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    • September 24, 2018 - 06:14

      CEO Statement on Proposal to Make Storage Projects Eligible for Solar Investment Tax Credit

      ESA sincerely thanks Senator Scott and Senator Bennet for their letter to Secretary Mnuchin last Thursday requesting clarification on the eligibility of energy storage in the IRC Section 48 investment tax credit, when storage is added to an existing ITC-eligible technology. Timely issuance of proposed regulations is an important step to stabilize the investment environment, which will accelerate the industry’s work to build a more resilient, efficient, sustainable and affordable electricity grid. That’s why ESA sent its own letter to Assistant Secretary Kautter earlier this month requesting the same, and has been working closely with our colleagues at the Solar Energy Industries Association to communicate the importance of this clarification on storage eligibility. We are pleased that Sen. Scott and Sen. Bennet also see the importance of this issue, and we ask Secretary Mnuchin and Assistant Secretary Kautter to act on their bipartisan request.

    • September 10, 2018 - 16:53

      CEO Statement on California Governor Brown SB100 Bill Signing

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) applauds Governor Brown for signing into law today SB100 – legislation that will position California definitively as a leader in the nation to move to 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2045. The innovation of California within the energy sector is welcomed by the storage industry as we stand on the precipice of realizing our own goal of 35 GW of new storage deployed by 2025. Together, our collective visions of the future will result in a better world through a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electricity grid.

    • September 5, 2018 - 13:50

      Led by Surging Residential Sector, Q2 US Energy Storage Deployments Grow 200% Year-Over-Year

      BOSTON, Mass. and WASHINGTON D.C. (September 5, 2018) For the first time ever, the U.S. saw more home energy storage than front-of-meter storage deployed in a single quarter. According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from the Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables (formerly known as GTM Research) 156.5 megawatt-hours of energy storage were deployed in the second quarter of 2018, triple what was deployed in the second quarter of 2017.  The residential segment led the way, growing tenfold year-over-year.

    • August 27, 2018 - 09:39

      ESA Member Nikola Power Selected for Techstars Sustainability Accelerator

      ESA is proud to congratulate one of its members, Nikola Power, for being selected to be in the inaugural class of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Nikola Power, a storage+solar technology and software provider, was the only energy storage company selected for the program. 

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    • September 25, 2018 - 13:24

      Energy Storage Association Seeks Clarity on Eligibility of Energy Storage for Investment Tax Credit

      The Energy Storage Association (ESA) recently issued a statement thanking U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) for their efforts to obtain clarification on the eligibility of energy storage for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The Investment Tax Credit is currently a 30 percent federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential and commercial and utility investors in solar energy property. The senators sent a letter on Sept. 20 to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seeking clarification on the eligibility of energy storage technologies under Internal Revenue Code Section 48 when energy storage is added to an existing ITC-eligible technology. The senators requested that the clarification be included in the IRS’ 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan.

    • September 25, 2018 - 13:08

      Greensmith Energy Unveils Standardized Energy Storage Solution

      The technology group Wärtsilä has released a new solution, GridSolv, the company’s first standardized energy storage solution. GridSolv is an advanced energy storage solution that is designed to offer maximum flexibility and speed of deployment. This innovative and standardized architecture supports both standalone energy storage deployments as well as integrated hybrids with thermal or renewable generation assets. Coming in three sizes, the GridSolv solution is typically housed in an ISO 40-foot container and contains: batteries, power distribution, safety, fire suppression, and air conditioning systems.

    • September 25, 2018 - 12:48

      NEC Energy Solutions Announces DC-Coupled Energy Storage Solution for Solar

      BOSTON--Sep 25, 2018--NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) announced today that they have introduced a DC-coupled energy storage solution for solar adding to their existing AC-coupled solution to leverage the rapidly expanding solar+storage market. NEC’s DC-coupled and AC-coupled solutions combined with the company’s proprietary AEROS® controls system allow for seamless integration of new and retrofit PV systems. Both options for adding energy storage to solar are available on NEC’s GSS® grid energy storage platform.

    • September 25, 2018 - 12:30

      EnSync Energy and Hawai'i Pacific University Partner to Bring Solar Energy to Oceanic Institute Campus

      HONOLULU, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE:ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, the leading provider of innovative distributed energy resources (DERs) and business models for residential, commercial and utility installations, today announced a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hawai'i Pacific University to build a 211-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system on four buildings at its affiliate not-for-profit, the Oceanic Institute, on Oahu, Hawaii.

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