Power Storage News

  • Demand charges seen as a barrier to the growth of public EV charging stations

    The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the charging stations they need is often described as a “chicken-and-egg” problem—but the prospects for adding stations is being scrambled by high electricity rates, according to a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The analysis of 230 California stations run by EVgo, the nation’s largest operator of public fast-charging ...

  • Arizona Public Service, solar companies reach settlement on solar rates

    Solar companies and Arizona’s largest utility have reached a long-sought rate design settlement that could hopefully bring an end to years of contentious policy debates. The settlement between Arizona Public Service (APS) and solar installation companies includes a smaller net metering rate cut for rooftop solar customers than originally proposed, and includes rate design options for ...

  • eMotorWerks and con|energy to Partner on Electric Vehicle Charging in Germany

    In an effort to ensure electric vehicles drive on the cleanest energy possible, eMotorWerks, a provider of intelligent and cloud connected solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), has announced a partnership with German energy services company, con|energy, to launch new EV charging solutions into the German speaking market. The companies will collaborate on technology solutions that provide ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How to recover costs from heat networks while ensuring residents pay fair price

    Community and district heating suppliers in the UK often struggle to manage the twin challenges of recovering investment and operational costs while ensuring low and fair pricing for residential heat customers. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published an infographic guide to effective tariff ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Idaho Lab Completes Bench Testing For Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging

    INL researchers collaborated with Toyota, Nissan, WiTricity, Jaguar Land Rover, Qualcomm and one other auto company to perform the tests in the summer and fall of 2016. INL reported the test results to SAE International (formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers) in November 2016 to support the SAE Technical Information Report J2954 , a wireless charging guideline published earlier ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL Introduces Power Cybernetics

    New software-driven power electronics, which are quickly becoming the norm in the electricity system, are currently not always adequately tested by the electricity industry. This leads to an increased risk of failures in the power network, according to a new position paper from global technical consultancy DNV GL. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Scottish and Southern Embarks on New Electric Vehicle Charging Network Project

    October 27, 2016 -- A new innovation project has been launched recently by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to examine how the UK's electricity network can prepare for the increase in electric ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • A Solar Battery Storage Revolution

    SolaX are pleased to announce the imminent launch of the new X-Hybrid 3-phase solar battery storage inverter, it is the latest incarnation of the market leading range of hybrid inverters, offering a flexible and scalable for both domestic and commercial properties. The three phase series includes inverters ranging in size from 5-10KW, also with the ability to install multiple inverters in ...


    By SolaX Power Europe

  • Formula E powers up with solar

    At the Visa London ePrix either Lucas di Grassi or Sebastien Buemi will succeed Nelson Piquet Jr as the champion of the world’s first all-electric single-seater series. Briton Sam Bird retains a mathematical chance of winning the title, but to do this he needs to win both races, secure all the bonus points for pole position and fastest lap, and hope that neither di Grassi nor Buemi scores a ...

  • Eskom wants CSP storage to supply early-morning demand

    South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) provides a peak rate tariff for CSP plants which is 270% of the base rate. The extra incentive was introduced for the last two bidding rounds of the REIPPPP but it is yet to be offered for power generated after 10 PM and before 5:00 AM. Rajpaul said CSP developers could benefit from more extended peak rate ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Finland’s first battery-powered ferry represents milestone towards clean shipping

    Siemens has been commissioned to provide the complete electro-technical solution for Finland’s first battery-powered car ferry. The Finnish shipping company FinFerries has ordered the newbuilding from the Polish shipyard CRIST S.A. The environmentally-friendly ferry will improve the transport options between Nauvo and Parainen in the Turku Archipelago. It will be approximately 90 meters ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Larson Electronics Releases a 1.5KW Solar Powered Light Tower Equipped with Four 120 Watt LED Light Fixtures

    Larson Electronics announced the release of a Solar Powered Generator with a Pneumatic Light Tower Mast equipped with four 120 watt LED light heads, 6 solar panels, a solar charging system, a battery bank and a pneumatic mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Controlling the XL2 from your PC just got better

    With the XL2 Remote Measurement Option, you can connect your XL2 via USB to your PC and access a wealth of API commands. Control your XL2 from within your favorite application and pull the sound measurement results in remotely. If you are already using this Remote Measurement Option, you’ll be pleased to hear that it just got even better; now you can query 10 individual levels with a single ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Larson Electronics Releases a Solar Powered Generator with Manual Crank Mast

    Leading supplier of explosion proof and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics announced the release of a solar powered generator with a manual crank mast. This solar light tower includes 4 solar panels, a solar charging system, battery bank and a mast mounted on a trailer with outriggers and a removable tongue. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Cut peak electricity demand to counter rising third party charges advises ENER-G Procurement

    Half-hourly metered electricity customers should take urgent action to reduce their peak time consumption to mitigate hefty increases in transmission charges, says business energy purchasing specialist ENER-G Procurement. ...


    By ENER-G

  • ACWA Power secures 550MW of solar power in MENA

    The Saudi power & water company is paving its way as the leading solar developers in the Middle East and North Africa region with 550 MW of solar power secured this month. In the first 2 weeks of January, ACWA Power secured 350 MW of CSP in Morocco and 200 MW of PV in the United Arab Emirates. These latest achievements place the Saudi company as the leading solar developer in the region. In ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Dyacon Weather Stations: Versatile and Useful for Any Application

    Dyacon MS-100 series weather stations are available in several configurations, with different combinations of sensors for a range of applications. Dyacon MS-100 series weather stations are easy to use and do not require complex programming like other data logger systems. Preconfigured stations are available, ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • SolarCity Announces New Solar Power and Energy Storage Projects with Walmart

    SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced it has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also installed and tested energy storage projects co-located with solar power generation at ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • Taking pollution out of our power stations

    Minister of State for Energy, Matthew Hancock, today signed an agreement with Canada to work together on research and knowledge sharing for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - a technology which dramatically reduces carbon emissions. The ...

  • Electrical Power Storage Technologies Market (for Alternative Energy sources)

    In today’s world, there is an incessant global requirement for more energy which at the same time has to be cleaner than the energy produced from traditional technologies. The increase in the demand for energy has facilitated the increasing penetration of distributed generation technologies, primarily of renewable energy sources. Use of clean energy can substantially minimize the risk of ...


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