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    1. Japan's 30 Billion Yen Bet On Energy Storage

      Japan's 30 Billion Yen Bet On Energy Storage

      With 24,000 people claimed as missing or dead in the wake of Japan's natural and nuclear disaster of 2011, the country was forced to reconsider its future energy road map, shifting toward a distributed production and storage module in place of its previous centralized, nuclear-based model. Under this new vision, the primary goal is to address the instability of electricity supply, which requires implementing energy demand peak-time cuts and peak-time shifting tactics through on-site energy generation and storage, as well as the increasingly popular concept of local energy self-sufficiency.

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      Mentions: Japan
    2. Why Batteries Are Too Valuable To Waste On Solar Power Integration And Electric Cars (Re: Stanford study - cost of manufacture)

      Why Batteries Are Too Valuable To Waste On Solar Power Integration And Electric Cars (Re: Stanford study - cost of manufacture)

      The Stanford graph shows that it takes 694 units of primary energy to make one unit of storage capacity using vanadium-redox technology. At the low end, the graph shows that it takes 73 units of primary energy to build one unit of storage capacity using compressed air technology.

      NOTE: This presents one aspect of the Stanford Univ. study reported here.

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      Mentions: Argonne Stanford
    3. Maxwell Q1 FY12 Earnings Call Transcript: Revenue $39.2M, 11% over Q1 FY11

      Maxwell Q1 FY12 Earnings Call Transcript: Revenue $39.2M, 11% over Q1 FY11

      Maxwell recorded total revenue of $39.2 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Now, that’s up 11% from the same period a year ago. That growth was driven not only by ultracapacitor sales of $22 million, which is up 3% from Q1 ’11, but also by unusually strong sales of microelectronics and high-voltage capacitor products, which came in at $17.2 million, which is up 24% from last year’s first quarter.

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      Mentions: CA Japan Asia
    4. Stock Analysis: Active Power (flywheels)

      Stock Analysis: Active Power (flywheels)

      Active Power appears to have a very reliable green technology with exposure to a vital and growing area of the energy market. The stock has fallen so far and the valuation so low that very little has to go right for it to double from current levels and still be relatively inexpensive. Based on the strong risk/reward profile at current levels, I am going to give the new CEO the benefit of the doubt and endorse Active Power as my best way to play the coming boom in grid scale energy storage and power regulation solutions.

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    5. Stocks: Is It Time to Buy Exide [and other battery cos.]?

      Stocks: Is It Time to Buy Exide [and other battery cos.]?
      Companies like Advanced Battery (ABAT), A123 (AONE), Valence (VLNC) and Ener1 (HEV) have lost from 17% to 37% of their value in five days. But even conservative battery companies like Exide Technology (XIDE) and Johnson Controls (JCI), which make conventional lead acid products, have taken a huge hit. We have to ask, are people going to stop driving their cars when their batteries burn out? Are companies going to stop using their fork-lifts?...
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    6. Is Sodium the Future Formula for Energy Storage?

      Is Sodium the Future Formula for Energy Storage?
      “We believe we can sell at under $300 a kilowatt-hour profitably once we are in mass manufacturing,” said Jay Whitacre, CTO of Aquion Energy … General Electric will open a 1MWh sodium metal battery plant in the U.S. next year. The batteries will get deployed for grid storage and powering locomotives next year ... Japan’s NGK has installed approximately 250 GW of sodium sulfur batteries for grid storage in Japan. Thirteen GW have been installed in the U.S.
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      Mentions: Japan DoE U.S.
    7. Nat Gas vs Batteries for grid renewable sources

      Nat Gas vs Batteries for grid renewable sources
      Grid storage via batteries could smooth out the variability of solar and wind’s [intermittencies, but providing 400 megawatts to meet California's projected needs] would be cost prohibitive. The real answer to improve alternative use and reduce greenhouse gases lies [with] natural gas-fired plants … GE just announced a $500M+, 510MW combined-cycle power plant … [with 61%] fuel efficiency, and can ramp up [its] output at over 50MW per minute.
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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
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