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    • February 23, 2015 - 14:04

      Green Charge Networks to Deploy More Than 1,500 kWhs of Intelligent Energy Storage in California Schools

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. February 23, 2015– Green Charge Networks today announced that Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District (Santa Clara County), Oak Park Unified School District (Ventura County), Butte Community College (Butte County), Peralta Community College District (Alameda County) and California State University, Fullerton (Orange County) have contracted with Green Charge Networks under a Power Efficiency AgreementSM (PEA). The installation of over 1,500 kWhs of intelligent energy storage capacity will be used to reduce the ongoing costs of demand charges on their electricity bill. These schools and colleges can expect to save up to 50 percent off their demand charges. As an added benefit, Green Charge has coupled electric vehicle charging stations with each of these systems to mitigate increased demand charges while promoting the use of electric vehicles with students, faculty, and staff.

    • February 19, 2015 - 10:00

      Saft Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Harnesses Solar To Deliver Reliable Power To Arctic Circle Community

      Jacksonville, FL, February 18, 2015 – Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, was selected by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) to develop and install an extreme temperature Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for use as part of a hybrid micro-grid that will deliver cleaner, more reliable and less expensive power to a community located 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.

    • February 12, 2015 - 11:30

      Blattner Energy Completes Construction of One of the Largest Battery Storage Projects in the World

      Blattner Energy, a power generation contractor and leading provider of renewable energy construction in North America, announced that it has completed construction of one of the largest battery storage projects on the market today. The 20 megawatt (MW) Lee/DeKalb energy storage system in northern Illinois is now operational and provides the regional transmission organization, PJM Interconnection, the frequency regulation support needed for the area.

    • February 11, 2015 - 11:00

      Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

      Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the launch of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) to help expand the commercial impact of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) research. The office will work closely with the national laboratories and engage with industry to commercialize technology and strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. industries based on scientific and technological innovations.

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    • March 3, 2015 - 21:47

      Energy Storage Could Reach Cost 'Holy Grail' Within 5 Years

      A major new Deutsche Bank report has predicted that energy storage – the “missing link of solar adoption” – will be cheap enough – and technologically ready – to be deployed on a large-scale within the next five years. The solar industry report, published on Friday, said that while costs for the greater majority of available battery technologies remained prohibitive, economically competitive batteries were the “killer app” and the “holy grail” of solar penetration.

    • March 3, 2015 - 15:14

      Laying the Bricks for New York's Path Forward: The Latest Development in New York's REV Plan

      Last Thursday, New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a landmark order that signaled that the State’s push to revolutionize its electric power sector is gaining steam. The order is part of an ambitious initiative known as “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), a regulatory proceeding that began in April 2014. The REV initiative is the Empire State’s response to a confluence of factors – including increasing competitiveness of renewable energy technologies, aging grid infrastructure, extreme weather events, and system reliability and resiliency needs – that are putting pressure on New York’s electricity system to change.

    • March 3, 2015 - 14:17

      AES Targets Distributed PV, Storage With Purchase of Main Street

      AES Corp., a U.S.-based developer of conventional wholesale generation and owner of distribution utilities with $39 billion in total assets, is making its first major move into distributed solar with its $25 million acquisition of Main Street Power.

    • March 3, 2015 - 09:24

      Na-ion Batteries Get Closer to Replacing Li-ion Batteries

      As lithium resources continue to decline worldwide, the next generation of portable electronics will most likely be powered by something other than Li-ion batteries. One potential candidate is the sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery, which stands out because sodium is cheaper, non-toxic, and more abundant than lithium.

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