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.
Walmart announced that suppliers have reported reducing more than 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas emissions in the global value chain, as part of the company’s Project Gigaton initiative. Walmart launched Project Gigaton last April, seeking to work with suppliers to reduce emissions from the company’s value chain by a gigaton, or one […]
Hawaiian Electric Company and Opus One Solutions are collaborating to integrate and manage increasing levels of customer energy resources on the O‘ahu grid. This project will help address the challenges of managing high levels of distributed energy resources (such as private rooftop solar, energy storage, electric vehicles) while controlling infrastructure costs. It is funded in […]
New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that up to $15 million is available for projects that will help New York improve the resiliency, efficiency, and overall performance of its electric grid to save on energy and costs to combat climate change. Modernizing the grid supports Governor Cuomo’s initiative to deploy 1,500 MW of […]
BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The project is the first of its kind in BP’s U.S. operated wind business and a potential step forward in the performance and […]
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 […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a pioneering wind facility in Australia, which will combine the installation of a wind farm with 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines. The project will include a battery energy storage system. Located in the Australian town of Stawell, in the state of Victoria, this […]
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.
Trojan Battery Sales, a major distributor of batteries and related products throughout the southeast region of the U.S., announced that it is now offering the PowerHouse Grid Energy Storage Solution. The residential energy storage solutions feature robust maintenance-free Trojan Solar AGM batteries, which are designed to not only provide emergency backup power capabilities during devastating storms, grid […]
By: Kelsey Misbrener, associate editor Solar Power World As of March 20, more than 120,000 Puerto Ricans still didn’t have electricity as a result of Hurricane Maria, according to Vox. Battery manufacturer sonnen has helped bring dependable electricity in the form of microgrids to some crucial Puerto Rican community centers. “Our goal is clean and […]