Storage

NREL: Using Stored Energy for Demand Charge Reduction Brings Significant Savings

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) released last week a comprehensive public analysis of U.S. demand charges — the tariffs commercial customers pay to use utility-based electricity in times of high demand — and the potential benefits of demand charge reduction to the millions of customers currently paying premium prices during those peak electricity use periods.  Peak demand charges affect not only companies but nonprofits, communities, public buildings, […]

Largest Microgrid in Central America Provides Critical Power Backup

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Demand Energy Commissions Solar-Plus-Energy-Storage Microgrid at Manufacturing Facility in Costa Rica: Largest microgrid in Central America provides multiple grid services plus critical power backup, managed by company’s DEN.OSTM software control platform

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal: Watch Interview on Asian Microgrid Market; Plan for Solar Power Int’l

HOMER CEO Peter Lilienthal gave an in-depth interview about the Asian microgrid market last month at Asian Utility Week (ASUW) 2016. In this video available on the Engerati YouTube channel, Lilienthal discusses the different Asian markets for microgrids and renewable energy, from areas having little or no energy infrastructure to those using fossil-fuel based energy sources in dealing with an unreliable grid, to developed countries looking for more resilient solutions. He explains recent […]

LEONICS

Leonics specializes in stand alone photovoltaic (PV), distributed generation(DG) hybrid mini-Grid system equipment and design. The typical scale for our projects runs from 5kW to 5MW. Leonics has pioneered a unique system design using PV on the AC coupling for daytime loads and DC coupling for buffer and nighttime loads. Our systems have been implemented in Southeast Asia, India, and Africa, including four DG projects in Malaysia on the megawatt scale (MW_scale_Stand-alone_PV-DG_Hybrid_systems.pdf). Leonics […]

Trojan Battery

The key to a successful microgrid is a reliable energy storage solution using batteries designed for deep-cycle applications. As the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, Trojan Battery Company supplies a wide range of energy storage solutions for renewable energy and backup power applications. Having shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology for more than 85 years, Trojan Battery’s pioneering research, development and manufacturing expertise has firmly established the company’s legacy of applying […]

AMERICAN VANADIUM

CellCube. Commercially Available Energy Storage With 2 to 14 hours Duration The CellCube energy storage system is a milestone in the history of regenerative energy management. Whether in combination with photovoltaic, wind power stations, biogas generators or in parallel grid operation – the vanadium redox flow energy storage system guarantees uninterrupted power supply. System performance is reliable and independent of weather conditions, temperatures or grid instability. The CellCube energy storage system provides clean […]

Alpha Energy

Alpha Energy, created as the answer to meeting the power needs of clients across all sectors, is the logical and natural extension of the Alpha Group’s collective technological and manufacturing expertise as a global power solutions leader. Recognized as an innovator in packaging hybrid energy technology into turnkey systems, Alpha Energy has earned a reputation for unparalleled performance in Total Power Solutions. With its comprehensive portfolio of successful microgrid installations in remote locations throughout […]

ABB Microgrid Solutions

The next evolution of the conventional grid is ABB’s microgrid solution, which can safely integrate the maximum possible renewable energy into small scale power networks, or microgrids. For the customer, this means the lowest long-term energy costs, grid stability, and the best outcome for the environment. Importantly, these solutions merge the best of power and automation technologies to create a more flexible and adaptable grid. Pioneers in microgrid technology ABB is a leading […]

One of the Nation’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Systems to be Installed at UC San Diego Microgrid

One of the largest, most environmentally friendly, battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) in the United States will be installed at the University of California, San Diego. The 2.5 megawatt (MW), 5 megawatt-hour (MWh) system — enough to power 2,500 homes — will be integrated into the university’s microgrid, which generates 92 percent of the electricity used on campus annually and is considered one of the world’s most advanced microgrids. Energy storage is considered […]