What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 24

March 24, 2017

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 24

March 24, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE  Energy Manager: Chicago Suburb Selected for Community Energy Storage Pilot In the Chicago suburb of Beecher, Illinois, Commonwealth Edison has launched a Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot to investigate the value of battery technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly during extreme weather […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 17

March 17, 2017 by

ENERGY STORAGE Renewables Now: Two Aussie states outline energy storage plans of up to 200 MW The government of Australia’s Victoria state on Tuesday announced a AUD-20-million (USD 15m/EUR 14m) investment to support large-scale storage, while the South Australian government unveiled an energy plan, which includes the construction of a 100-MW battery. One Step Off the […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, March 10

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ENERGY STORAGE  Greentech Media: In Shift to Longer-Duration Applications, US Energy Storage Installations Grow 100% in 2016 Led by a record-breaking fourth quarter, energy storage deployments in the United States totaled 336 megawatt-hours in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S Energy Storage Monitor 2016 […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 24

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ENERGY STORAGE  Greentech Media: C&I Storage Expected to Grow Threefold in Germany and the UK by 2021 Germany and the U.K. could see a combined 210 megawatt-hours of commercial and industrial (C&I) storage installed per year by 2021, new research shows. The volume of installations would represent an almost tenfold increase on the roughly 22 megawatt-hours […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 17

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ENERGY STORAGE  Oilprice.com: Energy Storage Set To Boom In 2017  Three new storage plants are in the works and they’re unlike anything before. The plants will be completely reliant on lithium ion storage…These plants will reduce the number of blackouts due to power shortage at peak hours and prevent loss of power generated but not used. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 10

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ENERGY STORAGE  PV Magazine: Report shows France will triple storage capacity by 2020 The report’s overall finding is that France’s installed capacity for energy storage will triple by 2020, thus exceeding the 100 MW limit. New self-consumption regulations, the opening of the ancillary services market and a new tender for 50 MW of PV+storage on […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, February 3

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ENERGY STORAGE Greentech Media: Germany’s Banner Year for Big Batteries Germany leads Europe — and much of the world — when it comes to battery storage. Domestic storage-plus-solar continues to boom, thanks in part to incentives from KfW, the state-owned bank. And according to a recent study, there’s about to be a surge in larger, […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 27

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ORISON  Nanalyze: 10 Companies Selling Home Batteries  …Orison received a lot of press for being one of the first home batteries to plug directly into an outlet, alleviating the need for expensive installation. Using the cloud to access their own network, Orison units automatically store energy when rates are low and use stored energy when rates […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 20

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ORISON  Greentech Media: Energy Storage Startup Speed Pitch: Orison, Moixa, Kisensum …”The most compelling thing about Orison is that we’ve gotten rid of all of the soft costs — no permits, no interconnect agreement and no electrician. We ship it to your door, you place it in your home and you plug it in.” ENERGY […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 13

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ORISON  Greentech Media: Here’s Every Company That Entered the US Energy Storage Game in 2016 …The company is pitching storage as a true home appliance: The two options, a sleek wall panel or a standing unit that looks more like a futuristic lamp, simply plug into a wall socket and store energy for that circuit. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, January 6

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ENERGY STORAGE JDSupra Business Advisor: Massachusetts DOER to Set Energy Storage Targets On December 27, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced that it is prudent for the Commonwealth to adopt an energy storage target for electric companies to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by January 1, 2020. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 30

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ENERGY STORAGE  Bloomberg: A Testing Ground for Energy Storage in the Shadow of Mt. Fuji A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan’s leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 23

December 23, 2016 by

ENERGY STORAGE Greentech Media: Lessons From 40 Years of Electricity Market Transformation: Storage Is Coming Faster Than You Think What do Gerald Ford, a fossil-fuel plant on the Houston Ship Channel, the second-largest utility in Vermont, and the California legislature have in common? They each ushered in a major national market transformation in the U.S. […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 16

December 16, 2016 by

ORISON Consumer Electronics Net: DDSTUDIO Design Thinking Approach Nets GOOD DESIGN® 2016 Awards for 3 Clients Orison energy storage is recognized by GOOD DESIGN®. The Orison Tower and Orison Panel store energy and intelligently power a home or business with the first ever plug-and-play solution. Whether energy comes from the grid or solar, users can control when […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Friday, December 9

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Energy Storage News The Mercury News: Batteries included – home charging begins to spread …Orison – The San Diego start-up has introduced 2.2 kilowatt hour panels for home use. The company says the batteries’ design lends itself to home decor as well as storage. Starting at $1,600, it’s aimed at urban dwellers and simple to install […]

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