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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its partners, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Primus Power, and Advanced Energy (NASDAQ: AEIS) have successfully demonstrated an advanced microgrid system capable of islanded (off-grid) operation using stored and high penetration renewable energy. The testing effort, conducted at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility, incorporated Primus Power's EnergyPod 706kVA powertrain, two AE 100kW solar inverters and Raytheon's Intelligent Power and Energy Management (IPEM) Microgrid Controller. The demonstration proved the ability for an Energy Storage System-driven microgrid with conventional photovoltaic (PV) inverters to achieve 100% PV penetration while retaining the power quality needed [...]
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Latest research from Delta Energy and Environment (Delta-ee) shows that the global market for reciprocating gas engines used within stationary power applications is set for strong growth over the next five years. Research from Delta-ee's Distributed Power Service forecasts that for gas engines sized 400 kWe and above, the market will increase from 4.6 GWe in 2014 to 7.0 GWe by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of over 7%. John Murray, Senior Analyst at Delta-ee comments: “Falling oil and gas prices help, but global economic expansion and ‘green' drivers underpin our forecast for global gas engine sales. Our research has [...]
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The German lithium-ion battery supplier BMZ is investing EUR 45 million in expanding its manufacturing capacity to meet growing demand. The latest figures show the expected boom in the German battery storage market is here. Market experts from Germany Trade & Invest will be at the Energy Storage Europe trade fair in Dusseldorf from March 9 – 11 to discuss the latest trends and investment opportunities in the German market. Berlin (gtai) Europe's largest independent lithium-ion battery system manufacturer BMZ is set to quadruple the size of its facilities in Karlstein near Frankfurt to 55,000 m2 (592,000 sq ft) by 2020. [...]
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