Energy Storage


Meeting California’s New Home Solar Mandates with Battery-less Off-Grid Solutions
The solar industry in California is facing several challenges: (1) New California building codes require all newly built residential homes to incorporate rooftop PV solar beginning January 1, 2020. (2) Illustrated by the Duck Curve from California In....
How Close Are We to Plug-and-Play Energy Storage?
Plug-and-play technology is a natural part of our daily lives. We buy all of our devices with the expectation that they will work right out of the box, without having to jump through hoops, install drivers, or fight with software to make it function.....
Charging the Marine Industry for Tomorrow’s Demand
The demand for sustainable solutions is a relatively new concept in the maritime and shipping industry.  Historically, the marine and shipping market segment has fallen under the radar on policy discussions regarding carbon footprint reductio....
Lead Batteries Upgrade to the 21st Century
The lead battery was invented in the 19thcentury. Today, in the 21stcentury, it remains the most commonly used rechargeable battery, in spite of the emergence of newer technologies such as lithium-ion. When it comes to key performance indicators – ....
Adapting to Climate Change as a Caribbean Energy Developer
Since Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through the Caribbean in 2017, energy resilience has been at the forefront of industry conversations, as communities restore damaged infrastructure and debate future systems. The storms not only ramped up the ....
Critical Conditions: The desperate need for fail-proof backup power in medical facilities
As our world becomes increasingly connected, we become ever more reliant on power. Most of us view a temporary loss of power as a nuisance, an interruption to the way we live with our gadgets and electronics. But when we or a loved one needs it the m....
Fighting Water Scarcity & Climate Change with Sustainable Mining Technology
This piece is a follow-up to Jared Lazerson’s 2017 byline for North American Clean Energy. 2018 was a watershed year for the energy storage and electric vehicle sectors. The cost of solar and wind continued to decrease, while adoption of energy ....
Warranties and Performance Guarantees in the Stationary Energy Storage Market: How are they validated?
The growth of the energy storage industry comes with greater exposure to commercial risk. Battery manufacturers are addressing this risk with warranties built on self-developed testing and models. But this creates inconsistency on warranty offerings ....
ABB has introduced the next generation of automatic transfer switches (ATS), which increase system reliability, connectivity, and ease of us....
Dynapower, in partnership with LCA, is pleased to offer financing options for system integrators and buyers of Dynapower energy st....
The SMA Energy System Home delivers value to homeowners through backup power and energy management functionality, and simplicity to solar pr....
Highview Power has developed, in partnership with Finland-based Citec, a modular cryogenic energy storage system, the CRYOBattery, that is s....
In addition to their newest 4LiFe series of LiFePO4 batteries, Iron Edison proudly assembles their high capacity 48 Volt Lithium Iron batter....
Darfon America Corp.’s energy storage products have improved features and functionality. Among the models upgraded are the H200 and H300 h....
Rhombus Energy Solutions’ VectorStat Energy Management System (EMS) software is a distributed EMS software package providing reliability, ....
Iron Edison introduces its newest lithium battery for solar, the 4LiFe Lithium Ion Battery, which can be used as a direct replacement for le....
The latest version of QuESt, Sandia's open source software for energy storage valuation, has been released. QuESt v1.2 features the debut of....
The Protecta X LED, from Chalmit, has a user-definable light distribution, a maintenance-free lifespan of over 120,000 hours at 77°F (25°C....
“Large, yet flexible” is becoming an increasingly important feature when it comes to energy storage systems. The AC-coupled VARTA flex s....
ADS-TEC’s StoraXe scalable system series covers the need for flexible, medium-sized storage solutions for larger households, apartment bui....
The compact VARTA pulse energy storage system has been updated. VARTA’s own linux-based VS-XMS operating system makes additional functions....
The PowerBRiC inverter offers the ability to parallel the inverter on both AC and DC sides, making it easily configured into any size invert....
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. has launched a new full-featured 3.0-volt (3.0V) product platform. With the introduction of these next generation....