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    1. Flow Batteries Leading the Way in Lithium-Free Niches

      Flow Batteries Leading the Way in Lithium-Free Niches

      While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees of success. US firm Navigant Research published ‘Navigant Research Leaderboard: Non-lithium ion batteries for grid storage’,  earlier this month, examining the technologies, business models and strategies for commercialisation and larger scale production of energy storage batteries that sit outside the many different sub-chemistries making up the lithium battery market ecosystem.

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    2. Dynapower's Adam Knudsen to Serve on Governor Scott's Climate Action Commission

      Dynapower's Adam Knudsen to Serve on Governor Scott's Climate Action Commission

      SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., July 24, 2017 -- Dynapower, the leading independent supplier of energy storage solutions, is honored to announce that Adam Knudsen, President and Chip Palombini, Energy Storage Group manager, will be serving on Governor Phil Scott's Climate Action Commission. "We are very excited to have Adam Knudsen and the team at Dynapower be a part of the Commission's important work.  The company is on the cutting edge, leading the low carbon economy.  This is a Vermont-based manufacturing company building the foundation for the strong climate action-based economy Governor Scott envisions," said Peter Walke, deputy secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.

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    3. Multiple Indian 'Gigafactories' Expected by 2019

      Multiple Indian 'Gigafactories' Expected by 2019

      At least two global technology leaders could set up Gigafactories to manufacture lithium-ion cells in India in the next couple of years, according to the head of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). This focus is being driven by opportunities in both stationary and electric vehicle (EV) applications in India, particularly with the government goal of making all vehicles electric by 2030.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia India
    4. NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.

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    5. World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      TORONTO, July 4, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system located in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot program. Put into service in August 2016, this unique energy storage system is mounted to the top of an existing hydro pole. The system stores energy during off-peak hours and releases power as needed. The project team is currently monitoring how the technology responds to real-time data. From initial results, the energy storage system has demonstrated an ability to reduce strain on the local transformer. The pilot continues to run and, if successful, it could become a standard that's rolled out with all new installations on the over 175,000 poles across the city.

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    6. Sunrun Energizes Executive Team, Names Audrey Lee, PhD, as VP of Grid Services to Bolster Company's Leadership in Solar Innovation

      Sunrun Energizes Executive Team, Names Audrey Lee, PhD, as VP of Grid Services to Bolster Company's Leadership in Solar Innovation

      SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company in the United States, is pleased to announce today it has expanded its management team with the hire of Audrey Lee, PhD as Vice President of Grid Services. The hire further advances the company's commitment to working with utilities to modernize America's energy infrastructure.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. MA
    7. President Trump's Energy Agenda Won't Stop Renewables' and Energy Storage's Momentum, Says Lux Research

      President Trump's Energy Agenda Won't Stop Renewables' and Energy Storage's Momentum, Says Lux Research

      Boston, MA, June 13, 2017-- Boston, June 13, 2017 - President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape, according to Lux Research, a leading provider of intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation.

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    8. Sungrow PV and Energy Storage Equipment Powers Five Maldivian Islands

      Sungrow PV and Energy Storage Equipment Powers Five Maldivian Islands

      Sungrow PV and Energy Storage Equipment Powers Five Maldivian Islands News provided by 05:40 BST Share this article PETALING JAYA, Malaysia Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter system solution supplier, announces it has installed PV and energy storage system for five islands in the Maldives where people heavily relied on diesel for power and were plagued by poor power quality and high power cost.

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    9. Ice Energy's Home Cooling and Energy Storage System Achieves World Record Energy Efficiency Rating

      Ice Energy's Home Cooling and Energy Storage System Achieves World Record Energy Efficiency Rating

      SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Jun 8, 2017) -  Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, announced that its Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150.

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    10. Environmental Leader Names Denver Solar+Storage Microgrid a 2017 Project of the Year

      Environmental Leader Names Denver Solar+Storage Microgrid a 2017 Project of the Year

      Panasonic-led solar-plus-storage microgrid in Denver wins 2017 Environmental Leader Project of the Year. Organized by Environmental Leader magazine, a leading trade publication focused on corporate energy management, environmental and sustainability initiatives, the annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence and innovation in products, services and projects that support business’ efforts in these areas, including positively impacting the bottom line. A panel of independent judges scored projects. Peter Bussey of LNS Research headed the panel. Judges came from across the corporate environmental and sustainability space, including: ATT, Best Buy, Caesars, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Kellogg, Marriott, MillerCoors, Novartis, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Tyco Global Products.

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    11. Hawaii Solar Energy Firm Partners with Mainland Company to Offer Battery Storage Solutions

      Hawaii Solar Energy Firm Partners with Mainland Company to Offer Battery Storage Solutions

      Hawaii solar energy company Sunetric has teamed up with Houston-based Sunnova Energy to offer comprehensive solar solutions with battery storage to residential customers in Hawaii. The partnership, which was announced on Tuesday, will provide residential customers across the state with a service plan for affordable solar energy storage. The plan, called PowerStack, is supported by Hawaiian Electric Co.'s customer self-supply program, which replaced net energy metering.

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    12. Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

      Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market

      LEHI, Utah and SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 18, 2017 - Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) today announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the United States. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar's expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar energy systems. For Vivint Solar, which has a proven track record of installing solar energy systems in more than 100,000 homes across the United States, this is the first collaboration to integrate batteries with its offering. This will also be Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home use to the residential battery market. These storage systems are made to Mercedes-Benz quality standards and based on the same automotive-grade battery technology used in its electric and hybrid vehicles.

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    13. The Global Annual Market for the Deployment of Distributed Solar PV Plus Energy Storage is Expected to Exceed $49 Billion by 2026, According to Navigant Research

      The Global Annual Market for the Deployment of Distributed Solar PV Plus Energy Storage is Expected to Exceed $49 Billion by 2026, According to Navigant Research

      A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for distributed solar PV plus energy storage (DSES), providing an analysis of market issues and market forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2026. The rapid growth of distributed solar PV in recent years has helped drive the transformation of a grid system that is increasingly affected by distributed energy resources (DER). Many residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) sector customers are beginning to shift away from solely purchasing electricity from their local utilities to procuring a diverse suite of onsite technologies that includes solar PV coupled with energy storage. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the global annual market for the deployment of DSES is expected to reach 27.4 GW and $49.1 billion by 2026.

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    14. Maxwell Technologies Names Thibault Kassir VP and GM, Energy Storage Products

      Maxwell Technologies Names Thibault Kassir VP and GM, Energy Storage Products

      Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced the appointment of Thibault Kassir as Vice President and General Manager, Energy Storage Products. With over 24 years of business and technical knowledge combined with considerable experience in Asia, Kassir will oversee Maxwell's global energy storage product line, tasked to build on recent momentum and to drive future growth.

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    15. Leclanche CEO Cites Energy Storage as the Driving Force at the Center of Global Energy Sector Transition

      Leclanche CEO Cites Energy Storage as the Driving Force at the Center of Global Energy Sector Transition

      NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 -- The emergence of global energy storage as a driving force in today's energy sector transition was a key focus at the Bloomberg 2017 Future of Energy Global Summit held in New York City, April 24-25.  Addressing the plenary session of over 1,000 global energy executives in attendance, Leclanché (www.leclanche.com) CEO Anil Srivasta told the audience it was "witnessing totally new thinking toward the financing of energy storage projects by investors who are now looking at storage as a new asset class offering multiple revenue streams with large terminal value."

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    16. Canadian Solar Supplies 10 MW of Modules to the Largest Solar Project in Uganda

      Canadian Solar Supplies 10 MW of Modules to the Largest Solar Project in Uganda

      GUELPH, Ontario, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.

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    17. NorthStar and City Utilities of Springfield Enter Joint Energy Storage System Project

      NorthStar and City Utilities of Springfield Enter Joint Energy Storage System Project

      STOCKHOLM, April 25, 2017 -- NorthStar, the Swedish-American energy storage provider, today presents its partnership with City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, within the area of Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The initial demonstration deployment in the Springfield electricity grid is aimed to evaluate how Springfield's energy supply can be made more efficient and sustainable, and will be using NorthStar BLUE+ batteries monitored by the remote management solution NorthStar ACE. ESS represents an emerging industry with a potential worldwide capacity of multiple gigawatt hours. There has been a tremendous growth in the ESS market globally aligned with the increased deployment of renewable energy and tighter emission restrictions of coal-fired power plants.   

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    18. AEG Power Solutions Announces its New Outdoor Storage Converter for On and Off-Grid Energy Storage Applications at Energy Storage Europe 2017

      AEG Power Solutions Announces its New Outdoor Storage Converter for On and Off-Grid Energy Storage Applications at Energy Storage Europe 2017

      AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power supply systems and solutions for all types of critical and demanding applications, announces its latest version of their Protect SC. 600 Storage Converter, now with a new outdoor enclosure which reduces global installation costs and simplifies system usage, for any type of battery storage energy application, on or off-grid.

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