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    1. First BTM Li-ion Battery Project Approved in New York City

      First BTM Li-ion Battery Project Approved in New York City

      Demand Energy, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, has begun construction on a microgrid with storage capability in New York City. The microgrid will comprise a 400-kW solar system and 400-kW fuel cell supported by a 300-kW, 1.2-MWh lithium-ion battery at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex owned by L+M Development Partners.

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      Mentions: NY Demand Energy
    2. Despite Technological Advances, Flow Batteries Struggle Against Market Giant Lithium-ion

      Despite Technological Advances, Flow Batteries Struggle Against Market Giant Lithium-ion

      Flow batteries have made strides recently in bringing down costs and improving efficiencies, but they are going to have a tough time competing with the entrenched market leader: lithium-ion batteries. More than half of the 1,280 MWh of worldwide battery installations on the power grid since 2010 have been li-ion batteries, according to Department of Energy data. Looking at just 2015 and 2016, that share rises to 60%. In the United States, li-ion has an even bigger market share at 78% since 2010 and 97% since 2015.

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      Mentions: DoE Harvard U.S.
    3. SDG&E and AES Energy Storage Unveil World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery-Based Energy Storage Installation

      SDG&E and AES Energy Storage Unveil World's Largest Lithium Ion Battery-Based Energy Storage Installation

      SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2017-- AES Energy Storage, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), showcased two new Advancion® battery-based energy storage sites, totaling 37.5 megawatts (MW), in partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a leading energy company delivering safe, reliable and clean power. One of the sites – located at a SDG&E substation in Escondido, California – hosts a 30 MW, four-hour duration energy storage project, representing the world's largest lithium ion battery-based energy storage installation, 50 percent larger than the next largest installation. Both SDG&E sites join more than 200 MW of installed Advancion battery storage capacity deployed around the world.

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    4. Younicos to Upgrade Kodiak Island to Lithium Energy Storage

      Younicos to Upgrade Kodiak Island to Lithium Energy Storage

      In 2007, KEA set a goal to produce 95 percent of Kodiak’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, to reduce reliance on diesel fuel and lower the cost of generation to customers. Today, the island has achieved that goal through a combination of hydroelectric and wind energy, KEA officials say. The new batteries will permit greater harvesting of wind potential.

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    5. Saft Seanergy® energy storage systems are now approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority

      Saft Seanergy® energy storage systems are now approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority

      Paris, October 19, 2016 – Saft has obtained approval of its Seanergy® marine energy storage system by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for use in a variety of hybrid and fully electric propulsion applications. Saft is the only manufacturer of marine lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries to use the Li-ion Super-Phosphate® (SLFP) chemistry which offers the highest levels of safety, performance and reliability. The approval process was based on simulated thermal runaway tests carried out on the Seanergy® systems by an independent laboratory in August 2016. During the propagation test 1, a cell was forced into a thermal runaway situation by a specific device inserted inside the cell. The test was performed three times. Thanks to the Super-phosphate® chemistry, the batteries passed the test on each occasion with no uncontrolled event, no fire and no explosion, with nearby cells remaining in a safe condition and no propagation to neighboring modules and without any active means of fire suppression.

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      Mentions: Saft
    6. New Tech at Lockheed Martin Gives Boost to Our Electric Grid

      New Tech at Lockheed Martin Gives Boost to Our Electric Grid

      LIVERPOOL, N.Y. -- The Grid-Star Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System, recently installed at Lockheed Martin's Liverpool facility, will reduce electricity bills and allow the aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company to provide services to the electric grid. That's according to company officials who believe this technology is a win-win for everyone involved. "We're delighted to do it at an important Lockheed Martin manufacturing facility to provide value both to ourselves and to the electric grid in a project that makes financial sense for us and demonstrates what we are doing with this new product line," said Richard Brody, Lockheed Martin sales and marketing director. Brody says four more systems will be installed at other Lockheed Martin facilities in the near future.

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    7. Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Reaching the Point of Diminishing Returns?

      Are Lithium-Ion Batteries Reaching the Point of Diminishing Returns?

      A soon-to-be-released study from a supercapacitor manufacturer claims lithium-ion batteries could be reaching their physical energy density limits, calling their future usefulness into question. Using a “first-principles analysis,” Wolfgang Mack, vice president of business development at Menlo Park-based Capacitor Sciences, argues lithium-ion technology has reached 87 percent of its commercially achievable cell limit for energy density.

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      Mentions: Scotland EEstor Tesla
    8. To Cut Energy Bills, Companies Tap Battery Power - WSJ

      To Cut Energy Bills, Companies Tap Battery Power - WSJ

      J.C. Penney Co. Inc. recently was able to cut the power bills of six of its Southern California stores. The secret: batteries. Penney’s lithium-ion batteries, made by Panasonic Corp., charge by night in metal cases in the storage areas of each facility. Then, by day, when power from the grid costs more, they help run the stores’ air-conditioning. The batteries also help the stores avoid high utility fees, called demand charges.

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      Mentions: CA HI Panasonic
    9. BioSolar : Recognized for Its Efforts to Increase Capacity and Reduce Cost of Lithium-Ion Batteries

      BioSolar : Recognized for Its Efforts to Increase Capacity and Reduce Cost of Lithium-Ion Batteries

      SANTA CLARITA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/12/16 -- BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: BSRC), a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today shared recent media articles detailing the Company's approach to increasing capacity and reducing costs of lithium ion batteries, the predominant storage devices used by electric vehicles, personal electronics, and many other commercial and consumer applications. In a recent contributed byline entitled "Improving Lithium Ion Battery for Future Energy Storage Needs" for Battery Power Magazine, a leading print and online battery publication, BioSolar CEO Dr. David Lee cites challenges often associated with the chemistry currently embedded with existing lithium-ion batteries, as well as cost, for lack of advancements within the sector. Dr. Lee states that BioSolar seeks to reduce the cost of manufacturing and extend the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries, enabling mass adoption for electric vehicles as well as improvements in battery capabilities for personal electronics needs.

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      Mentions: U.S. Tesla
    10. Energy Storage “Ghost Hunters” Nail Down Path To Better Battery

      Energy Storage “Ghost Hunters” Nail Down Path To Better Battery

      Enbala Power Networks and sonnen, Inc. announce a strategic alliance that combines sonnen’s award-winning residential and commercial energy storage technology with Enbala’s industry-leading distributed energy resource management platform. The integration of the sonnenBatterie with the Symphony by Enbala distributed energy aggregation and control platform, provides utilities and their customers with a robust, all-in-one solution for using energy storage to balance distributed renewable and traditional generation on the utility grid.

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      Mentions: TX Google
    11. Stem CTO: Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Fell 70% in the Last 18 Months

      Stem CTO: Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Fell 70% in the Last 18 Months

      Tesla's battery factory gets a lot of attention. When completed, the so-called Gigafactory will manufacture more lithium-ion batteries each year than were produced globally in 2013. That will help push prices further downward. But a few other large producers -- LG Chem, Panasonic and Samsung -- are already making batteries at unprecedented scale. There are numerous giga-scale factories producing cells and battery packs for electric cars and stationary applications throughout Asia. And the recent wave of capacity is already impacting pricing in a big way. According to Larsh Johnson, the chief technology officer of Stem, the company is paying 70 percent less for lithium-ion batteries than it was 18 months ago.

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      Mentions: CA Asia TX
    12. Electrovaya to Supply EUR199 Million Worth of Battery Modules for Residential Energy Storage

      Electrovaya to Supply EUR199 Million Worth of Battery Modules for Residential Energy Storage

      Big things are expected from the residential energy storage market, as it positions itself to take advantage of a shift towards residential solar and a rise in demand for electric cars. Canadian energy storage company, Electrovaya, is making a name for itself as a high-quality manufacturer of lithium-ion battery modules, beating off stiff competition to secure the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an estimated EUR199 million (USD223 million) of its modules.

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      Mentions: Electrovaya Canada
    13. Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Finnish energy company Fortum is launching the Nordic countries’ biggest energy storage pilot project. The €2 million ($2.2 million) project will incorporate megawatt-scale lithium-ion (li-ion) battery storage technology from French company Saft. Saft’s li-ion containerized battery system with a nominal output of 2 MW and 1 MWh of energy capacity will be installed at Fortum’s Suomenoja combined heat and power (CHP) plant (pictured), in Finland’s second largest city Espoo.

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      Mentions: France Saft
    14. Lockheed Martin Pushes into Storage Market with Lithium, Flow Battery Offerings

      Lockheed Martin Pushes into Storage Market with Lithium, Flow Battery Offerings

      An already crowded energy storage field is getting another big player with aerospace giant Lockheed stepping up its battery offerings. The introduction of Lockheed, a company with a market cap of nearly $70 billion, should help accelerate cost reduction trends for battery storage systems, Greentech reports. Among the players in energy storage are ABB, General Electric, LG Chem, Panasonic, Samsung, Tesla Motors, among others. All have large capital budgets to devote to battery research and techniques to streamline manufacturing and cut costs. 

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      Mentions: GE ABB Panasonic
    15. Exelon Generation and RES Announce 10 MW Battery Storage Project

      Exelon Generation and RES Announce 10 MW Battery Storage Project

      KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., April 19, 2016  -- Exelon Generation and Renewable Energy Systems (RES) announced today the development of a 10 megawatt (MW) battery storage facility in Clinton County, Ohio. Exelon Generation is the storage facility owner and operator, and RES is the project developer and constructor. RES, a leader in the energy storage industry, will begin construction during the second quarter of 2016, with the battery storage units expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

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      Mentions: Samsung SDI Exelon
    16. Alevo Group to Build Energy Storage Facility in Georgetown

      Alevo Group to Build Energy Storage Facility in Georgetown

      Georgetown’s electric utility is about to get a very large battery, essentially, with the construction of a 10-megawatt energy storage facility. Alevo Group, a Swiss energy storage company, is partnering with Nevada-based Ormat Technologies Inc. and Georgetown Utility Systems, Georgetown’s publicly owned electric utility, to add the storage facility to the city’s electric grid. The project will be located at the Rabbit Hill Energy Storage Project facility in Georgetown, just north of Austin in Williamson County.

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    17. Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Richmond, B.C - March 29, 2016 - Corvus Energy (Corvus), the industry leader in advanced lithium ion energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems has announced a multi-year agreement with LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). Under this agreement, LG Chem, the world's leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be a key supplier of lithium-ion pouch cells for Corvus' next generation maritime energy storage systems (ESS). 

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    18. A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      The noted lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems will be opening a new battery manufacturing plant in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, as part of its plans to expand its operations in Europe, according to recent reports. The new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility is being developed owing to the expectation of a continuing surge in demand in the European market for low-voltage automotive products (a focus of the company’s). The manufacturing facility is intended to complement A123 Systems’ technical facility in the German city of Stuttgart, as well as work in cooperation with its manufacturing facilities in Changzhou, China; Hangzhou, China; and in Michigan, in the US.

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      Mentions: Europe Germany China
    19. Cheaper Battery Technology for Solar Storage

      Cheaper Battery Technology for Solar Storage

      Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick have formed a new research partnership with battery technology innovators Faradion, and smart energy storage specialists Moixa Technology, to develop sodium-ion cells as a significantly lower cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries for solar energy storage. This collaboration is being part funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.   A significant proportion of the cost of current solar energy storage systems comes from the commonly used lithium-ion battery. However by using highly abundant sodium salts rather than lithium, Sodium-ion cells are anticipated to be 30% cheaper to produce. This makes solar storage more accessible and opening up the possibility of domestic renewable energy storage to a greater number of households and businesses worldwide. Developments in this area could lead to a CO2 reduction of 500,000 tonnes each year.

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      Mentions: UK Moixa
    20. Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Australian flow battery innovator Redflow has announced it will launch a residential energy storage product in late March 2016, with the first installations completed by June. This will put Redflow’s zinc bromine flow battery in direct competition with lithium-ion storage products from the likes of Tesla and Enphase.

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    21. Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered an advanced Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. The contract with Montreal-based Geninov Group, a diversified energy and engineering technology company, was finalized in May 2015. The Champ de Mars is the largest recreational park in Haïti. The Saft ESS, to be installed in the vicinity of the Triumphe Cultural Centre in conjunction with approximately 110kW of solar panels, is comprised of one Intensium® Max 20E energy battery container. The configuration is designed to collect power during sunlight hours and to illuminate the entire park area at night while providing Wi-Fi coverage in the immediate vicinity.

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      Mentions: U.S. Africa Europe
    22. Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Representatives from the Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Energy Storage Partners gathered today to mark the start of construction of the new IID battery energy storage system. General Electric will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners with an integrated storage solution. This is GE's largest energy storage project to date and the third lithium-ion storage project announced in recent months for the energy giant.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
    23. New Batteries Make Rapid Progress, But Market Expectations Move Faster

      New Batteries Make Rapid Progress, But Market Expectations Move Faster

      Whether it's electric cars or smoothing over the ever-shifting output from solar panels, saving and supplying electricity on demand is an important part of the technical solution to climate change. But as the technology inches forward, smartphones still struggle to make it through a whole day without charging up, battery-powered cars are too expensive or too limited in range for most consumers, and grid operators are still scratching their heads over how to price energy storage alongside power plants. Getting energy storage to the right performance and price targets would be a huge boon to many clean technologies, but progress has been frustratingly slow, especially for those hoping for humanity to invent its way out of global warming.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    24. Report: Global Grid Storage Hits 1 GWh Milestone for 2015

      Report: Global Grid Storage Hits 1 GWh Milestone for 2015

      So far this year, the grid storage market has more than doubled from the totals booked in 2014, even though not all of the 1,090 MWh installed in 2015 will be commissioned this year. In terms of technology, much of the recent growth in the storage market has been dominated by the increasing market penetration of Li-ion batteries. Stationary Li-ion applications have grown sharply, but that growth is dwarfed by the growth of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Plug-in and hybrid vehicles accounted for 2.3 GWh of Li-ion batteries in second-quarter 2015, according to Lux Research’s Automotive Battery Tracker.

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      Mentions: U.S. PJM
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