EnSync hopes residential Li-ion battery launch will help deliver $15m this year

Hawaiian residents could benefit from community solar-plus-storage following EnSync's decision to launch a battery for residential markets. Pic: jed_ant at Pixabay.com.

Hawaiian residents could benefit from community solar-plus-storage following EnSync’s decision to launch a battery for residential markets. Pic: jed_ant at Pixabay.com.

By Jason Deign

Commercial and industrial (C&I)-scale energy storage developer EnSync Energy Systems hopes to hit USD$15m in revenues this year with the launch of a residential product.
Read more →

China shows the way for electric bus adoption, dominating deployment

Emirates Transport tests an electric school bus from the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation. Chinese companies lead the way in bus electrification. Pic: Emirates Transport.

Emirates Transport tests an electric school bus from the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation. Chinese companies lead the way in bus electrification. Pic: Emirates Transport.

By Mike Stone

A recent report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows China is pulling ahead of the rest of the world in electric bus deployment.
Read more →

Ice Energy pursues refrigeration and overseas markets in expansion move

Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the utilities using Ice Energy's storage systems to cut peak energy use. Pic: SCE.

Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the utilities using Ice Energy’s storage systems to cut peak energy use. Pic: SCE.

By Mike Stone

Ice Energy is leveraging its thermal energy storage technology to enter the commercial refrigeration sector, Energy Storage Report has learned.
Read more →

Renewable energy self-consumption leads list of long-duration applications

Renewable energy self-consumption has emerged as the top application for long-duration energy storage. Pic: nicomeo/Pixabay.com.

Renewable energy self-consumption has emerged as the top application for long-duration energy storage. Pic: nicomeo/Pixabay.com.

By Jason Deign

Renewable energy self-consumption is seen as the most promising application for long-duration storage, said a reportpublished last week by flow battery maker ESS Inc.
Read more →

Why the energy storage industry needs to get over ‘lithium-ion for everything’

Craig Evans of ESS Inc. Pic: ESS/Youtube.

Craig Evans of ESS Inc. Pic: ESS/Youtube.

By Craig E. Evans, President and CEO, ESS Inc

Energy storage had a big year in 2017. We saw it being proposed to power a city the size of Berlin and we saw it being added to critical microgrids in places such as Puerto Rico.
Read more →

Why it could be dangerous to pin ‘100% renewable’ badges on microgrid projects

Porto Santo, one of the most recent islands to have announced a battery-based microgrid project. Pic: Animam.photography.

Porto Santo, one of the most recent islands to have announced a battery-based microgrid project. Pic: Animam.photography.

By Jason Deign

Could microgrid developers risk a backlash by over-claiming the extent to which projects can cut fossil-fuel use? That was the question posed to viewers of a webinar on battery storage for microgrids and islands this month.
Read more →