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Energy Storage News

Energy storage and frequency regulation: Axion Power signs marketing, sales and reselling agreement with Pacific Energy Ventures, targets renewable energy projects

2015-01-29 |

Axion Power International, Inc. (New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.) a developer of advanced lead-carbon “PbC” batteries, energy storage systems and frequency regulation systems, on January 28th, 2015 announced a strategic marketing, sales and reselling agreement with privately owned Portland OR-based Pacific Energy Ventures LLC (PEV), a technology and project development firm specializing in the renewable energy and energy storage sectors. PEV will promote the sale of “PbC” and “PowerCube” products for use with renewable energy and energy storage projects. Read more...

 
Solar Report

2013 review: Solar goes east - Growing global PV markets expected in 2014

2014-01-09 |

After the upsetting experiences of 2012, 2013 was a much better year for the global solar industry. 2012 started with a trade war raging on three continents and collapsing PV prices across the value chain, which continually pushed more companies to bankruptcy. In 2013 all this changed. There has been a conclusion to the trade dispute between the EU and China, and if it is not entirely satisfactory to ever stakeholder, it at least has returned a degree of stability and predictability to the industry. PV prices across the value chain stopped their collapse, in some cases rebounding by the end of the year, leading to margin recovery. Read more...

Solar Point of View

Why energy storage is cost-effective and also in need of a clear market signal

2013-09-17 |

California's electricity system has reached a transforming regulatory milestone. On September 3, Commissioner Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authored a proposed decision ordering a 1.325 GW utility energy storage procurement target for California's electric grid by 2020, if viable and cost-effective. The CPUC is expected to decide on a final number for the target in the coming months. But many have seen the “cost-effectiveness” part of the equation with curiosity: “if cost-effectiveness is a requirement,” they ask, “why are procurement targets necessary?” It's a sensible question - and the CPUC’s conclusions show that specific targets are key to getting much-needed storage solutions onto the grid. Read more...