Austin SHINES in the Media

We’re Making Headlines with Emerging Energy Storage Technologies

Austin Energy has the goal of reaching 65% renewable-energy generation by the year 2027. We have been a national leader in driving the adoption of distributed solar PV (photovoltaic) systems by providing incentives for residential and commercial PV.

Austin Energy also has a goal of 200 MW of local PV, 100 MW of which is customer sited, and 10 MW of local energy storage by 2025. 

General Information

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Project Profile: Austin Energy (SHINES)

News Articles 

Power Technology
Austin Energy:  America’s solar storage test bed
Chris Lo | November 6, 2017

Green Tech Media
Defining the True Market Opportunity for Distributed Energy Resource Management Software
Jeff St. John | July 19, 2017

The Austin Chronicle
Austin Energy Partnership Helps Reach Renewable Energy Goals
Joseph Caterine | June 23, 2017

Green Tech Media
Austin Energy Seeks to Boost Value With a United Fleet of Solar and Storage
Julian Spector | June 21, 2017

Alt Energy Mag
Austin Energy Taps Stem for Aggregated Energy Storage
Alana Herro | June 1, 2017

Austin Business Journal
Truck-sized batteries, sophisticated software on tap as Austin Energy imagines renewable future
Will Anderson | June 1, 2017

Microgrid Knowledge
EPS Installs Green Microgrid for ENEL…Can U.S. Cities Go All Green?...Stem in Austin Energy
Elisa Wood | June 1, 2017

North American Clean Energy
Austin Energy Taps Stem for Aggregated Energy Storage
North American Clean Energy | June 1, 2017

Microgrid Media
Austin Readies Launch of 2 SHINES Solar-Storage Pilot Projects
Andrew Burger | May 4, 2016

Environment America
Shining Cities 2016: How Smart Local Policies are Expanding Solar Power in America
Kim Norman | April 2016

Austin Monitor
Federal grant offers Austin chance to be leader in solar energy storage
Jack Craver | March 30, 2016

Utility Dive
How Austin Energy is looking to manage solar plus storage on its grid
The Texas municipal utility is the biggest winner of a DOE program that aims to integrate solar with storage.
Peter Maloney | February 9, 2016

PV Magazine
US DOE: Austin Energy biggest winner under SHINES storage program
Becky Beetz | January 21, 2016

Climate Progress
The Future of the Grid Is Here, In These Two Products
Samantha Page | January 20, 2016

Austin Energy is Plotting a New, More Efficient Grid
The new system features renewable energy storage and smart controllers to distribute stored power...
Brent Wistrom | January 6, 2016

News Releases

Electric Light & Power
Austin Energy chooses Stem for aggregated energy storage
Editors of Electric Light & Power | June 1, 2017

1Energy Systems
Austin Energy and 1Energy Partner in Innovative Energy Storage and Distributed Renewable Power Project
Margaret McGee | January 20, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency
January 19, 2016

Contact Us for More Information

We are working to generate community interest as this exciting project develops. Want to learn more or invite us to present Austin SHINES to your organization? 

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Last Updated: 1/11/19

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