A123 Energy Solutions, a unit of China’s Wanxiang Group Corp. that produces energy-storage devices, installed a 1-megawatt battery system that will stabilize the power grid on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
The U.K. government should give incentives to promote methods of storing excess power from renewables and releasing it when energy demand is high, said the developer of such a technology, Highview Power Storage.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc., the Lake Forest, California-based developer of alternative-fuel vehicles and energy-storage systems, agreed to sell its 10-megawatt Trout Creek wind farm in Canada.
PG&E Corp., the owner of California’s largest utility, activated its second energy-storage project, using batteries from Japanese manufacturer NGK Insulators Ltd. to balance power on the electric grid.
Gaelectric Holdings Plc, the Dublin- based developer, is in discussions with infrastructure investors for a 300 million-pound ($466 million) project in Northern Ireland to store surplus energy from wind turbines.