Liquid air energy storage firm Highview to announce EPC tie-up this quarter

A fully integrated LAES system that was commissioned in July 2011 and ran until the end of 2014. Highview hopes large-scale versions will be commercialised soon. Pic: Highview Power Storage.

A fully integrated LAES system that was commissioned in July 2011 and ran until the end of 2014. Highview hopes large-scale versions will be commercialised soon. Pic: Highview Power Storage.

By Jason Deign

Liquid-air energy storage (LAES) developer Highview Power Storage is preparing to announce a tie-up with a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor this quarter.
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How value stacking could boost profits by “several millions of dollars a year”

GridSME's model can help solar firms make more cash from their plants. Pic: Cypress Creek Renewables.

GridSME’s model can help solar firms make more cash from their plants. Pic: Cypress Creek Renewables.

By Jason Deign

Stacking multiple energy storage applications could improve the profitability of assets by “several millions of dollars a year,” an expert has said.
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Eos grapples with scale-up challenges on route to DC cost of $95 per kWh

The 1MWh Eos Aurora system installed by Advanced Solar Products for PSE&G's Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant solar project (Photo: Eos Energy Storage).

The 1MWh Eos Aurora system installed by Advanced Solar Products for PSE&G’s Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant solar project (Photo: Eos Energy Storage).

By Jason Deign

The zinc hybrid cathode battery maker Eos Energy Storage has admitted to facing challenges in scaling its systems up to megawatt levels.
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Study: flow batteries beat lithium ion

Flow batteries, such as this ESS All-Iron unit under contract to the US Army Corps of Engineers, have the potential to reach commercial cost-effectiveness before lithium-ion, new research shows. Pic: ESS.

Flow batteries, such as this ESS All-Iron unit under contract to the US Army Corps of Engineers, have the potential to reach commercial cost-effectiveness before lithium-ion, new research shows. Pic: ESS.

UPDATE: We have found data for EWE’s proposed flow battery system on the EWE Gasspeicher website. The actual values are not far off those calculated in our original article below.

By Jason Deign

A study last week showed flow batteries could maintain a cost edge over lithium-ion chemistries, even in the face of massive deployment of the latter.
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