05. July 2017 · Comments Off on Siemens kicks off renewables-plus-storage smart grid pilot in Rotterdam · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities. The project will see Siemens collaborate with Dutch grid operator Stedin and utility Lyv Smart Lyving to connect 20,000 ‘smart home solutions’ with local distributed energy generators including solar and onshore wind.

Source: Siemens kicks off renewables-plus-storage smart grid pilot in Rotterdam | Energy Storage News

15. April 2016 · Comments Off on Smarter Grid Solutions To Demo Active Network Management With NREL · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smarter Grid Solutions says it is deploying a fully operational active network management (ANM) system in North America as part of its ongoing work under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) “Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation” (INTEGRATE) project.According to Smarter Grid Solutions, the three-phase project demonstrates how to increase electric grid hosting capacity for distributed energy resources (DER).

Source: Smarter Grid Solutions To Demo Active Network Management With NREL :: North American Windpower

19. December 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Non-Transmission Alternatives’ Offer Opportunity for Microgrids and Local Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The term ‘non-transmission alternative’ may sound wonky to some. But to companies that work with microgrids, distributed energy, energy efficiency and the like, it sounds like opportunity.The term refers to installing smaller, local energy technology instead of new transmission infrastracture to alleviate congestion.Several states see non-transmission alternatives as a way to avoid a hefty bill for new high-voltage lines, as high as $50 billion per year over the next two decades by some estimates. In addition, installing microgrids or solar panels in lieu of overhead wire averts battles with communities over marring scenic views.

Source: ‘Non-Transmission Alternatives’ Offer Opportunity for Microgrids and Local Energy – Microgrid Knowledge

20. November 2015 · Comments Off on RevoluSun Smart Home Introduces Solar Energy Storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

RevoluSun, a Hawaii-based solar company, is now offering high-capacity battery storage as one of its Smart Home products, allowing rooftop solar customers to get the maximum value of their investment in renewable energy. The Sunverge Solar Integration System (SIS) is an intelligent, distributed energy storage system that captures solar power and automatically delivers it when homeowners need it the most.

Source: RevoluSun Smart Home Introduces Solar Energy Storage – Solar Novus Today

12. September 2015 · Comments Off on An Industry First, Distributed Energy Storage System Dispatches Electricity to California Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Marking a US power industry first, a “smart” network of distributed energy storage systems installed on-site on utility-customer premises successfully bid into and supplied electricity to California’s power grid via the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) real-time, day-to-day wholesale power market.                                                                                                              Aggregated by pioneering smart grid technology developers Stem and Olivine, the distributed energy storage network functions as one large, utility-scale energy storage asset. Smart battery storage systems are installed at 18 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) commercial customer sites.

Source: An Industry First, Distributed Energy Storage System Dispatches Electricity to California Grid – Pennenergy