Category Archives: solar batteries

Tesla, United Power partner on largest battery
20 Oct
11:22

Tesla, United Power partner on largest battery

United Power officials hope the largest lithium ion battery in Colorado — being installed now just east of Longmont — will pay big benefits to both company and household bottom lines, as well as help it harness renewable energy in a reliable and dependable manner. If it does, it could […]

Solar is here to stay, but where are the boats?
20 Oct
6:29

Solar is here to stay, but where are the boats?

Electric vehicles are the talk of the town. Tesla has captured car drivers’ imaginations, delivering the speeds, distances, and style they desire. Battery-powered buses are increasingly in vogue, too. Even major cities—New York being one of the latest—are shifting to all-electric fleets. And the Solar Impulse is making the case […]

Falling Prices, New Tech Are Making Battery Power a More Attractive Option for Utilities
20 Oct
3:19

Falling Prices, New Tech Are Making Battery Power a More Attractive Option for Utilities

(TNS) — For longtime proponents of renewable energy, figuring out how to keep the lights on when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine has been a key challenge. Harnessing the excess energy from a turbine or solar panel to use later was the “holy grail” or “golden […]

AFRICA: World Bank invests in batteries to boost solar energy
20 Oct
3:18

AFRICA: World Bank invests in batteries to boost solar energy

The World Bank has decided to invest $1 billion for energy storage in Africa. The objective is to support the production of batteries to stimulate the production of solar energy. Africa is increasingly relying on solar energy to increase the rate of access to electricity for its population. Intermittence is […]

Colorado utilities turning on to battery power, thanks to dropping prices, advances in technology
20 Oct
1:19

Colorado utilities turning on to battery power, thanks to dropping prices, advances in technology

For longtime proponents of renewable energy, figuring out how to keep the lights on when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine has been a key challenge. Harnessing the excess energy from a turbine or solar panel to use later was the “holy grail” or “golden key,” as […]

RateSetter to deliver South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme
19 Oct
9:59

RateSetter to deliver South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has been named the exclusive administrator of the South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme. Based on a funding deal with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, RateSetter will offer $100 million in loans in cases when the upfront costs of the home battery system installations are not met […]

Vivint Solar 2018 Environmental Consumer Survey Reveals Americans are Greener than they Realize, Equally Across …
19 Oct
8:19

Vivint Solar 2018 Environmental Consumer Survey Reveals Americans are Greener than they Realize, Equally Across …

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced the results of its 2018 Environmental Consumer Report, based on a nationwide survey that polled more than 3,000 Americans to explore the perceived divide between environmentally conscious – or “green” – […]

Lithium-sulfur Batteries as The Energy Storage Devices of the Future
19 Oct
3:32

Lithium-sulfur Batteries as The Energy Storage Devices of the Future

Written by AZoMOct 17 2018 A British solar plane set an unofficial flight-endurance record in July 2008 by continuously remaining in flight for more than three days. Lithium-sulfur batteries emerged as one of the significant technological advances that aided the flight — fueling the plane overnight with efficiency […]

Do consumers want to pay reliability premium in era of rooftop solar and storage?
19 Oct
3:31

Do consumers want to pay reliability premium in era of rooftop solar and storage?

Australian consumers pay through the nose for their electricity, mostly because of the country’s extraordinarily high network costs – which come courtesy of its uniquely long and stringy grid, and its obsession with “reliability.” The reliability factor in Australia is 99.998 per cent. It’s the highest in the world and […]

Xcel Energy, United Power to launch large-scale storage projects
19 Oct
3:12

Xcel Energy, United Power to launch large-scale storage projects

For longtime proponents of renewable energy, figuring out how to keep the lights on when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine has been a key challenge. Harnessing the excess energy from a turbine or solar panel to use later was the “holy grail” or “golden key,” as […]

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