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    1. Echelon's 'Trojan Horse' strategy to penetrate smart grid markets in China, Brazil, etc.

      Echelon's 'Trojan Horse' strategy to penetrate smart grid markets in China, Brazil, etc.

      These countries' incumbent meter manufacturers want to own future smart meter markets, and governments often impose local manufacturing mandates.  Echelon's idea is to give regional meter manufacturers a tool to hook their smart meters to devices like solar panel and battery inverters, grid sensors, plug-in vehicle chargers and other grid devices, all over Echelon’s grid networking and software infrastructure. 

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      Mentions: Asia India U.S.
    2. DoE chose Li-ion production improvement start-up for grant

      DoE chose Li-ion production improvement start-up for grant

      Mesdi Systems Inc., a company founded by a team of six students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) developing precision electrospray modules to accelerate and improve the production of lithium-ion battery components, won the first annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy’s $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today.

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      Mentions: DoE Florida
    3. The Numbers Behind Tesla and SolarCity's Home Energy Storage Business in California

      The Numbers Behind Tesla and SolarCity's Home Energy Storage Business in California

      IDC Energy Insights analyst Sam Jaffe reviewed Tesla and SolarCity’s applications with PG&E, and estimates that the two companies have applied for a combined 500kW of storage systems. Jaffe projects that the two companies’ applications add up to about 2MWh of storage capacity.  Jaffe estimates that Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric may be eyeing an additional 10MWh of home battery-solar backup systems in California in 2012.

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      Mentions: California Japan GE
    4. Spider9 to “manage, not monitor” batteries at the cell level

      Spider9 to “manage, not monitor” batteries at the cell level

      Grid-storage batteries contain 100's or 1000's of electrochemical cells that interact in hard-to-predict ways. Most of today’s BMS systems are limited to “pack-down” operations to shut down packs that whose temperature or voltage is a problem, Spider9’s founder said.  Spider9 can isolate and reconfigure a battery pack on the fly, using “IP about how you isolate a switch without on-loading the contacts, and then re-switch the load point on,” he said.

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      Mentions: DoE A123 Michigan
    5. Viridity, with Saft Batteries, Stores Train Regenerative Braking Power; Sells to Grid

      Viridity, with Saft Batteries, Stores Train Regenerative Braking Power; Sells to Grid

      Viridity's project with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority feeds train regenerative braking power to an 800kW, 400kWh Saft battery at a substation serving the five stations.  Viridit received a $900,000 Pennsylvania state grant, and financing from Saft and Envitech.

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    6. EV Grid founder explains Vehicle-to-Grid technology and business model

      EV Grid founder explains Vehicle-to-Grid technology and business model

      For EV Grid, “the big commercialization opportunity,” (founder) Gage explained, is “vehicle-grid integration,” because “everybody knows if ten people on the block go out and buy a LEAF and they all plug it in at 6 p.m. when they get home, they’re going to have a problem.” Many see this as a liability, Gage said, “but if you manage it properly, it becomes an asset.”

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      Mentions: EV Grid
    7. UCLA Research: How Big a Solar PV System? How Big a Battery System?

      UCLA Research: How Big a Solar PV System? How Big a Battery System?

      Grid operators have to deal with electricity from solar PV coming back at them in highly varied waves.  Utilities also have to worry how much less electricity they are going to sell.  Battery storage systems and battery electric vehicles connected to the grid offer other alternative solutions.  But  what are the best kind and size of batteries, and what is the best way to connect them?

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      Mentions: California
    8. LightSail's Compressed Air Grid Storage Explanation (good overview)

      LightSail's Compressed Air Grid Storage Explanation (good overview)

      To make CAES more efficient, the LightSail system captures and stores both the mechanical energy and the thermal energy used in compressing air.  To do this, a water mist is infused into the compression chamber as the air is compressed. Water can hold 3,300 times as much heat as the same volume of air, and is able to capture the heat generated by the process more effectively.  Both potential energy in the form of pressurized air and the heated water can be stored. 

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      Mentions: DoE EPRI LightSail
    9. Southern California Edison testing 8MW, 32MWh A123 battery for wind power

      Southern California Edison testing 8MW, 32MWh A123 battery for wind power

      The Southern California Edison (SCE) Tehachapi Wind Energy Storage project A123 8MW, 32MWh battery at SCE’s Monolith substation in the wind-rich Tehachapi Mountains.  To fund the $53.5 million test, DOE will supply nearly $25 million and other partners, including the California Public Utilities Commission and A123 Systems, will supply over $29.9 million.

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    10. Report by KEMA: Energy Storage Market Quadruples in Five Years

      Report by KEMA: Energy Storage Market Quadruples in Five Years

      A new report from KEMA looked at the growth in U.S. energy storage in the coming five years. It concluded the domestic market is likely to quadruple and to offer significant opportunities in electrochemical, mechanical and thermal methods of storing energy over a wide range of applications ... The storage industry is going to rely on subsidies to jump-start its early growth.

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      Mentions: U.S. DNV KEMA
    11. Rubenius in Mexico and Arab Emirates revisited (comments below article are very useful)

      Rubenius in Mexico and Arab Emirates revisited (comments below article are very useful)
      An energy storage expert said that Rubenius had done little research on the California market before making announcements, that the project was on the wrong place on the grid, and the firm had little coordination with NGK. And Greentech Media has just learned of layoffs at the firm. A source close to the company said that the firm was "letting go of people left and right."
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      Mentions: California Mexico NGK
    12. International Battery’s Utility-Scale Li-Ion Goes After Solar

      International Battery’s Utility-Scale Li-Ion Goes After Solar
      "What makes us different is that we develop and manufacture large-format prismatic lithium-ion cells using a water-based manufacturing process. We work with lithium-iron phosphate and lithium cobalt manganese, but we are chemistry agnostic -- we are not an inventor of lithium chemistries." said [former] CEO Almgren.
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      Mentions: Pennsylvania GM U.S.
    13. AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES Prefers Li-ion, Lead Acid and Flow Batteries for 400MW system bid

      AES is bidding on a 400MW battery storage system for a Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) request for new power. This project [is] an alternative to new generation on Long Island. It's a 1,600-megawatt-hour system providing operating reserve services."When we started in this business, it was unheard of to use lithium-ion," said John Zahurancik, the VP, Deployment and Operations, at AES Energy Storage. But that technology has become the go-to material. "Lithium-ion is understood and packaged," according to Zahurancik, "but we track over 100 technology companies at various levels of activity -- with a handful that we think are in the top tier." These include flow batteries, lithium-ion, and advanced lead acid batteries.

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