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Li-Ion Battery Storage Growth Potential

George Sorin Ioan and Sam Witty for Zondits. May 7, 2015. On April 30, Elon Musk announced that Tesla Energy will offer stationary energy storage built using lithium-ion (li-ion) technology. Given Tesla Energy’s projected production output, this will inevitably shake up the energy storage marketplace. This begs the questions: how much li-ion storage capacity is […]

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Energy Storage Key to Grid Connectivity

Experts Tout Storage At Wyoming Energy Conference Wyoming Public Media, February 16, 2015 Energy storage will be a key part of the grid of the future, according to industry experts speaking at this month’s Wyoming Infrastructure Authority conference. Currently, power generation and consumption are balanced in real-time, but storage would allow power generated now to […]

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Tehachapi Wind Resource Area’s Battery Storage Project

Tehachapi Wind Resource Area’s Battery Storage Project Jesse Remillard for Zondits, February 10, 2015 Southern California Edison has announced the opening of an 8 MW, 32 MWh (4 hour) lithium-ion battery system to demonstrate the capability of battery energy storage to support wind generation and improve grid resiliency. The system is located at the Tehachapi […]

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Tesla Responds to Battery Storage Demand, Leaving Utilities in the Dust

Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk, sees the $5 billion facility as a key step toward making electric cars more affordable, while ending reliance on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At first blush, the push toward more electric cars looks to be positive for utilities struggling with stagnant sales from energy conservation and slow economic growth.