Posts Tagged ‘Battery’

How an energy-efficient house can become a big wind-powered battery

Passivhaus or PassiveHouse buildings have a lot of insulation and lose heat very slowly; I have previously called them thermal batteries, speaking figuratively. But now Es Tressider of Lean Green Consulting and Highland Passive shows how PassiveHouse buildings could literally be batteries, storing wind power. View full post on Wind Power News

Tesla battery ‘taking straw off camel’s back’ for South Australia energy demand

Expert finds pattern of battery charging up overnight to hit grid at peak times The big Tesla battery in South Australia is consistently working to serve the peak energy demand each day, taking the “straw off the camel’s back,” according to the Australia Institute’s latest national energy emissions audit. The report also finds emissions from […]

How Tesla’s big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes • Giles Parkinson is editor of RenewEconomy On Sunday 14 January something very unusual happened. The Australian Energy Market Operator called – as it often does – for generators in South […]

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

An Xcel Energy proposal that attracted a multitude of low-cost bids to develop wind and solar projects in Colorado that include battery storage is raising hopes that the concept could become more widespread, including in A Minnesota. Wind and solar farms can produce electricity only A intermittently, and industrial-scale batteries are seen as way to […]

Hopes for Tasmania’s ‘Battery of the Nation’ dangle by a cable, or two

Back in late 2015, nine months before South Australia blacked out after an extreme storm event, Tasmania entered an energy crisis of its own The single undersea high-voltage electricity cable linking the island state with the mainland failed about a 100 km off the Tasmanian coast. Engineers took six months to find and fix the […]

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 […]