One UK company taking on the storage challenge is H2Go Power. Its core technology is a solid-state, highly porous nanoparticle-based material that essentially acts as a hydrogen sponge. A patent-pending reactor module is certified to operate between 1-10 Bar and below 100°C, storing 1kg of hydrogen that can deliver 16 kWh of electrical energy. Scaled up and paired with electrolysers, containerised units will be capable of providing long-term, grid-scale storage, according to the company., 27d ago
Chairman of China Tianying, Mr. Yan Shengjun, stated, "Energy Vault's innovative gravity energy storage technology is seeing strong demand in China because of the long life of these assets and the significant local economic content that helps meeting the state-mandated energy storage requirements accompanying the rapid growth of China's renewable energy deployments. As we commission the first 100MWh system in Rudong, which we have optimized for the China market requirements, we are pleased to be quickly expanding this groundbreaking technology that will enable intermittent wind and solar power generation to more readily replace other fossil fuel-based generation and thus help accelerate China's clean energy transition and achievement of its net carbon neutral goals."
With the 100 MWh EVx GESS in Rudong and the 2 GWh EVx GESS in Tong Liao, Inner Mongolia, the following recently signed agreements by CNTY bring total existing and planned EVx deployments in China to seven, totaling 3.26 GWh, all of which include a 5% project royalty.
Agreement with Hebei provincial government to build a 100 MWh EVx GESS in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province
Agreement with Jiangsu provincial government to build a 100 MWh EVx GESS in Suzhou, Shanxi Province
Agreement with Gansu provincial government to build a 200 MWh EVx GESS in Jinta County, Jiuquan, Gansu Province
Agreement with Jilin provincial government to build a 660 MWh EVx GESS in Songyuan, Jilin Province
Agreement with Xinjiang government to build a 100 MWh EVx GESS in Yining, Xinjiang Province
China's energy policies require renewable energy plants to integrate storage of 20% of their nameplate generation capacity, with at least a 2-4-hour duration. Most recently, this has been satisfied with lithium-ion battery technology to complement the significant installed base of pumped hydroelectric storage in China.
Similar to pumped hydro, Energy Vault's GESS technology enables a much longer technical life and thus a lower Levelized Cost of Storage over time while providing broader project scalability, higher round-trip efficiency, and safety benefits versus existing technologies. In addition, and unique to Energy Vault, the large 25 ton blocks mobile masses that are the basis of the storage medium are constructed with local soil, avoiding carbon intensive concrete, but can also be constructed with various waste materials like coal ash, concrete debris, mining tailings and other waste sludge materials otherwise destined for landfills. As one of the leaders in China in waste remediation and environmental services, China Tianying's partnership with Energy Vault brings many "circular economic" synergies, which are being exploited for the local market development as the public announcements of these additional projects demonstrate.
As previously announced, commissioning of the recently constructed 25 MW/100 MWh EVx GESS in Rudong, China started in June as planned. The EVx structure is fully built with the formal "capping ceremony" having taken place at the site in Rudong in September 2023 concurrent with commencement of the formal process for state grid interconnection. Construction of a 4-kilometer 35 kV Overhead Power Line to the existing Remote End Substation that serves the adjacent wind farm has also been completed as the remaining mechanical and software commissioning activities progress as expected. Pending the final state grid interconnection and homologation formal processes, Energy Vault's EVx will be the world's first commercial, utility scale non-pumped hydro gravity energy storage system.
Also as previously announced, CNTY is deploying a 2 GWh EVx system for the initial zero carbon industrial parks in Tong Liao, Inner Mongolia.
"CNTY's recently signed agreements reflect the strong and growing market adoption of our gravity energy storage technology, which will help firm up China's growing renewable energy capacity to better meet the energy demand growth that continues at a high pace in China," said Robert Piconi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Vault. "With the first EVx™ system coming online soon in Rudong, five new EVx deployments announced today, and seven total deployments of 3.26 GWh within the first 18 months of our partnership, I would say we are off to a good start. I commend Chairman Yan and the broader China Tianying organization for their courage, fortitude, and leadership they are demonstrating in executing this project through two COVID-related shutdowns in the first year while driving rapid local project development that will assist China and the world more broadly in our collective drive to net carbon neutral."
About Energy Vault
Energy Vault® develops and deploys utility-scale energy storage solutions designed to transform the world's approach to sustainable energy storage. The Company's comprehensive offerings include proprietary gravity-based storage, battery storage, and green hydrogen energy storage technologies. Each storage solution is supported by the Company's hardware technology-agnostic energy management system software and integration platform. Unique to the industry, Energy Vault's innovative technology portfolio delivers customized short-and-long-duration energy storage solutions to help utilities, independent power producers, and large industrial energy users significantly reduce levelized energy costs while maintaining power reliability. Utilizing eco-friendly materials with the ability to integrate waste materials for beneficial reuse, Energy Vault's EVx™ gravity-based energy storage technology is facilitating the shift to a circular economy while accelerating the global clean energy transition for its customers. Please visit www.energyvault.com for more information., 28d ago
The Summerfield battery storage project is a 2-hour 240 MW (480 MWh) DC energy storage solution. The project is currently sized at a 2-hour storage duration but is expandable depending on market needs. Summerfield is the first of multiple large-scale battery projects spearheaded by CIP in Australia. The project is scheduled for installation in 2025 and will incorporate e-STORAGE's SolBank battery technology.
The Summerfield Battery is strategically situated in the Murraylands region to the east of Adelaide in South Australia. The battery supports Australia's energy operator's roadmap for the efficient development of the network and facilitates the integration of new renewable generation sources.
Using e-STORAGE's proprietary SolBank's cutting-edge battery technology, the Summerfield Battery will serve as a critical reservoir of energy, enhancing grid stability in the region. The battery system will accumulate surplus energy during periods of low demand and distribute power back to the grid during peak consumption phases. This functionality is essential for ensuring a consistent, cost-effective supply of electricity to South Australia, Victoria, and the broader national energy grid.
Partner and Head of CIP Australia Jørn Hammer said: "We are pleased to work with Canadian Solar to deliver a new large-scale battery in South Australia. The Summerfield Battery will help to ensure continued energy reliability and unlock new renewable capacity."
Colin Parkin, President of e-STORAGE, commented: "We are deeply honored to collaborate with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Flagship Fund as they endeavor to expand battery storage solutions in Australia. Together, we understand the pivotal role that battery storage systems play in achieving a sustainable future and we are engaged in making a difference in the renewable industry."
e-STORAGE will deliver its proprietary SolBank battery energy storage systems and provide full integration, commissioning, and long-term operational services for the project. SolBank is a self-manufactured battery designed for utility-scale applications. It is based on lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) chemistry and engineered with a strong focus on safety and efficiency. The battery incorporates LFP cells, efficient liquid cooling systems, and multi-level fire safety management systems. It also includes state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. Additionally, the active cell balancing system ensures safe operation and optimized system efficiency and overall performance.
About Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Founded in 2012, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) today is the world's largest dedicated fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments and a global leader in offshore wind. The funds managed by CIP focus on investments in offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, reserve capacity, storage, advanced bioenergy, and renewable hydrogen. CIP manages 11 funds and has to date raised approximately EUR 25 billion for investments in energy and associated infrastructure from more than 150 international institutional investors. CIP has approximately 400 employees and 12 offices around the world. For more information, visit www.cip.com
About Canadian Solar
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 110 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected around 9.3 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has around 850 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 7.8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 18.7 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of approximately 55 GWh, including approximately 5 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry, having been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the Company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or visit www.canadiansolar.com.
e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. To date, e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This brings the total installed capacity and contracted projects to 12.4 GWh DC. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of 10 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy. For additional information about e-STORAGE, please follow the LinkedIn page or visit www.csestorage.com., 7d ago
Added Statera founder and CEO Tom Vernon: “It is essential that flexible generation and energy storage technologies are deployed at scale to enable the vast amounts of renewables required to decarbonize power systems. Statera directly addresses this challenge by developing and operating projects which provide the resilience and flexibility required to balance the grid. InfraRed and the team at Statera have been critical components of our success to date, and I am hugely excited to embark on our next phase of growth, in partnership with EQT. This transaction is a significant milestone, and the scale of EQT’s financial support and global footprint means Statera is well positioned to deliver its pipeline of battery, pumped hydro and green hydrogen technologies.”..., 28d ago
That's where PNNL's expertise comes in handy. Nora Hawkins, senior energy policy specialist for the Washington State Department of Commerce, Energy Office, said "Washington's Clean Energy Transformation Act commits our state to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. As such, we are seeing an increase in proposed grid-scale battery energy storage systems and communities that would host these systems are raising important question and concerns., 19d ago
Multiple military branches are already testing long-duration energy storage solutions. For example, a multi-megawatt Cellcube facility, (image featured at the beginning of this article), is under evaluation by the Navy & Marine Corps. Concurrently, the Air Force is examining Redflow’s megawatt-scale zinc-bromine flow battery and control system. This advanced storage equipment, coupled with microgrid software, aims to create a cohesive system at the Air Force base. According to the DOD, Redflow’s solution will enable “a dispatchable solar–plus-storage resource for peak shaving and energy resilience.”..., 26d ago