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    1. Saft Selected for Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System in Glendale, California

      Saft Selected for Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System in Glendale, California

      Paris, November 30, 2017 - Saft's Intensium® Max lithium-ion (Li-ion) containerized energy storage system was selected by Skylar Resources to provide black-start capability at the Grandview Substation in Glendale, California. The new battery energy storage system (BESS) will also enable local generators to be started in the event of an unplanned outage.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. Saft
    2. Update on Energy Storage in the USA

      Update on Energy Storage in the USA

      The energy storage industry is growing leaps and bounds, and opportunities for energy storage deployment are quickly opening across the country and around the world. Today, in the United States, we seem to be revising our projection estimates each quarter, anticipating even more deployments as markets and regulations are recognizing the value of energy storage systems. According to the US Energy Storage Monitor, deployment grew by more than 256 percent in 2015, and 2016 is on pace to be another record setting year in the U.S. alone. Markets across the globe are adopting cost-effective, reliable energy storage as well, with more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of new systems announced this year.

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      Mentions: CA Japan New Mexico
    3. Green Charge and REC Solar Announce Sonoma County's Largest Commercial Solar-Plus-Energy Storage Project

      Green Charge and REC Solar Announce Sonoma County's Largest Commercial Solar-Plus-Energy Storage Project

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. & SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Charge and REC Solar today announced plans to build the largest commercial solar-plus-energy storage project in Sonoma County. Green Charge's one megawatt (MW) commercial energy storage system paired with REC Solar's solar system will be installed at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, Calif. The combined solar-plus-storage system is expected to deliver more than $160,000 savings to SOMO Village in the first year and more than $1.8 million over the first 10 years of operations.

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      Mentions: U.S. Duke Energy
    4. Town of Sterling, MA Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage Project

      Town of Sterling, MA Breaks Ground on a Resilient Energy Storage Project

      Montpelier, VT - Yesterday, stakeholders from across Massachusetts and New England joined the Sterling Municipal Light Department to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first utility-scale energy storage facility in Massachusetts. The 2-megawatt, 3.9 megawatt-hour battery storage system, to be installed at Sterling's Chocksett Road Substation, will be able to "island" from the grid during a power outage and, with the support of existing solar generation, provide up to 12 days of backup power to the town's police station and dispatch center, a critical facility providing first responder services. 

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      Mentions: MA VT
    5. NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

      NREL Supercomputing Model Provides Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in the Eastern Power Grid

      A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered scenarios of up to 30 percent annual penetration of wind and solar. 

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      Mentions: DoE New Mexico U.S.
    6. What is an Ice Battery?

      What is an Ice Battery?

      The Ice battery is an innovative energy storage solution designed to shift electricity use from peak hours, when rates are high, to off-peak hours when rates are low. It eliminates the need for high-priced peak power, boosts grid resiliency and increases energy efficiency. We have two versions of Ice Bear Systems: Ice Bear 30 is designed for large industrial and commercial buildings, while Ice Bear 20 is a smaller version designed for homes and light commercial buildings.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. ESA
    7. Energy Storage Leader Sunverge Energy Meets HECO's New Solar Technology Standards

      Energy Storage Leader Sunverge Energy Meets HECO's New Solar Technology Standards

      SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2016 -- Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses, announced today its Solar Integration System (SIS) equipped with Schneider XW6848 and XW5548 inverters meets Hawaii Electric Companies' (HECO) strict technical specifications for solar installations. The Sunverge SIS units will help electric customers in Hawaii rapidly attain reliable power from their renewable generation and storage systems while earning maximum savings under HECO's proposed new Time-of-Use rates. 

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      Mentions: HI Siemens Schneider
    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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.
    11. Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Representatives from the Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Energy Storage Partners gathered today to mark the start of construction of the new IID battery energy storage system. General Electric will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners with an integrated storage solution. This is GE's largest energy storage project to date and the third lithium-ion storage project announced in recent months for the energy giant.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
    12. AllCell Consortium to Deploy National Network of Solar EV Charging Stations in Jordan

      AllCell Consortium to Deploy National Network of Solar EV Charging Stations in Jordan

      A consortium led by Chicago-based lithium battery manufacturer AllCell Technologies, LLC signed a Letter of Commitment (LOC) with the government of Jordan to begin the deployment phase of a network of solar powered electric vehicles (EV) charging station across Jordan. The agreement was signed during the Middle East and North Africa region's biennial Information and Communication Technology (MENA ICT Forum 2014) that was held at King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) in Amman, Jordan on November 12-13, 2014.

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      Mentions: France Africa Europe
    13. Solar Grid Storage Honored as Clean Tech Company of the Year

      Solar Grid Storage Honored as Clean Tech Company of the Year

      The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) has awarded Solar Grid Storage with the 2014 Enterprise Award for Clean Tech Company of the Year. The 2014 Enterprise Awards recognize leadership and outstanding achievement in the clean tech, technology, health and life sciences, and medtech industries throughout the region. Solar Grid Storage is the leading pioneer in solar storage deployment. The company has developed an innovative, market-based model for adding large-scale battery storage to photovoltaic projects.

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    14. EnerDel Announces Interim CEO, Michael Canada

      EnerDel Announces Interim CEO, Michael Canada

      EnerDel Inc., a leading supplier of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems, has announced that Michael Canada has assumed the role of interim CEO. Mr. Canada will take over the responsibilities immediately. Former CEO, David Roberts, will continue to support the company through a transitional period. "I am excited to take on the challenge of leading EnerDel forward into a period of substantial growth across the core strategic segments of heavy duty transportation, as well as grid and off-grid stationary applications. The company is at the right spot strategically to capitalize on the growing understanding of how lithium-ion energy storage can facilitate our broader goals of energy security and independence, as well as the sustainable impact of integrating renewables on our grid. Our focus will be on delivering beyond our current customers' expectations and cultivating new customers based on our historic success," said Mr. Canada. 

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    15. California Cities and Businesses Turn to Energy Storage

      California Cities and Businesses Turn to Energy Storage

      Worried about increasingly expensive electricity bills and incentivized by California's new energy storage mandate, cities and businesses across California are turning to intelligent energy storage solutions. Green Charge Networks, the intelligent energy storage leader, has just announced an impressive list of new customers, including large national chains like Walgreens and 7-Eleven as well as Redwood City and Lancaster City. 

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      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    16. Lithium-Ion Batteries Successfully Pass Ageing Test

      Lithium-Ion Batteries Successfully Pass Ageing Test

      The BPT-S 5 Hybrid from Bosch uses lithium-ion batteries, which continue after years of intensive use to reliably provide households with electricity from its own PV system without the need for maintenance. This has now been proven through ageing tests, which have been carried out by the independent Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), RWTH Aachen University and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). 

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      Mentions: Saft Bosch
    17. Sakti3 Becomes Affiliate to U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

      Sakti3 Becomes Affiliate to U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

      Sakti3, Inc., an award-winning U.S. innovator in solid state energy storage, has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Possible areas of collaboration include simulations and prototyping of materials for Sakti3 solid state batteries. JCESR, led by Argonne National Laboratory, is a major research partnership that combines the research and development capabilities of five national laboratories with four private sector partners and five research universities. Sakti3 will join its affiliate program, cooperating with JCESR to develop energy storage technologies that go beyond lithium-ion-based technologies for transportation and large-scale energy applications. 

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    18. OutBack Power Unveils GridZero Energy Balancing, Advanced Battery Charging

      OutBack Power Unveils GridZero Energy Balancing, Advanced Battery Charging

      OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, today announced that three newly available additions to its Radian family of inverters will include GridZero energy balancing technology to ensure users get the most out of their solar power and energy storage investments, regardless of how incentives, utility policies and grid rates might shift. The new Radians and a fourth existing Radian, all designed for global markets, now also feature Advanced Battery Charge profiles for compatibility with lithium-ion and other advanced battery chemistries coming into wider usage, as well as lead-acid.

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      Mentions: CA Asia HI
    19. Parker Hannifin Provides Power Conversion System for EnerDel Energy Storage

      Parker Hannifin Provides Power Conversion System for EnerDel Energy Storage

      The Energy Grid Tie Division of Parker Hannifin announced two international installations of power conversion systems to be used in grid tied energy storage systems. Electrical energy storage is emerging as a sustainable way to avoid power outages and bring greater efficiency to electrical grids around the world. Parker has developed a power conversion system (PCS) that connects energy storage elements, typically large banks of batteries, to the grid to efficiently manage fluctuations in demand. The company, through its Energy Grid Tie Division, participated with EnerDel on its two projects in Russia. 

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      Mentions: Russia EnerDel NC
    20. AllCell Technologies Hires Tom Nation to Lead Manufacturing Operations

      AllCell Technologies Hires Tom Nation to Lead Manufacturing Operations

      AllCell Technologies, producer of safe and long-lasting lithium-ion batteries for transportation and renewable energy applications, today announced the hiring of Tom Nation as VP of Manufacturing. Nation brings over 30 years of operations, engineering, and product development experience from the automotive industry to assist the rapidly-growing battery firm as it ramps up production capacity. 

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      Mentions: Ford AllCell
    21. SEPTA Advances Energy Efficiency Goals with Unique Hybrid Energy Storage System from ABB

      SEPTA Advances Energy Efficiency Goals with Unique Hybrid Energy Storage System from ABB

      ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded a new contract by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) to install a second ENVILINETM energy storage and recovery system for DC rail transportation. The system will be ABB's second on SEPTA property. he second system will incorporate a "hybrid" approach to energy storage, enabling SEPTA to recover train braking energy to reduce the electricity consumption, while simultaneously generating revenues by participating in ancillary (micro-grid) services of the local Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). The system will be installed at the Griscom Substation, located on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line, its most heavily traveled route.

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      Mentions: PA U.S. ABB
    22. BYD And Strata Solar Finalize 160 Mw Solar Panel and Battery Deal for 2014

      BYD And Strata Solar Finalize 160 Mw Solar Panel and Battery Deal for 2014

      After several meetings and facility tours at BYD's production facilities in Shenzhen, BYD and Strata Solar have announced an extensive solar partnership for 2014. Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar has inked a deal with BYD to purchase 160 MW's of their premium solar panels which represents over a third of Strata's scheduled construction work for 2014. In addition to the panel deal, BYD and Strata will work together to implement BYD's world leading battery technology into a series of Strata Solar's utility farm projects in order to maximize production and efficiencies. 

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      Mentions: China BYD
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