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    1. Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      A decade may not seem like a remarkably long time to have been in business, but it certainly is in the world of rooftop solar. In an industry known for its ups and downs, residential solar installer Sunrun hit the commendable milestone last week of 10 years in operation. Executive Chairman and co-founder Ed Fenster and CEO and co-founder Lynn Jurich launched Sunrun in 2007 from an attic in San Francisco and signed the company’s first customers from a booth at a county fair. Since then, Sunrun says it has built more than $2.5 billion in solar systems, saved customers more than $150 million on their energy bills and generated more than 2.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy.

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    2. Project Financing Grows for Commercial Energy Storage, Lags for Residential

      Project Financing Grows for Commercial Energy Storage, Lags for Residential

      The energy storage industry needs better financing to break out of its early stages. So far, commercial project financing is becoming more widely available, but residential financing has barely gotten started. The high upfront cost of storage makes it hard for behind-the-meter customers to purchase out of pocket, and they can't call on the kind of capital available to utilities or large power producers. For financiers, meanwhile, energy storage poses several risks: It's a relatively new technology with emerging business models and revenue streams, both of which are subject to the influence of shifting tariff structures.

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    3. Ideal Power Partners with Azimuth Energy for 300 Kilowatt / 500 Kilowatt-Hour Remote Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid

      Ideal Power Partners with Azimuth Energy for 300 Kilowatt / 500 Kilowatt-Hour Remote Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid

      AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2017  -- Ideal Power Inc., an innovative power conversion technology company, Azimuth Energy, a solar and wind energy and energy efficiency engineering and construction company and Wright Architects, a design-build firm with projects along the East Coast and the Caribbean, today announced a solar-plus-storage project that will provide off-grid and virtually fossil-free power to a remote building complex in rural New York.

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      Mentions: U.S. TX Caribbean
    4. Sunrun Expands Solar Access to Florida

      Sunrun Expands Solar Access to Florida

      SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2017-- Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company in the United States, today announced that it will offer homeowners in Florida a less expensive, cleaner way to power their homes while creating new jobs throughout Orlando and Tampa this year. In November, Floridians voted in favor of clean energy choices and legislators responded this session by passing Senate Bill 90, making it simpler to go solar. Florida follows Nevada and countless other states that are taking local action to support clean energy access.

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      Mentions: NV U.S. FL
    5. 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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    6. Enel Green Power Commissions World's First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

      Enel Green Power Commissions World's First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

      Characterized by diverse geographic regions and climate zones, cities, towns and villages in Chile often are separated by difficult terrain and long distances, Sitting atop one of two colliding tectonic plates – the oceanic Nazca and continental South American – the Andean nation, as has come to be known worldwide, is also prone to cataclysmic earthquakes. Given all this, Chileans are increasingly recognizing, aand taking advantage of, the prospective benefits held out by renewable microgrids, including those in which solar-plus-storage are core elements. Italy’s Enel Green Power numbers among the players participating in Chile’s emerging “green energy” revolution.

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      Mentions: France Italy Chile
    7. Grid of the Future and Microgrids in Rhode Island: Little State Leapfrogs Leaders

      Grid of the Future and Microgrids in Rhode Island: Little State Leapfrogs Leaders

      A lot of states are talking about building a grid of the future and microgrids. But often it seems more like the grid of the far-off future. Not so, however, in Rhode Island. The state is taking advantage of its small size and second-mover position to act fast and avoid problems bogging down other states.

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      Mentions: CA PA MD
    8. First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

      First Utility-Scale Microgrid in U.S. Enters Service

      Photos taken during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy disaster almost literally turned the spotlight onto microgrids. Images posted on social media and in the news during the storm showed swaths of Manhattan plunged into darkness as power outages cut off electricity to large parts of America’s biggest city. Just as striking, however, were blossoms of light visible against the otherwise black skyline.

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    9. ABB Develops New Microgrid Solution to Offer Battery Energy Storage

      ABB Develops New Microgrid Solution to Offer Battery Energy Storage

      Swiss technology group ABB has developed a new integrated microgrid solution, MGS100 designed to provide solarpower and battery energy storage for rural communities and businesses. Capable of functioning in extreme environments, the MGS100 offers an affordable source of electricity and has 20kW, 40kW, or 60kW power ratings.

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    10. Empower Reveals a ‘Unified Platform’ for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems

      Empower Reveals a ‘Unified Platform’ for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems

      Power electronics maker Empower Micro Systems is aiming to make home solar-plus-storage simpler by cutting the amount of equipment that people need to install. Its new Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform is made up of just two components instead of a minimum of eight offered by competitors. “Where we’re really focusing is to have a unified platform, from a power electronics point of view, that can be applied to residential solar as well as having a modular and scalable system for energy storage,” said Mika Nuotio, Empower’s CEO. 

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      Mentions: U.S. Germany PowerHub
    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. Tesla Launches First Aggregated 'Virtual Power Plant' in Us

      Tesla Launches First Aggregated 'Virtual Power Plant' in Us

      Tesla has announced the first programme to aggregate the capabilities of hundreds of its residential and commercial stationary storage systems in a partnership with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power. The pair will bundle together up to 2,000 of Tesla’s residential Powerwall and commercial and industrial (C&I) Powerpack systems to create a “single resource of shared energy”, Tesla said, calling it the “next step in tapping the potential” of energy storage systems in the field.

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    13. Soccer meets storage? Nissan, Eaton team up with Manchester City

      Soccer meets storage? Nissan, Eaton team up with Manchester City

      Home energy storage soon no longer will be the preserve of energy geeks and green consumers if a new sponsorship deal signed by power company Eaton and football club Manchester (Man) City has the desired effect. Announced this week, the sponsorship deal will see Eaton market its home energy storage unit — developed using second-life batteries from Nissan electric vehicles — to fans of the football club. Fans will receive targeted content about energy storage across Man City channels over the coming weeks, including via the club's website, app and at "certain moments" during games. Die-hard fans also will be able to purchase a limited-edition Man City-branded storage unit for their homes.

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    14. White Plains Microgrid Seeks NY Clean Community Funds & Other Quick News

      White Plains Microgrid Seeks NY Clean Community Funds & Other Quick News

      The City of White Plains says it will seek state clean energy community funds to help develop a microgrid with Hitachi. White Plains was recently designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The designation highlights clean energy work already done in White Plains and offers the opportunity to apply for a $250,000 grant for future work.

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    15. Utility Microgrids Win $7M from Washington State Clean Energy Fund

      Utility Microgrids Win $7M from Washington State Clean Energy Fund

      Two utility microgrids – one under development by Avista and the other by the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) – yesterday received $3.5 million each from the state Clean Energy Fund. The utility microgrids are part of a larger push by the state to develop grid modernization models that can be replicated elsewhere. 

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    16. Storage developer Sunverge pairs up with PetersenDean for energy storage offering - Utility Dive

      Storage developer Sunverge pairs up with PetersenDean for energy storage offering - Utility Dive

      Energy storage developer Sunverge Energy announced a partnership with PetersenDean Roofing & Solar to supply residential energy storage systems in California, Builder Magazine reports. Under the agreement, PetersenDean will pair Sunverge's energy management platform with its rooftop solar arrays to help customers reduce power bills and provide backup power. 

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    17. Younicos Solar Plus Storage Microgrid Installed at Denver's Panasonic Hub

      Younicos Solar Plus Storage Microgrid Installed at Denver's Panasonic Hub

      Panasonic’s new operations hub in Denver has a brand new microgrid. Announced at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference, Younicos – in partnership with Panasonic and Xcel Energy – has commissioned a solar plus storage microgrid for a smart transit project underway in Denver. The 1 MW/2 MWh lithium iron battery system can be found at Peña Station NEXT, a 400-acre smart city transit development in Denver. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions and Panasonic CityNOW is the anchor corporate tenant.

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    18. Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      ANDOVER, Mass. -- At the end of a heavily wooded, sparse industrial park here sits the North American headquarters and R&D center for Schneider Electric, which earlier this month unveiled its own campus power microgrid. The microgrid for the global energy management conglomerate is expected to produce 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or 10% of Schneider Electric's power needs. It's also expected to reduce its energy costs by 20%.

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    19. 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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    20. Vermont Bill Would Direct PUC to Draw Up Energy Storage Recommendations

      Vermont Bill Would Direct PUC to Draw Up Energy Storage Recommendations

      A bill now being debated in the Vermont legislature aims spur the development of energy storage in the state. The bill, H 501, is sponsored by Rep. Laura Sibilia (I), would require the state’s Department of Public Service (DPS) to “develop policy recommendations and targets” that would increase electricity storage capacity in the state.

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    21. This Week in Batteries: Sifting Through Two Big Bankruptcies

      This Week in Batteries: Sifting Through Two Big Bankruptcies

      The past week was a tough one for cleantech. We had a double feature of bankruptcies -- saltwater battery maker Aquion and top-five residential solar installer Sungevity. With so much destruction around us, it needs to be said: This doesn’t mean the whole sector is doomed. It does, however, bring into focus the fact that it's still a tough market and there isn’t a lot of room for error.

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