FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The U.S. energy storage industry capped off its biggest year of installations with its largest single quarter in Q4.U.S. energy storage installation topped 522.7 megawatts/1,113 megawatt-hours in 2019 as a whole and 186.4 megawatts/364.2 megawatt-hours in the fourth quarter, according to the newly released Energy Storage Monitor, produced by Wood Mackenzie and the Energy Storage Association.For years, those in the industry have argued that the ability to store and release electricity nearly instantaneously offers great operational benefits, not just for the adoption of intermittent renewables but also for more efficient grid operations. The latest numbers suggest that this argument is starting to resonate as utilities across the nation contract for large battery plants and an unprecedented number of homeowners seek solar-battery combinations to keep the lights on in an outage.Indeed, the home battery sector delivered the most striking growth, the Energy Storage Monitor reported. Fourth-quarter residential installations doubled year-over-year to 40.4 megawatts/90.3 megawatt-hours, marking its third consecutive record-setting quarter.Eight states now contain utility-scale storage facilities adding up to more than 50 megawatts. Another 11 states operate more than 10 megawatts each. Only 15 states have yet to adopt any advanced storage in front of the meter, according to WoodMac’s data.Overall, U.S. storage installations are expected to nearly triple in 2020 and more than double in 2021. Residential numbers, in particular, will triple this year compared to last year. This year could also be the first in which the annual storage market surpasses $1 billion. In 2019, storage investments totaled $712 million; this year, they are poised to jump to just shy of $2 billion.[Julian Spector]More: U.S. storage industry achieved biggest-ever quarter and year in 2019 Wood Mackenzie: 2019 was a record year for battery storage across the U.S.
Richardson, though, sees no issue with whatever is asked by Fulham’s third manager of the season – so long as it produces the end result. “There were rumours going on about extra training, extra this and that, but I’ve found him spot on,” Richardson said in an interview with Sky Sports Soccer Saturday show. “I like to be worked hard to make me a better player and get my fitness up. “At the moment, we are bottom of the league, so whatever it takes to get out of that situation we are willing to do. “He has achieved so much as a player and a manager, so when he talks you listen to him.” Richardson added: “He has drummed that into us, to work harder as a team. “Individually, it is sometimes not enough and we realise we need to be together as a team and that is the only way we are going to get out of it.” Richardson, 29, was part of the West Brom side which pulled off a remarkable survival bid on the final day of the 2004/05 season. Midfielder Kieran Richardson maintains new Fulham manager Felix Magath can have his players “do whatever it takes” to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. Press Association The former Manchester United midfielder sees no reason why Fulham cannot emulate that achievement as they prepare for Saturday’s west London derby against Chelsea at Craven Cottage. “We can do it and we all believe we can do it,” he said. “We are four points out of it at the moment, that is nothing too crazy, but as each game goes by, the chances get further away, so you need to pick up the points. “Teams on 28 points and below are still amongst it, all we have got to do is focus on Fulham and the next game.” The Cottagers are bottom of the table and four points adrift of safety after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Brom, which was Magath’s first game in charge since replacing Rene Meulensteen. German Magath brings with him a reputation of being a strict disciplinarian with tough training regimes, but ones which helped him win the Bundesliga title three times with two different clubs.