energy Introduces the Future for Household Energy Storage

Orison Energy’s home batteries could make it cheaper to power your appliances Gizmag, August 27, 2015. Image credit: Orison Energy The laws of supply and demand – maybe with a pinch of capitalism – generally dictate how much homes and businesses might spend per month on power. As such, consumers can expect to pay a premium […]

“Peak Shaving” & Energy Storage in New York City

Batteries Recharge Hopes of Energy Independence Amber Plante for Zondits, September 3, 2015 Batteries can run toys, appliances, and even small cars. So, then, is the next logical step buildings? The answer is yes, according to Demand Energy, a Washington State-based company that recently installed and monitors lead-acid batteries in the Paramount Building in downtown […]

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Energy Storage Becoming a Staple of California Hospitality Industry

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, August 31, 2015. Image credit: Ben_Kerckx Demand charges have been steadily rising in America for the last 10 years. These charges can account for 30% or more of a commercial customer’s utility bill in areas with high grid congestion, such as California and New York. This has led to a growing market […]

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Chevy Volt Batteries Find a Second Life

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 10, 2015. Image credit: Jeff Glucker Chevy Volt batteries are finding a second purpose after they’ve reached their end of useful life powering the electric automobiles. The batteries can be repurposed to provide energy storage for stationary applications such as buildings. General Motors is now using old Volt batteries to provide […]

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Tesla’s Powerwall Enables Customers to Become Their Own Power Station

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, June 22, 2015. Image credit: walkerkarraa Conditions in Australia are primed for the success of home energy storage systems due to high retail electricity costs (near $0.30USD/kWh) and the popularity of residential photovoltaic systems. Because of this, Elon Musk and his company, Tesla, are targeting Australia for the release of their new […]

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Tesla Promises Their Suite of Battery Products “Don’t Suck”

Tesla Unveils Home Battery: 5 Reasons It’s a Big Deal National Geographic, May 1, 2015. The automaker unveiled a suite of battery products Thursday—each geared for homes, businesses, and utilities—that promise not to “suck,” to use CEO Elon Musk’s choice label for competitors. The home battery, a sleek, mountable unit dubbed Powerwall, will be available […]

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The Benefits of Thermal Energy Storage for a District Heating Network

Thermal energy storage in buildings makes district heating more climate friendly Phys.org, May 5, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures District heating is a common for heating buildings and hot water in many Swedish cities. The heat is largely produced from residual products from forestry, household waste, or waste heat from industries. But now John Kensby, a […]