Hierarchy of Battery System Design

Level 2 Battery System (Hierarchy of Battery System Design 2.0)

Battery Management Systems (and the Insurance Industry) Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. I recently revised the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. This short series explores each level through one […]

Hierarchy of Battery System Design

Level 1 Battery System (Hierarchy of Battery System Design 2.0)

Sometimes a battery is just a bunch of batteries Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. I recently revised the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. This short series explores each level […]

Hierarchy of Battery System Designs version 2.0

Leveling Up, Hierarchy of Battery System Designs 2.0

Classifying battery system designs Interested in understanding battery system project risk and how to assess it? Please join me in Las Vegas on December 7th for a 4-hour, PDH-eligible course at 2015 Renewable Energy World. In early 2014 I published a work-in-progress called the Hierarchy of Battery System Design. It was an attempt to codify […]

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 […]

Vintage Radio Batteries by France1978 at Flickr

Information asymmetry in energy storage: implications for battery system costs

First published on LinkedIn on 03 April 2015 Energy storage costs March 2015 at Electroferocious looked at information asymmetry in energy storage markets as a mechanism that increases project costs and threatens grid reliability, resilience, and security. System costs It’s difficult to get real numbers about energy storage system costs, and yet that is just […]

Why battery system cyber-physical security matters

Battery system cyber-physical security matters Energy storage has been held up as a panacea for renewable energy and grid modernization woes. There is a widely held belief that the challenges with energy infrastructure and grid modernization disappear with the availability of affordable energy storage. Battery systems are the front-runners in the grid-scale energy storage race. […]

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 […]