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    1. Batteries Set To Put Big Charge Into Energy Storage

      Batteries Set To Put Big Charge Into Energy Storage

      A surge of energy is flowing into energy storage. Tesla Motors' Sept. 4 announcement that named Nevada the winner of a five-state competition to host its planned gigafactory added momentum to a market for which Lux Research LLC forecasts 8% compounded annual growth, to a global value of $50 billion, by 2020. Tesla's $4-billion plant outside Reno will produce batteries for the automotive market and the grid. According to market research firm IHS, the 2013 energy-storage installation of 340 MW will grow to 6,000 MW by 2017 and to more than 40,000 MW by 2022.

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      Mentions: DoE NV U.S.
    2. Nation's First Solar Microgrid with Emergency Storage Breaks Ground

      Nation's First Solar Microgrid with Emergency Storage Breaks Ground

      Green Mountain Power has begun constructing a 2-MW solar microgrid on a city landfill in Vermont. The unit is designed to store power during storms for an emergency shelter at Rutland High School. The $10-million Stafford Hill Solar Farm, which broke ground on Aug. 10, is the first project in the nation to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery backup, with no other fuel source, the U.S. Dept. of Energy says.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. First Solar
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