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Used Batteries Might Help California Store Renewable Energy - Scientific American

Fri, 2014-09-19 10:55

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Used Batteries Might Help California Store Renewable Energy
Scientific American
Used batteries from plug-in electric vehicles could help California meet its goals for energy storage, a report from the University of California, Los Angeles, and UC Berkeley law schools said. In a few years, there will be a growing number of EV ...
Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California UtilityRock Hill Herald (press release)
Saft bags California battery deal to integrate renewablesPV-Tech

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Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California Utility - Yahoo Finance UK

Thu, 2014-09-18 22:54

Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California Utility
Yahoo Finance UK
Saft, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has received its third contract from a major California utility. Since the first utility-scale storage system was commissioned at the end of 2012, Saft ...

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Latham & Watkins LLP | SDG&E 2014 Energy Storage Systems Request for ... - Linex Legal (press release) (registration)

Thu, 2014-09-18 16:13

Latham & Watkins LLP | SDG&E 2014 Energy Storage Systems Request for ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
SDG&E will consider any proposal for a transmission- or distribution-connected ESS with a nameplate capacity between 500 kW and 800 MW, so long as it satisfies the definition of “energy storage system” under the Section 2835 of the California Public ...

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Sarasota County School District Achieves 20 Megawatts of Energy Storage ... - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:00

Sarasota County School District Achieves 20 Megawatts of Energy Storage ...
Business Wire (press release)
Widely recognized for promoting peak energy conservation and energy cost savings CALMAC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), and the Energy Storage Association (ESA).

Palen solar project approval banked on possible storage - The Desert Sun

Wed, 2014-09-17 18:34

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Palen solar project approval banked on possible storage
The Desert Sun
In recommending that Palen be rejected last December, two members of the California Energy Commission cited its “significant environmental impacts that cannot be mitigated.” In particular, they wrote that the project would ruin scenic vistas, degrade ...
New solar power tower backed in California; 'Knowledge will only come through ...EagleFordTexas.com

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Viewpoints: Even without Tesla, electric car batteries can boost state - Sacramento Bee

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:08

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Viewpoints: Even without Tesla, electric car batteries can boost state
Sacramento Bee
These batteries will have significant energy storage potential, as I document in a new study to be released Wednesday. More than 100,000 electric vehicles have already been sold in California alone, and the state aims for 1.5 million by 2025. Assuming ...
Commentary: Tesla tax deal fails on principle, economic viabilityElko Daily Free Press
Tesla's Future Charged With UncertaintyMorningstar.com

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Stem Banks $100M to Finance No-Money-Down Energy Storage - Greentech Media

Tue, 2014-09-16 00:05

Stem Banks $100M to Finance No-Money-Down Energy Storage
Greentech Media
Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage startup, just closed on a $100 million fund to finance distributed energy storage at commercial and industrial customers. The fund is provided by B Asset Manager, a New York City-based investment adviser in the ...

Dominion Plans To Acquire Two Solar Energy Projects In California - MarketWatch

Mon, 2014-09-15 06:33

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Dominion Plans To Acquire Two Solar Energy Projects In California
MarketWatch
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,400 miles of electric ...
State of the solar industry: 10 stats to knowTechRepublic

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ViZn Energy: A New Flow Battery Contender in the Grid-Scale Storage Race - Energy Collective

Sat, 2014-09-13 05:23

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ViZn Energy: A New Flow Battery Contender in the Grid-Scale Storage Race
Energy Collective
California's 1.3-gigawatt grid energy storage mandate is creating major new opportunities for batteries that can store energy for multiple hours at a time. Lithium-ion batteries are already providing power-centric grid services in projects around the ...

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The Local and Global Impact of Tesla's Giga Factory - Energy Collective

Fri, 2014-09-12 10:43

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The Local and Global Impact of Tesla's Giga Factory
Energy Collective
Beyond that, a Giga factory could serve as the focal point of state economic development efforts around energy storage, from plug-in cars to grid-scale batteries. California and New York have both launched energy storage collaborations aimed at ...
Elon Musk's Love-Hate Relationship with TexasEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-raceHigh Country News

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Australian Energy Storage Council launched to bring together industry and ... - PV-Tech Storage

Fri, 2014-09-12 04:41

PV-Tech Storage

Australian Energy Storage Council launched to bring together industry and ...
PV-Tech Storage
The new group joins other regional and international energy storage industry associations in the growing space, including the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and one of the earliest-formed organisations of its kind, the ...
Australian Solar Council launches energy storage counterpartPV-Tech
Analytics for Solar and Energy Storage: Show Me the MoneyGreentech Media

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Analytics for Solar and Energy Storage: Show Me the Money - Greentech Media

Thu, 2014-09-11 10:37

Analytics for Solar and Energy Storage: Show Me the Money
Greentech Media
Software that analyzes the complex interplay between solar PV, energy storage systems and customer energy use sounds like a great idea -- but is it something that companies are ready to pay for? This depends on the level of maturity of the industry in ...

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Hawaiian Electric to use energy storage project developed by California startup - Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)

Thu, 2014-09-11 05:16

Hawaiian Electric to use energy storage project developed by California startup
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)
Hawaiian Electric Co. will use a 1-megawatt energy storage demonstration project developed by Stem Inc., a California-based energy startup that's part of Hawaii's Energy Excelerator program, to help it stabilize its grid and integrate more renewables.
Stem to Install 1MW of Networked Behind-the-Meter Batteries in HawaiiGreentech Media
Stem Strengthens Grid Response for Hawaiian Electric CompanyBroadway World
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Pacific Power seeks balanced energy future - Corvallis Gazette Times

Wed, 2014-09-10 17:10

Pacific Power seeks balanced energy future
Corvallis Gazette Times
Its service area also includes Washington and Northern California. Parent ... In the absence of a proven grid-scale storage system, excess electricity in one part of the grid simply goes to waste unless it can be rerouted in real time to areas of unmet ...

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Elon Musk's Love-Hate Relationship with Texas - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Wed, 2014-09-10 14:11

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Elon Musk's Love-Hate Relationship with Texas
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
Prospective buyers must order the cars from California, which are “delivered in a truck with no company markings, per Texas law, and customers even have to unwrap their new automobiles themselves, because the law prohibits Tesla's in-state ...
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-raceHigh Country News

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Chevron Energy Solutions' Hawaii office acquired by national energy firm - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Tue, 2014-09-09 17:14

Chevron Energy Solutions' Hawaii office acquired by national energy firm
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Opterra Energy Services, which is owned by California-based Oaktree Capital Management LP, also is taking on the contracts that Chevron Energy Solutions has been working on, including its “Ka Hei” program with the Hawaii Department of Education. In ...

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Renewables in smart grids: Part II - Renewable Energy Focus

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:48

Renewables in smart grids: Part II
Renewable Energy Focus
In the first installment of this feature, REFocus contributor Cristina Brooks discussed the basics of smart metering in relation to energy storage. Part II delves into greater detail, comparing grid and energy storage issues and metering concepts in ...

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Aja Cannafacturing Subsidiary, Charge! Energy Storage, to Attend Energy ... - CNNMoney

Mon, 2014-09-08 06:05

Aja Cannafacturing Subsidiary, Charge! Energy Storage, to Attend Energy ...
CNNMoney
Energy Storage CEO, Scott Plantinga, will be attending the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference and exposition in San Jose, California, September 30 - October 2, 2014. This year accompanying Mr. Plantinga will be Sam Lee, Chairman of FGY ...

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California's Brown Turns Foes to Friends in No. 1 Economy - Bloomberg

Sun, 2014-09-07 21:36

California's Brown Turns Foes to Friends in No. 1 Economy
Bloomberg
Before the interview, Brown entertained the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., Kenichiro Sasae, signing an agreement for collaboration on climate change, renewable energy, trade and investment, high-speed rail and water. Brown said he's headed to New ...

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California basking in record amount of electricity from solar - The Seattle Times

Sun, 2014-09-07 12:41

California basking in record amount of electricity from solar
The Seattle Times
California's solar energy generation hit a record earlier this year, accounting for 6 percent of energy from the California Independent System Operator, which manages the bulk of the state's flow of electricity. Last year's growth in solar capacity was ...

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