October 7th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 5MW/9.5MWh battery expansion in Germany, a consultation by the FERC to allow storage to get access to multiple value streams, a (short) break in the subsidy program for residential systems in Germany, a flywheel pilot project in Hawai’i by Amber Kinetics and the entry of Aquion in the Australian residential market.
Foreword: Clean Horizon unveils the potential for energy storage in the Caribbean islands with its new report at only 800 USD!
- « Younicos and German utility WEMAG have started work on expanding the storage capacity of a battery park in Schwerin, Germany, from 5MW to 10MW power output and 5MWh to 14.5MWh capacity. »
- The FERC opened a consultation in order to define a framework under which storage could simultaneously participate to the wholesale markets and be used as a transmission asset.
- The German subsidy for residential PV plus battery installations has been put on hold until the end of the year due to a lack of budget.
- « Amber Kinetics and Hawaiian Electric Company have agreed to conduct a joint energy storage pilot project to test the capability of a flywheel system. »
- « Aquion and Fusion Power Systems, a leading Australian power and energy systems integrator, have announced Titan SmartStorage, a fully integrated solar energy storage solution for residential applications in Australia »