With so much change occurring almost daily last year – it seemed as if there was a new and meaningful story at least once a week – writing a story about the events in 2014 until 2014 was actually over seemed premature. Well, that’s one excuse, anyway. But even this past week, new information came out about Tesla’s battery that is meaningful. So perhaps procrastination does have its benefits.
Looking back over the past twelve months, the challenge has been to discern new and/or continuing trends that are likely to continue to evolve and change our (electric) energy world in 2015 and beyond. It’s always a tough task to determine what is worthy of consideration and what is not, but there were a number of stories – and non-stories – that clearly floated to the top. I will summarize each of these stories in this piece, and then provide more detailed follow-up in a series of posts over the coming days. One caveat: I will most assuredly get this wrong. This is an annual subjective overview. If I have omitted a critical story or element of proof, well, that’s’ what the comments section is for…
250-kilowatts of Alevo Battery Technology will become part of the Duke Energy Microgrid Research Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Duke Energy established a testing center at their Mount Holly Training facility a few years ago to explore new microgrid technologies and take an in-depth look at how new microgrid technology can enhance the grid. […]
In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing over $68 million in the 3.5 million-square-foot former Philip Morris […]
Alevo, the energy storage company, today announced is highest score yet