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Texas lands $1 billion investment in solar and battery projects

Two facilities with a combined capacity of 400 MW/800 MWh of battery storage and 600 MW of solar power generation will be built in Caldwell County beginning in Spring 2022
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Global energy storage market set to grow 20X by 2030; will hit 1 TWh

According to the latest outlook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), energy storage installations will reach a cumulative 358 gigawatts/1,028 gigawatt-hours by the end of 2030, more than twenty times larger than the 17 gigawatts/34 gigawatt-hours online at the end of 2020.

Texas adds battery storage to support grid ahead of winter

An extreme winter storm that left millions of Texans without power in February highlighted the rapid need for more battery storage to support the state's grid.

‘We are uniting’: Long-duration energy storage competitors join forces at COP26

Normally competitors in the quest to deploy long-duration energy storage, and replace fossil fuels with dispatchable clean energy at all hours of the day, 24 companies joined forces at the COP26 United Nations climate summit to form the Long Duration Energy Storage Council.

Bahamas utility optimizes grid resilience with Wärtsilä’s battery storage system

BPL will leverage a battery energy storage system supplied and installed by Finnish firm Wärtsilä to optimise the operations of its Blue Hills Power Station in Nassau.

Utah lands first stand-alone battery storage project

Pine Gate Renewables will build Utah's first stand-alone battery storage project, the company announced this week.
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Gravity-based energy storage developer Energy Vault lands 1.6 GWh deal

The gravity storage systems will be deployed at DG Fuels projects in Louisiana, British Columbia, and Ohio, providing green electricity in conjunction with solar to match demand load of green hydrogen production. The renewable power will be used to power HydrogenPro water electrolysis for both hydrogen and oxygen feedstock production.

Watch: ESS boss discusses flow batteries, listing on NYSE, and U.S. infrastructure bills

ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys joined Renewable Energy World for a conversation about the company's journey to becoming the first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on the New York Stock Exchange, the promise of flow battery technology, and the impact of proposed tax credits for energy storage currently being considered by the U.S. Congress.

Group targets retired American coal plants for clean energy hubs

A partnership formed between thermal energy storage developer E2S Power and global engineering giant SNC-Lavalin aims to convert American fossil-fuel power stations into clean energy hubs.

Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with Duke

Honeywell has developed a new flow battery technology capable of storing and discharging renewably-generated electricity for up to 12 hours.