Storage

Solar in MENA: Lebanon issues call for expression of interest for 300-MWp solar, storage tender

The government of Lebanon has issued a call for expression of interest (EoI) for three large-scale solar projects of up to 300 MWp in total, coupled with energy storage capacity. Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is looking for companies willing to design, develop, finance, build and operate between 210 MWp and 300 MWp of photovoltaic […]

Clean Disruption News: French state-owned utility EDF to invest 8 bln euros in power storage business

French state-owned utility EDF plans to invest eight billion euros ($9.94 billion) between 2018 and 2035 to become a European market leader in electricity storage. EDF, which already operates pumped storage hydropower plants and some utility-scale power storage batteries, said on Tuesday it aimed to become a French and European market leader, offering storage batteries […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation to date – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday, a day after it had already demonstrated its value by injecting energy into the grid during the previous day’s afternoon peak. South Australia premier Jay Weatherill, whose government has provided the […]

Clean Disruption: E.ON’s response to IONITY – 10,000 ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging points network announced in Europe

Just a week after the unveiling of Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen, electric utility E.ON is one-upping them with the announcement of its own ‘ultra-fast’ charging network across Europe. The difference is that the company is a lot more ambitious in term of the number of charge points. Ionity […]

Joint ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging network unveiled by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen

Last year, 5 major automakers, BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, announced that they joined forces to deploy 400 ultra-fast (350 kW) charging stations for electric vehicles in Europe. Today, they unveiled that network, which is now called IONITY, and they elaborated on their plans. They changed their “ultra-fast” name for the stations, […]

Clean Disruption: ElectRoads, Wireless Charging Roads for EVs (Electric Vehicles)

Wireless Charging Road for Electric Vehicles Will be Built in Israel The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nikola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an induction coil is used to create an electromagnetic field, while a second induction coil in […]

Plugging the sun with the solar & hybrid off-grid solutions – Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group

Today in our exclusive talks from Addis Ababa from RES4AFRICA Program Launch in Ethiopia, the most powerful event ever for renewables in the country, we speak to Luca Piffer, Global Sales Director at Plug the Sun, Enerray Group. Thanks to our friends at RES4AFRICA, ENEL Green Power & Enerray (that recently launched its off-grid JV Plug the Sun) we had […]

Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.  The research lab, which hatched Google’s driverless car almost a decade ago, is developing a system for storing renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. It can be located almost anywhere, has the potential […]

Search for the Super Battery (NOVA Documentary)

We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries. Though they have improved in last century, batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic, and maddeningly short-lived. The quest is on for a […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Revolution in the Japanese electricity system – Bin Guo, Director of Energy Storage Business Development, BYD

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Bin Guo, Director of Energy Storage Business Development at BYD about the company’s expansion in Japan. According to Bin Guo, we experience true revolution in the Japanese electricity system, where owners of solar power […]

Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project

Provides power that’s cheaper than utility’s cost for diesel Project has 13 megawatts of panels, 52 megawatt-hours storage Tesla Inc. has completed a solar project in Hawaii that incorporates batteries to sell power in the evening, part of a push by the electric car maker to provide more green power to the grid. The Kapaia installation includes […]

ORC-PLUS: Innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco & Enerray’s vision for Africa and the MENA region – Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we speak to Michele Scandellari, CEO at Enerray. In our talk with Michele we focused on their innovative CSP & Storage Projects in Morocco (shortly described below) as well as on the company strategy in Africa & the MENA […]

Building Four Green Dreams of Wang Chuanfu in the Middle East & Africa – Exclusive talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD

Today in our Exclusive Coverage of WFES 2017 for SolarPV.TV & WFES TV in partnership with MESIA, we present our talk to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD. Tom shares with us the company’s vision on how BYD is going to build its founder Wang Chuanfu four green dreams in the Middle […]

CleanTech Disruption News: Tesla Opens World’s Largest Battery Plant in California

Tesla cut the ribbon on a massive battery storage facility in the Southern California desert, 60 miles east of Los Angeles on Monday. The Powerpack project, a joint venture with local electricity provider, Southern California Edison (SCE), will support grid operation during peak hours and improve the integration of renewable energy resources. “This project is exactly in line with […]

Tesla’s New Competitor: The Electric Utilities

The State of California’s Public Utility Commission has authorized Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to install 7,500 electric car charging stations in Northern California which is in addition to 5,000 for San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. This places very large utility companies squarely in the mix of the electric car revolution. Since one […]

Corporate Investments in Energy Storage in USA Reach $660 Million in Q3 2016

According to the latest edition of GTM Research and ESA’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in Q3. Disclosed venture funding and project finance totaled $660 million in the third quarter of the year, bringing the annual total to $812 million. FIGURE: Disclosed Corporate Investments […]