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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Utility-Scale Storage Across the Grid

As followers of the energy industry know, energy storage is growing at a phenomenal rate. Install size predictions that seemed aggressive only a few years ago, now look to have been far too conservative. The pace of projects is not only picking up...

AI-Driven Storage: How solar developers can ensure incentive program compliance

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage is enabling the rise of “intelligent” solar, where solar deployed with storage will soon dominate the market.   The reasons are myriad: energy markets are shifting, supply chains...

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