Energy Storage at SPI
The solar industry is entering a dynamic new phase of solar storage market and application development. IHS Research predicts the global sales for PV systems, with energy storage, will rise to almost US $30 billion by 2017, and with the implementation of innovative policy throughout North America, energy storage solutions will play a pivotal role in ensuring the solar industry’s continued growth. From smoothing and ramping support, to grid-scale and distributed deployments, energy storage paves the way for entrepreneurs to investigate flexible solutions for the future energy supply.
Solar Power International is the premier industry platform for energy storage solutions in combination with PV in the United States. At SPI, attendees will have the chance to see the latest technology from companies exhibiting in the Energy Storage Pavilion or to meet and network in the Energy Storage Lounge sponsored by:
Knowing where opportunity lies enables innovative businesses to succeed. The SPI educational program has a devoted Energy Storage micro-track to explore innovation and address challenges. Full conference attendees will experience and learn about the newest opportunities in the energy storage market.
Energy Storage Pavilion – South Hall 3 (Upper Level)
Solar Power International is excited to include the following companies in the Energy Storage Pavilion.
Green Charge Networks
NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.
Northern Reliability, Inc.
Sinopoly Battery International Limited
Tabuchi Electric Company of America Limited
VARTA Storage GmbH
To view more information, including speaker information, visit the Full Conference Schedule.
Bottling Light: Storage Enhancing the Value of Solar
Tuesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 221
A panel that will discuss various forms of energy storage that are in the ground and running today, and the potential to operate as both dispatchable and capacity energy. Read more >>
How Energy Storage is Creating Value for Commercial and Industrial Companies
Wednesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Room 225
Although grid-scale storage is an important market, there are significant opportunities for storage to create value for commercial and industrial (C&I) companies. Based on PwC’s experience working with both energy storage companies and heavy energy-using companies, Brian will share insights and case studies on four key needs that energy storage can address in the C&I segment: Read more >>
*NEW Walking Session – Getting the Most Out of Your System: Storage / Inverters
Thursday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Room 224
Start in the session and then travel to the show floor. An exciting session format you don’t want to miss!
Pricing Energy Storage + Solar
Thursday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Room 219
There is an abundance of literature describing how energy storage solutions can benefit the U.S. electricity infrastructure by alleviating stress on the transmission and distribution infrastructure, enhancing renewable energy development and advancing the nation’s cleaner energy goals. However, besides the challenge of technology acceptance which is common to all emerging industries, the electricity storage industry also has faced the burden of either making an uncomfortable squeeze into existing pricing mechanisms that do not easily suit it or having to redefine the pricing markets. Read more >>
Educational Posters – Booth #5100 (Upper Level)
Combining PV and Energy Storage
PV and energy storage can be a powerful combination; this poster will investigate the various rules that exist in several regions of the world, how they impact sizing of storage for PV, and what the ultimate value of storage is for each of those scenarios.
Energy Storage and Smart Inverter Features Enhance Value in Utility Scale Solar
Power utilities tasked with meeting goals for renewable energy must still maintain grid stability and quality. To accomplish this, facilities are turning to energy storage technologies. The right combination of storage and smart inverters can make solar power a better grid citizen.
Firming Distributed Solar With Intelligent Energy Storage On The Customer Side Of The Meter
The benefits of energy storage on the customer side of the meter are compelling. For C&I customers, the ability of “intelligent” storage to shape, firm & shift solar can dramatically lower utility bills, improve power quality/reliability and simplify the integration of solar, and EV charging.
Fulfilment of Puerto Rico MTRs for large scale PV plants. Smart integration of energy storage systems using advanced power plant control and VAR compensation with FACTS
Needs of utility-scale renewable plants under the latest Puerto Rican Minimum Technical Requirements (MTRs). GPTech presents a technical case study that offers a solution based on high capacity battery control, VAR compensation using FACTs and an advanced energy management system.
Global Energy Storage in 2020 — Trends and Deviations
Global Energy Storage 2020 — Learn about current predictions for this fast-growing sector, potential innovations, disruptions, and substitutions that could cause the energy storage market either to exceed our greatest expectations or to come up short.
Grid-Scale Energy Storage’s Superiority Over Gas Peakers – The Environmental and Permitting Perspective
As demand for electricity grows, load factors of existing traditional power system assets is decreasing, while cost and difficulty to develop new power plants remains high. Energy storage, a convincing alternative, is being touted as the holy grail of the power generation and delivery industry.
Leveraging PACE financing for solar and storage applications – Case Study
K2 Clean Energy Capital is a leading PACE project developer for both energy efficiency and solar/storage projects in CA. K2 CEC completed a $6.9M project in LA County in July 2014, which is largest project in the USA executed to date 2014. In this poster we will review a case study.
Opportunities for Integrated Solar and Energy Storage Assets
The combination of solar and energy storage assets creates new opportunities for developers, owners, operators, utilities, system operators, and market planners: how emerging market structures are creating new value streams for combined solar and energy storage assets.
Optimizing Solar Energy Supply with Hybrid Energy Storage Systems
Combining solar energy with wind systems, batteries, ultracapacitors and diesel or biofuel generators can mean convenient, cost-effective and long-term energy. Hybrid energy storage solutions integrating ultracapacitors with other storage technologies can spur adoption of renewables.
Smart Carbon – Trojan Battery’s Intelligent Solution for batteries in Partial State of Charge (PSOC) Solar Applications
To address the impact of Partial State of Charge (PSOC) on deep-cycle batteries in Renewable Energy (RE) application which can diminish the overall life of a battery, resulting in costly battery replacements, Trojan Battery includes a carbon additive to enhance battery life and performance.