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    1. SMA to Sponsor and Exhibit at 28th Annual ESA Conference and Expo

      SMA to Sponsor and Exhibit at 28th Annual ESA Conference and Expo

      As energy storage continues to grow in the U.S., SMA is pleased to sponsor and exhibit at the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) 28th Annual Conference and Expo, which will take place April 18-20, 2018, in Boston, Mass. ESA is the premier storage-affiliated trade association in the U.S., and its conference is an ideal opportunity for networking, education and collaboration among solar and storage professionals.

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      Mentions: U.S. ESA MA
    2. NextEra Builds Largest Solar+Storage Plant in USA

      NextEra Builds Largest Solar+Storage Plant in USA

      The power company, which recently placed bids to build the largest battery energy storage projects in the world, has connected the largest solar (74.5MW)+storage (10MW/40MWh) project in the United States to the grid. NextEra is one of the world’s largest owners of renewable energy, and they’re taking steps to be in the same position in the energy storage market. The company was recently discovered, per a tip from one of pv magazine’s readers, to be behind the largest energy storage bids yet received globally – and now they’re announcing the nation’s largest solar+battery storage project connected to the power grid.

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    3. Hawaii Legislature Considers Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage

      Hawaii Legislature Considers Income Tax Credit for Energy Storage

      Third time’s the charm? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again? No matter what cliche you prefer, the Hawaii legislature will accept it as long as they’re able to pass a bill allowing any incentives for energy storage installations. For the third straight year, led seemingly quixotically by Senator Lorraine Inouye, Hawaiian legislators are trying to provide electric consumers with incentives to install energy story, this time through Senate Bill 2016.

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      Mentions: HI
    4. Portland General Electric Plans to Invest in 39 MW of Energy Storage

      Portland General Electric Plans to Invest in 39 MW of Energy Storage

      One of the hottest topics in the industry these days is how utilities will deploy more energy storage to accommodate renewable resources during peak use times, which traditionally fall outside the highest production times for solar-electricity systems (see Curve, Duck). California is, as usual, leading the race toward a solar + storage future, having recently decided to require utilities to include non-fossil fuel alternatives – including electricity storage – to serve during those early evening peak times. But one Oregon utility is making sure it doesn’t fall too far behind in the race.

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      Mentions: CA GE OR
    5. Op-ed: The Future of Cleantech Jobs

      Op-ed: The Future of Cleantech Jobs

      The United States is entering its tenth year of the renewable energy revolution and there’s no slowdown in sight, only more adaptation. Over this time, clean energy jobs have grown 12 times faster than the overall job market, and renewables was one of the very few growth areas during the 2008 recession. The last two years have been no different, with both solar and wind growing at over 20% annually. Compare this to coal which has shed jobs for its fifth consecutive year. At a recent industry conference, a Colorado legislator said that his state is eliminating coal energy at an extraordinary pace—formerly, coal comprised two-thirds of the energy generated, now it is about 50%, and major goals are in place to reduce it to only 25% in a short period.

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      Mentions: U.S. Ikea CO
    6. Wärtsilä Takes Over U.S. Storage Specialist Greensmith

      Wärtsilä Takes Over U.S. Storage Specialist Greensmith

      Finnish provider of energy solutions Wärtsilä has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management for an undisclosed sum. According to a company announcement, the acquisition of the U.S.-based provider of intelligent energy storage technology and solutions will enable Wärtsilä to expand its business in energy storage and to position itself on the global energy system integration market. The transaction is yet to be confirmed by U.S. regulatory approvals/authorities, but rumours have been circulating for months. It follows a recent trend of large firms taking over small but growing energy storage companies.

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      Mentions: U.S. Greensmith
    7. 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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    8. DOE Secretary Moniz's Exit Memo Extolls Solar Progress

      DOE Secretary Moniz's Exit Memo Extolls Solar Progress

      Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz fondly described solar’s rise from a niche market to a U.S. energy supply mainstay in his exit memo, his last statement before he leaves the office. Moniz, who oversaw such successful programs as the department’s Sunshot Initiative the Department of Energy (DOE)’s successful Loan Program, said the amount of solar powering U.S. homes, businesses and military installations has increased from 1.2 GW to 31 GW in 2016.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Ohio
    9. SCE awaits third energy storage unit approval - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)

      SCE awaits third energy storage unit approval - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)

      Southern California Edison (SCE) is awaiting approval from the California PUC for the third unit within its 27 MW of lithium-ion storage plans. The utility filed in late December with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a Generator Interconnection Agreement with the third of the three, the PPA Grand Johanna LLC for a 2 MW/8MWh storage project called Grand Johanna.

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      Mentions: CA NV U.S.
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