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Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow

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This piece was written by Amelia Bates and originally published on Grist. The Future will be Battery Powered The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s materials science department, where one lab devoted to building and testing the … Continue reading “Inside the Race to Build the Battery of Tomorrow”

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ESS makes Cleantech100 list and ships units for testing

ESS makes Cleantech100 list and ships units for testing

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This post was originally published on Solar World, January 31, 2017 by Kathie Zipp. Cleantech 100 for the eighth year For the eighth year running, Cleantech Group (CTG) is proud to present the annually-refreshed Global Cleantech 100 list, our barometer reading of the global innovation community’s shifting views on which companies, and which types of … Continue reading “ESS makes Cleantech100 list and ships units for testing”

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PV-Magazine: Mercom – Battery storage funding shifts to deployment

PV-Magazine: Mercom – Battery storage funding shifts to deployment

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This story was originally published on PV Magazine SMART GRID, BATTERY STORAGE AND EFFICIENCY COMPANIES RAISE $1.3 BILLION IN VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING IN 2016 Smart Grid companies bring in $389 million; Battery Storage companies secure $365 million; Energy Efficiency companies receive $528 million Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy research and communications firm, … Continue reading “PV-Magazine: Mercom – Battery storage funding shifts to deployment”

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ESS Inc. makes Clean Tech Group’s 2017 global Cleantech100 list!

ESS Inc. makes Clean Tech Group’s 2017 global Cleantech100 list!

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For the eighth year running, Cleantech Group (CTG) is proud to present the annually-refreshed Global Cleantech 100 list, our barometer reading of the global innovation community’s shifting views on which companies, and which types of companies, are most likely to have big commercial impact in a 5-10 year timeframe. The companies represent the most innovative … Continue reading “ESS Inc. makes Clean Tech Group’s 2017 global Cleantech100 list!”

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Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries

Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries

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This story was originally published on IT World The researchers predicted that 378.1GW of new solar and wind generating capacity will be installed globally over the next five years, requiring a massive amount of energy storage. Over the next eight to nine years, energy storage capacity in developing countries is expected to skyrocket from 2 … Continue reading “Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries”

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The Life and Death Value of Energy Storage in Military Microgrids

The Life and Death Value of Energy Storage in Military Microgrids

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This article was originally published 1/10/17 on Microgrid Knowledge At military microgrids in hostile territory, reducing fuel use is more than a green effort; it’s a life-saving endeavor. Forward operating base in Base Logar, Afghanistan Afghanistan offered an eye-opener. Vulnerable to attack, one in 24 U.S. fuel supply convoys resulted in a casualty there, according to … Continue reading “The Life and Death Value of Energy Storage in Military Microgrids”

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Oregon Regulators Release Guidelines for State Utilities’ Energy Storage Procurements

Oregon Regulators Release Guidelines for State Utilities’ Energy Storage Procurements

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The Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) has released guidelines for Oregon’s utilities to use when submitting proposals that will meet the state’s energy storage requirements under a 2015 energy law. The law directs Pacific Power and Portland General Electric by January 2018 to submit proposals for qualifying energy storage systems with the capacity to … Continue reading “Oregon Regulators Release Guidelines for State Utilities’ Energy Storage Procurements”

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ARDA Battery DC-DC Converters selected by EES, Inc.’s All-Iron Flow Battery for Microgrid Project with US Army Corp of Engineers

ARDA Battery DC-DC Converters selected by EES, Inc.’s All-Iron Flow Battery for Microgrid Project with US Army Corp of Engineers

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Published 1/5/2017 Oakville, Ontario ARDA Power today announced the placement of an order by ESS, Inc. for ARDA Battery DC-DC Converters. The Converters will be paired with the ESS All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB) system to be delivered under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The converters and All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB) will be … Continue reading “ARDA Battery DC-DC Converters selected by EES, Inc.’s All-Iron Flow Battery for Microgrid Project with US Army Corp of Engineers”

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The Future of Energy Storage

The Future of Energy Storage

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In this Perspectives piece in the November/December issue of World Generation, CEO Craig Evans gives his opinion on the Future of Energy Storage. PORTLAND, OR – With the growth trajectory that solar is experiencing, more solar is being installed due to dramatically lower installation costs, and considering that net metering certainly appears to be going … Continue reading “The Future of Energy Storage”

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Long Duration Storage Covers Range of Use Cases, Revenue Streams

Long Duration Storage Covers Range of Use Cases, Revenue Streams

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This article was originally published on Microgrid Knowledge by Sarah Rubenoff. A recent white paper from ESS focuses on the growing need to combine energy and power applications into a single flexible and valuable long-duration storage asset. What makes long duration storage, such as microgrid energy storage, so attractive is its availability to capture a … Continue reading “Long Duration Storage Covers Range of Use Cases, Revenue Streams”

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