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 […]

Two Types of Grid-Scale Battery Systems

Two Types of Grid-scale Battery Systems

Battery System Classification Grid-scale battery systems can be broadly classified into two types: AC-side and DC-side battery systems. Addressing project needs for a particular battery system design, its performance and risk, and the associated techno-economic models which can be built comes down to examining their differences. Let’s settle on some basic concepts first by using […]

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. […]

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 […]