Good Energy has said it aims to start work on its maiden commercial storage development in November this year. In March this year the clean energy utility announced that it was to move into the battery storage sector as part of a significant restructuring of its offering. But while the company initially said it would look to develop storage facilities at generation assets – indicating co-locating them alongside utility-scale onshore wind and solar – Good now appears to be taking a more concise approach by targeting the C&I market. Within its H1 results disclosure this morning, Good revealed that it would be looking to advise its business customers on how behind the meter storage applications could enable them to better manage onsite renewable generation, electricity consumption and the cost of electricity.
Solar Power Portal 12th Sept 2017 read more »
Renewables company, Anesco, has gained accreditation to supply energy storage batteries to the UK solar farm market. The decision is the first to come from the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme regarding the storage of solar power. Anesco currently have three sites which have qualified for the scheme.
Energy Voice 13th Sept 2017 read more »
In a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site resembles a barracks, but instead of soldiers, the 24 containers house racks of battery packs. This is the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, according to its developers. When the local grid needs more power, these batteries deliver, almost instantaneously. They can discharge up to 30 megawatts – roughly equivalent to powering 20,000 homes – and can sustain that level for up to four hours. AES Energy Storage built the system in less than six months for utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in response to a four-month blowout at southern California’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility. The rupture in October 2015 leaked more gas into the atmosphere than any other spill in US history.
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