NEC Italia, which is a subsidiary of NEC Europe, and Acea Spa, an Italian utility serving the Rome metropolitan area, have announced an agreement to develop innovative lithium-ion battery storage systems to be implemented in Acea’s primary and secondary power substations. via NEC to Provide Energy Storage to Acea’s Smart Grid in Rome.
It’s day six of the storm-induced power outage that has crippled much of the Eastern United States under unrelenting heat and painfully slow repairs. The unmistakable irony for more than 1 million people still without power on Thursday is that the sweltering sun that followed the brutal storms was tailor-made for rooftop PV with battery Continue reading →
Although the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept of sharing power to the grid from plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has been in existence for nearly two decades, the underlying technologies are only just now emerging from the pilot project phase. Beginning in the next half-decade, however, PEVs with V2G technology will play an important role in the ancillary Continue reading →
The Aperture Center at the Mesa del Sol master-planned development in south central Albuquerque is bustling with technicians, engineers and energy specialists from 11 Japanese companies. The Japanese are doing final tests and analyses on their newly installed microgrid, which will use on-site solar, fuel cell, natural gas and back-up battery storage systems to Continue reading →
Preliminary results of a test project in Minnesota for large-scale battery storage of wind energy – and possibly, in the future, solar electricity – show that it works, the multistate electricity company Xcel Energy says. Several studies are under way in the United States, and more are ongoing in other countries, on using batteries to Continue reading →
The White House is fanning out in force. Last week, President Barack Obama visited Michigan, for the groundbreaking of a battery manufacturing plant; Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke at Celgard, a North Carolina lithium battery-parts producer, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to an electric vehicle recharging station project in New York; and Continue reading →
EnerDel just announced that it will be collaborating with ITOCHU Corporation on another smart grid battery storage project, this time for a major Tokyo apartment building. The system will link renewable, high speed charging outlets for electric cars with the power grid, and is the second such project the two companies have undertaken together. via Continue reading →