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Spurred by innovators like Tesla, the energy storage business is growing fast - Washington Post

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:43

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Spurred by innovators like Tesla, the energy storage business is growing fast
Washington Post
Even though Tesla just publicly announced its Powerwall battery in May, it's been deploying energy storage systems for several years in a kind of pilot program, according to Manghani. Many of these systems were deployed in California, which he says ...
Energy Storage Surging as More U.S. States Look to BatteriesBloomberg
The US Deployed 41MW of Storage in Q2 2015, Best Quarter in 2.5 YearsGreentech Media
GTM: Top two regions deployed 88% of all US storage over two yearsPV-Tech Storage

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GE Signs Largest Battery Storage Deal to Date - Greentech Media

Wed, 2015-09-02 12:42

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GE Signs Largest Battery Storage Deal to Date
Greentech Media
From the start, IID was only looking for battery storage solutions, rather than other energy storage technologies. This project will be one of the largest battery systems to date in California. There is an energy storage boom in California following ...

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Special Report: The truth about energy storage - Recharge (subscription)

Tue, 2015-09-01 06:46

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Special Report: The truth about energy storage
Recharge (subscription)
In Silicon Valley and elsewhere, storage start-ups are closing ever-larger funding rounds. Swiss start-up Alevo has attracted a staggering $1bn in funding without having a single battery in commercial operation, while California-based Stem has drawn ...
Hansen leads ZBB into new era, new name: EnSync Energy SystemsMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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AEP Invests $5M in Greensmith to Grow Grid-Scale Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Mon, 2015-08-31 16:42

Greentech Media

AEP Invests $5M in Greensmith to Grow Grid-Scale Energy Storage
Greentech Media
Privately held Greensmith, a provider of software for grid-scale energy storage, just closed an "oversubscribed" $12.3 million round of funding with help from venture investors and $5 million from utility behemoth AEP. That brings Greensmith's ...

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NRG and Ice Energy Partner for Southern California Utility Storage Projects - Transmission and Distribution World

Sat, 2015-08-29 09:16

NRG and Ice Energy Partner for Southern California Utility Storage Projects
Transmission and Distribution World
NRG and Ice Energy will meet the recently awarded 20 year long-term contracts to provide 25.6 MW of behind-the-meter energy storage using Ice Energy's proprietary Ice Bear technology for Southern California Edison (SCE). NRG and Ice Energy will deliver ...

Energy Storage Assn: Renewable tax breaks not optimal, but necessary - Utility Dive

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:30

Utility Dive

Energy Storage Assn: Renewable tax breaks not optimal, but necessary
Utility Dive
That said, Roberts called Oregon's new storage initiative — a smaller take on California's 1.3 GW mandate — a positive step. The state has directed each of its three investor-owned utilities to procure 5 MW of energy storage by 2020, the same time ...

Energy modelling software picked up by Sharp's storage and CALSEIA's solar ... - PV-Tech

Fri, 2015-08-28 05:38

Energy modelling software picked up by Sharp's storage and CALSEIA's solar ...
PV-Tech
Sharp Electronics will add software modelling the performance of energy storage systems made by Energy Toolbase to its Smartstorage systems, following an earlier announcement that the California Solar Energy Industries' Association (CALSEIA) will also ...

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Energy Storage Association: ITC and storage support needed 'until US market ... - PV-Tech

Thu, 2015-08-27 04:22

Energy Storage Association: ITC and storage support needed 'until US market ...
PV-Tech
In June, the state implemented a mandate for its investor-owned utilities to procure energy storage, in a similar but smaller scheme to California's AB2514. California's three investor-owned utilities (IOUs) have been called on to deploy 1.325GW of ...

Why Software Is Critical To Energy Storage System Success - CleanTechnica

Tue, 2015-08-25 14:39

CleanTechnica

Why Software Is Critical To Energy Storage System Success
CleanTechnica
David began his career at Energy & Environmental Economics Inc., (EPRI) where he was a consultant to the Electric Power Research Institute on Li-ion energy storage market valuation and the California Public Utilities Commission for their Permanent Load ...

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GE inks deal to provide 30 MW of battery storage for CA utility - Utility Dive

Tue, 2015-08-25 05:57

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GE inks deal to provide 30 MW of battery storage for CA utility
Utility Dive
General Electric (GE) will construct a 30-MW battery storage system for Coachella Energy Storage Partners, as part of the group's contract with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID), a public electric and water utility in south central California. The ...
GE signs largest battery energy storage deal to dateControl Engineering Asia

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Ice Energy Opening New R&D Center to Develop New Thermal Energy Storage Solutions - ACHR NEWS

Mon, 2015-08-24 10:20

Ice Energy Opening New R&D Center to Develop New Thermal Energy Storage Solutions
ACHR NEWS
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Ice Energy, a leading provider of thermal energy storage systems, announced it will launch a new research and development center located in Riverside, California, this summer. Among other projects, Ice Energy will pursue a line of ...

Energy Storage is Coming Home - Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

Mon, 2015-08-24 02:30

Energy Storage is Coming Home
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Other companies smell blood in the water and are introducing their own residential energy storage solutions. JuiceBox Energy installed its first 8.6 kW Lithium-ion, AC coupled system in a California home earlier this year. Next year, SolarEdge will ...

How Edison uses water to store excess power - Los Angeles Times

Sat, 2015-08-22 10:02

Los Angeles Times

How Edison uses water to store excess power
Los Angeles Times
And when windmills, solar panels and other sources generated more power than Californians needed, the excess electricity would spin the generator in reverse to pump the water back up the mountain to a reservoir to hold for later; called "pump storage ...

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California's New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy - AltEnergyMag (press release)

Fri, 2015-08-21 07:10

California's New Energy and Climate Goals Will Create Jobs and Boost the Economy
AltEnergyMag (press release)
"Intelligent energy storage is a key component of the electric power system of the future," said Ted Ko, Director of Policy, Stem, Inc. "As a pioneer in valuable new applications of energy storage, Stem looks forward to helping California achieve all ...

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How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage - GreenBiz

Fri, 2015-08-21 00:43

GreenBiz

How the hotel industry benefits from energy storage
GreenBiz
Last fall, Stem, Inc. announced it had finalized an agreement to deploy advanced energy storage systems and real-time energy intelligence software across 68 of Extended Stay America, Inc.'s California locations. About two months ago, the Shore Hotel in ...

Plug-and-play battery seeks to upstage Tesla - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thu, 2015-08-20 18:02

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Plug-and-play battery seeks to upstage Tesla
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Inside lies a tantalizing future for household energy storage -- a 2 kilowatt-hour battery that plugs into a standard wall outlet and can keep an electrical circuit hot for several hours or more if a power outage strikes. The unproven concept for a ...
Tesla Powerwall buzz sparks booming demand for solar energy storage as new ...Construction Dive
Welcome to the era of giant batteries: GE to build its largest grid-scale ...Treehugger
8 potential battery storage technology breakthroughsRenewEconomy

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Danny Kennedy, public face of solar energy, jumps to SF venture - SFGate

Thu, 2015-08-20 14:39

SFGate

Danny Kennedy, public face of solar energy, jumps to SF venture
SFGate
And in 2012, it teamed with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to launch CalCharge, a consortium of companies and labs working on advanced batteries and energy storage systems. CalCharge wants to make California the center of the storage industry ...
Energy Jobs: Danny Kennedy Moves From Sungevity to CalCEF, CLEAResult CEO ...Greentech Media

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U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System - Campus Technology

Thu, 2015-08-20 14:37

U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System
Campus Technology
The team with work with Southern California Edison, which will help operate the system on the Cal Poly Pomona campus upon completion, to build a system to store "energy harvested from intermittently productive renewable sources such as solar panels and ...

U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System - Campus Technology

Thu, 2015-08-20 14:37

U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System
Campus Technology
The team with work with Southern California Edison, which will help operate the system on the Cal Poly Pomona campus upon completion, to build a system to store "energy harvested from intermittently productive renewable sources such as solar panels and ...

GE To Supply 30 MW Energy Storage Project For California Water District - Solar Industry

Thu, 2015-08-20 13:32

Solar Industry

GE To Supply 30 MW Energy Storage Project For California Water District
Solar Industry
GE will provide CESP with an integrated energy storage solution that incorporates GE's Mark VI plant controls, Brilliance inverters, Prolec transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and lithium-ion batteries housed in a custom-built enclosure. The plant ...

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