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    1. ViZn Energy Systems, Raychem to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corp. of India

      ViZn Energy Systems, Raychem to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corp. of India

      ViZn Energy Systems, a provider of energy storage systems for utility, C&I, and microgrid applications, won a 1 MWh utility energy storage contract to ensure electrical grid stability in India. ViZn's systems will be installed and integrated by Raychem RPG at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) facilities in Puducherry, India.

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    2. Duke Energy Proposes Solar and Battery Storage Project to Power Facility in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

      Duke Energy Proposes Solar and Battery Storage Project to Power Facility in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

      CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2016-- Duke Energy has proposed installing a microgrid, powered by renewable energy, to serve a remote communications tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located atop Mt. Sterling in Haywood County, the proposed project would combine a 10-kilowatt solar installation with a Fluidic 95-kilowatt-hour zinc-air battery at the site and ultimately provide all the energy needs for the tower. The tower is currently served by a single overhead electric line. Because the tower provides emergency communications for the park, the ability to operate independently from the energy grid is important to park communications.

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    3. “Reversible” Energy Storage For Better, Cheaper, Non-Toxic Batteries

      “Reversible” Energy Storage For Better, Cheaper, Non-Toxic Batteries

      Lithium-ion technology dominates today’s energy storage market, but new alternatives are beginning to bubble up from research laboratories. In the latest development, a team of researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories has unlocked the secret behind a reversible formula that could be used for low cost grid scale energy storage.

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    4. 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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    5. ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Wins Contract for Flow Battery System From Idaho National Laboratory

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has received an order for a 128 kW/320 kWh redox flow battery system based on its zinc-iron chemistry from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) complex of national laboratories. ViZn's flow battery system will be installed as part of a microgrid research, development and demonstration testbed and is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.

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    6. PG&E's 75MW Energy Storage Procurement to Test Flywheels, Zinc-Air Batteries

      PG&E's 75MW Energy Storage Procurement to Test Flywheels, Zinc-Air Batteries

      In choosing their first round of procurements to meet the state’s 1.3-gigawatts-by-2020 energy storage mandate, California’s big investor-owned utilities have largely stuck to tried-and-true lithium-ion batteries -- until now. On Wednesday, Pacific Gas & Electric revealed contracts for 75 megawatts of storage that includes 20 megawatts of flywheels from startup Amber Kinetics and 10 megawatts of zinc-air batteries from Eos Energy Storage amidst the expected lithium-ion winners.

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    7. ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced today that it has won a contract with Hecate Energy, a leading United States based developer of power projects, to supply a 2 MW zinc-iron redox flow battery system for the provision of ancillary services to the Ontario grid operated by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

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    8. Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      These days, all of the headlines on energy storage seem to be focused on Tesla’s lithium ion Powerwall storage systems, and indeed the company has made significant progress. But that doesn’t mean the storage race is over. Large companies like BYD (which plans at least one gigafactory of its own), Samsung (which sells batteries to BMW and other automotive companies) and LG Chem are moving ahead with their lithium ion products. And some of the smaller start-ups have made significant progress in advancing their storage technologies as well.

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    9. ViZn Energy Systems' Zinc-Iron Flow Battery Commissioned at Randolph-Macon College as Part of Dominion Solar Project

      ViZn Energy Systems' Zinc-Iron Flow Battery Commissioned at Randolph-Macon College as Part of Dominion Solar Project

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc., a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility-scale applications, announces its advanced flow battery system has been installed at Randolph-Macon College to test utility integration with renewable generation. Randolph-Macon College is in partnership on a solar energy project with Dominion Resources, an East Coast utility provider and one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy.

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    10. The Zinc-Polyiodide Redox Flow Battery

      The Zinc-Polyiodide Redox Flow Battery

      A new type of redox flow battery has an energy density approaching that of lithium-ion batteries used in portable electronic devices and some small electric cars. A new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and described in Nature Communications uses an electrolyte with more than double the energy density of the next best design; opening up possibilities of using flow batteries in applications such as vehicles in the future.

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    11. RedFlow Receives CE Approval for Zinc Bromide Batteries

      RedFlow Receives CE Approval for Zinc Bromide Batteries

      RedFlow’s core zinc-bromide flow battery has received CE approval, a requirement for sales in Europe. As part of the CE certification process, the ZBM underwent and passed rigorous independent assessment and testing over several months in the areas of safety and EMC. This included testing of the ZBM’s electronics, mechanical design, noise and temperature characteristics. Changes required were minimal and these will be rolled out to production immediately and all products sold will now be CE compliant.

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    12. RedFlow Achieves Zinc Bromide Battery Life Milestone

      RedFlow Achieves Zinc Bromide Battery Life Milestone

      RedFlow has achieved an important milestone with over 10,000 kilowatt hours processed through a single zinc-bromide flow battery during long-term testing. Adding to the interest, this test battery continues to perform with no signs of degradation and accordingly it is not yet possible to predict total capacity nor battery life of this generation ZBM. These results have been achieved from a reference ZBM, now being manufactured by Flextronics, using accelerated bench testing and charging and discharging daily at 100% over several months.

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    13. ViZn's Zinc Iron Redox Flow Battery: Another Storage Company In The Game

      ViZn's Zinc Iron Redox Flow Battery: Another Storage Company In The Game

      With Southern California Edison’s announcement this month concerning the purchase of 261 megawatts (MW) of storage, the energy storage industry got a big boost. Much of the technology awarded in this first go-round is lithium ion-based (AES was awarded 100 MW of the solicitation, while Stem received 85 MW). Lithium ion batteries are the winners today, to some degree because the technology has been deployed in electric vehicles for the past few years (owing largely to power density and weight advantages), but they may or may not win the laurel wreath for stationary storage applications in the years to come.

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    14. Stanford's GCEP Awards $10.5 Million for Research on Renewable Energy

      Stanford's GCEP Awards $10.5 Million for Research on Renewable Energy

      The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies. The funding will be shared by six Stanford research teams and an international group from the United States and Europe. "The seven projects funded by GCEP could spark discoveries that lead to dramatic improvements in energy storage, solar cells and renewable biofuels," said GCEP Director Sally Benson, a professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford.

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    15. Redflow Says Trials Show Large-Scale Storage “Cost Competitive”

      Redflow Says Trials Show Large-Scale Storage “Cost Competitive”

      Australian battery technology developer RedFlow says trials of its zinc-bromine “flow” batteries shows that the technology is “cost competitive” in large-scale applications on the electricity grid. The Brisbane-based and ASX-listed company said in a statement it has completed its initial trials with its prototype large-scale energy storage system and said it is already in discussions with potential customers for the product. “We believe the market opportunities for this product for large-scale energy storage from wind and solar and for a variety of “mini-grid“ applications are considerable,” CEO Stuart Smith said in a statement.

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    16. Carbonised Eggplants an Effective Electrocatalyst for Metal-Air Batteries

      Carbonised Eggplants an Effective Electrocatalyst for Metal-Air Batteries

      A young Singaporean scientist says the eggplant can act as an electrocatalyst for metal-air batteries. 18-year-old Shannon Lee won the 2014 Young Scientist Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Lee was awarded US$50,000 for developing a novel electrocatalyst that may be used for metal-air batteries of the future, in particular, zinc-air batteries for electric cars. Lee used the Chinese eggplant as the material for the air cathode of the zinc-air batteries in her project, which, if proven, could open the way to a more sustainable, durable and energy efficient metal-air battery.

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    17. PowerGenix and Amperex Technology Launch Partnership

      PowerGenix and Amperex Technology Launch Partnership

      PowerGenix, a leading developer of high performance, rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Asian battery manufacturer Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (ATL). ATL will become PowerGenix’s partner for the high-volume manufacturing of NiZn batteries for the worldwide start-stop Automotive and Industrial energy storage markets.

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    18. Eos Energy to Soon Crank Out Zinc-Air Batteries

      Eos Energy to Soon Crank Out Zinc-Air Batteries

      Power companies and utilities the world over are beginning to get new options for low cost batteries used for the power grid. This week New Jersey-based startup Eos Energy Storage announced that it will soon ramp up manufacturing of its inexpensive zinc-air batteries in conjunction with manufacturing company Incodema Group.  Eos Energy has been planning to start delivering its first batteries to market in 2014, and its first pilot project will be with utility Con Edison in New York. The batteries are meant to be used on for the power grid to help customers add in solar and wind energy and produce other services like frequency regulation.

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    19. ViZn Launches Large Scale Energy Storage Battery for Micro-Grids

      ViZn Launches Large Scale Energy Storage Battery for Micro-Grids

      ViZn Energy Systems (formerly Zinc Air) starts manufacturing its new zinc redox flow battery for customer pre-orders in the US and Europe.  ViZn’s Z20 160 kWh zinc redox flow battery (can provide) scalable storage systems for the growing micro-grid markets and renewable integration.

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    20. Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      There are many energy storage options which can be used balance grid systems so as to compensate for the variable output from some renewables. They include existing and newly emerging electro-chemical and electro-mechanical systems (batteries, pumped storage and compressed air storage), as well as a range of thermal and hydrogen based systems www.electricitystorage.org/ .

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