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    1. Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      Wind Power Giant Gamesa Combines Solar, Diesel and Storage for Off-Grid Prototype

      The global wind manufacturer and developer Gamesa is inaugurating an innovative prototype project in the city of La Muela, in its home country of Spain. For the first time, the company will be adding solar, storage and diesel to a wind project in order to test the viability of combining renewables and storage to minimize fossil-fuel backup for off-grid applications. The pilot system currently features a G52 850-kilowatt wind turbine, 245 kilowatts of PV solar, and three 222-kilowatt diesel generators.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia India
    2. Do We Really Need Solar That's Too Cheap to Meter?

      Do We Really Need Solar That's Too Cheap to Meter?

      Large amounts of wind and solar drive down market prices -- a phenomenon known as the merit order effect. And if wind and solar producers are dependent on those market prices for their income, they will also drive down their own revenues. In other words, the more wind and solar we have, the less value they offer in reducing costs from other sources. In a new paper in Nature Energy, Shayle Kann of Greentech Media and Varun Sivaram of the Council on Foreign Relations sound the alarm, arguing that solar will face economic troubles as it becomes a significant part of the power supply.

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    3. Wind Energy Storage Devices Market Gains From Rising Demand for Renewable Sources of Energy, Investment

      Wind Energy Storage Devices Market Gains From Rising Demand for Renewable Sources of Energy, Investment

      Wind energy storage devices, as the name suggests, are used to store energy harnessed from wind. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have considerable potential of reducing dependence on non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuel. Concerns pertaining to climate change, favorable initiatives adopted by government (such as renewable portfolio standards), and consumer efforts, have resulted in the increasing dependence on wind energy for generating power. However, the wind energy has variable and uncertain output, unlike the conventional sources of electricity generation used around the world. Because wind doesn’t always blow, there has been a pressing need for deploying proper energy storage facilities, which translates into high demand for wind energy storage devices.

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      Mentions: Beacon Power
    4. First-of-its-kind Rail Energy Storage Project Targets Role in CAISO Ancillary Services Market

      First-of-its-kind Rail Energy Storage Project Targets Role in CAISO Ancillary Services Market

      The newest entrant into energy storage market bears a passing resemblance to cutting edge 19th century technology. It is a rail car with no passengers or freight that goes nowhere. But if the California company working on this technology is right, its rail cars could make big inroads in the energy storage market. At heart, though, the concept is simple. Electricity powers an electric motor in a locomotive that hauls a heavy load up hill. Sitting at the top of the hill, the rail cars store energy. When the energy is needed, the cars are released to roll down hill and the electric motor runs in reverse to generate electricity. The company, ARES, is a start-up based in Santa Barbara that is named after its technology, Advanced Rail Energy Storage.

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      Mentions: CA Australia NV
    5. Northern Power Systems Announces Fully Integrated Energy Storage System Using any Battery/Mechanical Storage Option

      Northern Power Systems Announces Fully Integrated Energy Storage System Using any Battery/Mechanical Storage Option

      BARRE, Vt ., April 25, 2016 -- Northern Power Systems Corp. (NPS.TO), a next generation renewable energy technology company, today announced the release of a new product that enables developers and end-users to acquire a fully integrated energy storage system tailored to their needs in terms of power and energy. The Northern Power ESS (Energy Storage Solution) features the advanced FP2000 FlexPhase power conversion system that has been featured in multiple technologies and applications. The system has a wide range of DC voltage optimization, able to be effective with Flow, Lithium, Lead Acid or any other chemical battery, as well as mechanical storage options such as flywheels. Northern Power leverages its abilities and experience in grid integration and renewable optimization in order to deliver the best solution for the customer's needs.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA NC
    6. DC-linked Microgrid Planned…Wind-Powered Microgrids Aim for Net Zero…& More

      DC-linked Microgrid Planned…Wind-Powered Microgrids Aim for Net Zero…& More

      Canadian company ARDA Power and Austria-based Gildemeister energy storage GmbH are collaborating on a DC-linked microgrid in Burlington, Ontario. The DC-linked microgrid will include multiple energy sources (among them solar and gas generation), energy storage, and direct current and alternating current loads. The sources, storage and loads will all be integrated onto a single DC bus using the ARDA DC Microgrid Platform. The platform provides for increased efficiency, reduced cost and improved resiliency, while enabling the provision of ancillary services to the AC grid, according to ARDA Power.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. GE
    7. EDF Renewable Energy Leads Wind Energy In US In 2015

      EDF Renewable Energy Leads Wind Energy In US In 2015

      Independent US power producer EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, revealed it led the US in terms of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015. EDF Renewable Energy announced earlier this month that it lead the way in the US wind energy market for the development of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015 — developing 1,055.4 MW across five states, leaving them with a 12% market share. “2015 was a record year for us,” said Tristan Grimbert, CEO and President of EDF Renewable Energy. “We are extremely proud to achieve 12% of the market share thanks in part to the acquisition of OwnEnergy. It could not be done without the commitment of our team members, landowners and communities. We thank each of them for making EDF RE a great success this year.”

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    8. America's First Commercial-Scale Rail Energy Storage Project Receives BLM Approval

      America's First Commercial-Scale Rail Energy Storage Project Receives BLM Approval

      PAHRUMP, NEVADA - [March 28, 2016] - Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC ("ARES") announced that its proposed commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project ("ARES Nevada") has been granted a right-of-way lease by the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"). Once operational, the 50-megawatt project will encompass 106 acres of public land in Southern Nevada, near Pahrump in Clark and Nye Counties, and help stabilize the electric grid. ARES Nevada will connect to the power western grid via the facilities of Valley Electric Association. 

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    9. 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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    10. India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

      India Looks to Battery Storage to Supplement Its Solar Boom

      For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage developers. The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking bids for a 750-megawatt solar park at Ananthapuramu in Andhra Pradesh. In order to supplement the massive series of projects, SECI is looking to procure 100 megawatts of storage capacity. It’s a small step for solar storage in a country that currently has little capacity. But if batteries are regularly added to future tenders, it could add up to a large market, given India’s ambitious solar targets.

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      Mentions: India U.S. GE
    11. Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd a Front-Runner to Ride Positive Vanadium Wave

      Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) has positioned itself as a front-runner to benefit from the positive signs of growth in vanadium demand as it applies to the energy storage market. AVL has already recognised the potential for involvement in the energy storage market and explored the growth of demand for vanadium redox flow batteries. The company's Gabanintha Project will allow it to supply high-quality vanadium products to electrolyte producers worldwide, as well as its own plant planned for Australia. This delivers AVL a vertical integration strategy.

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    12. Renew Economy: Redflow Sets up Adelaide “Battery Lab” Ahead of Home Storage Launch

      Renew Economy: Redflow Sets up Adelaide “Battery Lab” Ahead of Home Storage Launch

      Ahead of the launch of its residential battery storage offering later this month, Australian energy storage company Redflow has established a “battery lab” in Adelaide to assist with its software development and to certify its zinc bromide flow batteries with multiple inverters. The new facility will be located in Kent Town, not far from the Base64 office of Simon Hackett, Redflow’s executive chairman and a major shareholder in the Brisbane-based company. Hackett, who is developing Battery Management System (BMS) software for the residential battery, established the lab on the premises of an existing business in which he is also a shareholder. He said it was an ideal complement to Redflow’s Large Scale Battery (LSB) – one of which was to be installed at Base64 this month – “as a real-world demonstration of the effective grid-scale energy storage capabilities that Redflow also has to offer.”

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      Mentions: Australia RedFlow
    13. How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      Energy storage systems continue to grow in popularity as renewable energy sources like wind power are connected to the grid at an unprecedented rate. California alone plans to commission 1.3 gigawatts of storage by 2020, and similar trends are being seen globally. In Canada, the Government of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”) calls for a total of 50 MW of storage capacity. Although this may not seem like much in comparison, with Canada’s focus on energy policy, energy storage is expected to become critical to the success of policy goals affecting de-carbonization and enabling a true “Smart Grid.”

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    14. How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

      How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

      Austin Energy is implementing new energy storage and software tools to help integrate a big increase in solar power on its system as the utility moves toward its target of deriving 55% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The key component of those tools are software applications that will be used to control and integrate distributed energy resources, including energy storage systems, into the city’s grid and enable the grid to interact economically with the surrounding grid of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region.

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    15. A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      A Look at the Biggest Energy Storage Projects Built Around the World in the Last Year

      Last year will likely be remembered as the year that energy storage got serious. While projects of all sizes were installed in record numbers, distributed storage received outsized attention -- particularly in the U.S. But what of the larger grid-scale projects? We thought it would be helpful to round up some of the biggest energy storage projects that went live last year around the world.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia NV
    16. Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to Google

      Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to Google

      Invenergy today announced that it has signed a 225 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Google to provide the tech giant with renewable energy to help support its data center operations. Google first announced this deal in December during the COP21 conference in Paris. Invenergy is one of six renewable energy companies Google partnered with for a total 842 MW of renewable energy across three countries. Of the six agreements, Google's PPA with Invenergy is the largest. The announced deals almost double the amount of renewable energy that feed the company's data centers worldwide.

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    17. Former Kenora Resident Leads Company Marketing Innovative Energy Storage System

      Former Kenora Resident Leads Company Marketing Innovative Energy Storage System

      Former Kenora resident Curtis Van Walleghem was in the news last month when his company Hydrostor ‘threw the switch’ to activate the world’s first underwater compressed air energy storage system in Toronto on Nov. 18.  The Beaver Brae Secondary School graduate and former Bronco hockey player is CEO of Hydrostor, which designed the system for Toronto Hydro to provides a ‘green solution’ to store electricity generated by wind and solar during off-peak hours and returning it to the grid when demand is high.

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    18. Storage in 2016: Utility-scale, Long-Duration Markets Take the Lead

      Storage in 2016: Utility-scale, Long-Duration Markets Take the Lead

      2015 was a banner year for energy storage. New entrants to the utility storage market like Tesla attracted national attention to the sector, and companies deployed more batteries and other storage technologies than ever before.  A recent report from GTM Research estimated that storage installations will hit 192 MW this year, triple the amount of storage put in place in 2014.

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      Mentions: CA HI U.S.
    19. AES Reveals Energy Storage Alternative To Peaking Power Plants

      AES Reveals Energy Storage Alternative To Peaking Power Plants

      Energy storage leader AES recently revealed its new energy storage platform for commercial deployments. AES installed one of its systems in Maryland, and it is the largest grid-scale battery in that state. Brian Perusse, VP of International Market Development for AES, answered some questions about the platform for CleanTechnica. 

       

       

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    20. Ireland's Energy Storage Potential

      Ireland's Energy Storage Potential

      Curtailment of renewable generation is driving the case for energy storage in Ireland. While short on sun, the electrical storage market in Ireland could thrive given its ample wind resources and grid limitations. "There is an urgent need for energy storage solutions in Ireland," said James Tedd of the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state-owned power utility, at the Energy Storage Update Europe conference held in London last week.

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    21. Off-Grid Suburb a 'Perfect Storm' for Energy Giants

      Off-Grid Suburb a 'Perfect Storm' for Energy Giants

      Simon Hackett, chair of RedFlow —an Australian company that designs off-grid batteries — told Fairfax the Australian energy industry is facing a "perfect storm". "The combination of high energy prices, widespread deployment of photovoltaic solar panels (PV), a ready supply of sunshine and the looming presence of widespread, affordable and effective energy storage systems is encouraging customers to look for other ways to supply their energy needs," he said.

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      Mentions: Australia FL RedFlow
    22. How Can We Store More Energy From the Sun and the Wind?

      How Can We Store More Energy From the Sun and the Wind?

      Storage methods currently being used around the world include batteries, flywheels, geothermal plants, compressed air and hydrogen - even ice. But the the most popular method is hydro power - water pumped to the top of a mountain and then released to power turbines at the bottom. According to research company Navigant, global energy storage capacity is going to rise from about 1,750 megawatts (MW) in 2016 to nearly 11,000 MW by 2020.

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