Energy Storage


Grocery Stores Go 'Beyond Batteries' with Thermal Energy Storage

As the energy storage market takes off, many players are quickly realizing that lithium-ion based systems have their limits in terms of what types of applications for which they are best suited. For the industry as a whole to meet forecasts of 29.4...

“How Much Power Do I Really Need?” The Truth About Sizing, Depth of Discharge, and Surge Capacity

Properly sized battery banks can deliver reliable electricity for year - and sizing them doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. In this article, you’ll learn how to slash electrical loads and accurately estimate power requirements....

Powering a Socially Responsible Clean Energy Future with a New Lithium Resource

While the myriad of impressive technological advances from the past two decades promise to continually improve our lives, we’re largely unaware of the resources and social impacts behind them. Our insatiable desire for the latest smartphones...

Maximizing Project Revenue with Versatile Batteries That Deliver Energy AND Power Services

The economics of battery energy storage already make sense in many tightly-defined use cases, such as peak shaving in places like California, where the demand charges are significantly high. As a result, most battery storage systems are engineered...

5 Things To Look For In Your Next Battery

With hundreds of battery types and styles to choose from, how do you sift through spec sheets and marketing to find the right battery for you? Battery technology is key. Many batteries -- commercial, automotive, and UPS -- can’t handle constant...

When the Energy Storage Market Hits a Tipping Point

It’s inevitable that energy storage will be a huge market opportunity in the future.  Knowing the numerous benefits storage can deliver, it’s easy to envision how batteries will ultimately transform the grid as we know it today. But the...

Flow batteries - A disruptive force in energy storage with the industrialization of a new chemistry

Can renewable energy replace fossil fuel or nuclear power plants?  Even if it doesn’t happen overnight, the future of energy will not be limited to just our good old power plants. And it’s not because we’ve suddenly decided to tackle...

Net Metering in North America - Allowing energy storage to enter a new era 

The process whereby energy produced at one point in time is captured for use at a later time is known as energy storage. Energy storage technology converts energy from forms that are difficult to store, into more convenient or economical storable...

Flooded Lead Acid Battery Charging & Seasonal Maintenance

Sizing a battery bank Each renewable energy system is unique, and the requirements vary due to the homeowner’s energy usage. Although a system may be adequately designed and sized for one home, it may not be suitable for another home of a similar...

Early Days: Lessons the Storage Industry Can Learn from the Solar Sector

Few nascent markets have benefitted as much from the buzz of high-profile aspirational marketing as energy storage. The Tesla Powerwall announcement triggered exuberance that far exceeded the realities of today’s marketplace. Most of today’s...

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How to Select the Right AGM Battery

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