Financing Battery Systems, Part II

Tackling battery system commercialization I published a short post on LinkedIn about a structural challenge in renewable energy, specifically energy storage. In summary, advanced energy storage has been in development for decades now, yet we are still seeing non-economic deals and demonstration projects. I’ve written before about the information asymmetry in this industry and while […]

A brief exploration of electricity costs

If you haven’t already, I invite you to play with the Battery System Pricing calculator. It allows you to determine the per kilowatt and per kilowatt-hour pricing of a system as well as a rough estimate of the cost of delivered electricity. Evaluating both power and energy pricing makes it easier to compare different battery […]

Pricing grid energy storage: power vs energy

Should energy storage costs be $/kWh or $/kW?

Pricing conventions for energy storage systems Recently, battery systems have been in the news and on the minds of many. Many in the media have whipped out calculators, but I decided to build one so anyone can compare pricing. The challenge, however, is finding credible information amongst all the hype. Much of the hype centers […]

Revenues from power and battery state of charge

Last time, we considered the impact of battery SOC (state of charge) technology on the ability to provide reliable and actionable data for modeling future¬†energy revenues from a battery system. On the power axis, the same revenue and risk concerns must be considered. While there are cost impacts for both as well, those topics will […]

Energy revenue impacts of Battery State of Charge (SOC)

SOC, or State of Charge, of a battery system is a perpetually hot topic among technologists. The relevance of the SOC technology discussion is easy to understand in the automotive context, as it represents a fuel gauge that primarily is the concern of the end-user. For infrastructure, a battery is always “full”, regardless of the […]

Battery System Risk Management: Power, Efficiency, and Revenue

Battery technology risk Technology risk for energy storage projects is managed best by energy storage developers. There are also aspects of design and planning risk which should appropriately be allocated to us. We hold the necessary information and capability to ensure appropriate engineering and design, construction, commissioning, and operations & maintenance of our technologies. The […]