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Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS). This paper explains what it is and why you should use it.

Energy storage can be quite challenging to evaluate with respect to its benefits, effectiveness, and costs. Enter the Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS). At first glance, LCOS can look complicated, but when we break it down, it is easier to understand and put to practical use, for example, comparing the full cost of different storage technologies or comparing the cost of different applications for a single storage technology.Get it here »

This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech

Jennifer Delony | October 10, 2017
Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be first the European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine.

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Andean Mountains Is the Home of the Lithium Triangle

Livio Filice | October 9, 2017
Over the past few years, global demand for lithium, a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries, has spiked.

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Are Batteries Destined for Explosive Growth in the EU?

Brian Parkin and Ewa Krukowska | October 10, 2017
Investors seeking exponential growth may want to take a look at batteries, according to the European Union’s top energy official.

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All PV Predictions Were Wrong

Tina Engelhard | October 10, 2017
Jenny Chase at Bloomberg New Energy Finance said she was speechless in August when China’s NEA announced an additional 12 GW PV capacity.

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Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?

Jennifer Delony | October 10, 2017
EPA Administrator Pruitt said he will roll back Clean Power Plan and do away with federal wind and solar tax credits.

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Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Renewable Energy World Editors and Power Engineering Editors | October 6, 2017
Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.

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Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?

Mark Chediak and Brian Eckhouse | October 9, 2017
The U.S. solar industry is about to airlift rooftop solar panels and batteries to Puerto Rico, where homes and businesses remain without electricity…

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Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer

Jennifer Runyon | October 6, 2017
According to Mark Dyson, an expert who studies grid resilience as part of the RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab, the U.S. does face a problem with grid resiliency.

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A Perspective on the Value of Cooking with Off-grid Power

Mahesh Bhave | October 11, 2017
Why should rural electrification efforts worldwide — in Africa, India, Central and South America — isolate cooking from other core applications such as lighting, fans, phone charging, and TV?

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