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    1. FIT Act Presents Huge Opportunity for Virgin Islands

      FIT Act Presents Huge Opportunity for Virgin Islands

      U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor John deJongh has signed the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Act into law, allowing residents to build renewable energy projects and sell all of the electricity to the local utility. Currently, the USVI is almost entirely dependent on imported fossil fuels and retail electric rates average over $0.50 per kilowatt-hour. Through the feed-in tariff, the Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will purchase up to 15 MW of local renewables, paying less than WAPA's avoided wholesale cost at around $0.26 per kilowatt-hour. Renewable energy generators will enter a power purchase agreement with WAPA lasting between 10 and 30 years.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    2. Energy Storage Compared to 2005 Solar Market

      Energy Storage Compared to 2005 Solar Market

      The next six years will begin to see long-term growth for commercial energy storage, according to GTM Research, driven in part by the growth of solar photovoltaics. The U.S. installs a solar system every four minutes, according to GTM, which creates widespread opportunity for the deployment of distributed energy. More than 720 MW of distributed energy storage will be deployed in the U.S. between 2014 and 2020, GTM forecasts, representing a 34 percent cumulative annual growth rate.

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      Mentions: California DoE U.S.
    3. New book showcases Innovations Across the Grid - Fierce Energy

      New book showcases Innovations Across the Grid - Fierce Energy

      The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation, formerly IEE, has released Innovations Across the Grid, which showcases more than 70 utility-technology company partnerships that are fundamentally changing how electricity is delivered, managed, and used across the country.  The book provides an inside look at how utilities are deploying digital communications, sensors, control systems, and digital smart meters to position the electric power grid for the 21st Century and beyond. Further, the book highlights the U.S. electric utility industry's commitment to making the grid more reliable, resilient, secure, and efficient for customers and businesses.




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      Mentions: U.S.
    4. Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act Could Advance Energy Industry

      Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act Could Advance Energy Industry

      Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have introduced the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act, which would modernize the U.S. tax code to stimulate investment in groundbreaking research and development at start-ups and growing companies. While the bill is not industry specific, it will energize research and development in the energy industry by encouraging investment in early-stage businesses.

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      Mentions: Pennsylvania U.S. ESA
    5. Report: Energy storage systems evolving for (commercial buildings)

      Report: Energy storage systems evolving for (commercial buildings)

      The energy storage market for commercial buildings includes three segments: mature (uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems), ... electrical energy storage (EES) systems and thermal energy storage (TES) systems. Annual revenue from energy storage systems for commercial buildings will grow from $3.9 billion in 2013 to more than $7.5 billion in 2022, according to Navigant Research.

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    6. Electricity Storage Assoc. and Solar Energy Industries Assoc. a natural fit

      Electricity Storage Assoc. and  Solar Energy Industries Assoc. a natural fit

      Each organization will expand its activities to include both sets of technologies, solar and energy storage, to further the missions of both organizations and highlight the value proposition of energy storage for integrating renewables into the electricity system. The organizations have worked together in the past to advance the Energy Storage Investment Tax Credit.

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      Mentions: ESA
    7. NREL database contains thousands of clean energy cost estimates

      NREL database contains thousands of clean energy cost estimates

      A new database from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies.  These cost comparisons allow users to view the range of estimates on the cost of such technologies as utility-scale wind farms, rooftop solar installations, biofuel production plants, or electric vehicles today and in the future.

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      Mentions: DoE NREL
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