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    • March 27, 2015 - 15:48

      Call for Applications to Exhibit at 2015 Innovation Festival

      The Smithsonian Institution and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are collaborating to engage the public, scholars, thought leaders, inventors, and innovators in a dialogue about the critical role invention and innovation play in our society. The signature event of the collaboration is the Innovation Festival, to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. September 26-27, 2015. This year’s event will explore how today’s inventors are creating the world of our future. The event organizers are now seeking applications to exhibit at the Festival; applications are due March 31, 2015.


      More information about the Innovation Festival and exhibitor application instructions can found on the Innovation Festival website.



    • March 24, 2015 - 13:45

      Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Market Poised for Explosive Growth

      2014 was the biggest year for behind-the-meter (also known as customer-sited) energy storage deployments, according to the inaugural GTM Research and Energy Storage Association U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report. Behind-the-meter deployments increased more than three times, rising from 2.1 megawatts in 2013 to 6.4 megawatts in 2014.

    • March 5, 2015 - 09:43

      U.S. Energy Storage Market to Grow 250% in 2015

      BOSTON, MA (March 5, 2015) -- The U.S. is on the cusp of a breakout year for energy storage, according to the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The U.S. is forecasted to deploy 220 megawatts in 2015, more than three times its 2014 total, and growth should continue at a rapid clip thereafter.

    • 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.

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ESA Storage News

    • March 30, 2015 - 11:00

      Indiana to Take Leadership Role in Energy Storage Technology

      Storing energy from the sun and wind and using it efficiently on the electric grid will be the focus of new research at Southern Indiana's Battery Innovation Center (BIC) near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Duke Energy and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) are partnering with the Battery Innovation Center to advance energy storage research, particularly as it applies to homes and communities. The initiative is part of a 2012 regulatory settlement between the OUCC and Duke Energy.

    • March 30, 2015 - 01:00

      GE Ventures and Edison International Join Forces to Invest in Enbala Power Networks

      Enbala Power Networks, developer of industry-changing solutions for distributed energy resource management, today announced $11 million in new equity financing. The funding round includes two new investors, GE Ventures and Edison Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International. With their focus on accelerating innovative products for the rapidly changing energy marketplace, the new investors join existing investors in a shared vision of creating the new standard for energy resource management.

    • March 27, 2015 - 17:29

      6 Solar Inverter Companies to Watch in 2015

      We forecast the global market to grow 15 percent in value in 2015 to $7.3 billion and another 9 percent in 2016, though we recognize that serious market challenges still remain. However, when you look closely, there are exceptional opportunities for inverter manufacturers to differentiate their products, improve reliability, contribute to falling PV system costs, and expand the scope of what a typical inverter can do in an interconnected PV system.

    • March 27, 2015 - 14:10

      SolarCity Launches Community Microgrids with Tesla Batteries

      SolarCity, well-known for rooftop solar systems, is expanding to so-called microgrids, larger power systems that can be tapped by communities when the power grid goes down. The systems, which add generators and software to manage the power to standard solar panels, will include Tesla Motors batteries to store the energy generated.

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