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    1. Opinion: The Missing Strategy for Storage

      Opinion: The Missing Strategy for Storage
      The reason that electricity is not stored in large quantities on the U.S. electricity grid today (other than 21.5 gigawatts of pumped storage hydropower) is because it is still generally less expensive to generate an electron than to store it. What is the case for government investment (either directly or through tax credits) in grid-connected energy storage technology? Why can’t the government leave development of grid-connected energy storage to the private sector alone?
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    2. SDG&E & SolarGen2 Sign 25yr, 150MW Power Purchase Agreement

      SDG&E & SolarGen2 Sign 25yr, 150MW Power Purchase Agreement
      Solar Gen 2, a private solar development firm, signed a 25-year, 150-megawatt (MW) power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. The photovoltaic solar project consists of three separate 50-MW sites where construction should begin during the first quarter of 2012 and expects to be completed by the third quarter of 2012. The Solar Project is located on private, fallowed land in the Imperial County, California.
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    3. Petra Solar partners w/ UNC Energy Center on storage, etc.

      Petra Solar partners w/ UNC Energy Center on storage, etc.
      Petra Solar's CTO, Johan Enslin, is the new director of UNC Charlotte's Energy Production and Infrastructure Center. NJ-based Petra Solar is an industry partner at EPIC, which will focus on … management of renewable-energy power plants and energy storage. Petra and UNCC have technology exchange and intellectual property development agreements.
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      Mentions: Africa Duke Energy NC
    4. Google Profits From Tax Credit for $750M Cleantech Investments

      Google Profits From Tax Credit for $750M Cleantech Investments
      Google Inc. (GOOG) plans to ramp up its $750 million investment in clean energy projects by taking advantage of tax rules to channel more funds into wind, solar and other renewable power sources. All except two of the company’s investments in clean energy projects were structured as tax-equity financing, tapping government incentives that encourage large companies to back promising projects that often have yet to generate income.
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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
    5. Liquid Metal Battery Corp Secures Bill Gates & TOTAL funding

      Liquid Metal Battery Corp Secures Bill Gates & TOTAL funding
      Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC), a Cambridge, Massachusetts company founded in 2010 to develop new forms of electric storage batteries that work in large, grid-scale applications, announced it had secured the rights to key patent technology from MIT and had received financing from France's Total and from a personal investment by Bill Gates.
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      Mentions: DoE MIT Ambri
    6. Report: Storage Emerging for Commercial Building Market

      Report: Storage Emerging for Commercial Building Market
      Pike Research: The market momentum toward greater energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the proliferation of smart grid technologies, and the growth of grid and distributed renewables are driving heightened interest in energy storage in commercial buildings. Buildings represent a large portion of total energy consumption, and many of their occupants are actively seeking ways of managing their energy costs through efficiency measures as well as innovative means of optimizing their expenditures under time of use (TOU) electricity rates and other variable pricing structures.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    7. VC Cleantech investing drops by 1/3rd; New focus is efficiency

      VC Cleantech investing drops by 1/3rd; New focus is efficiency
      VCs pumped $1.83 billion into 161 deals in N. America, Europe, China and India during the second quarter of this year, down 33 percent from the $2.75 billion in the second quarter in 2010, and 10 percent below the $2.03 billion that private cleantech companies raked in during the first quarter of this year. While solar was the biggest draw in 2010, energy efficiency technologies have been steadily attracting more money and deals in 2011.
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      Mentions: CA India France
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