Posts Tagged ‘Battery’

SA’s battery is massive, but it can do much more than store energy

Last Friday, the “world's largest” lithium-ion battery was officially opened in South Australia. Tesla's much-anticipated “mega battery” made the ” 100 days or it's free ” deadline, after a week of testing and commissioning. View full post on Wind Power News

Tesla cranks up big battery in Australia

Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – The logo of Tesla is seen in Taipei, Taiwan on August 11, 2017. View full post […]

Puget Sound Energy Adopts Primus Power Battery Storage System

Today Primus Power , a leader in stationary energy storage systems, and Puget Sound Energy , Washington state's largest utility, announced the installation of a stationary energy storage system at one of its renewable generation facilities. The flow battery system, a Primus EnergyPodA 2, was installed in September 2017. View full post on Wind Power […]

Commentators who don’t understand the grid should butt out of the battery debate | Ketan Joshi

Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry • Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contribution The Australian […]

Australia needs Tesla battery to prevent summer blackouts, regulator says

Aemo chief executive calls Elon Musk’s project a ‘very important part of our summer plan’ The head of Australia’s energy market regulator is “concerned” about avoiding blackouts next summer and says the proposed Tesla lithium ion battery in South Australia is a “very important part of our summer plan”. Speaking at an industry event in […]

UPDATE 1-Australian state picks Tesla to provide grid-scale battery

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill listens to Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speak during an official ceremony in Adelaide, Australia, July 7, 2017 to announce that Tesla will install the world's largest grid-scale battery in the South Australian state. AAP/Ben Macmahon/via Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks during an official ceremony in Adelaide, […]

Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy

One of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes, built next to a windfarm, will offer vital services to the National Grid Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s renewable energy potential. The Upper Afan Valley […]

Battery Power Gives Boost to Renewables

It is the holy grail of the renewable energy sector – a cheap and efficient battery system that can store energy generated by renewables such as wind and solar. These days there are few who doubt the potential of renewables, except those diehards on the extreme of the fossil fuel industry. View full post on […]

This New Battery is a Game Changer

It is not often on SLB that I use the phrase “game-changer.” Most things progress, if they progress at all, in small increments. View full post on Wind Power News

US agency reaches ‘holy grail’ of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and […]