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    1. Ice Energy's Home Cooling and Energy Storage System Achieves World Record Energy Efficiency Rating

      Ice Energy's Home Cooling and Energy Storage System Achieves World Record Energy Efficiency Rating

      SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Jun 8, 2017) -  Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, announced that its Ice Bear 20 home cooling and energy storage system has achieved a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14.56 when operating like a conventional AC unit, and when operating in its ice cooling mode using stored ice, an unprecedented Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 150.

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    2. Ice Energy and NRG Energy Announce Start of World's Largest Ice Bear Energy Storage Deployment

      Ice Energy and NRG Energy Announce Start of World's Largest Ice Bear Energy Storage Deployment

      SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Apr 12, 2017) - Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed ice battery storage solutions, in partnership with NRG Energy, Inc., announced that it will start installing its award-winning Ice Bear 30 systems on qualifying commercial and industrial buildings in Orange County, as part of an historic procurement by Southern California Edison (SCE). The companies will deliver up to 1,800 Ice Energy behind-the-meter ice batteries -- the world's largest such deployment -- on a first-come, first-served basis.

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    3. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Joins Energy Impact Partners Utility Coalition

      Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Joins Energy Impact Partners Utility Coalition

      NEW YORK, NY--( Mar 1, 2017) - Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) today announced the addition of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO), one of the largest electric utilities in the world, as the latest investor in its Nexus strategic partner network. TEPCO joins Southern Company, National Grid plc, Xcel Energy Inc., AGL, Avista Corp., Fortis Inc., Ameren Corp., Great Plains Energy Inc., and Madison Gas and Electric Co. as strategic partners working collaboratively to identify innovative products, technologies, and business models in the emerging energy economy.

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      Mentions: Xcel Energy CO Avista
    4. Aquion Energy Wins a 2016 Platts Global Energy Award

      Aquion Energy Wins a 2016 Platts Global Energy Award

      PITTSBURGH, PA--(Dec 12, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, has announced that it is the recipient of a 2016 Platts Global Energy Award in the Rising Star Company category. The award from S&P Global Platts, an independent provider of commodity and energy benchmark prices and information, recognizes the achievements of a new or existing business that has moved into a brand new field within the energy or chemical industry. Winners were announced at a black-tie event held December 8 in New York City.

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      Mentions: PA Aquion NY
    5. Ideal Power to Enter the German Energy Storage Market

      Ideal Power to Enter the German Energy Storage Market

      AUSTIN, TX--(Nov 14, 2016) - Ideal Power Inc., (NASDAQ: IPWR), a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, received a half megawatt order for its Grid-Resilient 30kW Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for the German market. The order comes after the successful deployment of an initial demonstration system at a commercial facility in Germany using Ideal Power's technology. The Ideal Power 30kW PCS, based on its patented Power Packet Switching Architecture™ (PPSA™), will be integrated into new commercial energy storage projects in Germany. Germany is one of the world's leading energy storage markets with 67 megawatts of energy storage (128 megawatt-hours) at the end of 2015. Factors including the nation's declining feed-in tariffs, high retail electricity rates and abundance of installed renewables make it an attractive market for the energy storage value proposition. According to GTM Research, the German energy storage market will grow eleven fold in megawatt terms between 2015 and 2021 to reach an annual value of just over $1 billion.

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      Mentions: U.S. TX Germany
    6. Powin Energy Receives Patent in China for its bp-OS

      Powin Energy Receives Patent in China for its bp-OS

      TUALATIN, OR - Powin Energy Corporation (OTCQB: PWON), a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations, is announcing today that it has been awarded a Certificate of Invention Patent by the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China for its visionary Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS). This is the second patent for Powin Energy's bp-OS, which was awarded a United States patent in June of this year. "Our patented software is the only battery management system engineered specifically for energy storage system use cases and having our intellectual property protected by two of the largest economies in the world creates tremendous market opportunity," said Virgil Beaston, CTO of Powin Energy. "The bp-OS reduces the amount of DC connectors and other components that are required to transfer energy using BMS software that was designed for EVs. This allows us to connect more batteries onto a single string and potentially reduce the number of transformers, inverters, and electrical work on a project, all of which yields massive savings for Powin Energy customers."

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      Mentions: NV U.S. OR
    7. Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric, and Azimuth Energy Announce AC/DC Hybrid Nanogrid at the Illinois Institute of Technology

      Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric, and Azimuth Energy Announce AC/DC Hybrid Nanogrid at the Illinois Institute of Technology

      PITTSBURGH, PA--(Sep 12, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., the manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and Azimuth Energy, a solar-energy and energy-efficiency engineering and construction company, today announced completion of an innovative AC/DC nanogrid at the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Keating Sports Center. The nanogrid, which was designed and installed by Azimuth Energy, is a combined solar plus energy storage system that uses Aquion Aspen batteries for storage and Schneider power control electronics for energy management.

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      Mentions: PA U.S. Caribbean
    8. Powin Energy Selected for 2MW/8MWh Energy Storage Project in Irvine, CA

      Powin Energy Selected for 2MW/8MWh Energy Storage Project in Irvine, CA

      TUALATIN, OR--(Sep 12, 2016) - Powin Energy, a leading manufacturer and developer of scalable energy storage systems for commercial and utility customers, announced today that Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected Powin Energy to build a 2 MW/8 MWh energy storage system to provide critical grid support and capacity services. The selection resulted from a process started in response to the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Aliso Canyon Energy Storage (ACES) request for energy storage projects that could be operational by the beginning of 2017. Powin's project will be powered by over 8 MWh of LFP Li-ion battery cells and controlled by their patented Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS). It is being installed at Powin Energy's 5,000 square-foot facility in the Irvine Business District. The business district location was specifically chosen to help mitigate the threat of electricity service interruptions to that critical load area. 

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    9. ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the world's population, but accounts for only four percent of the world's energy demand, leaving a gap of around 600 million people with no access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency's Africa Energy Outlook. 

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    10. Renewable Energy Leader Geoffrey Brown Named Powin Energy's President

      Renewable Energy Leader Geoffrey Brown Named Powin Energy's President

      TUALATIN, OR--(Aug 11, 2016) - Powin Energy, a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, announced today that energy industry leader Geoffrey Brown has been named the company's new president. Brown brings over a decade of international project financing, business development, and implementation expertise and joins Powin at a key moment in the company's history. "Powin Energy's strategy and technology have proven to be successful as they are providing strong value to energy storage customers through software and integration," said Brown. "It is an exciting time to be in the energy storage industry and I look forward to leading the charge in the next chapter of the Powin story."

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      Mentions: U.S. OR Mexico
    11. Powin Energy Receives Patent for Battery Pack Operating System Used in Energy Storage and EV Fast-Charging Stations

      Powin Energy Receives Patent for Battery Pack Operating System Used in Energy Storage and EV Fast-Charging Stations

      TUALATIN, OR--(Jun 28, 2016) - Powin Energy, a leading designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, is pleased to announce that their unique Battery Pack Operating System(bp-OS) has been awarded United States Patent and Trademark office patent number US20140015469 A1, which is defined as a battery management system for distributed energy storage systems and associated applications. The patented bp-OS utilizes a unique algorithm to actively and passively balance batteries down to the cell level, enabling the minimization of voltage differentials across all battery cells over the system's lifetime. The bp-OS also delivers unprecedented visibility into battery health through real-time battery monitoring, state-of-charge management, and detailed diagnostics to ensure safety, optimize performance, and extend the operational lifetime of batteries used in stationary storage systems and EV fast-charging systems.

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    12. Ice Energy's New Residential Ice Battery Part of White House Initiative for Scaling Energy Storage and Renewables

      Ice Energy's New Residential Ice Battery Part of White House Initiative for Scaling Energy Storage and Renewables

      SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Jun 21, 2016) -  Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, is honored that its new Ice Bear residential cooling system was included in the recently announced White House initiative on scaling renewable energy and storage. Mike Hopkins, CEO of Ice Energy, commented: "Ice Energy is entering the home AC market with a disruptive cooling technology. Our new product, the Ice Bear 20, will save homeowners money, reduce their carbon footprint and be the next leap forward in transforming the electric grid from an inefficient fossil fuel-dependent system to an efficient renewable-powered system." 

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    13. Aquion Energy Introduces 24-Volt Version of Industry-Leading Aspen Battery System

      Aquion Energy Introduces 24-Volt Version of Industry-Leading Aspen Battery System

      PITTSBURGH, PA--(Jun 20, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, has introduced the Aspen 24S, a 24-volt version of its award-winning Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery. The new product is designed for energy-intensive applications that use solar panels, such as off-grid solar-powered LED lighting, as well as small pumps and motors. It is also an ideal drop-in replacement for existing systems using 24-volt lead-acid batteries.

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      Mentions: PA Thailand HI
    14. Eguana Enters Australian Market and Expands AC Battery Applications

      Eguana Enters Australian Market and Expands AC Battery Applications

      CALGARY, ALBERTA--(May 9, 2016) - Eguana Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EGT)(OTCQB:EGTYF) continues to deploy its AC Battery energy storage appliance and demonstrate its global capabilities and application diversity as the AC Battery is integrated into an expanding range of control technologies. Eguana announced today that it has begun shipments into solar applications in Australia, and for intermediate storage installed alongside both public and home EV charging stations. "The adoption of the AC Battery into EV charging applications was just a matter of time" commented Justin Holland, Chief Executive Officer of Eguana. "EV charging is one of the fastest growing uses of electricity and aside from reducing the impact of charging on the power grid storage enables a much higher value to be extracted from the network infrastructure by enabling the delivery of grid services from these distributed energy assets."

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    15. EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      MILWAUKEE, WI--(May 9, 2016) - EnSync Energy Systems (NYSE MKT: ESNC) and OATI are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that brings together decades of experience and next generation Modernized Grid solutions to provide utilities with a seamless distributed energy resource and management solution for improved system reliability and economics. Specifically, OATI and EnSync are integrating the EnSync Matrix Energy Management technology with OATI's GridControl and webSmartEnergy DERMS platform. The solution will combine the Matrix's ability to prioritize and optimize electricity from the grid, distributed generation and energy storage with the webSmartEnergy DERMS functionality to provide various grid services such as frequency response, regulation, reserves and shaping services, dispatchable energy and capacity, as well as Volt/VAr control and optimization capabilities to the grid. OATI and EnSync are currently offering the solution to select utilities.

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      Mentions: CA Minnesota WI
    16. Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

      Verengo Solar and Swell Energy Announce Residential Energy Storage Partnership

      TORRANCE, CA and VENICE, CA--April 27, 2016- Verengo Solar, Southern California's premier residential PV installer, and Swell Energy, California's leading home battery provider, jointly announced today a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement, Verengo will leverage its leadership position and expertise in the residential solar power installation market and become a preferred installer of Swell Energy's home solar battery products. Among the services offered by the two companies is 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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      Mentions: CA LG
    17. Sunvault Energy and Aboriginal Power to Build Canada's First Self Sustainable Community

      Sunvault Energy and Aboriginal Power to Build Canada's First Self Sustainable Community

      SUNVAULT ENERGY INC. and Aboriginal Power Corp, an incubation company for Sunvault Energy ("APC"), announced today that they have entered into an agreement to acquire a 25% stake in Slatchinum Development Corporation (SDC) and to construct and operate Canada's first self sustainable community and British Columbia's largest Solar park. SDC has started work on the 200 home Subdivision within the City of Kelowna, BC, located next to Winfield, BC on Okanagan Band Land.The property is a 48 acre site and SDC has zero debt on the land. Sunvault Energy will be installing the new Edison "Always On Energy Bank" Storage System in each home along with Solar arrays. Sunvault will sell and install 200 systems, basically one for each home. The partnership will also construct an Anaerobic Digester facility which will take all organic waste from the 200 home community and turn that waste into energy to power the homes. This technology combined with 1.2 MW of Solar PV installed on the homes' roofs, will make this community the first self sustainable community in the Country as far as power is concerned. All homes will also have Solar Water heat options and a grey water system ...

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      Mentions: U.S. Canada Alberta
    18. Enphase Energy Opens New Research & Development Facility in New Zealand

      Enphase Energy Opens New Research & Development Facility in New Zealand

      Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company, today announced that it has made a USD$4.4 million investment to expand its global research and development (R&D) facility in Christchurch, New Zealand. Located in Wigram, Christchurch, the new R&D facility was officially opened today by the Hon. Steven Joyce MP, Minister of Science and Innovation. Gareth Hughes MP, Green Party of New Zealand and Dr Megan Woods for Wigram, were in attendance at the event. This new facility will allow Enphase to conduct global compliance testing and verification capabilities for its microinverters and expand on the future development of the Enphase AC Battery™, a modular energy storage system that integrates with the Enphase Home Energy Solution. The facility also has the capacity to allow for future expansion as the company assembles its second largest engineering workforce in the world outside of its lead engineering team in Petaluma, California.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Asia
    19. BioSolar Files National Phase Patents for Its Technology

      BioSolar Files National Phase Patents for Its Technology

      SANTA CLARITA, CA--(February 23, 2016) - BioSolar, Inc. (OTCQB: BSRC), developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, today announced that it has jointly filed national phase patent applications in the U.S., Canada, and Japan with the University of California, Santa Barbara ("UCSB") for "a multicomponent-approach to enhance stability and capacitance in polymer-hybrid supercapacitors." This invention also provides core basis for the Company's super battery technology. BioSolar previously filed an international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for the technology that forms the basis for the proprietary technology the Company believes will improve storage capacity and increase the lifetime of supercapacitors and batteries. The PCT application, which establishes a filing date in all contracting states, requires the next step of entering into national or regional phases to proceed towards grant of one or more patents.

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      Mentions: Japan U.S. Canada
    20. Ice Energy Introduces Ice Bear 20, an Ice Battery That Manages Residential Cooling Load for Utilities

      Ice Energy Introduces Ice Bear 20, an Ice Battery That Manages Residential Cooling Load for Utilities

      Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, has introduced the Ice Bear 20 -- a smaller-capacity version of its flagship Ice Bear system. The new system combines Ice Energy's patented thermal storage and smart-grid technology with integrated cooling, enabling utilities to control residential cooling load and reduce peak demand by up to 95% for up to four hours. It also allows increased load during periods of solar over-generation, while providing homeowners the cooling they desire.

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    21. Multinational Mobile Telecommunications Network Group Purchases 125 Imergy Flow Batteries for Communications Cell Sites in Africa

      Multinational Mobile Telecommunications Network Group Purchases 125 Imergy Flow Batteries for Communications Cell Sites in Africa

      Imergy Power Systems, a leader in advanced energy storage solutions, announced today that a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company that provides services to more than 200 million subscribers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East has purchased a further 105 Imergy ESP5™ vanadium flow batteries in addition to an original pilot of 20 systems, to provide backup power to base station sites in the country.

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      Mentions: CA Asia Africa
    22. Dynapower Ends 2015 With Record 75 MW Storage Inverter Backlog

      Dynapower Ends 2015 With Record 75 MW Storage Inverter Backlog

      Dynapower Company, the global leader in energy storage inverters, is closing out 2015 with a record 75-megawatt (MW) backlog of orders for its energy storage inverter family. The company also passed 250 MW of total installed systems, strengthening its position as the industry's leading supplier of bi-directional inverters for energy storage applications. The backlog is due in part to the company's agreement with Tesla, under which Dynapower supplies 250 kW inverters as part of Tesla's Powerpack Commercial battery system for large commercial and utility customers.

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