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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond Affordable Energy Storage – Power Electronics

There is much talk about bringing down the cost of battery systems. Less talked about are the other design factors impacting bankability of an energy storage project. Take power electronics as an important example. What is often forgotten is that battery systems require power electronics to integrate with existing technologies, they each require warranties compatible […]

The importance of project finance to energy storage

(You can also read The Relevance of Energy Storage to Project Finance.) When it comes to energy storage, and especially battery system design, it is important to understand the influence upon design and engineering by the world of project finance. Three top areas are understanding risk, design for manufacturing, and market access. Send to Kindle