Energy Storage

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REPORTS

» The Future of Energy Storage
An Interdisciplinary MIT Study
By Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022

» Energy Storage Policy Best Practices from New England: Ten Lessons from Six States
By Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance
August 5, 2021

» Flow battery production: Materials selection and environmental impact
By Haoyang He, ShanTian, BrianTarroja, Oladele A.Ogunseitan, Scott Samuelsen, Julie M. Schoenung, Journal of Cleaner Production
2020

NEWS

» Inside Clean Energy: Flow Batteries Could Be a Big Part of Our Energy Storage Future. So What’s a Flow Battery?
A battery project uses a technology that could be vital for meeting the need for long-duration energy storage.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
May 19, 2022

» More energy storage is needed to support wind and solar power, MIT study finds
By David Abel, Boston Globe
May 16, 2022

» In a World Starved for Lithium, Researchers Develop a Method to Get It from Water
National lab uses magnets to extract lithium, potentially helping with shortage of key battery material.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
May 12, 2022

» Capturing Solar Energy and Converting It to Electricity When Needed – Up to 18 Years Later
By Chalmers University of Technology, in SciTech Daily
April 18, 2022

» Lithium-ion roadblocks drive development of US-based alternatives for grid battery storage
By Elizabeth McCarthy, Utility Dive
April 5, 2022

» EVs: The next grid battery for renewables?
By Peter Behr, E&E News
March 30, 2022

» We’re going to need a lot more grid storage. New iron batteries could help.
Flow batteries made from iron, salt, and water promise a nontoxic way to store enough clean energy to use when the sun isn’t shining.
By Dawn Stover, MIT Technology Review
February 23, 2022

» DOE turns to energy storage to build resilience, energy affordability in underserved communities
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
March 21, 2022

» As states ramp up storage targets, policy maneuvering becomes key
A handful of states have emerged as leaders in energy storage deployment. Can their policies present a model for the country?
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
February 8, 2022

» Inside Clean Energy: In the New World of Long-Duration Battery Storage, an Old Technology Holds Its Own
California power companies choose lithium-ion batteries for an eight-hour storage project, passing on some newer options.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
February 3, 2022

» We Can Store Our Excess Renewable Energy In An Energy Vault
The company, Energy Vault, has commercialized the ultimate energy storage technology that will build the foundation of a clean energy future – brick by brick.
By James Conca, Forbes
January 27, 2022

» American households might use EVs as backup power with this bidirectional charger
By Stephen Edelstein, Clean Car Reports
January 5, 2022

» Australian discovered graphene material could be key to low-cost next-gen batteries
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
December 22, 2021

» Volta bets on space technology for battery storage fire prevention
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
December 21, 2021

» Inside Clean Energy: Here’s How Compressed Air Can Provide Long-Duration Energy Storage
A Canadian company wants to use compressed air to store energy in California.
By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
December 2, 2021

» Terawatt-hour of energy storage by 2030: BloombergNEF forecasts boom in installations
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
November 15, 2021

» ‘We are uniting’: Long-duration energy storage competitors join forces at COP26
By John Engel, Renewable Energy World
November 11, 2021

» Energy Storage Breakthrough – Solid Hydrogen Explained
Undecided with Matt Ferrell
November 9, 2021

» The hidden behavior of supercapacitor materials
By University of Surrey
November 9, 2021

» On Batteries, Minerals, the Circular Economy, and Finite Supply
By Shelley Robbins, Clean Energy Group, in Renewable Energy World
November 4, 2021

» ESS Inc becomes ‘US’ first publicly-traded long-duration energy storage company’
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
October 12, 2021

» ESS, SB Energy reach major deal for flow battery technology with 2 GWh agreement
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
October 4, 2021

» Hybrid renewables-plus-battery power plants are growing rapidly — are they a good idea?
In the US, there is a growing trend for battery storage systems to be directly paired with onsite wind and solar generation, creating hybrid resources. Will Gorman from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory looks at when and where this configuration makes sense — and why sometimes it doesn’t.
By Will Gorman, Berkeley Lab, in Energy Storage News
October 4, 2021

» EnerVenue to use latest funding to build gigawatt-scale nickel-hydrogen battery factory in USA
By Kelly Pickerel, Solar Power World
September 15, 2021

» Minnesota utility co-op sees big battery as piece of grid reliability puzzle
Great River Energy, a distribution and transmission cooperative, has partnered with a Massachusetts startup on a long-duration energy storage pilot project that it hopes will help buffer its grid from extreme cold and heat impacts.
By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network
September 10, 2021

» US Vanadium and CellCube partner on flow battery electrolyte production ramp up in Arkansas
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News

» Battery power capacity in the US grew big time in 2020
But a lot more capacity is needed
By Justine Calma, The Verge
August 19, 2021

» EnergySage: Emergency backup power driving solar customers towards battery storage
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 18, 2021

» Is this a green-energy breakthrough, or just hype?
BY DAVID VON DREHLE, Berkshire Eagle
August 2, 2021

» Crews battle Tesla battery fire at Moorabool, near Geelong
By Leanne Wong, ABC News, AU
July 30, 2021

» Form Energy’s $20/kWh, 100-hour iron-air battery could be a ‘substantial breakthrough’
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
July 26, 2021

» Long-duration storage mystery revealed: Form Energy discloses details of ‘multi-day battery’ tech
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
July 23, 2021

» Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries
Form Energy’s iron-air batteries could have big ramifications for storing electricity on the power grid
By Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2021

» Agilitas acquires New England Battery Storage, Maine battery portfolio
The portfolio includes a 5 MW/10 MWh front-of-the-meter battery system and brings Agilitas’ total solar and storage development pipeline over 300 MW.
By Tim Sylvia, PV Magazine
June 3, 2021

» New rules to reward batteries for keeping the lights on, and make hybrids a reality
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
July 15, 2021

» US Department of Energy: Cost reduction target of 90% by 2030 set for long-duration energy storage
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
Photo: Eos
July 14, 2021

» Energy Department Targets Vastly Cheaper Batteries to Clean Up the Grid
The Biden administration’s push for more wind and solar power poses big challenges. New types of energy storage could help — but only if they get much cheaper.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
July 14, 2021

» Why a seasoned energy executive sees a bright future in long-duration energy storage from ESS
Executive interview with Eric Dresselhuys, CEO of ESS Inc.
By Jennifer Runyon, Energy Storage World (sponsored content)
June 29, 2021

» Batteries target grid-balancing; lithium ion costs tumble
By J. Robinson, Tom DiChristopher, and Kassia Micek, S&P Global Platts
June 8, 2021

» Grid services support: Battery projects stepping up and supporting the grid
By Bernice Doyle, Current± | Blog post
June 15, 2021
Bernice Doyle is Head of Grid Services, Statkraft.

» ‘CO2 battery’ technology getting megawatt-scale demonstrator in Italy
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
May 27, 2021

» The Benefits of Flow Batteries Over Lithium Ion
By Aaron Larson, Power Magazine
May 27, 2021

» ESS Inc’s all-iron flow battery will add long-duration storage to microgrid in Patagonia, Chile
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
April 28, 2021

» GE, others see hybrid storage as ‘the future’ of grid reliability but face technology, optimization challenges
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
April 26, 2021

» ConEd and GI Energy advance new model for storage deployment with Bronx project
By Jason Plautz, Utility Dive
April 19, 2021

» The Promising Future Of Battery Storage On The U.S. Grid
Battery storage is becoming a more viable tool for meeting peaks in energy demand — and it could do it in a greener, healthier way than fossil plants.
By Evan Thomas and Cliff Judy, Denver Channel 7 (abc)
April 19, 2021

» Canada’s biggest-ever clean-energy storage plant plans charged up with launch funding
Up-to-500MW advanced compressed air energy storage facility to be built in Ontario by start-up Hydrostor with $3.2m government seed finance
By Darius Snieckus, Recharge News
April 19, 2021

» Progress in US initiatives to demonstrate and investigate long-duration energy storage tech
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
April 12, 2021

» Flywheels Turn Superconducting to Reinvigorate Grid Storage Potential
Energy losses defeated previous-gen flywheels as viable big batteries; so new ones levitate more efficiently
By Karen Kwon, IEEE Spectrum
April 7, 2021

» New York utility Con Edison recognises value of home energy storage with new virtual power plant
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
March 17, 2021

» A new program is making battery storage affordable for affordable housing (and everyone else)
By Seth Mullendore, Utility Dive
March 9, 2021

» Giant batteries coming to Maine to soak up, send out excess energy
Maine policymakers want to encourage such projects as another tool to help meet the state’s ambitious climate goals.
By Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald
March 8, 2021

» Stem Inc solar-storage project on Massachusetts landfill site will play into New England ISO markets
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
March 5, 2021

» Aalborg CSP Can Retrofit Coal Plants into Thermal Energy Storage
By Susan Kraemer, SolarPACES
February 28, 2021

» Will Safer Batteries Finally Take Over the Home Storage Market?
Tesla and LG Chem rule the market with their NMC battery products, but the LFP battery contenders believe their technology’s time has come.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
February 17, 2021

» Colocating energy storage alongside renewables adds to lender appeal
By Edith Hancock, Energy Storage News
February 17, 2021

» ‘All-iron’ flow battery maker ESS Inc launches ‘configurable’ megawatt-scale product
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
February 15, 2021

» Duke Energy’s IRP ‘ignores the synergistic benefits between solar and storage’, says E3
By Jules Scully, PV Tech
February 15, 2021

» Plus Power Breaks Open Market for Massive Batteries in New England
Large standalone battery plants had not succeeded in New England’s capacity market. Until now.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
February 11, 2021

» Renewable-powered lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Norway begins construction
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
February 1, 2021

» Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Finally Takes Off in North America and Europe
Li-Cycle, Northvolt, and Ganfeng Lithium are among those building recycling plants, spurred by environmental and supply-chain concerns
By Jean Kumagai, IEEE Spectrum
January 5, 2021

» Greentech Media’s Must-Read Energy Storage Stories of 2020
An attempted shortlist of the major breakthroughs in the energy storage industry’s biggest year ever.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
December 28, 2020

» US Department of Energy publishes its ‘first comprehensive energy storage strategy’
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
December 23, 2020

» New England energy storage advocates say FERC ruling is a setback for industry
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered New England’s grid operator to end a rule that let new resources lock in prices for up to seven years.
By David Thill, Energy News Network
Photo By Ryan McKnight / Flickr / Creative Commons
December 8, 2020

» Sonnen launches ‘affordable’ all-in-one home battery storage system in US
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
November 23, 2020

» Battery Storage is Coming to Affordable Housing Thanks to Efficiency Program
By Seth Mullendore, Clean Energy Group, and Christina McPike, WinnCompanies
October 19, 2020

» From Pilot to Permanent: Green Mountain Power’s Home Battery Network Is Here to Stay
The Vermont utility now controls several thousand Tesla Powerwall batteries sited in customers’ homes. The results have been promising.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
October 16, 2020

» To batteries and beyond: Lithium-ion dominates utility storage; could competing chemistries change that?
The industry is growing increasingly comfortable with lithium-ion, but its limitations open up a space for other technologies to compete in the storage mix.
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
October 15, 2020

» To batteries and beyond: Compressed air, liquid air and the holy grail of long-duration storage
Proponents of the technologies are looking to carve out a niche for themselves in the market. In both cases, a key draw is duration.
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
October 14, 2020

» To batteries and beyond: In a high-renewables world, pumped hydro storage could be ‘the heavy artillery’
Experts say pumped hydro is notoriously difficult to site. But as more renewables come online, the industry is eyeing new locations and fresh technologies.
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
October 13, 2020

» To batteries and beyond: With seasonal storage potential, hydrogen offers ‘a different ballgame entirely’
The ability to provide weeks — or even months — of storage could give power-to-gas technologies an edge as renewables grow on the grid, some experts think.
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
October 12, 2020

» Can a Novel Zinc Battery Deliver Clean Multiday Backup Power?
California is testing Canadian startup e-Zinc’s long-duration technology to keep businesses powered through wildfires and outages.
By Julian Spector, GreenTech Media
September 18, 2020

» Invinity-Bushveld partnership renting out flow batteries’ electrolyte to lower upfront cost
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
September 8, 2020

» Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries
When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas plant.
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
September 3, 2020

» Recycling, end-of-life and safe transport of batteries under spotlight in US, EU initiatives
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
September 3, 2020

» Flywheel-lithium battery hybrid energy storage system joining Dutch grid services markets
Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
September 2, 2020

» Metal-hydrogen batteries coming down to earth with launch of EnerVenue
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 28, 2020

» New Hampshire looks for ways to pay battery owners for benefits they provide
A new state law asks regulators to investigate options for compensating energy storage projects for avoided distribution and transmission costs.
By David Thill, Energy News Network
Photo By Alexis Horatius  / Wikimedia Commons   
August 24, 2020

» UL certification ‘proves’ innovative battery platform can stop thermal runaway from propagating
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
August 6, 2020

» ‘World’s only’ home vanadium battery storage provider Voltstorage nets €6 million funding
By Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News
July 31, 2020

» California Awards $10.8M to Reuse EV Batteries in Solar & Microgrid Projects
By Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
July 15, 2020

» ‘Enormous Step’ for Energy Storage as Court Upholds FERC Order 841, Opening Wholesale Markets
Federal regulators — not utilities and states — get to decide how batteries engage in transmission-scale power markets, the appeals court rules.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
July 10, 2020

» Battery makers face looming shortages of high-quality lithium
By Guy Burdick, Utility Dive
June 25, 2020

» Climate emission killer: construction begins on world’s biggest liquid air battery
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
June 18, 2020

» Green Mountain Power expands BYOD and Tesla battery programs as it targets fossil peakers
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
May 26, 2020

» Landfills emerge as promising battery storage sites to back up renewable energy
Like solar panels, batteries may present a new revenue stream for closed landfills. Projects are complete, or underway, in multiple states.
By Matthew Bandyk, Utility Dive
May 26, 2020

» The story of cheaper batteries, from smartphones to Teslas
The economics of cheaper batteries—and why they’re good news for the planet.
By Timothy B. Lee, ARSTechnica
May 22, 2020

» Energy storage poised to tackle grid challenges from rising EVs as mobile chargers bring new flexibility
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
May 18, 2020

» Cold storage: Organic proton batteries show disposal, solar pairing advantages in advance to market
A Sweden-based research team’s new battery can withstand low temperatures and more efficiently store renewable energy.
By Lynn Freehill-Maye, Utility Dive
May 11, 2020

» Power-to-gas could be key to California’s long-duration storage needs, stakeholders say
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
May 6, 2020

» SCE procures 770 MW of battery storage to bolster California’s grid as gas plants approach retirement
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
May 5, 2020

» ‘Tremendous demand for stationary storage’ outstrips Tesla’s 2020 supply capability, Musk says
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
May 1, 2020

» Lead batteries make innovation push to better compete for energy storage projects
By Matthew Bandyk, Utility Dive
March 19, 2020

» Yotta Energy is putting batteries under solar modules — in the same spirit as microinverters and optimizers
Yotta has a potential solution for solar-plus-storage in the urban environment. Will the micro-storage startup become the next SolarEdge or Enphase? Or the next JLM energy? And whatever happened to SolPad?
By Eric Wesoff, PV Magazine
February 18, 2020

» Grid – Below-ground balancing
By Oak Ridge National Laboratory
January 6, 2020

» First US long-duration liquid air storage project planned in Vermont
By Kavya Balaraman, Utility Dive
December 18, 2019

» Can concentrated solar power act as energy storage? DOE wants to know more
By Matthew Bandyk, Utility Dive
November 19, 2019

» In search for cheaper, longer energy storage, mountain gravity could eventually top lithium-ion
By Matthew Bandyk, Utility Dive
November 12, 2019

» Iron Flow Battery Startup ESS Raises $30M From SoftBank and Breakthrough
The flow battery survivor marks the latest in a series of recent investments in unconventional long-duration storage technologies.
By Julian Spector, Green Tech Media
October 29, 2019

» New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery
Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.
By John Weaver, PV Magazine
October 18, 2019

» As battery fires spark ongoing concerns, NFPA releases standards to address risks
By HJ Mai, Utility Dive
September 17, 2019

» Nothing standing in the way of energy storage’s ‘explosive growth’: Navigant
By HJ Mai, Utility Dive
September 16, 2019

» Cal Energy Commission awards $3.75M to early-stage clean energy projects; 9 battery projects
By Clean Car Congress
August 16, 2019

» New York regulators assess potential for storage to replace peaking units in the state
By HJ Mai, Utlity Dive
July 3, 2019

» Now online: Presentation and recording of Continuous Storage Facility Participation webinar
ISO New England
February 28, 2019

» Residential solar+storage breaks new ground as Sunrun wins ISO-NE capacity contract
Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
February 8, 2019

» ‘Unlayering’ peak demand could accelerate energy storage adoption
A new approach to the peaker-storage debate could help energy storage better meet peak demand and lower emissions.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
January 15, 2019

» Hawaiian Electric submits 7 projects totaling over 1 GWh storage, 260 MW solar for regulatory review
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
January 8, 2019

» MGX Minerals Enters Final Phase of Development for Zinc Air Fuel Cell Systems
By Renewable Energy Magazine
January 4, 2019

» How many billionaires does it take to get a geothermal storage facility underway?
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
December 21, 2018

» New York sets 3 GW storage target, doubles efficiency goals for utilities
Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
December 14, 2018

» US storage market to reach 3.9 GW, $4.5B by 2023: Wood Mackenzie
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 7, 2018

» Grid operators file plans with FERC on integrating storage into wholesale markets
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» New Hampshire settlement moves ‘cutting-edge’ utility BTM storage pilot forward
The Liberty-led pilot will be the second regulator approved program for utility-owned behind-the-meter storage, and phase 2 will be the first to include the private sector.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
November 27, 2018

» BTM storage is booming in Ontario
Ontario’s Global Adjustment charge is the fuel behind a boom in BTM storage projects.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
August 20, 2018

» Flexible, fast-charging aluminum ion battery offers safe alternative to lithium-ion
GizMag.com, April 9, 2015

» Alternatives to Lithium Batteries: Sodium or Aluminum?
Asian Scientist, April 16, 2015

» Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Phys.org, March 5, 2015

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