Wind Power

The first half of 2020 was an eventful time, needless to say. China’s wind and solar power mix have witnessed steep installation drop and skyrocketed investment figures in the first half this year, amid ongoing challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and mounting tension between China and the US. The statistics of the country’s renewable power...
Storage

Solar module provider Q CELLS announced this week that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% stake in San Francisco-based energy storage solutions company Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Geli’s software platform streamlines the energy storage development process, offering a solution for design, automation and management...
Storage

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including renewables, generation and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Click below to listen to the full episode: It feels like the energy “voices” out there believe...
Storage

This week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a new financial assistance pilot for residential customers to install home battery storage systems through the statewide Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). Approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on July 16, 2020, the pilot will allow eligible customers to install the technology at no cost...
Storage

Conventional fossil units have the most operational data on their outage statistics due to their long history. With the advent of wholesale energy and capacity markets, industry thought there is an added incentive for those units to keep up maintenance, resulting in lower outage rates. But the reverse is true. There is an increase in...
Storage

Utility Arizona Public Service (APS) has completed a far-ranging investigation into what has been considered as one of the most significant battery storage fires in US history which injured four firemen in Surprise, Arizona, on the night of Friday, 17 April 2019. The report, prepared in partnership with utility and energy giant DNV GL, after...
Storage

In 2018, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission rejected six out of seven performance incentive mechanisms (PIMs) included in a settlement agreement proposed by the state’s primary utility and a diverse coalition of stakeholder interests, from environmental groups to the state energy office. The joint proposal included new incentives for the utility to install energy...
Storage

Utility-scale battery storage took a major jump forward this month as Pacific Gas & Electric and Tesla began construction on a 182.5-MW lithium ion system in Monterey County, California. PG&E will own the facility at its substation in Moss Landing, but the design, construction and maintenance operations will be joint effort both by the San...
Vehicle to grid

Venkat Viswanathan, Carnegie Mellon University; Alexander Bills, Carnegie Mellon University, and Shashank Sripad, Carnegie Mellon University Electric vehicle sales have grown exponentially in recent years, accompanied by dropping prices. However, adoption of EVs remains limited by their higher sticker price relative to comparable gas vehicles, even though overall cost of ownership for EVs is lower....