Energy Storage
July 19, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system that was put into service in August 2016 in a North York (Toronto) neighbourhood is “showing positive results” in the early stages of a pilot program, reports Toronto Hydro.
July 18, 2017 - Siemens AG and The AES Corp. are forming a new global energy storage technology and services company named Fluence, which will combine the capabilities of Siemens’ battery-based energy storage solutions group under the Energy Management division with AES’ subsidiary, AES Energy Storage.
May 7, 2017 - LG Chem Ltd.—a player in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications—received the Brad Roberts Award for Outstanding Industry Achievement from the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
May 1, 2017 - Alectra Inc., with the support of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has completed a feasibility study for mass adoption of the utility’s residential solar storage pilot, Power.House, in Ontario’s southern York region.
February 24, 2017 - EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and internet of energy (IOE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, has announced a partnership with ENMAX Energy Corporation at the District Energy Centre site in Calgary, Alta., to integrate solar and energy storage with a combined heat and power (CHP) system using EnSync’s patented Matrix technology.
January 11, 2017 - Mersen has new DC overcurrent protection solutions for electric vehicles and battery-related applications: the Xp and Xs series hybrid devices and an expanded line of DC fuses.
January 4, 2017 - EnerSys, a provider of stored energy solutions for industrial applications, has expanded its line of backup power solutions for the utility and renewable energy industries with PowerSafe OGi batteries.
December 7, 2016 - With the ubiquity of lithium-ion batteries in smartphones and other rechargeable devices, it’s hard to imagine replacing them. But the rising price of lithium has spurred a search for alternatives, and one up-and-coming battery technology uses abundant, readily available seawater.
December 7, 2016 - Josh de Wit—a second-year mechanical engineering student from the University of Sussex—has won the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award for 2016 thanks to his original idea focusing on stacked graphene batteries, with the objective of improving sustainability in electric vehicles.
December 1, 2016 - Can you imagine a battery that won’t reach 50% of its charge until the year 7746 AD? That’s the promise behind new technology that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a battery that’s shaped into—believe it or not—a diamond!
November 29, 2016 - GE has unveiled a new series of flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with a range of 50 to 1000 kilovolt-amperes and which integrates patented flywheel technology from Vycon, a subsidiary of Calnetix Technologies, with GE’s TLE series and SG series solutions.
November 7, 2016 - Underwriters Laboratories reports it has certified its first Subject 9540 residential energy storage application in the States, and EBMag has learned the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is in the process of approving UL 9540 as a National Standard of Canada (NSC).
November 3, 2016 - With residential solar energy ramping up, consumers are looking for ways to store extra energy without breaking the bank. To help solve this problem, a team of scientists has come up with a novel possibility: scrap-metal DIY batteries.
October 21, 2016 - The new line of APC by Schneider Electric Back-UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) battery backup solutions is designed to deliver power protection for wireless networks, computers and other home and business electronics.
October 14, 2016 - PowerStream signed a partnership agreement last week with Thunder Bay Hydro that will allow the northern Ontario-based electricity distribution company to take advantage of a residential solar-storage technology currently being piloted with customers in York Region and Simcoe County under the program name “PowerHouse”.
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