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    1. A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      The noted lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems will be opening a new battery manufacturing plant in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, as part of its plans to expand its operations in Europe, according to recent reports. The new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility is being developed owing to the expectation of a continuing surge in demand in the European market for low-voltage automotive products (a focus of the company’s). The manufacturing facility is intended to complement A123 Systems’ technical facility in the German city of Stuttgart, as well as work in cooperation with its manufacturing facilities in Changzhou, China; Hangzhou, China; and in Michigan, in the US.

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      Mentions: Europe Germany China
    2. SMA, Tesvolt Cooperate on Battery-Storage Systems

      SMA, Tesvolt Cooperate on Battery-Storage Systems

      The combined system of battery and battery inverter can be used in PV systems, CHP plants and wind power plants as well as in hydroelectric power plants. It enables companies in the commercial sector to sustainably and cost-effectively reduce their energy costs. “Qualifying TESVOLT’s lithium storage systems for use with SMA inverters was an important step for us,” said Volker Wachenfeld, Executive Vice President of the Offgrid & Storage business unit at SMA. “It offers companies new energy storage options that help them maximize their self-consumption of PV power. The Sunny Island inverter was developed to optimize the performance and efficiency of energy supply systems, and can be used in both off-grid and grid-tied systems.”

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      Mentions: Germany
    3. 'World's Biggest' Battery Test Facility in Japan Set to Take Lead in Standardisation

      'World's Biggest' Battery Test Facility in Japan Set to Take Lead in Standardisation

      Japan is set to play host to what is expected to be the world’s biggest energy storage battery and system testing facility to date. The National Institute of Technology and Evaluation’s (Nite) new NLAB facility is located in the city in which the manufacturing bases of lithium-ion battery makers including Panasonic, Hitachi Maxcell and GS Yuasa are also situated. Nite is preparing to begin testing large-scale batteries this summer at the recently completed NLAB facility. Located in the city of Osaka, an hour's flight from Tokyo, traditionally a strong manufacturing region, it is hoped that the centre will become integral to ongoing efforts to develop standards for the international energy storage industry.

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    4. Battery Innovation Center Announces Two Educational Series on Energy Storage Technologies, Electrical Grid

      Battery Innovation Center Announces Two Educational Series on Energy Storage Technologies, Electrical Grid

      The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) has announced two new series of educational programming centered around energy storage technologies available to its members and industry professionals next month. The BIC has created two different programs to provide both foundational knowledge and a more in-depth discussion of energy storage, the grid, and related technologies. The first course, the Executive Workshop, is a one-day course for executives or leaders in related industries with limited prior exposure to battery technologies, terms, and concepts.

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    5. Edf En to Enter Home Energy Storage Market by Year-End

      Edf En to Enter Home Energy Storage Market by Year-End

      February 29 - EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), the renewables arm of French energy group EDF SA (EPA:EDF), plans to launch a product combining rooftop solar panels with lithium-ion battery storage by the end of the year, French industry news website Usinenouvelle.com reports. Similar to the Tesla-SolarCity offer, which combines the Powerwalls batteries of Tesla with residential solar systems, EDF roll out to market its own combined photovoltaics/battery product by the end of the this year, CEO Antoine Cahuzac told journalist at a news conference to present the opening of a 20 MW energy storage facility in the US.

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      Mentions: France EPA SolarCity
    6. US Department of Energy Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions

      US Department of Energy Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions

      Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the launch of its Energy Materials Network (EMN), a new National Laboratory-led initiative that will give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy. Leveraging $40 million in federal funding in its first year, EMN will focus on tackling one of the major barriers to widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies: the design, testing, and production of advanced materials. By strengthening and facilitating industry access to the unique scientific and technical advanced materials innovation resources available at DOE’s National Labs, the network will help bring these materials to market more quickly. 

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    7. Sunverge Energy, Mitsui Form Strategic Commercial Relationship in Japan

      Sunverge Energy, Mitsui Form Strategic Commercial Relationship in Japan

      SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2016 -- Distributed energy storage leader Sunverge Energy and Japan-based industrial conglomerate MITSUI & CO., LTD., have formed a strategic commercial relationship enabling the two companies to collaborate on select market development initiatives starting in Japan. The arrangement complements Mitsui's $10 million investment that was part of the $36.5 million in Series C Preferred Stock financing raised by Sunverge earlier this month.  "Japan is the second largest market for solar PV growth, which in turn is driving demand for intelligent distributed energy storage solutions," said Ken Munson, Sunverge co-founder and CEO. "Mitsui has been a pioneer in renewable energy and has made early strategic investments in energy storage, and we look forward to working with them to bring the benefits of Sunverge's advanced technology to more utilities and energy users throughout Japan."

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      Mentions: Siemens CO Sunverge
    8. Powin Selects Ideal Power as Its Power Conversion Systems Provider

      Powin Selects Ideal Power as Its Power Conversion Systems Provider

      AUSTIN, TX -- 02/23/16 -- Ideal Power Inc., a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, announced today that it has signed a Master Purchase Agreement with Powin Corporation (Powin), a leading provider of commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage systems, to supply its 30kW and 125kW power conversion systems for Powin's portfolio of commercial battery energy storage systems (BESS). Ideal Power's power conversion systems are based on its patented, industry-leading Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (PPSA) which offers customers a proven, compact, high-efficiency solution that has gained broad acceptance in the industry. Powin has placed orders for Ideal Power's products which are being shipped to customer sites in the U.S. and China for deployment in 2016.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. TX
    9. Energy Storage-Enabled Virtual Power Plants Are Expected to Invade Energy Markets, According to Navigant Research

      Energy Storage-Enabled Virtual Power Plants Are Expected to Invade Energy Markets, According to Navigant Research

      BOULDER, Colo.--A new white paper from Navigant Research examines five major trends and the related market forces expected to shape the future of the energy storage industry in 2016 and beyond. The global energy storage industry reached significant milestones in 2015, and momentum is expected to continue as rapidly falling technology costs and innovative business models combine with government policies and regulatory reforms to create a dynamic market for energy storage. As the industry matures, Navigant Research foresees five trends likely to shape the future of energy storage, including one that represents a key business model for distributed energy storage. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, energy storage-enabled virtual power plants (VPPs) are expected to invade energy markets, serving as highly networked systems and precursors to a fully functional Energy Cloud.

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    10. Obama Visiting Saft Battery Plant on Jacksonville's Westside Friday

      Obama Visiting Saft Battery Plant on Jacksonville's Westside Friday

      President Barack Obama will come to Jacksonville this week for a tour of Saft, the high-tech battery manufacturing plant built on the Westside after landing a $95.5 million grant from a federal stimulus package aimed at jump-starting the recession-stalled economy in 2009. The Saft plant also benefited from $20.2 million in local and state financial incentives approved during the administration of Mayor John Peyton, who helped woo the global company to pick Jacksonville for its $200 million plant.

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    11. Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has opened a new subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. The new subsidiary, under the name of Saft Japan Kabushiki Kaisha(K.K.) headed by Philippe Ulrich, Saft Sales Director for Asia, is a major strategic step that underpins Saft’s strategy to become even closer to customers in Asia. With its new expert sales team, the main objectives for us are to increase Saft’s share of the Asian market and specifically to boost sales in Japan.

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    12. Powerstorm ESS Signs MOU for Cutting-Edge IoT Technology Developed in Exclusive Collaboration with B-Scada

      Powerstorm ESS Signs MOU for Cutting-Edge IoT Technology Developed in Exclusive Collaboration with B-Scada

      Powerstorm ESS of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and B-Scada, Inc. today announce that the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby B-Scada has agreed to supply Powerstorm ESS with its Internet of Things (IoT) visualization and data analytics technology. Powerstorm ESS seeks to accelerate its presence in the global emerging markets through rapid deployment of hybrid energy systems to its existing pipeline.  B-Scada will be collaborating with Powerstorm ESS to provide the software infrastructure for the hybrid energy systems that utilize Lithium Ion batteries and Powerstorm ESS patent pending technology. This opportunity will strengthen BScada’s IoT platform exposure in the global market place and provide Powerstorm ESS with a more sophisticated and intelligent solution. 

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    13. Saft Launches New Modular Rack Design Providing 8.7 MW of Battery Capability for SEPTA Subway Line

      Saft Launches New Modular Rack Design Providing 8.7 MW of Battery Capability for SEPTA Subway Line

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from ABB to support a Constellation project to install a wayside lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). This project will supply 8.7MW of frequency regulation support for the PJM Interconnection electric grid and will be capable of capturing, storing, and reusing braking energy from subway cars. Saft’s batteries will be deployed between seven SEPTA substations across Philadelphia. This project will expand the existing 1.8MW of Saft storage systems from two earlier deployments with SEPTA, and the new network will increase total battery storage capacity to more than 10MW.

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    14. LG Chem Battery Plant Production Takes Off In China

      LG Chem Battery Plant Production Takes Off In China

      The newly opened LG Chem factory in Nanjing can currently produce enough batteries for 50,000 battery-electric cars per year, with plans to increase production to support 200,000 such cars per year by 2020. Alternately, the factory can currently produce enough batteries for 180,000 plugin-hybrid electric cars today, which seems more likely given a heavy bias in the Chinese electric vehicle market towards PHEVs.

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      Mentions: NV GM Europe
    15. Arotech Announces New Grant from Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for Grid Storage Flow Battery

      Arotech Announces New Grant from Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for Grid Storage Flow Battery

      Arotech Corporation, a provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, announced today that its Power Systems Division has received an additional grant from the Israel Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) for its Grid Storage Flow Battery Program. The new non-dilutive OCS funding is for approximately $720,000 and is intended to cover 40% of the planned R&D budget for 2016. The Iron/Iron flow battery is intended to create an affordable technology that delivers a reliable on-demand supply of stored energy that accommodates the highly variable nature of renewable energy sources, acts as a back-up during power disruptions and also as a load-leveler for conventional power sources balancing between supply and demand. The resultant product is expected to be very safe, have a long operating life and a very low system cost versus competing technologies at below $250/kWh, due to its use of Iron, an abundant element.

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      Mentions: GM Israel
    16. 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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    17. LG Chem To Triple Its Solar Cell Production

      LG Chem To Triple Its Solar Cell Production

      The South Korean company LG, perhaps best known for its consumer electronics and electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has announced that it’ll be investing $435 million in new funding into its solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing business. The company is reportedly aiming to increase production capacity to 3 gigawatts (GW) — up from the 1 GW where it rests now — within 4 years. A memorandum of understanding with the Korean city of Gumi was recently signed — with 6 new production lines now being slated for creation at the company’s manufacturing facilities in the city.

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    18. Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered an advanced Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. The contract with Montreal-based Geninov Group, a diversified energy and engineering technology company, was finalized in May 2015. The Champ de Mars is the largest recreational park in Haïti. The Saft ESS, to be installed in the vicinity of the Triumphe Cultural Centre in conjunction with approximately 110kW of solar panels, is comprised of one Intensium® Max 20E energy battery container. The configuration is designed to collect power during sunlight hours and to illuminate the entire park area at night while providing Wi-Fi coverage in the immediate vicinity.

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      Mentions: U.S. Africa Europe
    19. Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract with PG&E

      Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract with PG&E

      Amber Kinetics, Inc. announces signing a landmark, multi-year Energy Services Agreement (ESA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 20 megawatts of storage using its game changing, four-hour duration Gen-2 Flywheel Systems©. The company believes its steel flywheel technology will drive down pricing while enhancing operational safety and flexibility for utility-scale energy storage.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    20. Ecoult Battery System Trialled for Grid Support Role in Ireland

      Ecoult Battery System Trialled for Grid Support Role in Ireland

      Australian-based battery storage technology developer Ecoult is taking its product to Europe for the first time, following its selection to be used in a trial to provide back-up services for electricity grid. The Sydney-based company, a spin off from the CSIRO, says one of its Ultra-Battery energy storage products is to be installed in Dublin in a smart grid testbed to integrate fast-response storage with the electricity grid.

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    21. Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract With PG&E

      Amber Kinetics Announces Game Changing Energy Storage Contract With PG&E

      Amber Kinetics, Inc. announces signing a landmark, multi-year Energy Services Agreement (ESA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 20 megawatts of storage using its game changing, four-hour duration Gen-2 Flywheel Systems©. The company believes its steel flywheel technology will drive down pricing while enhancing operational safety and flexibility for utility-scale energy storage.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    22. How Hawaii Has Empowered Energy Storage and Forever Changed the U.S. Solar Industry

      How Hawaii Has Empowered Energy Storage and Forever Changed the U.S. Solar Industry

      Over the past two years, Hawaii has been ground zero of a historic battle between solar and utilities. With solar penetration at a level unseen in the rest of the country – an estimated 12 percent of all homes – Hawaiian utilities are facing unprecedented challenges in figuring out how to integrate such a large quantity of renewables into their existing electricity grid, and how to get customers to pay for it. Given residential solar’s exponential growth across the U.S., the new technologies, business models and regulations that emerge from Hawaii’s experience are seen by many as a preview of what’s to come elsewhere.

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    23. Convergent Energy + Power Announces A 10 MW, 40 MW-Hour Energy Storage Project With Pacific Gas And Electric Co.

      Convergent Energy + Power Announces A 10 MW, 40 MW-Hour Energy Storage Project With Pacific Gas And Electric Co.

      Convergent Energy + Power, a market-leading energy storage asset developer, has announced a 10 MW, 40 MW-hour project award from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”). This project was selected as part of the first round of PG&E’s highly competitive Energy Storage Request For Offers solicitation, with results announced December 2, 2015. “Energy storage can provide location-targeted capacity that relieves grid constraints and meets reliability standards, while also increasing grid flexibility and resiliency,” said Johannes Rittershausen, Convergent’s CEO. “Convergent appreciates the opportunity to work with the PG&E team to bring the benefits of commercial energy storage to California’s electric grid.”

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      Mentions: CA Ontario CO
    24. Energy Management: Flow Battery Energy Storage System

      Energy Management: Flow Battery Energy Storage System

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a provider of energy storage systems for microgrid, commercial & industrial and utility applications, has built on its best-in-class proprietary flow battery technology to enhance the capabilities, reliability and lifetime of all next generation flow battery systems for multi-megawatt energy storage applications. The Vanguard II battery stack further expands the operating range of ViZn’s systems, strengthening their long-duration energy services by enhancing the fast switching and high power cycling capabilities required for many applications, further maximizing ROI and providing industry-leading payback periods.

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