Pacific Union College saves big with Green Charge storage system

Pacific Union College will install a 1-MW/2-MWh commercial energy storage system on its Napa Valley campus. Pacific Union College is expected to save nearly $800,000 dollars over the 10-year agreement with revenues generated through demand charge reduction and demand response programs through Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Pacific Union College is located 70 miles north

Energy storage ITC may get a second chance

The solar industry rejoiced when the ITC was extended in late 2015. Now storage may also get a chance for a federal subsidy. Some storage can already qualify for the ITC when installed with wind or solar under certain conditions, but a new bill would allow storage to qualify for the tax credit separately. “Currently,

Giving electric vehicle batteries a second life in solar projects

UL and the University of California San Diego are working to bring repurposed EV batteries into the solar market faster. Electric vehicles and solar are often categorized under the umbrella of green technology, but what exactly is their relationship? Should the solar industry pay attention to what’s happening with EVs? Panelists in an educational session

Xcel Energy to test battery storage tech with Sunverge and Energy Northern Reliability

Xcel Energy is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliability in a two-year pilot project in Stapleton, Colorado’s North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods. Xcel Energy and Northern Reliability of Vermont are also building a system that uses Pika Energy power electronics and advanced energy storage to relieve peaking demand on a feeder

JLM Energy partners with Soligent for solar product distribution

JLM Energy, an energy technology company, announced it has recently signed an agreement with Soligent Distribution, the largest pure-play solar distributor in the Americas. The partnership provides Soligent dealers access to deploying, configuring and integrating JLM’s top-of-the-line technology, which includes solar, energy storage and smart energy monitoring software. “Soligent will empower dealers and end customers

sonnen announces new U.S. hub in Atlanta

sonnen, the global market leader in intelligent residential energy storage, today announced a significant investment in a new North American Innovation Center that combines the company’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development in a single facility. The sonnen InnovationHub is expected to begin production of sonnenBatterie products in the second quarter of 2017,

Baker Electric named EPC for NEC ES grid energy storage project

Baker Electric Inc. has been named the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for NEC Energy Solutions’ grid energy storage project for Southern California Edison. Baker Electric announced it has been named the EPC for NEC Energy Solutions’ (NEC ES) grid energy storage pilot system for Southern California Edison. The storage system project is under a pre-approved energy

EnSync Energy announces PPA with Oceanic Time Warner

EnSync Energy, a developer of innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, announced a PPA with Oceanic Time Warner, to include a comprehensive EnSync Energy DER system. The system, comprised of EnSync Energy’s patented Matrix Energy Management, its SuperModule™ containerized

Webinar: ViZn Energy discusses how batteries can deliver energy and power services

ViZn Energy will hold a webinar on Thursday (February 16) that takes a deep dive into different behind the meter and front of the meter use cases where value stacking requires the energy storage system be technically able to deliver both short duration power services and long duration energy services. In this session, we’ll cover:

sonnen named Fast Company top energy innovator

With 16,000 sonnenBatterie systems installed globally, sonnen is making waves in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential and commercial customers through increased solar self-consumption, reduced peak energy usage and reliable backup power during outages. Sonnen has won several awards for its energy innovations and sonnenBatterie products, including Fast Company’s Top