Storage Blog Posts

Ali Nourai - January 28, 2015

Distributed Bulk Storage: Is This the New Shape of the Grid?

Central versus distributed storage has been an ongoing debate. Each has its pros and cons. There are instances where the advantage of one over the other is obvious — such as central...

Salome Saliashvili - January 26, 2015

Renewables Innovation Stored Here — Handle With Care

“If you don't like what is being said, then change the conversation” — the writers of Mad Men could have been contemplating renewable energy PR. If someone argues that realizing deep...

Latinoamerica Renovable, LLC - January 24, 2015

Solar Industry for Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2014, Latin America and the Caribbean continued to deploy solar proyects at a fast rate. But can the region have a solar manufacturing industry that could make it more sustainable?...

Keran Boyd - January 21, 2015

Solar developers gear up for the next wave of new business in San Diego

The crème de la crème of US solar developers will meet in at the Marriot Mission Valley, San Diego next week for the launch of the 2015 edition of Solar Power Generation (SPG). Leading...

Lewis Milford - January 20, 2015

Resilient Power Equality: Providing Reliable Electricity Solutions to Everyone

When it comes to reliable energy technologies to protect against power outages, there is a disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Call it “resilient power inequality.”  Today,...

Paul Hockenos - January 20, 2015

2014 Was a Pivotal Year for Germany's Energiewende

What a difference a year makes: Germany's transition to renewable energy showed positive forward momentum, with increasing energy production from renewables, increased exports, decreased...

Stewart Taggart - January 19, 2015

China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's First Loan

 China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will make its first loan this year. Nothing would have a greater impact than bankrolling a Pan-Asian Gas Pipeline.   Caption: China’s Asian...

Stewart Taggart - January 16, 2015

Could Hydro Become Asia’s Backup Battery?

As solar, wind and other intermittent renewable energy capacity scale up in Asia, hydro’s ‘battery function’ qualities could become an important resource for regional grid stability...

Maria Blais Costello - January 14, 2015

Alaska Energy Authority and Kodiak Electric Association Developing a 99 Percent Renewable Community

With support from the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund, strong local leadership, and sustained effort, the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), a cooperative electric utility, has achieved...

Tim Hennessy - January 12, 2015

Calculating the True Cost of Energy Storage

When evaluating whether and what type of storage system they should install, many customers only look at the initial cost of the system — the first cost or cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh)....

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