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    1. Revenue from Energy Storage for Microgrids to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

      Revenue from Energy Storage for Microgrids to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

      A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy storage for microgrids (ESMG), providing an analysis of trends and market dynamics, with forecasts for capacity and revenue that extend through 2026. Interest in energy storage-enabled microgrids is growing alongside an increase in solar PV and wind deployments. Although not required for microgrids to operate, energy storage systems (ESSs) have emerged as an increasingly valuable component of distributed energy networks because of their ability to effectively integrate renewable generation.

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    2. Breaking the Ice with Thermal Energy Storage

      Breaking the Ice with Thermal Energy Storage

      Quick quiz: Where can somebody find a very common substance that has the potential to drastically reduce energy spending – especially at peak price points when electricity is most expensive?  Answer: Any freezer. Granted, the scale in the use of ice to cool a building and to cool a glass of ice tea is significantly different. But the bedrock principle of energy transfer is the same. Thermal cooling leverages that concept by freezing water at night, when the energy required to do so is less expensive. The melt water is stored and circulated as it is needed during peak demand times the next day. Thus, the heavy lifting — the energy-intensive process of freezing the water — is done at a point at which costs are lower.

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      Mentions: FL ME Ice Energy
    3. EV Charging Stations with Energy Storage Save City $7,000 per Year in Demand Charges

      EV Charging Stations with Energy Storage Save City $7,000 per Year in Demand Charges

      In 2014, Redwood City, California, installed five electric vehicle charging station locations from ChargePoint combined with energy storage from Green Charge Networks. The installations include two DC Fast Charging stations installed at Redwood Shores library and at the City’s downtown parking garage. The partners say the EV charging stations are heavily used with an average of 8-10 sessions per day. Green Charge Networks’ intelligent energy storage is shaving multiple peaks per day (80 in May, 2015) caused by the EV charging stations, and the energy storage is expected to save nearly $7,000 annually in demand charges at the five Redwood City locations.

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    4. Tax Credits for Energy Storage Would Forward Renewable Energy Tech

      Tax Credits for Energy Storage Would Forward Renewable Energy Tech

      Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered their latest report on the state of our global climate. The report warned that we are already seeing melting glaciers, rising tides, and dying coral reefs, and that the worst is yet to come. But under the doom and gloom was a silver lining: fixing our climate problem won’t cost as much as we initially thought. As Paul Krugman of the New York Times put it, salvation is getting cheap.

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    5. GE Wants More of the Energy Storage Pie

      GE Wants More of the Energy Storage Pie

      Seeking a larger role in the energy storage sector, General Electric Oil & Gas has signed a global licensing and technology collaboration agreement with Highview Power Storage, a UK supplier of large-scale liquid air energy storage systems. The companies will explore opportunities to integrate Highview’s liquid air storage technology in power plants where GE gas turbines and gas engines are currently or will be installed.

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      Mentions: DoE GE UK
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