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    1. RedT to Deliver 1MWh of Flow Batteries to West of England Project

      RedT to Deliver 1MWh of Flow Batteries to West of England Project

      UK flow battery provider redT will deliver a 1.08MWh energy storage project to support the distributed energy system in Cornwall, England, and potentially take part in utility Centrica’s developing 'virtual energy marketplace'. The storage technology company has signed an agreement with The Olde House, a working farm and holiday retreat situated in North Cornwall in the southwestern tip of the UK, to supply six of its energy storage solutions originally destined for a Scottish wind project.

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    2. European Utilities Say They'll Stop Building Coal Plants After 2020

      European Utilities Say They'll Stop Building Coal Plants After 2020

      In a historic pledge, the European Union's electric utilities announced on Wednesday they will no longer build coal-fired plants after 2020, citing the need for action on climate change to guarantee "sustainability of the global economy."  The announcement came at an annual meeting of Eurelectric, the association representing 3,500 utilities across the EU. National energy companies in 26 out of 28 EU countries have joined the initiative, except for utilities in Poland and Greece.

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      Mentions: U.S. Europe Argonne
    3. Resorts that Use Solar Plus Storage: When the Scenery’s Right and the Grid Isn’t

      Resorts that Use Solar Plus Storage: When the Scenery’s Right and the Grid Isn’t

      The Nicaraguan resort Rancho Santana has won accolades from the travel press for being world class; problem is, the local electric grid is not. Located on 2,700 acres, a three-hour drive from the airport on the remote Pacific Coast, the luxury resort is connected to a central grid the offers spotty and expensive power. Nicaragua is a nation that’s been notoriously slow to fully electrify. Only 77 percent of the population has access to electricity, up little from 71 percent in 1990, according to the World Bank.

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      Mentions: India Africa TX
    4. 7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      According to market research firm IHS, the energy storage market is set to “explode” to an annual installation size of 6 GW in 2017, exceeding 40 GW by 2022. Such forecasts reveal a huge jump from an initial base of only 0.34 GW installed in 2012 and 2013. Here is a list of seven energy storage disruptors that are innovating and changing the industry as we know it:

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    5. Sumitomo Electric Starts Demonstration of Storage Battery System for Power Grid in California

      Sumitomo Electric Starts Demonstration of Storage Battery System for Power Grid in California

      Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the State of California and public utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), started the demonstration of the United States’ largest redox flow battery system in California, and a commencement ceremony was held at the project site on March 16, 2017. Following the start of the project in September 2015, a redox flow battery system (2 MW x 4 hours) was constructed for a power grid at a substation in San Diego. Demonstration will now be carried out to evaluate the management of surplus electricity and regulation of grid frequency and voltage fluctuation. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system’s economic value.

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    6. 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.
    7. The Next Big Battery Advances to Watch From Argonne National Lab

      The Next Big Battery Advances to Watch From Argonne National Lab

      Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory helped kick off the modern energy storage race with their diligent experimentation on lithium-ion batteries. Their patents have ended up in the technology that powers the Chevy Volt and contributed to stationary storage for buildings and the grid. Today's batteries, though, have not reached their full potential for power density, duration or cycle life.

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      Mentions: CA DoE HI
    8. A 'Transitional Year for Storage', Industry Set to Break Records

      A 'Transitional Year for Storage', Industry Set to Break Records

      Following on the heels of record breaking year, energy storage in 2016 is on track to break through last year’s record. The year-over-year increase will likely not be as dramatic as 2015’s 243% increase over 2014, but several developments in 2016 show that the storage market is developing in ways that could clear a path for accelerated growth in future years.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
    9. Siemens Says it Can Develop 36 MWh Thermal Storage Project at $0.11/KWh

      Siemens Says it Can Develop 36 MWh Thermal Storage Project at $0.11/KWh

      The cost of battery storage is falling, but nothing like the number that a Siemens storage is targeting for a large-scale wind energy storage project that would use geology and thermal energy. Energy Storage Update spoke with Till Barmeier, program manager for the project, who said it was possible to store wind power for just pennies per kWh.

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    10. New York City Sets the First Citywide Energy Storage Target

      New York City Sets the First Citywide Energy Storage Target

      Only two U.S. states, California and Massachusetts, have set targets for energy storage deployments. Now New York City has joined them. The city government unveiled a storage goal of 100 megawatt-hours by 2020 last week, along with an expanded solar target of 1,000 megawatts by 2030. Storage, with its capacity to integrate variable wind and solar power sources into the grid, is expected to play a critical role in meeting the city's plans to cut greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050. Storage experts told GTM that this is the first time a city has set such a target.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    11. WA Farm Taps Vanadium Flow Battery Storage, Solar – an Australian First

      WA Farm Taps Vanadium Flow Battery Storage, Solar – an Australian First

      A Western Australian farm near Busselton that has installed solar and battery storage to avoid paying for a new connection to the grid, has chosen a vanadium redox flow battery for the project, in what is believed to be a first for Australia. The battery – a 100kWh CellCube built in Austria by Gildemeister and installed by Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL) subsidiary VSUN – will store the energy from a 15kW solar PV system, which the property’s owners hope will make them 90 per cent energy self-sufficient.

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    12. Uncle Sam's Battery Bank: ARPA-E Spurs Commercialization of Innovative Storage Technology

      Uncle Sam's Battery Bank: ARPA-E Spurs Commercialization of Innovative Storage Technology

      ARPA-E is celebrating a birthday. The federal research and development program – ARPA-E stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy – is seven years old. It was actually created nine years ago, in 2007, but didn’t receive budgetary funding until 2009 when it was granted an initial budget of $400 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the stimulus bill that was passed in the wake of the financial crisis.

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    13. ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the world's population, but accounts for only four percent of the world's energy demand, leaving a gap of around 600 million people with no access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency's Africa Energy Outlook. 

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    14. UTSA, NRG Energy and Microsoft Announce New Flow Battery Research initiative

      UTSA, NRG Energy and Microsoft Announce New Flow Battery Research initiative

      (Aug. 15, 2016) - The future of renewable energy will rely on many different kinds of technologies. But one technology is primed to play a bigger role. New research, announced yesterday at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) indicates that batteries can help ease the transition to a grid increasingly powered by renewables. Billed as the “Next-Gen Energy Storage Research Announcement,” senior leaders from Microsoft, power production giant NRG Energy, and various utility players converged on UTSA to discuss the role batteries can play as more renewable energy comes onto the grid. The research reveals new information about power efficiencies at different currents and how to operate batteries at scale. The research program, begun in spring 2016 and designed to continue until at least the spring of 2017, is looking at the performance and economic potential of flow battery technology in a variety of applications, from powering data centers to optimizing electric distribution grids.

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      Mentions: TX NRG Energy Eguana
    15. Holy Grail of Energy Policy in Sight as Battery Technology Smashes the Old Order

      Holy Grail of Energy Policy in Sight as Battery Technology Smashes the Old Order

      The world's next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms of electricity storage is moving so fast that we may never again need to build 20th Century power plants in this country, let alone a nuclear white elephant such as Hinkley Point. The US Energy Department is funding 75 projects developing electricity storage, mobilizing teams of scientists at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and the elite Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge labs in a bid for what it calls the 'Holy Grail' of energy policy.

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    16. ESS Marks Successful Intersolar 2016, Highlighted by Microgrid Site Tour Featuring Company's Long-Duration Batteries

      ESS Marks Successful Intersolar 2016, Highlighted by Microgrid Site Tour Featuring Company's Long-Duration Batteries

      PORTLAND, OR-- Jul 26, 2016) - ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of a safe, low-cost and long cycle-life battery for renewable energy storage, celebrated a highly successful presence at Intersolar 2016 in San Francisco this month, boosted by strong interest in the company's Iron Flow Battery technology, a steady flow of booth visitors, and an overflow of participants for the site tour at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma. More than 100 Intersolar attendees took part in a tour of Stone Edge Farm's advanced microgrid -- four times the expected number. The tour's popularity was a reflection of the growing interest in the benefits of energy storage, especially in support of integrating renewables to provide grid services, lowering electricity costs and reducing CO2 emissions. At Stone Edge, ESS's Iron Flow Battery is well suited to provide long-duration storage capacity to supply power at night, for irrigation or hydrogen generation, and during the day to smooth out the intermittencies of solar PV.

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    17. Kilowatt, Kilowatt-Hours Unite

      Kilowatt, Kilowatt-Hours Unite

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) was holding its annual event this year in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., and I was feeling the need to catch up with innovations in battery storage. I discovered the ESA is a great gathering place for technologists, startups, mature vendors, utilities and university types — a mosh pit of those who drive the energy storage future. Black & Veatch hosted an awesome evening reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and I had the good fortune of running into my friend Bill Muston. Bill is the technologist at Oncor who toured me about the Oncor microgrid located at their general services headquarters facility a bit outside of Dallas, Texas, U.S. Check out the article in the April 2016 issue of T&D World that provides details of this microgrid, including the installation of photovoltaic panels, Tesla storage batteries and a Capstone turbine.

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      Mentions: U.S. TX ESA
    18. US Backs Market Roll-out of New Energy Technologies with USD 16m

      US Backs Market Roll-out of New Energy Technologies with USD 16m

      June 23 - The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide almost USD 16 million (EUR 14m) in funds to help National Laboratories bring “promising energy technologies” to the market. The list includes 54 projects for renewables, nuclear energy, fuel cells, batteries and other energy technologies, by 12 national labs. They will partner with 52 private-sector firms. The Argonne National Laboratory, for example, will receive USD 600,000 for the “Application of Resin-Wafer Electrode Ionization Technology in Biorefineries” project.

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    19. Top Energy Storage Pioneer to Lead Global Sales at UET

      Top Energy Storage Pioneer to Lead Global Sales at UET

      MUKILTEO, Wash., June 23, 2016 - UniEnergy Technologies (UET) has named Blake Frye as its Senior Vice President of Global Sales. With over 20 years of experience delivering high-value energy storage projects to customers, Frye will drive global sales at UET to deliver even greater value from UET's breakthrough vanadium flow energy storage systems. With global procurements of flow batteries over one gigawatt-hour (GWh), the industry clearly recognizes that flow batteries can competitively deliver the rugged flexibility demanded by modern grid economics.  UET is the leading flow battery company in the U.S. and Europe, with over 80MWh of containerized energy storage solutions deployed, ordered, or awarded by customers.

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    20. US Energy Storage Industry Sees First-Quarter Investments Double and New Partnerships Emerge

      US Energy Storage Industry Sees First-Quarter Investments Double and New Partnerships Emerge

      The American energy storage sector kicked off 2016 with a marked increase in corporate investments, according to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. First-quarter investments of $79 million marked an increase of more than double compared to the same period last year. Of that money, $20 million came as project financing. It's worth noting that with a relatively small number of disclosed deals each year (39 in 2014 and 32 in 2015), a few big investments can significantly sway the quarterly tally. The largest of the 11 disclosed deals from Q1 2016, the Series C investment in Sunverge by Australian energy retailer AGL Energy and Japanese trading house Mitsui, totaled $36.5 million. That's almost half of all corporate investments for the quarter. Still, the numbers indicate there is more growth to come, said Ravi Manghani, GTM Research’s director of energy storage and lead author of the report.

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      Mentions: NV U.S. ESA
    21. Redt Ships 15kW/240kWh Storage Units to Scottish Testing Centre

      Redt Ships 15kW/240kWh Storage Units to Scottish Testing Centre

      June 7 - UK energy storage technology firm Redt Energy PLC (LON:RED) has delivered two of its 15-240 (15kW/240kWh) energy storage systems to a testing centre in Scotland. This marks the first time that the company has shipped a large, contract manufactured, containerised vanadium flow battery to a customer's project, Redt said on Monday.

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    22. New Battery Management System From Redflow

      New Battery Management System From Redflow

      Australia-based battery-energy-storage company Redflow revealed a new system at the Australian Energy Storage Exhibition. The system has been created to make battery installation, monitoring, maintenance, and control simpler. With its new system, Redflow customers can track real-time battery performance and monitor data remotely. No software is required. All that is needed is an internet connection, a web browser, or a smartphone. “This BMS is a key part of our vision of providing efficient and effective battery energy storage systems for both homes and businesses. Our BMS is designed to act as a ‘Rosetta stone’ that uses various industry standard protocols to integrate our unique battery technology with energy management electronics from a wide variety of vendors,” said Redflow Executive Chairman Simon Hackett.

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    23. Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      The global wind manufacturer and developer Gamesa is inaugurating an innovative prototype project in the city of La Muela, in its home country of Spain. For the first time, the company will be adding solar, storage and diesel to a wind project in order to test the viability of combining renewables and storage to minimize fossil-fuel backup for off-grid applications. The pilot system currently features a G52 850-kilowatt wind turbine, 245 kilowatts of PV solar, and three 222-kilowatt diesel generators.

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