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    1. Multiple Indian 'Gigafactories' Expected by 2019

      Multiple Indian 'Gigafactories' Expected by 2019

      At least two global technology leaders could set up Gigafactories to manufacture lithium-ion cells in India in the next couple of years, according to the head of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). This focus is being driven by opportunities in both stationary and electric vehicle (EV) applications in India, particularly with the government goal of making all vehicles electric by 2030.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia India
    2. Indian Tax Reform Uncertainty Concerns Energy Storage ndustry

      Indian Tax Reform Uncertainty Concerns Energy Storage ndustry

      A lack of clarity around India’s recently enforced Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has caused a PV tender delay in the state of Gujarat and prompted the nation’s energy storage alliance industry group to write a letter of appeal to the government. The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has now sent a letter to energy minister Piyush Goyal asking for clarity over taxes on separate segments of cells and batteries.

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      Mentions: India Middle East
    3. World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      TORONTO, July 4, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system located in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot program. Put into service in August 2016, this unique energy storage system is mounted to the top of an existing hydro pole. The system stores energy during off-peak hours and releases power as needed. The project team is currently monitoring how the technology responds to real-time data. From initial results, the energy storage system has demonstrated an ability to reduce strain on the local transformer. The pilot continues to run and, if successful, it could become a standard that's rolled out with all new installations on the over 175,000 poles across the city.

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      Mentions: Canada Ontario
    4. Energy Renaissance Building 1GWh of Lithium-ion Battery Storage Manufacturing in Darwin, Australia

      Energy Renaissance Building 1GWh of Lithium-ion Battery Storage Manufacturing in Darwin, Australia

      Renewable energy company Energy Renaissance is constructing a 1GWh per annum lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing plant at Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. The plant, named ‘Renaissance One’, will have seven production lines that are due to become operational in late 2018. The firm claims this will be the Southern Hemisphere’s first facility producing semi-solid state lithium-ion batteries, which it says are uniquely optimised for warm climates.

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    5. US Solar Industry Creates Jobs 17 Times Faster Than Rest Of The Economy

      US Solar Industry Creates Jobs 17 Times Faster Than Rest Of The Economy

      A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the U.S. (and other nations) are expanding quickly. As of November 2016, the American solar industry employed 260,077 workers. This is an increase of 24.5% from 2015, with a growth rate that is 17 times faster than the United States economy as a whole.

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    6. President Trump's Energy Agenda Won't Stop Renewables' and Energy Storage's Momentum, Says Lux Research

      President Trump's Energy Agenda Won't Stop Renewables' and Energy Storage's Momentum, Says Lux Research

      Boston, MA, June 13, 2017-- Boston, June 13, 2017 - President Trump’s energy agenda’s strongly positive rhetoric around boosting oil and gas production and revitalizing the coal industry will only go so far, as economics in both industries play a larger role. Despite Trump’s political agenda, his actual influence will have an overall moderate impact in the U.S. energy landscape, according to Lux Research, a leading provider of intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation.

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    7. Environmental Leader Names Denver Solar+Storage Microgrid a 2017 Project of the Year

      Environmental Leader Names Denver Solar+Storage Microgrid a 2017 Project of the Year

      Panasonic-led solar-plus-storage microgrid in Denver wins 2017 Environmental Leader Project of the Year. Organized by Environmental Leader magazine, a leading trade publication focused on corporate energy management, environmental and sustainability initiatives, the annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence and innovation in products, services and projects that support business’ efforts in these areas, including positively impacting the bottom line. A panel of independent judges scored projects. Peter Bussey of LNS Research headed the panel. Judges came from across the corporate environmental and sustainability space, including: ATT, Best Buy, Caesars, Fetzer Vineyards, General Motors, Kellogg, Marriott, MillerCoors, Novartis, Safeway, Sears Holdings Corporation, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Tyco Global Products.

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      Mentions: NV GM U.S.
    8. Northern Power Teams up for Storage

      Northern Power Teams up for Storage

      US wind turbine maker Northern Power Systems has entered into a strategic partnership with compatriot Eos Energy Storage to offer battery systems for UK utilities and commercial/industrial customers. The initiative will combine Eos' Aurora zinc batteries with Northern Power’s inverter, control systems and engineering expertise.

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    9. Younicos: Energy Storage From a Pioneer's Perspective

      Younicos: Energy Storage From a Pioneer's Perspective

      Stephen Prince, President and CEO of Younicos, is a transaction-oriented executive with more than 25 years of experience of growing and leading companies in global markets, as well as a published author and speaker with numerous industry awards. Stephen holds an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University Fullerton.

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    10. Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Brooklyn, NY: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced a new name and logo today during a live, virtual event held before hundreds of supporters across the country. Under the new name, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), the organization will continue to build on over 10 years of success working to advance women across the renewable energy spectrum.

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      Mentions: Canada NY Eguana
    11. Maxwell Technologies Names Thibault Kassir VP and GM, Energy Storage Products

      Maxwell Technologies Names Thibault Kassir VP and GM, Energy Storage Products

      Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, today announced the appointment of Thibault Kassir as Vice President and General Manager, Energy Storage Products. With over 24 years of business and technical knowledge combined with considerable experience in Asia, Kassir will oversee Maxwell's global energy storage product line, tasked to build on recent momentum and to drive future growth.

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    12. Leclanche CEO Cites Energy Storage as the Driving Force at the Center of Global Energy Sector Transition

      Leclanche CEO Cites Energy Storage as the Driving Force at the Center of Global Energy Sector Transition

      NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 -- The emergence of global energy storage as a driving force in today's energy sector transition was a key focus at the Bloomberg 2017 Future of Energy Global Summit held in New York City, April 24-25.  Addressing the plenary session of over 1,000 global energy executives in attendance, Leclanché (www.leclanche.com) CEO Anil Srivasta told the audience it was "witnessing totally new thinking toward the financing of energy storage projects by investors who are now looking at storage as a new asset class offering multiple revenue streams with large terminal value."

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    13. Canadian Solar Supplies 10 MW of Modules to the Largest Solar Project in Uganda

      Canadian Solar Supplies 10 MW of Modules to the Largest Solar Project in Uganda

      GUELPH, Ontario, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company has supplied 10 MW of PV Modules to Soroti Photovoltaic Plant in Uganda. The project is the largest of its kind in East Africa and was officially inaugurated at the end of 2016.

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    14. Energy Storage in Infrastructure Modernization? Yes and Here's Why

      Energy Storage in Infrastructure Modernization? Yes and Here's Why

      Roads and bridges may be what comes to mind for a lot of people when they hear about federal infrastructure improvements. But batteries and other advanced energy storage devices should be on the list too. That’s the word from the Energy Storage Association and 52 private companies and business associations in a letter this week urging Congressional leaders to include energy storage in infrastructure modernization planning.

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      Mentions: U.S. Congress ESA
    15. Younicos to Upgrade Kodiak Island to Lithium Energy Storage

      Younicos to Upgrade Kodiak Island to Lithium Energy Storage

      In 2007, KEA set a goal to produce 95 percent of Kodiak’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, to reduce reliance on diesel fuel and lower the cost of generation to customers. Today, the island has achieved that goal through a combination of hydroelectric and wind energy, KEA officials say. The new batteries will permit greater harvesting of wind potential.

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    16. Sonnen Expands US Presence With Battery Manufacturing Hub in Atlanta

      Sonnen Expands US Presence With Battery Manufacturing Hub in Atlanta

      The German home battery startup Sonnen is expanding its U.S. footprint with a significant investment in a new North American Innovation Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Sonnen announced today that the InnovationHub will bring all of the company’s U.S. product development and manufacturing capabilities under one roof, allowing for new product innovation and the ability to rapidly scale up production capacity.

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    17. Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Designated as 'Smart'

      Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Designated as 'Smart'

      Vermont Business Magazine South Burlington-based Dynapower, the global leader in energy storage inverters, and Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, have jointly announced that Dynapower’s MPS-250 (link is external) is the first storage-only energy inverter to be confirmed by Intertek to meet the UL 1741 SA draft requirements for a “smart” inverter. Compliance with this standard ensures that Dynapower’s MPS-250 smart inverter is California Rule 21 and Hawaii Rule 14H compliant through development of advanced inverter features. This was achieved by Dynapower through the use of Intertek’s SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program.

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    18. Baker Electric Inc. Named EPC for NEC Battery Grid Energy Storage Solution for SoCal Edison

      Baker Electric Inc. Named EPC for NEC Battery Grid Energy Storage Solution for SoCal Edison

      Baker Electric Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named the engineering, procurement and construction contractor (EPC) for NEC Energy Solutions' (NEC ES) grid energy storage pilot system for Southern California Edison. The storage system project is under a pre-approved energy storage procurement program initially conceived of and announced by SCE last year. NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, awarded Baker Electric Inc. the EPC contract for the above grade engineering design and installation of the turn-key NES ES GSS(R) grid energy storage solution. It will include 3.4MWh of containerized lithium ion batteries, a 3MW power conversion system, and NEC ES's proprietary AEROS(R) controls software suite. The system is intended to support peaks in electricity demand and is expected to be completed in November of this year.

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    19. Lead Acid Storage Firm Ecoult Receives ARENA Funding to Help India Expansion

      Lead Acid Storage Firm Ecoult Receives ARENA Funding to Help India Expansion

      Sydney-based lead-acid energy storage specialist Ecoult has secured AU$4.1 million (US$3.13 million) recoupable funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to develop and commericalise its UltraBattery products. This supports a AU$10.6 million (US$8 million) venture from Ecoult to enhance its lead-acid battery’s performance and the extra funding will also be used for the expansion of the company’s engineering team in Sydney. It will also help Ecoult move into international markets after it recently signed a global manufacturing deal with India’s largest battery manufacturer, Exide Industries, which will manufacture and distribute the UltraBattery in India and South Asia.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia India
    20. How US Solar Capacity Will Double Year-Over-Year

      How US Solar Capacity Will Double Year-Over-Year

      Despite a whopping 4,143MW of solar PV installed in the US in the third quarter of last year, Q4 2016 is expected to surpass that historic total, according to latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). 2016 is set to be a record year for solar on all counts; shattering all previous quarterly installation results.

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