132 Results for

grid-scale storage


DOE smart-grid trials fund utility-scale energy storage

The second wave of government smart-grid funding totals $620 million to install network-savvy grid equipment and to test utility-scale storage.

By November 24, 2009


Nontoxic energy storage snags $30 million in funding

Aquion Energy wins venture capital investments for grid-scale storage and has plans for a U.S. factory.

By September 8, 2011


Coda Auto pulls double duty for EVs and grid storage

Looking for a beachhead in the fledgling grid storage business, electric carmaker Coda opens a business unit to build battery systems for the grid.

By January 20, 2012


Xtreme Power raises cash for renewable-energy storage

Start-up pulls in nearly $30 million to go after the utility market with large-scale systems that make wind and solar power more reliable suppliers of electricity to the grid.

By July 27, 2010


Flywheel storage maker Beacon Power declares bankruptcy

Beacon Power, which received a $43 million DOE loan guarantee from the same program that Solyndra did, is bankrupt after running out of money.

By October 31, 2011


Utility energy storage no longer just giant batteries

The latest smart-grid programs give alternative storage technologies--including compressed air, flow batteries, and flywheels--a shot at proving themselves at utility scale.

By November 25, 2009


Utility AEP plans backyard energy storage

Will energy storage on the power grid be more a giant mainframe computer or a small PC? A U.S. utility company will try small-scale, distributed storage later this year.

By March 7, 2009


Kauai grid gets solar storage

Utility-scale storage battery is the answer for Hawaiian solar plant's surges and dips in electricity generation.

By January 13, 2011


DARPA awards $1.7M for ultracap energy storage

Maxwell Technologies will use the money to develop a long-lasting portable energy-storage device for soldiers to charge and manage electronics in the field.

By January 5, 2011


DOE: Grid storage works, costs a 'red herring'

Without energy storage, the grid cannot handle high penetrations of solar and wind, says the DOE's storage research program director.

By September 28, 2010