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Battery storage


Hybrid Power Plants Are an Inefficient Usage of Battery Technology
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Hybrid power plants, also known as solar plus storage or wind plus storage projects, have gained significant traction in recent years. These projects combine solar energy or wind energy with…


Smart Neighborhood Wins Smart Grid Award
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Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood integrates a microgrid into a community filled with high-performance homes containing energy-efficient systems and connected appliances. The innovative initiative, which includes solar panels, battery storage, and…


THE BIG PICTURE (Infographic): Capital Costs

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) in February 2020 published capital costs and performance characteristic estimates for 25 new electric power generating technologies. These estimates come from global engineering and design…


A Protocol for Making Renewable Energy Sizing and Selection Decisions

Much has been written about renewable energy, but few stories have focused on the complexity of determining the optimal mix of solar and wind generation, and the kind and amount…


What’s the Cheapest New-Build Power Technology?
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Onshore wind and photovoltaic (PV) solar power are the cheapest forms of new-build power generation for at least two-thirds of the world’s population, according to analysis published by research company…