Entries by Ross Martinez

Green Charge Networks Named to Greentech Media’s Grid Edge 20

Intelligent Energy Storage Solution One of the Twenty Most Innovative Firms Working to Architect the Electric Power Industry’s Future SANTA CLARA, Calif. (April 23, 2015)– Green Charge Networks was named to Greentech Media’s Grid Edge 20 today as one of the twenty most innovative firms working to architect the electric power industry’s future. Awardees were […]

LEED by Example with Intelligent Energy Storage

How can energy storage help commercial, industrial and municipal buildings achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification? There are several ways – let’s go over how energy storage fits into standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Storage Goes Where? “LEED certified” is a phrase often used during ribbon cutting ceremonies […]

Hotel Hopes Charging Station Doesn’t Generate Shocking Rates

Hotels that want to offer their guests fast-charging stations to power up the electric cars of green-minded guests may worry about getting stuck with higher electric bills. The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica — which describes itself as an eco-chic hotel — says it has solved the problem by installing an energy storage system to […]

Santa Monica’s Shore Hotel and Green Charge Networks Unveil Energy Storage System and Fast EV Charging in Earth Month Celebration

Kia Motors and Santa Monica’s Office of Environment and Sustainability on Hand as Shore Hotel Becomes the First Hotel in the United States to Install Intelligent Energy Storage Coupled With Fast DC EV Charging SANTA CLARA, Calif. (April 20, 2015)– Celebrating Earth Month, Shore Hotel [Santa Monica, Calif.] today officially unveiled its Green Charge Networks […]

A Powerful Partnership: EV and Energy Storage

Installing an intelligent distributed energy storage system is an ideal complement to EV charging station infrastructure, providing a means for vehicle fleet owners, businesses, schools and government offices to reduce and better manage electricity consumption and monthly utility bills – peak-power demand and rising utility demand charges in particular.

Storage Helps Ease Schools’ Demand Charge Pain

In power-constrained California, where demand charges run high, five school districts have turned to batteries to save money by reducing or avoiding demand charges. Energy storage solutions provider Green Charge Networks (GCN) developed energy storage systems using battery packs from Samsung SDI for Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Oak Park Unified School District, […]

Storing Solar Energy: A great idea caught on contested ground

Some analysts project a boom in the co-location of solar and energy storage. GTM Research, for example, foresees that co-located PV and storage will grow from $42 million in 2014 to more than $1 billion by 2018. However, efforts related to storing solar energy are moving slower thanks to a little-discussed regulatory roadblock in the United States.

Energy Storage Industry Booming

Energy storage, over the course of the next five years, is going to grow at an annual compound rate of 65 percent per year, meaning that the industry is going to grow 10 times in five years, where the solar figure is somewhere around 8.3 percent.