In this episode of Energy Works, we spoke with John Schaaf, VP and GM of Johnson Controls’ distributed energy storage business. He shared what his company has learned so far in three years in the energy storage business, along with his thoughts on FERC Order 841 and the overall industry.
By operating at powers of up to 350 kW, ABB said its newest EV charger, the Terra high power charger, adds up to 200 km of range to an electric vehicle in just eight minutes. The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and petrol stations. ABB has the new model […]
A new battery energy storage system is now online at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City, N.J. The system captures up to one 1 MWh of energy produced by the site’s 7.5-MW wind farm and 500 kW from solar panels, storing it to be used when needed. It was formally […]
Sungrow will work with Greensmith Energy to provide an energy storage system to Origis Energy USA in Sterling, Massachusetts. The project couples a 1-MW rooftop solar installation with a 1-MW/2-MWh energy storage system to deliver an annual base load of 1.7 MWh in dispatchable clean energy to the town’s ratepayers. “Sungrow is glad to be […]
More than 20 international subsidiaries of EDF Energies Nouvelles will operate under the brand EDF Renewables. In North America specifically, EDF Renewable Energy, EDF Renewable Services, EDF EN Canada, EDF EN Mexico and groSolar will transition to the new visual identity in their respective geographic and business areas of expertise. The decision to unify under […]
ComRent International, a provider of load bank solutions, announces the ComRent Prewire Trailer Package, a fully-customizable, self-contained testing and commissioning platform designed to validate AC power systems up to 5-MW. This customizable load bank package is delivered to job sites ready to begin testing within minutes and is equipped with remote capability. “ComRent has been […]
ZapGo, in recognition of its carbon-ion cell technology, was selected as the winner of the IDTechEx award for Best Technical Development Within Energy Storage at the 2018 IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany. This award is given to the most significant technical development within energy storage over the last 24 months as judged by an independent […]
At Bloomberg’s Future of Energy Summit in New York, EnergySage released its latest semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report. EnergySage’s report is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within its Solar Marketplace. This sixth and latest report features new datasets and analyses including complete visibility into the specific brands of solar panels most likely to drive […]
Alencon Systems announces the first large-scale deployment of its SPOT-ES in a DC-coupled solar + storage system in the eastern United States in concert with one of the nation’s largest energy companies. This deployment marks the first time a 1500-volt utility-scale DC coupled solar and storage system with string level MPPT was brought online. The Alencon […]
We spoke with Martin Hermann, CEO and founder of solar developer 8minutenergy. Prior to founding the company in 2008, Martin worked with solar panel manufacturer Advent Solar, and even owned a semiconductor tools company which he sold to Intel. Martin provided some great insight on the solar and storage markets.