Gridtential secures $6 Million from Battery Industry Strategics, East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc.

Gridtential Inc., an innovator in low-cost, high-performance energy storage technologies, today announced it has completed a $6 million fundraise with strategic investors from some of the world’s largest battery suppliers and distributors. New investors include East Penn Manufacturing, the world’s largest single-site, lead-acid battery facility; Crown Battery Manufacturing, a leader in deep-cycle applications; Leoch International, the

Enel Acquires energy storage software and project developer Demand Energy

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc., has acquired a 100% stake in Demand Energy Networks, Inc. (“Demand Energy”), a US-based company specialised in intelligent software and energy storage systems. “Through this transaction we will be able to greatly strengthen our position in the growing battery storage market with a complementary partner

Battery production begins at Tesla’s Gigafactory, in partnership with Panasonic

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. At the heart of these products are batteries. Starting this week at the Gigafactory in Nevada, Tesla and Panasonic begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in

Sunworks chooses Sharp SmartStorage system as primary solution

Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group announced its SmartStorage system was selected as the primary energy storage system by Sunworks, a leading California and Nevada-based solar installer. The SmartStorage system is an intelligent, lithium-ion based solution that uses predictive learning to reduce peak electricity consumption during demand spikes. Sunworks will implement SmartStorage products

Solar + storage: More than the industry’s Swiss Army knife

Efforts to introduce clean, renewable energy into our electrical grid are on the rise. Already, some cities have achieved using 100% renewable energy, and more are expected to follow by as early as 2020. We are in an exciting time where utilities and developers alike have the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact

Calculating the true cost of energy storage 

By Catherine Von Burg, CEO of SimpliPhi Power Differentiating between price point and cost is paramount to advancing the solar+storage discussion with regard to performance and real value over the life of the project.  Whether evaluating lead acid, lithium ion, flow or others, the various combinations of  battery  chemistries, form factors and architecture  can impact

Solar Speaks: High amperage, high voltage, high what? Magnum talks charge controllers

Today we’re discussing charge controllers with Alan Santos-Buch, Western Region Sales and Marketing Manager of Magnum Energy, a Sensata Technologies brand. Find out how to tell what charge controller is right for your system, why heat dissipation is so important, how the company’s PT-100 differs from other option on the market and what other design

Green Mountain Power first U.S. utility to help customers go off-grid with solar+storage

Green Mountain Power announced it is the first utility in the nation to provide customers with true energy independence and offer the ultimate in customer empowerment: to go off-grid with a new package of products and services to increase energy independence and reduce carbon emissions by more than 30%.  The product offering is fully customizable

Ideal Power’s SunDial to energize NEXTracker’s NX Fusion Plus storage tracker

Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced today that NEXTracker (a Flex company) will be selling its SunDial™ solar PV plus storage string inverter as part of their newly launched solar plus storage tracker. NEXTracker’s “NX Fusion Plus” will integrate the SunDial™ together with NEXTracker’s best-in-class solar tracker, a battery pack,

NFPA first to offer energy storage systems safety resources and training for fire service

As the world continues its shift towards renewable energy generation, Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are rapidly becoming a reality across the globe. ESS capture energy for use at a later time and convert the energy for more convenient or economical storage forms; they are found in business facilities, high rises, and single-family and multi-unit residences