Eos Energy Storage announces orders for 1.5GWh of battery projects in Texas, California FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:This summer, we’ve seen developments in non-lithium-ion battery chemistries — including a forecast where lithium-iron-phosphate becomes the predominant chemistry and millions in funding for the commercialization of metal hydrogen batteries. Now, zinc hybrid cathode technology is entering the mix, with Eos Energy Storage announcing orders for more than 1.5 GWh of projects.As part of the Texas battery boom, Eos has entered into an agreement to supply 1 GWh of standalone battery energy storage systems to International Electric Power, in projects connected to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.Under the terms of the agreement, Eos will manufacture, design and deliver multiple battery energy storage projects to the grid starting in the third quarter of 2021. Since the agreement is in its infancy, the final number of projects and their locations have not been decided upon yet, though it does appear that these will be standalone storage projects.The fun doesn’t stop in Texas, however, as Eos has also entered into an agreement with Carson Hybrid Energy Storage (CHES) to supply the company with 500 MWh of battery energy storage systems for the California power grid.According to Eos, the long duration battery solutions will be used “in parallel with existing power generation and substation architecture to store renewable energy generated capacity, and to provide power quality and better resilience.” This would imply that, unlike the Texas projects, these installations may be paired with generation stations, like solar facilities. A recent Berkeley Labs presentation showed the California Independent System Operator solar queue having a battery attachment rate for solar projects of 67%.[Tom Sylvia]More: Eos announces 1.5 GWh of zinc battery storage projects across Texas and California
Press Association The 22-year-old spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid after joining the Blues from Genk in his native Belgium. Courtois returned to Stamford Bridge this season and made his debut in a 3-1 win at Burnley as the first of three successive appearances under Jose Mourinho. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce Thibaut Courtois has today signed a new five-year contract.” Courtois added: “I’m very happy with this new deal, it’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years. “My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years and now I can just concentrate on playing games. “I hope we can win a lot of games and trophies.” Courtois’ return has placed Cech in an unfamiliar predicament, on the substitutes’ bench. It is a situation reminiscent of when Cech was installed as number one ahead of the established Carlo Cudicini after his signing from Rennes in June 2004. That was also a decision made by Mourinho. Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, putting Petr Cech’s future into further doubt. Courtois has begun the Barclays Premier League season, his first with the Blues despite signing in July 2011, as first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Cech. Now Cech, the Blues’ number one for a decade, could be left to seek pastures new in January after Chelsea placed further confidence in Courtois by handing him a new deal. The 32-year-old Czech Republic goalkeeper has two years remaining on a four-year contract he signed in 2012 after helping Chelsea to the 2012 European Cup. Whether he now sees out the deal remains to be seen, with Paris St Germain and Real Madrid among the clubs who were reportedly monitoring his situation closely during the summer transfer window. Despite being a newcomer to the Chelsea team, Courtois, who had two years remaining on his existing deal, has proved his credentials on the big stage. He won Spain’s Primera Division title with Atletico last season and the Europa League in 2012. Three times he played against Chelsea for Atletico – in the European Super Cup in 2012 and in last season’s two-legged Champions League semi-final, when he played at Stamford Bridge as a Blues player for the first time. Atletico prevailed, but lost to city rivals Real Madrid in the final. Courtois was also Belgium’s first-choice goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, when they reached the quarter-finals.
RelatedAndy Murray Withdraws From The US Open, Fails To Recover From Hip InjuryAugust 27, 2017In “Sports”Murray Pulls Out Of Australian Open Due To Troublesome Hip ProblemJanuary 4, 2018In “Sports”Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon OpenJuly 1, 2018In “Sports” World number 1, Andy Murray is battling against time to be fit for next months US Open, as he steps up recovery from his hip injury.The 30-year-old Brit crashed out of Wimbledon in the quarter final stage, losing to America’s Sam Querrey after he visibly struggled through the game due to a bad hip injury.Murray posted on his Instagram page, a video showing him hitting the ball against the wall and also attending a pool rehabilitation session with his physio, as he hopes to be fit enough for Flushing Meadows. Murray is scheduled to play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal and also in Cincinnati before the US Open, with Rafael Nadal bound to replace him as world number 1 should he miss out of the US Open. Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open due to an elbow injury. This was revealed by his Serbian doctor, Zdenko Milinković, who examined the 2015 champion.