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    1. A Breakthrough Solar Power in Arizona

      A Breakthrough Solar Power in Arizona

      June 2 -- A network of batteries that will store energy generated from the sun has the potential to "revolutionize" the U.S. low-carbon grid, a German company said. German utility company E.ON announced the opening of its 10 megawatt Iron Horse lithium battery system in Arizona, its first such project in North America. By storing energy generated through solar power, the company said it's established a reliable source of energy for more than 400,000 customers.

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      Mentions: U.S. AWEA Texas
    2. Spain's Endesa Launches Large-Scale Energy Storage Project

      Spain's Endesa Launches Large-Scale Energy Storage Project

      Spain's Endesa this week launched the country's first grid-connected energy storage plants, aiming to demonstrate the viability of a key renewable technology. The electric utility said Monday the storage units, located on the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera, are meant to test the technical and economic viability of large-scale energy storage systems, which are needed to fully integrate intermittent wind and solar power sources into grids.

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    3. Good Overview: Energy use vs. GDP; 2011 clean energy investments; for US, China, Germany

      Good Overview: Energy use vs. GDP; 2011 clean energy investments; for US, China, Germany

      "The energy intensity of the U.S. economy, measured by primary energy use per dollar of gross domestic product, declines by 42% from 2010 to 2035" according to the DoE.  That is an extraordinary rise in the efficiency of energy use. The United States will use less fuel to create more wealth.  Clean 2011 energy invesments: US $50B, China $45.5B, Germany $30.6B.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Europe
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