Archive for December, 2010
Xtreme Power and Xcel Energy Partner With SolarTAC on Utility-Scale “Solar-to-Battery” Distribution Project
Dynamic Power Resource™ to be installed at nation’s largest solar technology testing facility
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xtreme Power Inc., provider of Dynamic Power Resources™ (DPRs) for utility-scale energy storage, and Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) today announced a partnership to install a 1 megawatt (MW) system to collect operational data on the integration of energy storage and solar energy systems at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC).
“Taking part in the SolarTAC project with Xcel Energy affords us an opportunity to work alongside one of the most progressive utilities in the industry”
SolarTAC is a private facility in Aurora, Colo. that serves as a solar More >
An important subset of DG: portable power
Distributed power generation (DG) has been a hot topic recently. With growing concerns over utility grid capacity and reliability, the role of point-of-use power generation technologies is increasingly important. While definitions of what comprises DG vary based on location, size, grid connectivity, and other factors, one consistent defining characteristic of DG is that it is power generation that is not centrally controlled by utility companies.
Point-of-use for local sustainability
When power is generated locally, at or near the point-of-use, the end user is less dependent More >