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    1. New Energy Index Sinks to Two-Year Low as Global Markets Decline

      By Christopher Martin - Thu Sep 22 15:36:02 GMT 2011 The Wilderhill New Energy Global Innovation Index sank to the lowest since March 10, 2009, as global economies face slower growth and incentives for clean technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines decline. The index of 99 companies including First Solar Inc. (FSLR) and battery maker Ener1 Inc. (HEV) today sank as much as 5.5 percent to 138.17, and has dropped 35 percent
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      Mentions: First Solar Ener1
    2. AEP Ohio debuts S&C Electric's Li-ion battery 'Community Energy Storage' system

      AEP Ohio debuts S&C Electric's Li-ion battery 'Community Energy Storage' system
      AEP Ohio is testing an energy backup system that will supply customers with electricity for a limited time during power outages. AEP Ohio is installing its Community Energy Storage energy backup system supplied by S&C Electric. CES is a lithium-ion-based battery system that provides up to several hours of backup for two to five homes.
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    3. Electric-Car Battery Makers’ Capacity Will Be Double Demand

      By Alex Morales - Wed Sep 14 16:38:58 GMT 2011 Producers of electric-car batteries such as LG Chem Ltd. (051910) and Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) are building new plants at such a pace that capacity will grow to almost double automakers’ demand, a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report shows. While manufacturers will have capacity to make 35 gigawatt hours of batteries by 2013, carmakers have committed to produce as many as 839,000 plug-
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      Mentions: Johnson Controls LG
    4. California PUC Incentives Changes Embrace Storage

      California PUC Incentives Changes Embrace Storage
      Eligibility for participation in the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) will now be based on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Technologies that achieve reductions of GHG emissions will be eligible for the program, including wind turbines, fuel cells, … advanced energy storage ...
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      Mentions: CA CA Pub Util Comm
    5. Report: U.S. Campus Microgrids Lead Despite Utilities

      Report: U.S. Campus Microgrids Lead Despite Utilities
      By 2017, for example, Pike Research forecasts the North American education campus environment segment will reach 1,281 MW at a CAGR (2011-2017) of 17.5% in the average scenario. Overall, the North American campus environment sector will reach 1,572 MW out of a global total of 1,642 MW, a world market share that exceeds 95% in the same average scenario.
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    6. ZBB Gets $1M+ from Navy for Flow Battery in Island Facility Microgrid

      ZBB Gets $1M+ from Navy for Flow Battery in Island Facility Microgrid

      ZBB will provide a 1000kWH / 500kW-rated energy storage system for use in a micro-grid application at the San Nicolas Island Naval Facility, located in the Catalina Island group west of Los Angeles. The system will utilize ZBB's newly branded EnerSystem(TM) technologies, comprised of ZBB's Power & Energy Control Center (PECC) and next generation Version 3 Zinc Bromide flow battery modules.

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      Mentions: Idaho ZBB
    7. $10M for solar micro-grid in Borrego Springs, CA

      $10M for solar micro-grid in Borrego Springs, CA

      San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission to build a complex micro-grid project based in Borrego Springs. SDG&E will test and deploy various smart grid technologies including energy storage, smart meters, energy-management systems and integrated renewable energy generation.

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    8. "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" finding support

      "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" finding support
      The "10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011" (S. 1108) will have its first public airing this month at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing … This measure is designed to be executed in tandem with SunShot, a DoE initiative unveiled in February. SunShot is geared at dropping the price of homegrown solar so it is competitive with coal and other conventional fuels.
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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Italy
    9. Small Scale Solar Battery w/ Diesel Generator Back-up

      Small Scale Solar Battery w/ Diesel Generator Back-up
      WhisperPower in the Netherlands has developed a system to provide electricity without a (permanent) grid connection. The Grid Independer can deliver 230V alternating current (AC)/50 Hz, 7 kilowatts (kW) from the internal maintenance-free gel battery via a true sine-wave inverter and can be run in parallel with the WhisperPower diesel generator.
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      Mentions: Netherlands
    10. IBC Solar and Dispatch Energy cooperate on battery solutions

      IBC Solar and Dispatch Energy cooperate on battery solutions
      IBC Solar and Dispatch Energy Innovations will introduce an intelligent power storage solution which incorporates a Li-ion battery … "Our battery was developed together with the Fraunhofer Institute and offers an extremely high number of load cycles as well as long battery life time”, explains Dietmar Gruidl, managing director of Dispatch Energy Innovations GmbH ... IBC Solar will present a second power storage system based on the proven valve regulated lead-acid (VLRA) technology.
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      Mentions: Germany Fraunhofer
    11. Conergy unveils residential Li-ion solar PV storage solution

      Conergy unveils residential Li-ion solar PV storage solution
      On May 31st, 2011, Conergy AG (Hamburg, Germany) announced that it will present a new solar photovoltaic (PV) storage solution, consisting of an integrated string inverter and intelligent energy management system, at the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich from June 8th to 10th, 2011. The energy management system will be based on lithium-ion technology, and will possess a nominal power of 5.5kW and a storage capacity of 13.2kWh.
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      Mentions: Europe Germany
    12. Military Wants Bases to be "island microgrids": Storage + Renewables

      Military Wants Bases to be "island microgrids": Storage + Renewables
      Energy officers at military bases are working to turn their facilities into "island microgrids"--entities that can generate and store their own electricity, independent of the surrounding commercial grid. … in the event of a blackout, it could continue to function on electricity generated on-site--largely from renewable sources. These include utility-scale solar arrays, backed up with advance-battery solar-power storage units and diesel generators … Energy experts say that the military's approach could also offer a new model for towns and cities, protecting them from regional-grid blackouts--and boosting local renewable-energy production.
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      Mentions: CA DoE NV
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