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Why Today's Grid Storage Business Models Are Subject to Change

April 14, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Grid Storage and Future Planning

Controlling and optimizing grid-tied and behind-the-meter batteries is already a complicated business. But it’s going to get a lot more complicated in the years to come, both for utility-facing storage integrators, and for customer-facing behind-the-meter storage providers.[read more]

SunEdison Buys Solar Grid Storage for Battery-Backed PV and Wind Energy

March 14, 2015 by Jeff St. John

SunEdison Investment

Solar giant SunEdison announced it was acquiring the project development team, four existing projects, and roughly 100 megawatts of project pipeline of Solar Grid Storage. The Philadelphia-based startup specializes in packaging lithium-ion batteries and inverters with commercial solar PV projects.[read more]

In Texas, a Showdown Over How to Pay for Grid Batteries

December 9, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Texas utility Oncor’s $5.2 billion grid battery plan is facing opposition from an unexpected source: the retail and generation arms of its own corporate parent. It's a conflict that underscores the complexities of incorporating energy storage into the state’s unique, competitive energy market.[read more]

New Jersey Begins the Process of Deploying Grid-Scale Energy Storage

October 31, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Grid-scale energy storage is slowly moving from its pilot-program phase to its early commercialization phase. And the slow road to commercialization at U.S. utilities comes in the form of requests for quotation and solicitations like the one just issued by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.[read more]

Defining the Operating System for Grid Energy Storage

June 12, 2014 by Jeff St. John

The future for grid-scale energy storage startups isn’t in building the batteries that go into them; it’s in writing the software that makes them work at scale. San Francisco-based Greensmith and Berlin-based Younicos were both founded on this premise, and so far it seems to be working for them.[read more]

Hawaii Wants 200MW of Energy Storage for Solar, Wind Grid Challenges

May 11, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Hawaii Electric Company launched one of the biggest energy storage proposals in the country last week, quietly opening up requests for proposals of 60 to 200 megawatts of storage project to help manage the solar and wind power that’s wreaking havoc with Oahu’s island grid.[read more]