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  • Tesla CEO Plugs into New Market with Home Battery System

    Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so the world can disconnect from power plants - and he can profit. On Thursday night, before ...


    By Associated Press

  • Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems

    Maybe you are considering purchasing a renewable energy system to generate electricity at your home. Although it takes time and money to research, buy, and maintain a system, many people enjoy the independence they gain and the knowledge that their actions are helping the environment. A renewable energy system can be used to supply some or all of your electricity ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Xcel Energy To Test Battery Storage Technology In Stapleton

    Xcel Energy is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliability, Inc. to test battery storage technology to maximize the use of rooftop solar energy while ensuring the safety and reliability of the electric grid. The two-year pilot project is taking place in Stapleton's North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods. As customers' demand for solar energy in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • APS Brings Battery Storage to Rural Arizona

    Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Arizona, making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation to use batteries in place of traditional infrastructure. The two 4-megawatt-hour (MWh) ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    The dream of a home battery – cheap, durable, safe, and as big as you like – that could store solar or wind power is a step nearer reality. Researchers from Harvard University in the US report that they have tested a “flow battery” that uses cheap and abundant chemical elements, can be operated with plastic components, will not catch fire, and can operate at 99% ...


    By Climate News Network

  • SDG&E Spurs Energy Storage Innovation With Flow Battery Technology

    SDG&E recently unveiled a new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric (SEI), which stemmed from a partnership between Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL study finds battery storage expensive, but future prospects bright

    A new federal study seeking to get beyond “the hype” on residential energy storage and set baseline costs puts the price of including a home battery with a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation at $12,000 to $14,000. “There has been a lot interest recently and a lot of hype,” said Kristen Ardani, principal author of the study and an analyst at the Golden, Colorado-based ...

  • SMA Launches Cost-effective and Flexible Inverter for High-voltage Batteries

    SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is launching a new high-voltage battery compatible inverter for private households. With the new SMA Sunny Boy Storage SMA is the only provider that can currently offer an AC-coupled system for high-voltage batteries. The Sunny Boy Storage ensures the cost-effective, easy and flexible integration of storage solutions into new or existing photovoltaic systems. SMA is ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Cheap Solar Panels Kits Available Online For Home Requirements

    The cheap solar panel is promoting the use of the cleanest form of energy generation to even individuals. To begin with the solar panels were a boon to the remote areas despite their formidable costs. The concerns over global warming, environment pollution and inflationary utility bills makes using this technology in the individual home a matter of dire necessity. The solar energy ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Buy Solar Panels For Home Contributing To Cleaner Greener Environment

    The people can buy solar panels for home applications whether they have separate homes or living in a condo. The latest solar panel system technology allows customers to install these panels in more ways than one. However, homeowners renovating their homes can increase their resale values greatly by having solar panel system installed in their new roofs. This will bring down the ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • GM, ABB Demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse Unit

    World’s first use of electric vehicle batteries for energy storage nears grid testing SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and ABB today showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Eaton to Develop Predictive Battery Management Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it is strengthening its commitment to hybrid vehicle technology by developing a cost-effective power control system to reduce the size of the system battery without a loss of battery life or vehicle performance. The fuel-efficient application is intended to optimize the operation of hybrid ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • NRG Installs 52 Kilowatt Solar Array at Haiti Children’s Home

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) volunteer employees just returned from Haiti where they helped install a 52 kilowatt solar array on the rooftops of the Zanmi Beni Home for Children, an organization located north of Port-au-Prince that provides long-term care for 64 children, most of whom were displaced by the 2010 earthquake. The photovoltaic solar array will use batteries ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

  • Alabama Power Partners with Signature Homes to Develop Smart Neighborhood

    Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood by Alabama Power. The state-of-the-art community of 62 homes will feature emerging energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances, and a community-scale microgrid. Smart Neighborhood - to be located at Signature Homes' new Reynold's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Eaton to develop predictive battery management technology for hybrid vehicles

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it is strengthening its commitment to hybrid vehicle technology by developing a cost-effective power control system to reduce the size of the system battery without a loss of battery life or vehicle performance. The fuel-efficient solution will focus on the operation of commercial-scale hybrid electric vehicles, from passenger ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Solar Panel Systems for Homes to Become Common Occurrence In The Near Future

    The solar panel systems for homes are very much in vogue across the country. The recent innovations in the solar power technology have promoted the manufacturers to bring out affordable modules for homes. However, there is a wide range of systems and every household has different needs. The online consumers can browse through a lot of information about manufacturers and the solar ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • NREL team investigates secondary uses for electric drive vehicle batteries

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), industry and academia are teaming to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a “second life.” NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Possible secondary uses for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries include residential and ...

  • GE Researchers Developing At-Home Refueling Station for NG Vehicles

    In what could help fuel widespread adoption of NG vehicles in the US and globally, GE researchers, in partnership with Chart Industries and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded a program through Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an affordable at-home refueling station that would meet ARPA-E’s target of ...


    By General Electric

  • July 17 ESTAP Webinar: Resilient Solar-Storage Systems for Homes and Commercial Facilities

    July 17 ESTAP Webinar: Resilient Solar-Storage Systems for Homes and Commercial Facilities On Wednesday, July 17 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar on resilient solar-storage systems for homes and commercial facilities. The webinar will be introduced by Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • UL Issues First UL 9540 Certified Home Energy Storage System to Enphase Energy

    UL, a global safety science organization, today announced it has issued the first UL 9540 certification for a complete home energy storage system to Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company  ( ...


    By UL LLC

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