DANBURY, Conn., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, today announced that it was awarded a $3.0 million contract from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance the commercialization of cost-effective and clean long-duration energy storage. The project will further develop FuelCell Energy’s advanced solid oxide cell technology capable of alternating between electrolysis and fuel cell power generation mode (reversible SOFC, or RSOFC) in an [...]
With the PV Genset, Fronius is now offering a solution for applications that use diesel as the energy source. Diesel generators are combined with photovoltaic technology, which saves fuel, reduces costs and makes the power supply more reliable. The key to the success of the solution is the Fronius PV system controller. This controls the entire system, ensuring reliable yields and maximising diesel savings.
In many remote areas or regions where the electricity supply is unstable or extremely expensive, grids powered by diesel generators are extremely common. The costs depend on the country, transport distance and increasing oil costs on the global market.
The industry is buzzing with Elon Musk’s high hopes of putting a battery in every home and solar on every roof. The Tesla Powerwall is poised to reduce grid dependence and promote more self consumption- but in my very humble opinion it’s not there yet. After watching Elon’s unveiling video a few weeks ago and reading the pros and cons of this new venture, it only reemphasized the point that SMA already has products to handle his vision.
Let’s take a look at some of the limitations of the Powerwall:The 7kWh model “doesn’t make financial sense” and SolarCity will not be offering this model to its residential customers. The 10kWh [...]
Allowing easy, flexible installation and monitoring of electricity data, high-efficiency battery storage systems will contribute to optimal energy use inside the home.
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi), Energetik Solartechnologie-Vertriebs GmbH (Managing Directors: Mr. Thomas Stork, Mr. Frank Rohland) and Solare Datensysteme GmbH (CEO: Dr. Frank Schlichting) today announced that the companies have teamed up to offer an energy storage solution for residential use in Germany. The new solution, which includes Kyocera’s battery storage system and Solare Datensysteme’s energy monitoring software and hardware, can be combined with solar power generating [...]