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    1. Energy Storage Key to Integrating Dispatchable Resources for Nissan and Others

      Energy Storage Key to Integrating Dispatchable Resources for Nissan and Others

      Last week carmaker Nissan and power electronics and engineering group Eaton unveiled a demonstration model of an energy storage control centre, which has been developed by the two companies at Eaton’s research facilities in Switzerland. The control centre combines Eaton’s uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with second life – repurposed – Nissan Leaf batteries. It can manage multiple energy inputs, including solar, the grid and battery storage bi-directionally (managing the flow of power into and out of the system) and, the makers hope, manage various different applications for the system, including charging cheaply with off-peak electricity at night.

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      Mentions: Asia France Italy
    2. LG Chem Follows Up 90MW Grid Project with SolaX Inverter Partnership

      LG Chem Follows Up 90MW Grid Project with SolaX Inverter Partnership

      LG Chem and solar inverter maker SolaX Power have formed a partnership around a new hybrid inverter and energy storage system intended as a complete solution for the residential solar market. The worldwide strategic partnership will focus on SolaX Power’s Hybrid X grid-tied inverter, which offers an all-in-one charger for recharging or discharging and an on board energy management system, as well as fulfilling its role as a DC to AC inverter. The system, which can operate both on and off grid, will now be complemented by the RESU6.4EX energy storage system from LG Chem to offer a new combined solution for systems up to 5KW.

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    3. 90MW of LG Chem's Li-Ion Batteries to be Used for Balancing German Grid

      90MW of LG Chem's Li-Ion Batteries to be Used for Balancing German Grid

      Steag, a major power generator which constructs, plans and operates power plants, is spending US$100 million on acquiring 90MW of large-scale energy storage to help stabilise Germany’s grid. Korean chemicals company LG Chem will supply batteries, while automation company Nidec ASI, formerly known as Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali, will supply and install the complete storage systems, including controls and energy management.

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      Mentions: Germany LG
    4. Saft Storage System Connected to Hawaii's Largest Solar Installation to Date

      Saft Storage System Connected to Hawaii's Largest Solar Installation to Date

      A large-scale energy storage system aimed at integrating renewables into electricity networks has been completed on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, paired with the state’s biggest PV array to date. US installer REC Solar has connected the 12MW (14.5MW DC) solar PV installation, which combines with a grid-scale battery storage system supplied by French maker Saft. The project, which PV Tech Storage first reported on back in July 2014 when it was announced, utilises eight of Saft's containerised ‘Intensium Max 20 M’ li-ion units.

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      Mentions: France HI Saft
    5. Solar-Plus-Storage Could be on Frontline of Australia’s ‘People-Led Renewable Revolution’

      Solar-Plus-Storage Could be on Frontline of Australia’s ‘People-Led Renewable Revolution’

      Energy storage is likely to be a near future “game changer” for Australia and could make the country the world leader in solar-plus-storage, a new report claims. The Climate Council, a non-profit organisation formed after the dissolution of the country’s Climate Commission, issued 'Powerful Potential: Battery Storage for Renewable Energy and Electric Cars' yesterday. According to the council, which was crowd-funded back into existence after its abolition by former prime minister Tony Abbott, Australian households are likely to keep installing batteries either for existing solar installations, or new ones, driven by high electricity prices.

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    6. UK Regulator's Flexibility Study Marks Recognition of Potential of Storage

      UK Regulator's Flexibility Study Marks Recognition of Potential of Storage

      The recognition by regulators of the need for an enlarged role for energy storage in the UK is a major milestone for the sector, trade associations in the country have said. After a year-long study into the flexibility of the UK electricity network, Ofgem published a position paper that has committed to enable new business models for energy storage providers while also helping network operators and consumers to take advantage of flexibility. It also suggests encouraging demand response efforts by businesses and promoting the use of rooftop solar and integrated generation technology for new builds.

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      Mentions: UK
    7. Moody's: Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Could be Viable by 'End of Decade’ in US

      Moody's: Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Could be Viable by 'End of Decade’ in US

      Lithium-ion battery-based energy storage for commercial and industrial customers in the US lies on the cusp of becoming “viable” over the next three to five years, according to international credit rating agency Moody’s. Peak shaving, integrating renewable energy into networks and providing grid or ancillary services are all applications that the technology could be suitable for in this regard by then, the agency said in the report, “Regulated and unregulated utilities: batteries charge up for the electric grid”, which it published last week.

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      Mentions: CA HI Panasonic
    8. Storage Companies Vie for Attention at Solar Power International Show

      Storage Companies Vie for Attention at Solar Power International Show

      As with other international solar events including Intersolar Europe in June and Solar Energy UK in October, the show will put more emphasis on energy storage and batteries than before, running a dedicated energy storage pavilion. While there has been a growing understanding that solar and storage are likely to be two separate industries in future, or rather, two separate parts of the distributed energy networks of the future, the use of storage in combination with solar is still very much likely to be a focal point for the show.

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      Mentions: CA HI Europe
    9. ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB to Minimise Diesel in Africa Micro-Grids Using Flywheels and Batteries with Renewables

      ABB’s PowerStore grid stabiliser uses a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery combined with a 750kW rooftop PV installation in order to optimise the use of the solar power generated and provide backup in the case of power outages on the main grid. Reducing the reliance on diesel also comes with the benefit of relieving consumers from the volatility of fossil fuel prices, which is a major concern for facilities across South Africa. Moreover, there remains a greater demand than supply of energy within the country.

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      Mentions: Africa Spain Canada
    10. Spanish Island's Run of Four Hours on 100% Renewables 'Very Significant', Says IRENA Expert

      Spanish Island's Run of Four Hours on 100% Renewables 'Very Significant', Says IRENA Expert

      While a project to run a Spanish island off renewable energy which gathered media attention this week might only have successfully met the region's energy demand continuously for four hours, the project is nonetheless "very significant", an expert with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has said. Spain’s El Hierro, the most southerly of the Canary Islands, used a combination of only wind, hydro and energy storage to meet the energy needs of all of its 10,000 locals for four hours earlier this month.

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    11. GE-Invested UK Liquid Air Storage Demonstrator Project Gets Underway

      GE-Invested UK Liquid Air Storage Demonstrator Project Gets Underway

      Highview Power Storage, a UK company which makes energy storage systems based on liquid air technology, has said that work is well underway on a 5MW demonstration project in the north-west of England. The project, at a gas generation landfill site in Greater Manchester, has been described as a pre-commercial demonstrator of the liquid air energy storage (LAES) technology, which will be used to turn waste heat into power. Highview, which signed a collaboration agreement with General Electric (GE) early last year, said that major components have been delivered and fixed to their platforms, marking the completion of the major plant installation phase.

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      Mentions: CA DoE GE
    12. RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

      RWE Launches Power-to-Gas Storage System

      German utility firm RWE has launched a power-to-gas storage system, which it claims has achieved efficiencies as high as 86%. The plant uses excess electricity from the local grid to create hydrogen via an electrolyser bult by UK firm ITM Power. The hydrogen is pumped into the natural gas network and heat from the process is drawn by a district heating system. The hydrogen can be called on to generate power when it is needed.

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      Mentions: Germany Schneider CO
    13. E.ON Claims Energy Storage World First with Large-Scale Modular Battery M5BAT

      E.ON Claims Energy Storage World First with Large-Scale Modular Battery M5BAT

      Construction has begun on what is claimed to be the world’s first modular large-scale battery storage system, a 5MW device at a research university in Aachen, Germany. The Modular, Multi-megawatt, Multi-technology Medium Voltage Battery Storage System, handily abbreviated to M5BAT, is being built at the technical institute RWTH Aachen University. It will assess and demonstrate the appropriateness of combining a number of different battery types into one system.

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      Mentions: CA Germany EPA
    14. Enphase Claims 'Unique Modularity' of AC Battery Will Give it Competitive Edge

      Enphase Claims 'Unique Modularity' of AC Battery Will Give it Competitive Edge

      Enphase CEO Paul Nahi has said that the “unique” modularity of the company’s battery solution could be “incredibly valuable” to help it to meet the needs of customers in regions including Australia, where there is a “real economic case” for energy storage. Nahi told analysts in a quarterly earnings call on Tuesday that “excitement” around the economic attractiveness of installing energy storage in combination with PV in the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales, in the UK and in Continental Europe, was “palpable”.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Europe
    15. Key to Energy Storage is to Not Scare Away Banks, Jigar Shah Says

      Key to Energy Storage is to Not Scare Away Banks, Jigar Shah Says

      Lessons learned from solar could help develop financing solutions for energy storage that could be “key” to unlocking the potential of the technology, strongly benefiting PV in the process, Jigar Shah has said. The well-known clean energy entrepreneur and co-founder of SunEdison, now leading specialist finance company Generate Capital, will be delivering a presentation this week at the US Energy Storage Association annual conference in Dallas, Texas.

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      Mentions: CA TX ESA
    16. Jigar Shah, DoE and Utilities Speak at Energy Storage Association Event in Texas Next Week

      Jigar Shah, DoE and Utilities Speak at Energy Storage Association Event in Texas Next Week

      SunEdison co-founder Jigar Shah will deliver a keynote address at next week’s Energy Storage Association annual conference and exhibition in Texas. Taking place from 27 to 29 May at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, the event’s organisers promise that over 1,000 “leaders and influencers” will attend networking sessions. Shah, who now runs his own consulting company, is the former CEO of SunEdison as well as former CEO of the NGO Carbon War Room.

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    17. Enphase CEO: Storage to be 'Worth Billions Within Five to Ten Years'

      Enphase CEO: Storage to be 'Worth Billions Within Five to Ten Years'

      Energy storage is likely to be worth “tens of billion dollars in the next five to 10 years” across a number of global regions, according to executives at solar microinverter firm Enphase. Paul Nahi, president and chief executive of Enphase said in his company’s quarterly earnings call earlier this week that Enphase believed “very strongly that the growth of renewables have to be associated with a storage solution”. While acknowledging that storage is an industry in its early infancy at present, Nahi also said he believed storage will become an “essential part” of the energy mix in future.

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      Mentions: CA Australia Asia
    18. UK Energy Minister Defends Record on Energy Storage

      UK Energy Minister Defends Record on Energy Storage

      The UK currently has a few programmes in place to examine the feasibility of energy storage as well as several pilot projects at residential and larger scales. In terms of programmes currently running, a small amount of funding, around £3 million, has been put into research and feasibility studies into early stage technologies. Meanwhile, four different energy storage technologies will compete in an £18 million trial funded by the department.

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      Mentions: CA Japan Scotland
    19. Texas Benefit Stacking Could Overcome Storage's 'Crippling Challenges'

      Texas Benefit Stacking Could Overcome Storage's 'Crippling Challenges'

      A US regional electricity transmission and distribution operator’s plan to install energy storage batteries could enable ‘benefit stacking’as a way of overcoming “crippling challenges” faced by energy storage, according to one energy expert. Melissa C Lott, who was lead author on an International Energy Agency report on energy storage published last spring, told PV Tech Storage that ‘benefit stacking’ – or combining multiple uses and revenue streams from a collectively managed energy storage system – of the type proposed by Oncor Electric Delivery Company in Texas, is “critical to the value proposition of many storage systems”.

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      Mentions: TX
    20. India's Energy Storage Industry 'Encouraged' by Modi Government Plans

      India's Energy Storage Industry 'Encouraged' by Modi Government Plans

      India’s growing energy storage industry shares the enthusiasm of its solar counterpart in welcoming the Modi government’s aims and ambitions, according to one industry veteran. PV Tech spoke to Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), as the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) prepares to issue a Request for Proposals in the coming weeks for a number of energy storage demonstration projects, which will be selected by the end of this year. In addition to his work with IESA, Walawalkar is also vice president for emerging technology and markets at Indian company Customised Energy Solutions.

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      Mentions: India
    21. Ontario Selects Technologies for 34MW Grid Storage Trial

      Ontario Selects Technologies for 34MW Grid Storage Trial

      The Canadian province of Ontario is preparing to install a variety of new energy storage technologies after finalising details of a 34MW commercial-scale storage trial. Following a competitive tendering process, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has selected technologies from five separate providers, which it now plans to test for their contribution to grid stability. The chosen technologies include battery, flywheel, thermal and hydrogen storage systems, and include one big-name manufacturer, Canadian Solar, which will provide a 4MW battery unit.

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      Mentions: Ontario Hydrogenics
    22. US Utility ConEdison Chooses Storage Over Billion-Dollar Substation Project

      US Utility ConEdison Chooses Storage Over Billion-Dollar Substation Project

      One of the largest investor-owned utilities in the USA is looking to use a series of measures that are likely to include customer-side energy storage in order to stave off the need for US$1 billion worth of infrastructure investment. Con Edison, which serves the New York area, submitted a petition to the state’s Public Utility Commission on 15 July to begin a new demand management programme in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Con Edison’s petition states that meeting increasing demand in some of its serviced areas, if unchecked, will require investment in substations that could cost as much as US$1 billion.

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      Mentions: NY SolarCity Tesla
    23. KIT Opens Utility-Scale Battery and PV Test Facility

      KIT Opens Utility-Scale Battery and PV Test Facility

      A utility-scale experiment pairing solar with electricity storage has been launched by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The test will see a 1MW solar array paired with a 100kWh electricity storage using lithium-ion batteries. In common with a handful of similar projects around the world, the project will aim to demonstrate how storage can help solve a raft of modern energy conundrums, including the grid integration of renewables and managing demand.

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