A new video showcasing the Sterling Municipal Light Department’s award-winning energy storage system premiered this week at the Solar Power International/Energy Storage International conference in Las Vegas and at the Innovation Northeast’s Energy Storage & Microgrid conference in Boston. The video highlights the municipal utility’s energy storage microgrid, which is bringing both economic and resiliency benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking energy storage project is the result of a collaboration among municipal, state, federal, industry, philanthropy, and nonprofit partners.
Researchers from the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM) in Spain have developed an innovative energy storage system which is able to store up to ten times more than the existing solutions using materials abundant in nature.
Yesterday, stakeholders from across Massachusetts and New England joined the Sterling Municipal Light Department to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first utility-scale energy storage facility in Massachusetts.
A new energy storage study, “State of Charge” released by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER), recommends a suite of new policy and program actions to support the deployment of hundreds of megawatts of advanced energy storage in the state over the next decade. That goal is supported by a clean energy bill, recently signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, that authorizes DOER to set energy storage procurement targets that utilities must meet by 2020. The agency is directed to decide by the end of this year whether to do so.
Solarplaza’s Africa-featuring event series returns for the sixth time to help Africa get one step closer to viable generation and consumption of sustainable energies.
Project manager for the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), Ina de Visser, recently said in an interview with global events organizer Solarplaza, that project developers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) states are confronted by profound difficulty in financing commercial and industrial projects, whereas lenders in the region claim that they fail to source bankable projects.