Ice storage is one way a thermal energy system can store power and later convert it into electricity to cool or heat a building. For example, Calmac’s IceBank energy storage system can store power — including from renewables such as solar and wind power—for later use. Currently, over 4,000 businesses and institutions rely on CALMAC’s […]
Welcome to Energy Works, a podcast brought to you by Energy Storage Networks. In this episode, we discuss battery back-up options for power outages with Alan Santos-Buch. Alan is the Western Region Sales and Marketing Manager for Magnum Energy Brand, which provides sensors and controls for a range of applications, including energy storage. In this […]
Welcome to Energy Works, a podcast brought to you by Energy Storage Networks. In this, our first episode, we speak with Janice Lin, the Co-founder and Chair of Energy Storage North America (ESNA) Conference & Exhibition, and the co-founder of the Global Energy Storage Alliance, an international non-profit organization, where she currently serves on the Board […]
As Enphase celebrates ten years and ten million microinverters shipped, co-founder Raghu Belur shares what he sees as the company’s biggest successes and most exciting plans for the future. He also discusses how adding solar and storage to the grid isn’t just a matter of nuts and bolts, but an effort to create a better, […]
We spoke with President of Princeton Power Darren Hammell, who started his solar storage company in his dorm room. The company now celebrates 15 years. Hammell shares what has made Princeton Power successful, his view of the storage market and advice for other solar startups.
Energy storage, though currently in its infancy, is predicted to be crucial to the growth of solar. To learn more about the market and technology, we spoke with Laurent Mahuteau, Saft’s Technical Sales & Project Manager.
How will storage be important to solar’s long-term success? Do contractors know enough about storage? How have utilities responded to solar-plus-storage? We spoke with Ray Kubis, in light of his recent appointment to Gridtential’s board of directors. Ray is a storage veteran, with 35 years of experience in the industrial and automotive sectors of the […]
Other than batteries, what other components make up solar storage systems? What should you consider when selecting these components? We spoke with John Vernacchia, global segment manager for renewable energy at Eaton, to learn more. You can also learn more by stopping by Eaton’s booth 2922 at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim, California.
Remember vanadium from your high school science class? We spoke with Imergy President Tim Hennessey who told us how his company is using a lower-cost vanadium waste product to create batteries that can last longer and hold more power than many other options out there. Listen to learn more.
Energy storage is an important issue to address to provide better grid stability, and therefore more reliable power. But solving this issue could cost the federal government millions of dollars. Or not. Green Charge Networks says it’s come up with a solution to address grid storage challenges by bringing the public and private sectors together. […]