Jordan A. Davis

Dynapower’s Black Start Technology for Microgrids

Islanded operation, or operation in the the absence of grid connection, is a primary application of energy storage systems. In the case of a microgrid, the ability to island enables energy storage to provide backup power, increasing resilience and reliability of the microgrid.

In the event a microgrid were to be de-energized due to a grid outage, or enter a “black out” state, Dynapower has developed a simple and reliable approach to black starting or “restarting” the microgid’s energy storage inverters.

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Jordan A. Davis

Flywheel Systems vs. Flow Batteries

In the advanced energy storage market, lithium-ion batteries remain the primary battery technology for energy storage systems. They are used in a variety of storage applications from energy storage sited at commercial and industrial facilities to residential energy storage to multi-megawatt utility-scale energy storage installations.

Despite lithium-ion batteries’ market dominance, they aren’t the only available option. Dynapower has deployed our energy storage inverters alongside other battery technologies including flywheel systems and flow batteries. Here we take a deeper dive into how these batteries work.

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Jordan A. Davis

Dynapower Receives TÜV Rheinland Certification for Its DC-to-DC Converters

Dynapower is proud to announce that its DPS-500 DC-to-DC converter for solar plus storage has been certified for IEC 62109 from TÜV Rheinland. It is the first DC to DC converter designed for utility-scale solar plus storage applications to receive this important safety designation.

“Dynapower designs and builds the safest, highest performing energy storage inverters and DC to DC converters available today. This is further validation of the quality and safety of our energy storage solutions,” said Tim Varhue, Energy Storage Product Manager.

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Jordan A. Davis

Massachusetts Becomes First State to Incentivize Energy Storage Systems

Massachusetts has become the first state in the nation to incentivize behind-the-meter energy storage for commercial and industrial customers. The recent incentive–ordered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU)–would allow utility companies to pay customers who agree to use their energy storage systems during peak electricity demand hours to reduce their load on the grid..

The program is being offered through an electric utilities and energy efficiency provider collaborative called Mass Save. The programs are designed for Massachusetts utilities including National Grid, Eversource, Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas Company and other smaller utilities in the state.

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Jordan A. Davis

Breaking News: Energy Storage Installations Set to Soar As Battery Costs Drop

Global energy storage systems are set to grow exponentially from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, according to BloombergNEF.

BNEF estimates that the 122-fold increase in energy storage will require $662 billion of investment.

In a report published on 7/31/19 by BNEF titled Energy Stoage Outlook 2019, the research company predicts a further halving of lithium-ion battery costs per kilowatt-hour by 2030.

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Jordan A. Davis

New Energy Storage Financing Program

Dynapower Announces New Financing Program to Accelerate the Adoption of Behind the Meter Energy Storage Nationwide

Dynapower is proud to announce the introduction of our brand new energy storage financing program. We’ve partnered with Lease Corporation of America to bring system integrators and buyers of energy storage systems a financing program that saves money and gets your new equipment up and running as soon as possible.

Our new energy storage financing covers the equipment purchase, installation, commissioning and training costs—up to 1 million dollars—all in one simple lease. Customers are also highly encouraged to take advantage of IRS Section 179 and deduct 100% of the cost of the energy storage equipment in the first year that the equipment is put into service. Use this free tax deduction calculator to see how much your business could be saving on new energy storage equipment.

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Jordan A. Davis

Energy Storage Microgrids: What You Need to Know

An increased focus on grid resiliency along with the proliferation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)—such as solar and wind—has made microgrids a very attractive alternative to the traditional centralized grid system. Before diving in deeper, though, let’s take a look at what differentiates microgrids from the traditional grid system.

Essentially, microgrids are small collections of loads controlled locally by a limited number of DERs, as opposed to large centralized power systems—which are operated and controlled from a centralized authority. Large centralized power systems maintain system stability through top down control and the aggregated inertia of the system.

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Jordan A. Davis

The Benefits of Energy Storage for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Power management represents a critical area of interest for many industrial facilities. Energy costs can be a daunting operating expense for even small companies, so identifying economical options is a high priority for many managers and executives. One answer that has been growing in popularity and effectiveness is the installation of energy storage systems

Long-duration energy storage, in particular, poses many benefits for brands struggling with energy management. Implementing such systems offers heightened control over distributed energy resources, allowing businesses to save on demand charges, provide critical backup power to protect against grid outages, and incorporate renewables and energy storage to foster more sustainable and economically sound business practices. Read more

Jordan A. Davis

Renewable Energy Output Surpasses Coal for the First Time Ever

This past April marked the first month in U.S. history that renewable energy sources supplied more electricity than coal. Clean energy sources—including wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric dams—generated nearly 68.5 million megawatt-hours of power in April. Meanwhile, coal produced roughly 60 million megawatt-hours of power in the same time period, according to the Energy Information Administration (you can view the data here).

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