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The Energy Storage Renaissance is Near

August 13, 2014 by Sarah Mier
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Energy Storage Renaissance

For one week, each cloudy, San Francisco July, the sun shines brightly on the solar industry. Intersolar North America comes to town and provides a venue for solar professionals from around the world to share insight into the technology and market trends propelling the industry forward.[read more]

California Ready to Fund the Next Wave of Microgrids Paired With Renewables and Storage

July 19, 2014 by Jeff St. John

California Grid Funding

Microgrids -- autonomous yet connected islands of energy generation and control -- could be important building blocks of a truly resilient, solar and wind-integrated power grid. Someday. But the vast majority of the microgrids in the U.S. use traditional combined heat and power and fossil-fuel-fired generation.[read more]

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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage via Batteries

July 10, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Energy Storage Internalized Costs

 

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of using batteries as a primary energy storage mechanism. Please add your opinion so we can gather a statistically significant sample and get a meaningful indication of the consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

Energy Storage Opportunities are Everywhere

June 26, 2014 by Michael Weinhold
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“I like to think of storage in the absolute widest sense of the word. It’s not only about storing electricity for later use. It’s also about crossing over into other infrastructures like mobility. For example, we see it now in electic and hybrid cars that carry batteries."[read more]

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Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Mature Energy Storage Technologies

June 23, 2014 by Schalk Cloete
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Energy Storage and Internalized Costs

This article will gather some data about TEC community views on the global average internalized cost of mature energy storage technologies. Please chip in with your opinion so that we can gather a statistically significant sample size and get a meaningful indication of the current consensus (or lack thereof).[read more]

EPA Rules Paving the Way for Energy Storage Technologies

June 4, 2014 by Matt Roberts
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EPA Rules and Storage Innovation

The EPA's announcement introducing a proposed rule for the regulation of emissions for our current fleet of generating facilities will have huge impacts on the future of the energy grid - and underlines the need for deploying new tech to meet our changing mix of electricity sources and our evolving demands.[read more]

The Big Apple Embraces Long-Duration Energy Storage

May 6, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Embracing Energy Storage

A little over two years ago we reported that utility-scale energy storage could be just “around the corner” thanks to innovative flow-battery technology that relies on a rare earth mineral called vanadium. Well, that vision leapt closer to reality last week.[read more]

How I Went to an Energy Storage Conference and a Data Analytics Session Broke Out

April 22, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Rodney Dangerfield had a great line about how he went to the fights and a hockey game broke out. It's a witty commentary on the frequency of fist fights between hockey teams. We’re going to witness a similar trend in energy storage conferences. Many will transform into data analytics events.[read more]

Schadenfreude and the Future of Energy Storage

March 5, 2014 by James Greenberger
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Schadenfreude is no virtue, but it does have its moments. David Crane reminds us that in thinking about the financial challenges of microgrids, distributed generation systems and distributed energy storage, it is important to remember the question: “Compared to what?”[read more]