On the Blogs: Solar Battery Systems Gain Traction in New U.S. Markets

first_imgOn the Blogs: Solar Battery Systems Gain Traction in New U.S. Markets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The first quarter of 2016 saw 18.3 megawatts of grid-interactive energy storage installed in the U.S., up 127 percent year-over-year and marking the largest first quarter in the history of the nation’s energy storage market, according to GTM Research’s Q2 2016 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report. Historically, California has dominated residential energy storage deployments in the U.S. In Q1 2016, however, GTM Research observed growing deployments in a number of emerging state markets across the U.S., including Kentucky, Nevada, Utah and Vermont. While these individual markets are still quite small, collectively they accounted for the largest share of residential energy storage deployments in Q1 2016, surpassing even California and Hawaii. Energy storage system vendors are beginning to expand into “nontraditional” markets where few, if any, deployments have occurred before. Activities in these new markets speak both to customer interest and improving economic cases for storage. It’s unlikely that any of these state markets will come close to rivaling states like California or Hawaii in the near future, but nevertheless we’re witnessing an expansion of energy storage influenced by factors including new business cases for behind-the-meter storage.In particular, interest in aggregation of behind-the-meter assets is growing. Several U.S. utilities have already partnered with energy storage system vendors to pursue business models that offer the opportunity to leverage a fleet of residential energy storage systems to provide grid services. Green Mountain Power in Vermont begun shipping Tesla Powerwalls early in 2016, offering the option for customers to allow utility access to the systems in exchange for electricity bill credit; Green Mountain Power plans to utilize these storage systems to reduce capacity and transmission costs, as well as to provide energy arbitrage. Additionally, Sunverge has partnered with Glasgow Electric Plant Board in Kentucky to explore opportunities to leverage residential storage to provide services to the grid. Sunverge and SunPower are also working with Con Edison in New York to deploy residential storage as part of a virtual power plant trial project within the New York Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) program with the goal of exploring a new business model for utilities.Full item: The Growing Opportunity for Residential Energy Storage in the USlast_img read more

Ambrosini leaves AC Milan

first_imgAmbrosini has been given a free transfer by the Italian giants after 18 years at the club and Sam Allardyce has identified the midfielder as a summer target.The 36-year-old also has offers from Major League Soccer clubs in the United States but agent Moreno Roggi has revealed that neither this nor retirement are options his client is considering.“Obviously Massimo wants to continue,” Roggi told the Calciomercato website.“His preference would be overseas clubs, but if an offer did come in from an Italian side, we would not ignore it completely.“At this moment we are in talks with West Ham, while we have already ruled out Major League Soccer.”Ambrosini won two UEFA Champions League trophies for Milan, making his debut in 1995 alongside the likes of Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Marcelo Desailly and former Hammers hero Paolo Di Canio. AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani paid tribute to the club’s former captain, who went on to make 489 appearances in which he scored 36 goals.Ambrosini also won 35 caps in a nine-year international career with Italy.Galliani said on acmilan.com: “I am very sorry to say goodbye to Ambro.PAPER CHASEGet the latest rumors as the biggest clubs try to bolster their rosters.“It is hard to say goodbye. Eighteen seasons together cannot be forgotten and no-one will ever be able to wipe them out. Milan and Massimo Ambrosini part ways. Milan and all Rossoneri fans bid Ambro farewell – he was more than a player, he was a symbol of the club. “Ambrosini arrived at Milanello as a promising youngster in the summer of 1995 and immediately displayed his talent with an intense work ethic and generosity, two elements that helped him become the player we know, a true champion.“He came through the ranks under the guidance of great Milan captains, from Baresi and Costacurta to Albertini and Maldini, whom he inherited the captain’s armband from in 2009 to himself become a Milan icon.“His passion for the Milan shirt carved him a space in the hearts of all Rossoneri fans.“His unswerving professionalism both on the field of play and in training epitomised the man, and his never-say-die attitude came to the fore also during the heart-stopping final match of the season on May 19th between Siena and Milan, his last for the team.”last_img read more