Partner News

Northern Power and FIAMM Team Up to Deliver Innovative Energy Storage Solutions

HOMER Energy Industry Partner Northern Power Systems, a global power electronics company that designs, manufactures and sells smart power converter solutions for advanced grid support, generation and energy storage applications, announced a strategic partnership with FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions, a global supplier of innovative storage systems and sodium nickel chloride batteries. The non-exclusive collaboration will target the growing demand for energy storage systems (ESS) in the market, especially for North America. A recent Navigant […]

Beacon Power and Chugach Electric Association to Deploy Hybrid Flywheel and Battery Energy Storage Project in Alaska

HOMER Energy Industry Partner Beacon Power, the world’s leading manufacturer of grid-scale flywheel energy storage systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Chugach Electric Association to supply flywheels for an innovative hybrid energy storage project in Anchorage, Alaska. The project will combine proven and durable high-power flywheel energy storage technology from Beacon Power, with an existing lower duty-cycle conventional electrochemical battery for use during periods when additional energy is needed. This advanced […]

Schneider Electric to Introduce Energy Storage Offer and New Monitoring Solutions

HOMER Energy Industry Partner Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is proud to announce that they will be presenting their new energy storage offer, along with enhanced monitoring and control solutions at the upcoming Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich, Germany on June 10-12, 2015. Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry. In 2014, it brought together over 1,000 international exhibitors […]

ABB and U.S. Policymakers Meet to Address Grid Vulnerability Issues

HOMER Energy Industry Partner ABB, the leading power and automation group, testified before Congress at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing and met with policymakers last week regarding minimizing grid vulnerabilities. The US is more dependent than ever on reliable electric power for residential, commercial and industrial use as well as strategic security. However, a natural disaster or terrorist attack on the grid could result in widespread power outages and significant economic […]

Northern Power Systems Launches Power Conversion Technology into Energy Storage Market

HOMER Energy partner, Northern Power Systems, a leading renewable energy technology company, has launched the next generation of its FlexPhase™ power converter platform specifically engineered to be integrated with energy storage systems and used in grid support applications. Originally developed in 2009 as part of the company’s wind product line, the FlexPhase platform has been designed from the ground up with a unique circuit design that yields high performance with less component stress, lower […]

Northern Power Systems Reports Double Wind Turbine Orders in First Quarter 2015

HOMER Energy partner Northern Power Systems reported a double in orders for their distributed wind turbines during the first quarter of 2015. From their press release on 5/14/15: “Orders for our distributed turbines in the first quarter doubled as compared to the fourth quarter, a strong leading indicator of our return to growth. Furthermore, favorable regulations were formally announced in Italy in April, which are helping to drive continued demand for our turbines in this […]

ABB and Samsung SDI Join Forces to Develop Microgrids Globally

HOMER Energy partner ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and Samsung SDI, the leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote microgrid solutions globally. The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance to develop and market modular and scalable microgrid solutions, utilizing lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. The combination of ABB’s global market presence, its leadership in grid technology and its global service footprint with […]

Northern Power Extends Reach Into Foreign Markets

HOMER Energy partner Northern Power Systems, manufacturer of wind turbines, has been developing wind turbines for the US market since the 1970s. But in recent years, as the renewable energy market has grown worldwide, Northern Power has been extending its market reach to foreign countries. Since 2013, Northern Power has been partnering with Brazilian energy company WEG to deploy 2.1- and 2.3 MW wind turbines in utility scale wind farms around Brazil. The partnership […]

Aquion Energy Demonstrates Hybrid Solar-Battery Systems for Cell Phone Towers

HOMER Energy partner Aquion Energy has published a case study demonstrating that a solar-battery hybrid system can effectively provide power for off-grid telecom towers. In developing parts of the world (and even in many rural areas in the U.S.), the demand for cell phone access precedes grid connectivity. Cell phone towers in remote locations, then, are often powered by diesel generators, which are costly to operate and polluting to the environment. Aquion’s solution […]

ABB to Provide Power and Propulsion Systems for LNG-Powered Ferry

HOMER Energy partner ABB has won an award to deliver the complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and an energy management solution for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered fast ferry. The 212-meter ferry will be capable of transporting 2800 passengers on its planned route between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland. ABB’s technologies will help the new ship to minimize fuel and power consumption while providing reliable power supply for all electrical power equipment and systems. […]