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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A lot of hot air? Why energy storage matters CNBC, January 12, 2015 People around the world are turning to renewable sources of energy such as the wind and sun, which offer a sustainable and abundant source of power for our homes, cities and offices. But what do you do when the sun isn’t shining […]
Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets? Gigaom, January 11, 2015 The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly independent from the power grid, using free electricity from the sun. Batteries […]
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.
The growth of grid-connected renewable electricity sources and distributed generation is creating a rapidly emerging market for the deployment of energy storage technologies. To date, much of the focus has been on utility-scale projects.