NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: A storage bubble?

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

--------------------------

--------------------------

--------------------------

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • Weekend Video: Global Warming In A Cold Winter
  • Weekend Video: New Energy Jobs Booming
  • Weekend Video: Cities Unite In Climate Fight
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-What’s Happening And What To Do About It
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World Ocean Wind To Quadruple by 2025
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Toward Europe’s Solar 3.0
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Storage For New Energy To Boom
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 11:

  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Change Is The Biggest Terrorist Of All
  • TTTA Thursday-Nuke Flop Sets So. Carolina Solar In Flight
  • TTTA Thursday-Denmark Demonstrates Year Of 43.6% Power From Wind Works
  • TTTA Thursday-Two Breakthroughs For Growing EVs
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What's Missing From The 100% Renewable Energy Debate
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New Direction For The Debate Over Cost Shift And Value Of Solar
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The UK’s Record-Breaking New Energy Boom
  • QUICK NEWS, January 9: Interior Dept. Trades Public Lands For Profits; Energy Dept Plan To Boost Coal And Nukes Bloocked; Southeast Utility Giant Misguided on New Energy
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, January 15:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: States Step In On Utilities' Energy Plans
  • QUICK NEWS, January 15: “Stupendously” Expensive Climate Change; New Energy Almost half Of 2017’s New U.S. Generation; Record Competitive Prices For New Energy

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: A storage bubble?

    A storage bubble? High investment in nascent industry sows fears of a battery bust; Market reforms and continued innovation will be needed to see storage reach its potential, experts say

    HermanK. Trabish, Jan. 3, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: Battery storage continues to expand with no sign of a bubble.

    Investment and interest in energy storage technologies has never been higher — too high, in fact, for the comfort of some analysts. The energy storage market added about 475 MWh in 2016, almost 300% more than 2015 numbers, but the attention it is getting from the financial community has all the makings of a bubble, according to GTM Research’s senior vice president Shayle Kann. A handful of policies and events have spurred investments in energy storage, particularly in California and the PJM Interconnect region, and companies like Tesla have brought batteries into the mainstream with sleek new products. But rising interest and investment didn’t necessarily manifest itself in actual deployments or regulatory approval.

    Pacific Gas & Electric is under a mandate to procure 580 MW of storage by the end of 2020. But so far, only 70 MW of its first 76 MW in contracts were approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The commission rejected some contracts because they were not cost-effective. Storage is a more complex technology with a more complex value stream and utilities are still learning how understand and monetize that value stream and address cost-effectiveness, PG&E exec Steve Malnight told Utility Dive. But Tesla expects economies of scale to drive down energy storage prices to as low as $0.05/kWh by 2030, said Mateo Jaramillo, vice president of Tesla’s products and programs. Work remains to get the battery, the power electronics, and the mechanical and electrical systems down the cost curve. But, Jaramillo said, it is engineering work, not science work, and Tesla is doing that work… click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    NO QUICK NEWS

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home