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    1. 10 Grid-Scale Energy Storage Projects For Greensmith Energy

      10 Grid-Scale Energy Storage Projects For Greensmith Energy

      Greensmith Energy recently announced that it has received 63 MW of energy storage orders, and that at the current pace, the company will install over 100 MW this year. “The successful execution of this strategy has brought tremendous growth to the company in both grid-scale and behind-the-meter business. Beyond the cumulative megawatts delivered, Greensmith continues to invest in software innovation and integration capacity to serve a growing number of the largest power companies in the world. It is clear that 2016 is a momentous year for Greensmith and the energy storage industry as whole,” explained John Jung, the company’s CEO and President.

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    2. 1.3 GW Of New Energy Storage = White House Goal

      1.3 GW Of New Energy Storage = White House Goal

      The White House recently announced that a number of federal actions and commitments from the private sector could result in 1.3 GW of new energy storage installations or procurements over the next five years. It also said that — with all the potential procurements, deployments, and private sector activity — it could be possible the total value reached might be $1 billion in energy storage investments. If the White House’s vision is achieved and 1.3 GW is added to current energy storage capacity in the US, there will have been quite a surge in the rate of installations. In the first quarter of 2016, about 18.3 MW was installed, so if that amount remains steady for each quarter, the annual total will be around 72 MW. The White House’s target, if achieved, would mean about 260 MW would be installed each year for 5 years, in addition to the amount from the other sources.

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    3. Energy Storage For Renewable Energy Set To Total 45.1 GW In Next Decade

      Energy Storage For Renewable Energy Set To Total 45.1 GW In Next Decade

      The market for energy storage systems for renewable energy integration is expected to reach 45.1 GW between 2015 to 2025, according to Navigant Research. The new report from Navigant Research, Energy Storage for Renewables Integration, examines the market for energy storage systems for renewable energy integration (ESRI) — energy storage systems designed to mitigate somewhat the variability of renewable energy powerhouses like wind and solar, “By far the fastest-growing forms of renewable energy in the last several years.”

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    4. Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO

      Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO

      Originally published on RenewEconomy. The Australian Energy Market Operator has highlighted the big changes ahead for the Australian electricity grid brought about by rooftop solar PV and battery storage, in its first major assessment of the household market and its impacts on the grid. For the first time, AEMO has made household energy use and solar [&hellip

      Residential Rooftop Solar + Storage Will Change Grid, Says AEMO was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    5. 7 Mw Lg Chem Battery System Installed in Minster, Ohio

      7 Mw Lg Chem Battery System Installed in Minster, Ohio

      LG Chem delivered and installed batteries for a 7 MW/3 MWh system in Minster, Ohio. The battery system has been combined with a 4.2 MW solar PV array as well. The S&C Electric Company provided construction, engineering, battery system integration, and procurements. Half Moon Ventures and the local utility also collaborated on the project. The system benefits to Minster will be shaving of peak demand, improving power quality, and deferring $350,000 in transmission and distribution costs.

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    6. New Battery Management System From Redflow

      New Battery Management System From Redflow

      Australia-based battery-energy-storage company Redflow revealed a new system at the Australian Energy Storage Exhibition. The system has been created to make battery installation, monitoring, maintenance, and control simpler. With its new system, Redflow customers can track real-time battery performance and monitor data remotely. No software is required. All that is needed is an internet connection, a web browser, or a smartphone. “This BMS is a key part of our vision of providing efficient and effective battery energy storage systems for both homes and businesses. Our BMS is designed to act as a ‘Rosetta stone’ that uses various industry standard protocols to integrate our unique battery technology with energy management electronics from a wide variety of vendors,” said Redflow Executive Chairman Simon Hackett.

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    7. Peter Thiel Loves Energy Storage -- Gawker, Not So Much

      Peter Thiel Loves Energy Storage -- Gawker, Not So Much

      Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been in the news this past week, for reasons that have nothing to do with energy storage and much to do with a certain celebrity wrestler sex tape leading to a spicy First Amendment case aimed at Gawker Media.The Gawker case has practically every media stakeholder on the planet riled up, and all that noise motivated a search of the CleanTechnica archives to see what, if any, of Thiel’s technology investments have crossed our radar. Sure enough, energy storage is one of the few that popped up, as well as some other interesting things.

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    8. Investment In Energy Storage Vital For Renewable Energy Success

      Investment In Energy Storage Vital For Renewable Energy Success

      A new report has concluded that investment in energy storage technology is vital for the success of renewable energy and its full integration into the energy sector. According to a new study published by researchers from the University of East Anglia (UAE), government subsidies should be used so as to encourage further investment in energy storage, without which the authors of the report believe renewable energy will struggle to be fully integrated into the energy sector. The inherent variable nature of leading renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar requires energy storage so as to compensate for times when the wind may not be blowing, or the sun may not be shining. Energy storage systems such as reversed hydro power plants, large scale compressed air systems, and battery storage, are quickly being seen to be a vital companion to most, if not all, renewable energy technology installations.

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    9. Energy Storage Could Break Low Income Rooftop Solar Bottleneck

      Energy Storage Could Break Low Income Rooftop Solar Bottleneck

      A trio of non-profits has come out with a report that makes a strong case for deploying energy storage plus on-site solar for low-income rental housing in California. The analysis projects that under today’s market conditions, the combo has a quick payback and would whittle electricity bills down to practically nothing. To be clear, the analysis covers the electricity bills of the housing owner, not the tenants. Providing low income renters with the benefits of solar energy storage is a whole other can of worms, but the non-profits do have some suggestions on that score.

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    10. Sunrun Finishes First BrightBox Solar + Energy Storage Installation In Hawaii

      Sunrun Finishes First BrightBox Solar + Energy Storage Installation In Hawaii

      Sunrun recently finished its first BrightBox solar photovoltaic + energy storage system in the state of Hawaii, according to a recent blog post put up by the company.The event was apparently considered notable enough by various local leaders — Hawaiian Governor David Ige and City and County Mayor of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, amongst others — to attend the event at the installation site, which was the home of a customer by the name of Anthony Aalto.

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      Mentions: HI Google
    11. 13 MW Of Solar Power And 6 MWh Of Storage For Connecticut

      13 MW Of Solar Power And 6 MWh Of Storage For Connecticut

      A 13 megawatt (MW) solar power system with 6 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage will be installed in southern Connecticut by SolarCity and Brightfields Development, in collaboration with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative. “CMEEC’s focus is on energizing customers and community prosperity, so we are excited to help create clean, reliable and locally based power resources.  These systems utilize leading edge technology that is both powerful and fiscally responsible,” said Drew Rankin, the utility’s CEO.

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    12. Australian Clean Energy Council Releases ‘Power Shift’ Blueprint

      Australian Clean Energy Council Releases ‘Power Shift’ Blueprint

      Australia’s Clean Energy Council published a comprehensive blueprint outlining the policy levers necessary to “supercharge a Power Shift” to the country’s energy system. On Tuesday, Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) published Power Shift: A blueprint for a 21st century power system. The report details “a suite of strategic policy and regulatory measures” that the CEC believes will drive the transition of Australia’s high-emission power sector to a renewable energy-powered energy system, combined with battery storage and efficient & smart technology. The CEC Chief Executive, Kane Thornton, explained that taking advantage of Australia’s huge clean energy potential is the big step necessary to modernize the country’s energy system, while cutting emissions.

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    13. Verengo Solar & Swell Energy Partner To Offer Another Home Solar + Storage Option

      Verengo Solar & Swell Energy Partner To Offer Another Home Solar + Storage Option

      Originally published on Planetsave. A home energy storage partnership deal has been inked between California-based Verengo Solar and battery provider Swell Energy. The deal is intended to establish a(nother) one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement, Verengo Solar will become a preferred installer of Swell Energy’s home solar battery products. Services offered by the two companies include “an energy storage solution that will allow customers to power their homes cleanly and quietly independent of the electrical grid for up to one day or, when paired with solar, potentially indefinitely.”

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    14. Study Suggests Australia's Largest Battery Storage Array Could Complement 91 MW Wind Farm

      Study Suggests Australia's Largest Battery Storage Array Could Complement 91 MW Wind Farm

      A ground-breaking study involving leading utilities and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has suggested that Australia’s largest battery storage array could be installed at a South Australian wind farm. The study – Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration in South Australia (ESCRI-SA) – looks at a range of possibilities for non-hydro storage in South Australia and concludes that a 10MW, 20MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility next to the 91MW Wattle Valley wind farm on the Yorke Peninsula is the best option.

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    15. “Reversible” Energy Storage For Better, Cheaper, Non-Toxic Batteries

      “Reversible” Energy Storage For Better, Cheaper, Non-Toxic Batteries

      Lithium-ion technology dominates today’s energy storage market, but new alternatives are beginning to bubble up from research laboratories. In the latest development, a team of researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories has unlocked the secret behind a reversible formula that could be used for low cost grid scale energy storage.

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    16. Utility To Take Part Of Melbourne Suburb Off Grid With Solar + Storage

      Utility To Take Part Of Melbourne Suburb Off Grid With Solar + Storage

      Victoria network operator Ausnet Services is to take part of a Melbourne suburb completely off grid, powered only with rooftop solar and battery storage, in a first-of-its kind trial in Australia that points to the speed of the household energy revolution. There is growing interest in the use of  mini-grids in Australia, using local renewable energy sources to take remote towns and new housing developments either completely off the grid, or equipped with a “small” connection.

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    17. 1.25 MWh Battery For Puerto Rican Solar Power Plant

      1.25 MWh Battery For Puerto Rican Solar Power Plant

      A 1.25 MWh Aquion aqueous hybrid-ion battery has just been commissioned to support a 16 MW Puerto Rican solar power installation. The 16 MW solar power plant is located in Salinas, and the Aquion battery will generate 100% of the electricity used to operate it at night. “This project is a great example of large-scale base-load solar shifting using energy storage. Our batteries are optimized for long duration charge and discharge cycles, and base-load solar shifting is an ideal application for our technology,” said Aquion Energy CEO Scott Pearson.

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    18. Palo Alto Startup ElectrIQ Launching 10 kWh Lithium-Ion Home Energy Storage System This Fall

      Palo Alto Startup ElectrIQ Launching 10 kWh Lithium-Ion Home Energy Storage System This Fall

      The Palo Alto–based startup ElectrIQ Power will be launching an integrated home energy storage product during Quarter 4 2016 — featuring a 10-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, a hybrid DC-to-AC inverter, a DC-to-DC converter, an intelligent battery management system, and a high-frequency energy meter. The company has apparently already managed to nab 4,000 preorders for the product. Considering that the all-inclusive 10 kilowatt-hour (kWh) unit will sell wholesale for around $13,000 and retail for about $16,000, that’s a fair chunk of money if all of the orders go through. The system will come with a 10-year, 5,000-cycle warranty, it should be noted.

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    19. Talking To Statoil: The Engineering Of The 30 MW Hywind Scotland

      Talking To Statoil: The Engineering Of The 30 MW Hywind Scotland

      Statoil’s long-awaited Hywind Scotland, the 30 MW floating wind farm at Buchan Deep, 25 km offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is ready to go. With final consents in hand last year, finance was the last hurdle, along with the addition of a small 1 MWh battery. Now, with the final investment decision (FID) for the project arranged at $235.8 million, construction has begun on the floating Hywind project.

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    20. 100% Renewable Electricity For South Australia By 2030, Greens Propose

      100% Renewable Electricity For South Australia By 2030, Greens Propose

      If the Greens have anything to say about clean energy policies in South Australia, this land may showcase a 100% renewable electricity portfolio by 2030. According to RenewEconomy, the Greens have announced plans to have “… South Australia source 100% of its electricity needs from clean energy by 2030.” Such a clean energy achievement will generate 1,000 jobs and include a SolarReserve 100MW solar tower and storage plant near Port Augusta.

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    21. Australian Vanadium Miner Targets Solar + Storage Market In Deal With Germany’s Gildemeister

      Australian Vanadium Miner Targets Solar + Storage Market In Deal With Germany’s Gildemeister

      ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has inked a deal with German battery maker Gildemeister Energy Storage to sell the CellCube range of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) in Australia, as part of the company’s plans to take on the large-scale solar and energy storage market. The deal, alongside another February agreement with local commercial solar installer Sun Connect, will allow Australian Vanadium (AVL) to ramp up its activity in Australia’s commercial and utility-scale battery markets.

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    22. Sonnen Batteries To Be Sold In Australia

      Sonnen Batteries To Be Sold In Australia

      Sonnen will start selling its energy storage systems in Australia, and a complete solar/storage solution via its partner True Value Solar. This whole system includes the battery storage, energy management, an inverter, and solar panels. Sonnen battery systems will be available in sizes ranging from 2 kWh to 16 kWh. They can also be expanded further in 2 kWh increments. The typical size for a home may be 8-10 kWh. “Australians are excited about the opportunities for self-consumption and energy storage right now. With our sonnenBatterie we can offer them a real choice of becoming independent and using clean power for an affordable price,” explained Philipp Schröder, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Sonnen.

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    23. BNEF Announces 10 Companies As 2016 New Energy Pioneers

      BNEF Announces 10 Companies As 2016 New Energy Pioneers

      Bloomberg New Energy Finance announced the 10 companies chosen as its 2016 New Energy Pioneers this week. Pioneers-2016 Announced on Monday, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) revealed the 10 companies that it deemed were “game-changing innovators that are revolutionizing the energy sector.” The 10 companies were recognized on stage at the 9th annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, in New York. The 10 winning companies were selected by an independent panel of industry experts, with assistance from BNEF’s analysts and technology experts, and represent a wide swath of industry including advance transportation, bioenergy, energy storage, solar, wind, and energy smart technologies.

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    24. 20 Mw / 4 MWh Energy Storage For San Diego Utility

      20 Mw / 4 MWh Energy Storage For San Diego Utility

      San Diego Gas and Electric has signed a contract with Hecate Energy Bancroft for a 20 MW/4 MWh energy storage system. It was reported that this amount of electricity will be enough for 28,000 households for four hours. The lithium-ion battery system will be the largest in the San Diego area. “Furthermore, SDG&E is proud to launch an advanced energy storage facility to harness solar, wind and other sources of energy so that we can supply it to our customers when they need it most,” explained Scott Drury, an SDG&E executive. 

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