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    1. CODA Automotive to Become a Grid Storage Company

      CODA Automotive to Become a Grid Storage Company
      CODA, the LA-based electric vehicle and battery company, has made a series of moves to prepare for a major foray into grid storage: … Closed a $147 million round of venture financing (taking its total funding to more than $300 million) … Purchased a battery management software company (EnergyCS of Monrovia, CA) … Brought on a smart grid veteran to run the storage division
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    2. S&C Provides First Grid-Tied Solar Energy Storage System

      S&C Provides First Grid-Tied Solar Energy Storage System
      S&C Electric Company announced the successful deployment of a 750-kW PureWave® Storage Management System (SMS) to PNM Resources. The system, installed in Albuquerque, N.M., is the nation's first solar storage facility that is fully integrated into a utility's power grid. The PNM Prosperity Energy Storage Project can produce 500 kilowatts …. S&C's PureWave SMS provides two storage functions … It smoothes the output from solar panels, mitigating potential variations brought on by resource intermittency, to ensure continued grid reliability and stability. The system also allows stored solar energy to be dispatched at times of peak demand ...
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    3. Maldives Crowdsources Solar and Storage Plans

      Maldives Crowdsources Solar and Storage Plans

      While the Maldives has abundant sunlight during the day, the battery technology required for large-scale power generation at night is extremely expensive.“Right now, we aren’t looking at storage because it would double the cost in this current economic environment. Technology is evolving reasonably rapidly though, and in five or ten years we think that providing storage will more affordable,” Razee said.“Batteries are used at night, and as we know a lot of electricity is generated then. So we will need to address the issue of storage and how to provide energy at night within our larger goals.”

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    4. Aquion's Manufacturing and Product Ramp Up Plans

      Aquion's Manufacturing and Product Ramp Up Plans
      Aquion is looking for about 250,000 square feet initially, with the option to lease a total of 500,000 square feet or more later on … Aquion has about 50 workers, and could employ 500 people by 2014 when it reaches commercial-scale production. They envision perhaps 1,000 workers by about 2017. … The company is manufacturing about 60 or more batteries a day …
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    5. Stanford awards $3.5M for grid storage research at universities

      Stanford awards $3.5M for grid storage research at universities
      "[Stanford] is delighted to announce our first research awards in the area of advanced grid energy storage," said [project] Director Sally Benson, a research professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford. "Finding dependable, low-cost ways to store electricity is the key to future grid reliability, especially given the rapid growth of intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power."
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    6. PNM 1st to fully integrate solar storage with grid

      PNM 1st to fully integrate solar storage with grid

      A small solar plant and its experimental battery storage system went live in Albuquerque on Monday in what Public Service Company of New Mexico said was the first solar storage installation in the country to be fully integrated with a utility's power grid. The storage system consists of 1,280 advanced lead acid batteries housed inside eight climate-controlled containers. It can store about 250 kilowatts, or half of the 500 kilowatts of power generated by an adjacent 2,158-panel solar array constructed as part of the project.

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    7. AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES is bidding on a 400MW battery storage system for a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) request for new power. This project [is] an alternative to new generation on Long Island. It's a 1,600-megawatt-hour system providing operating reserve services."When we started in this business, it was unheard of to use lithium-ion," said John Zahurancik, the VP, Deployment and Operations, at AES Energy Storage. But that technology has become the go-to material. "Lithium-ion is understood and packaged," according to Zahurancik, "but we track over 100 technology companies at various levels of activity -- with a handful that we think are in the top tier." These include flow batteries, lithium-ion, and advanced lead acid batteries.

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    8. Opinion: Duke's CTO Expects Utilities will Own Storage

      Opinion: Duke's CTO Expects Utilities will Own Storage
      … utilities will invest in storage as much as a defensive strategy as for immediate return … Electric utilities that fail to be first movers in deploying [storage] and instead let it be deployed and developed on the customer side of the meter or under the control of third parties will forfeit a significant market advantage and seriously impair their long-term equity value.
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    9. Caterpillar Patent for Supplying Power to Grid from Storage

      Caterpillar Patent for Supplying Power to Grid from Storage
      The system includes a power generation source, a charging station for charging a zinc-based energy storage device from the power generation source, and a transport module for transporting the zinc-based energy storage device. The system also includes an input station for supplying power to the power grid from the zinc-based energy storage device, and a controller for selectively discharging the zinc-based energy storage device to the power grid based on the initiation signal."
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      Mentions: WA
    10. Analysis: Comparison Of Large-Scale Energy Storage Solutions

      Analysis: Comparison Of Large-Scale Energy Storage Solutions

      Some well-established technologies offer significant energy storage capacity but require specific geographical features and considerable infrastructure. Others can be deployed rapidly to wherever they are required, but currently offer restricted capacity, often at high cost. One technology that is now attracting considerable interest is large-scale battery storage.

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    11. Exports A Big Opportunity for US Advanced Battery Manufacturers

      Exports A Big Opportunity for US Advanced Battery Manufacturers

      At first blush, the idea of finding lucrative markets in developing countries for advanced U.S. technology that the domestic U.S. markets are still largely unwilling to adopt sounds bizarre. But there is logic to it. In developing countries where the electricity grid is not large, complicated and reliable, investments in grid-connected energy storage will have a noticeable and immediate impact on reliability. Moreover, even relatively expensive grid-connected energy storage systems may be seen by developing world grid operators as a less expensive investment than investing in the incumbent technology necessary to bring their grid to First World standards.

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    12. Japan's Largest Solar Plant Regrets Small Storage

      Japan's Largest Solar Plant Regrets Small Storage
      At the nation's largest photovoltaic power plant in Sakai, Kansai Electric Power introduced an energy storage facility accommodating 48 nickel hydride batteries near KEPCO's substation … At Sakai, up to 10,000 kilowatts of electricity is generated during the current trial run ahead of the full operation starting in October. On cloudy and rainy days, however, the output drops to around 5,000 kilowatts and 2,000 kilowatts, respectively. To make up for the gap and achieve stable supply, KEPCO plans to release electricity accumulated in the energy storage facility on sunny days. Since the utility did not adopt highly-efficient lithium-ion batteries at the energy storage facility for financial reasons, there is a limit to the amount of electricity it can cover on bad weather days. Despite being the nation's largest photovoltaic power plant, its output is roughly one-hundredth of that of a nuclear reactor.
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    13. Canada Gives Electrovaya Cdn$3.6M for Renewables Storage Test

      Canada Gives Electrovaya Cdn$3.6M for Renewables Storage Test

      Electrovaya has signed a contract to provide a lithium ion Battery Energy Storage System ("BESS") of approximately 1.2MWh for demonstration purposes in support of renewable energy generation in Ontario. This program is a part of an Electrovaya led $7.6 million project supported by the Government of Canada's Clean Energy Fund (CEF) to investigate the potential use of battery energy storage systems in clean energy project. Partners in the project include Natural Resources, Canada, Hydro One and others. Electrovaya is the prime contractor and system designer and will provide the full energy storage system.

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    14. U of Hawaii Selects Altairnano for 1MW Solar Storage Integration Test

      U of Hawaii Selects Altairnano for 1MW Solar Storage Integration Test

      Altair Nanotechnologies announced it has signed a contract with the Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa to supply a one-megawatt ALTI-ESS energy storage system for a test of solar energy integration. Altairnano will provide the ALTI-ESS battery-based power management system to be tested on Hawaiian Electric's electric system to smooth the voltage and load profile with the aid of dynamic voltage controls and fast charge/discharge abilities.

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