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    • July 26, 2016 - 14:46

      Assessing South Africa’s Energy Storage Market

      The U.S. government-led Power Africa initiative – which brings new renewable and gas-fired energy online, while also improving electricity transmission and distribution – helps identify emerging energy needs on the continent, as well as the emerging technologies that can meet those needs.

    • July 22, 2016 - 12:45

      Energy Storage Legislation Can Enable Clean, Resilient Energy for MA and Accelerate Grid Modernization

      Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2016 – The Energy Storage Association (ESA) urges Massachusetts House and Senate leaders to include the energy storage provisions of Senate Bill 2400 in their Conference Committee report. Massachusetts is a beacon for the clean technology and energy industries, leading ambitious grid modernization efforts and spurring continued advancements in clean energy technologies that have created nearly 100,000 jobs. With the Commonwealth’s goals for clean energy deployment and grid modernization, significant energy storage will be needed in the near future, and the Commonwealth will secure its leadership in the advanced energy economy by including storage in forthcoming legislation.

    • July 19, 2016 - 11:26

      Greensmith Energy Expands Global Reach—Signs Agreement with Wärtsilä Energy Solutions to Deliver Energy Storage Systems Globally

      HERNDON, Va.--Greensmith, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and integration services, announced today it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Wärtsilä. This enables Wärtsilä to deliver energy storage systems integrated with solar PV, and Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation power plants, jointly forming a hybrid energy solution. Greensmith will provide its GEMS software platform to provide the full control for the entire system. Wärtsilä, a global leader in multi-fuel power plants will leverage its significant installed base and provide global EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and O&M (operation and maintenance) services to customers worldwide. As a combined market solution, Wärtsilä and Greensmith will provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable power — particularly in countries and regions with limited or small electrical grids.

    • July 14, 2016 - 13:21

      ESA Supports Procurement Targets and Utility Ownership Models of Energy Storage in MA

      ESA urges Members of the House and Senate to pass energy legislation that includes the energy storage provisions of S2400, authorizing the Department of Energy Resources to determine and adopt appropriate targets for viable and cost-effective energy storage in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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    • July 28, 2016 - 11:16

      Panasonic Simulator Enables Dutch Homeowners to See Solar Benefits

      In a noble effort to show European residents just how they could benefit from installing rooftop solar, Panasonic has launched its effective new online simulator in Holland. The company hopes that the new platform will make installing solar a non-brainer, even in areas of the country that are not blessed with high level of solar irradiation. The simulator is simple to use. Homeowners just need to stick in their address, their roof characteristics and their annual electricity consumption for a calculated estimate of how much they could save by installing a solar array on their roof. The “Simulate your Solar System” also outlines to users the other benefits of the PV array, such as its environmental impact, the benefits of energy independence, and how it will make their homes ‘future-ready.’

    • July 28, 2016 - 11:13

      As Costs Fall, C&I Energy Storage Economics Become More Attractive

      The economic viability of commercial and industrial energy storage will grow rapidly in the United States over the next five years as storage costs continue to fall, according to a new report from GTM Research. The report estimates that the economics for commercial energy storage could be attractive in as many as 19 states by 2021, up dramatically from the handful of states where commercial storage is economically attractive today.

    • July 28, 2016 - 11:09

      India Seeks Bids for 300 MW of Solar Projects With Storage - Renewable Energy World

      India has invited its first-ever bids for solar energy projects that include storage as a requirement as part of a trial program aimed at making the renewable resource a more reliable source of power. Solar Energy Corp. of India, the implementing agency for clean-energy projects, sought bids for 300 MW of solar power to be built in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in an advertisement in a local newspaper on July 20.

    • July 28, 2016 - 11:06

      National Grid to Take Bids for One of World's Biggest Energy Storage Schemes

      The National Grid will take preliminary bids for one of the world's biggest energy storage schemes tomorrow. Japanese, British and European companies are expected to compete for the 200 megawatts project, which will be used to plug the gap when Britain's doesn't have enough power. One bidder, American firm AES, said that the energy stored will be equivalent to that generated by more than a million iPhone-sized lithium-ion batteries, according to the Times.

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