System features near constant-temperature processes, higher efficiency, and more flexible scalability
May 18, 2016
The gap between electricity generation and use could be narrowed with an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) system that extracts energy from thin air. Actually, the system, called Ground-Level Integrated Diverse Energy Storage or GLIDES, stores electricity mechanically in the form of compressed gas that displaces water in high-pressure vessels.
Offers a combination of solar, battery storage, smart electric water heater, and Nest thermostat
March 21, 2016
SolarCity is introducing a Smart Energy Home offering to new residential customers in Hawaii. It includes advanced technology: solar photovoltaic (PV), battery storage, smart electric water heaters, and the Nest Learning Thermostat, all coordinated by a home gateway.
Brings together capabilities across HVAC, controls, fire, security, and power solutions
January 25, 2016
Johnson Controls and Tyco today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, will combine with Tyco, a global fire and security provider, to create a leading provider of HVAC, controls, fire, security, and power solutions.
Product charges when energy is least expensive and feeds energy back during costly peak times
December 10, 2015
Green Charge Networks announced that its energy storage platform received Product of the Year honors from the Energy Manager Today Awards. Green Charge’s intelligent energy storage product specifically targets peak demand reduction.
The company is partnering with leading solar companies including NRG Energy
October 29, 2015
Ice Energy, a provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, has announced the launch of Solar + Ice, which bundles its Ice Bear thermal energy storage unit with rooftop solar PV to deliver a cost-effective solar-plus-storage solution.
University wins EU research grant to develop new energy storage technology
October 5, 2015
London South Bank University’s (LSBU’s) School of The Built Environment and Architecture has received a research grant to investigate the potential of a promising new technology — cryogenic energy storage (CES) — to solve the problem of how to store excess renewable energy.
Firm says it has rapidly evolved from a battery company to an application solutions company
September 8, 2015
ZBB Energy announced that it has changed its name to EnSync Inc. (dba EnSync Energy Systems). The company is a developer of energy management systems for the commercial, industrial, utility, and multi-tenant building markets.
PosiGen Solar Solutions teams with SimpliPhi Power and Schneider Electric
September 2, 2015
PosiGen Solar Solutions marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by making a solar contribution to the city of New Orleans to help create a resilient City Hall. PosiGen, with partners SimpliPhi Power and Schneider Electric, is providing 25 kW of solar PV panels, energy storage, and an educational monitoring display.
IceBank tanks allow district to reduce peak energy consumption by more than 20 percent
July 6, 2015
CALMAC® announced that the Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD) in San Antonio is using the company’s ice-based energy storage technology to cool more than 325,000 square feet across five buildings on its high school campus and reduce its peak energy consumption.