How US Grid Operators Plan To Tackle Energy Storage at Gigawatt Scale

The amount of power supplied by batteries from renewable energy systems to the grid is expected to raise at least tenfold by 2030. In the US alone, currently, the batteries are responsible for 1.5 Gigawatts of electric power. As the world is shifting more on renewable energies, the challenge for storing energy at a Gigawatt scale seems to be occurring.
Batteries are necessary components in renewable energy systems and a great help to the grid for adjustability corresponding to the energy demand. The more systems are installed, the greater is the demand for storage.
That is why during the Energy Storage Association policy forum last week, representatives of independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission …

Phone Firms Pile Into Spain’s Renewable Energy Market

The progress of Spain in the renewable energy market has attracted a major industry looking to be power players – the mobile phone industry. Leading company Telefónica is seen to be committed to boosting their advocacy for clean energy while still executing the things they do best like establishing broadband connections.
Apart from Telefónica, other leading mobile phone companies such as Orange and MásMóvil are also preparing to enter the clean energy market. MásMóvil is seen to be preparing a lot as the company bought Lucera, a clean energy provider in Spain, and entered a partnership for selling renewable energy supplies under the ‘EnergyGO’ brand.
MásMóvil also bought Pepephone, another Spanish mobile …

What Could Dethrone Solar In Residential Energy

The energy delivered from electrical utilities has not increased drastically in price even though the demand is ever-growing. This can be largely attributed to the emergent practice of utilizing renewable energy. There are numerous people now that aim to be eco-friendly within their homes and it all started with the solar panel.
Home solar energy systems have been convenient to most residential customers due to the availability of the roof space. Knowing that the sun is constantly shining, having solar panels installed provides an immediate source for usage of low-powered devices.
However, as the market for other components like EVs, hybrid batteries, smart panels, and more are continuing to advance, maybe there’s a …

Safer Batteries Set to Take Over Residential Energy Storage Market

As solar energy is increasing its usage in the US, the demand for solar batteries is also on the rise. The most common battery chemistry being used globally is ‘lithium-ion batteries. However, that term is very broad for classification wherein the lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide, or NMC, that is used in electric vehicles, is categorized as such.
With the quest for storing as much energy as possible in such a tiny space raising the risk for unwanted chemical reaction due to heat, or also called ‘thermal runaway’, the need for an alternative is inevitable. One particular substitute that is growing popular is the lithium-iron-phosphate or LFP.
But a lot of studies by giant manufacturers pointed that the ratio …