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    1. Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Fortum and Saft Launch Energy Storage Pilot at CHP Plant

      Finnish energy company Fortum is launching the Nordic countries’ biggest energy storage pilot project. The €2 million ($2.2 million) project will incorporate megawatt-scale lithium-ion (li-ion) battery storage technology from French company Saft. Saft’s li-ion containerized battery system with a nominal output of 2 MW and 1 MWh of energy capacity will be installed at Fortum’s Suomenoja combined heat and power (CHP) plant (pictured), in Finland’s second largest city Espoo.

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      Mentions: France Saft
    2. Steffes Joins National Initiative to Explore New Energy Storage Options

      Steffes Joins National Initiative to Explore New Energy Storage Options

      Steffes is a charter member of the Community Storage Initiative, a national effort to solve the challenge of energy storage with technologies and resources that are already available. For decades the electricity industry has been researching energy storage technologies, such as utility-scale batteries, that can stockpile electricity for later use. As the industry develops more renewable energy resources, which are intermittent, the need for energy storage is becoming more pressing. 

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    3. Panasonic, AES Announce India's First Battery-Based Energy Storage Project

      Panasonic, AES Announce India's First Battery-Based Energy Storage Project

      Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd. and US- based energy provider AES India Private Limited today announced an agreement to construct a 10 MW energy storage array at Panasonic’s Techno park manufacturing facility in Jhajjar, Haryana. This joint venture is the first large-scale battery-based energy storage project in India. The storage will provide daily reliability and back-up to the manufacturing facility, while demonstrating grid stability and renewable integration services in the region. The project combines Panasonic’s capabilities as India’s leading lithium-ion battery supplier with AES Energy Storage’s Advancion® platform, experience as a leading owner and operator of energy storage projects across the world and its deep knowledge of the energy storage industry. While AES operates 116 MW of energy storage projects around the globe, this project signifies AES’ entry into the commercial and industrial energy storage market.

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    4. Green Charge Named a 2016 Smart Grid Company to Watch by Smart Grid News

      Green Charge Named a 2016 Smart Grid Company to Watch by Smart Grid News

      SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smart Grid News has named Green Charge Networks, as one of its 15 Companies to Watch in 2016. The annual award is given to leading organizations who share a commonality in a strong spirit of innovation and an unwavering commitment to positively impacting the energy industry of the future. Green Charge is the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the United States with more than 45 megawatt hours of energy storage projects in operation or under construction in school districts, retail, governments, and utilities. Smart Grid News Editor-in-Chief Barbara L. Vergetis Lundin noted, “Green Charge has been chosen as a Smart Grid Company to Watch for the second consecutive year, due, in part, to its impressive growth. Since its recognition in 2015, Green Charge has doubled both its customer and employee base. Green Charge's energy storage solution highlights advancements in clean energy and reduced environmental impact while enabling greater EV charging and solar adoption.”

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    5. Saft Doubles Its Production Capacity in China with a New Larger Advanced Technology Facility in Zhuhai

      Saft Doubles Its Production Capacity in China with a New Larger Advanced Technology Facility in Zhuhai

      Zhuhai, China - March 30th, 2016 – Saft, world leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has just inaugurated its brand new advanced technology facility in Zhuhai, China to meet the ever-increasing market demand in Asia. Commenting on this announcement, Ghislain Lescuyer, Chairman of the Management Board, said: “The opening of this new facility in Zhuhai represents a new milestone in the implementation of our long-term growth strategy in Asia, and illustrates our success and our ambitions in this region. By offering reliable, high-quality products which meet growing structural needs, notably in key markets like smart meters and rail transport, we are wholly fulfilling our role as solutions provider to leading Chinese groups, to whom we have now become a key partner”.

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      Mentions: Asia China Saft
    6. Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Richmond, B.C - March 29, 2016 - Corvus Energy (Corvus), the industry leader in advanced lithium ion energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems has announced a multi-year agreement with LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). Under this agreement, LG Chem, the world's leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be a key supplier of lithium-ion pouch cells for Corvus' next generation maritime energy storage systems (ESS). 

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    7. Mitsubishi Electric Produces 40000th Uninterruptible Power Supply Module

      Mitsubishi Electric Produces 40000th Uninterruptible Power Supply Module

      TOKYO--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it produced its milestone 40,000th Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit in February 2016. UPS are used as back-up power supplies for essential facilities like data centers and financial institutions, where a stable and continuous power supply is necessary to protect critical computers, communication equipment and control systems that would otherwise be vulnerable to blackouts or sudden voltage drops. UPS units charge batteries from an AC power source during normal operations and then supply the charged electricity in the event of a power interruption.

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      Mentions: Japan Mitsubishi
    8. LG Chem Expands Footprint into Australian Residential Solar Storage Market Company Poised for Five-fold Growth in 2016

      LG Chem Expands Footprint into Australian Residential Solar Storage Market Company Poised for Five-fold Growth in 2016

       SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 24 March 2016 – LG Chem, Ltd., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries has announced its plans to expand its footprint into the Australian residential solar storage market. With its expertise and legacy in the IT and Automotive battery industry, LG Chem has more recently established itself as a clear leader in the energy solar storage (ESS) market today. LG Chem entered the Australian residential storage market in July 2015, with the RESU6.4EX. The product has the highest energy density in the world, which means it is the smallest in volume compared to the amount of energy it can deliver. Its quality has already been proven in Germany and Japan - the two markets where LG Chem has seen the most uptake of its residential storage systems to date. The company has also seen exponential traction for the RESU6.4EX in Australia more recently. 

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      Mentions: Australia Japan GM
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. '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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    12. 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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    13. 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
    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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      Mentions: Japan Asia Saft
    20. 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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    21. 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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      Mentions: PA ABB Saft
    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. 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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