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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Orison Named Finalist of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards – Fast Company

March 21, 2017 by

Orison is honored to be recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the Energy category finalists in its first annual World Changing Ideas Awards. Fast Company is devoted to writing about the people and companies making positive and world-changing differences in business. World Changing Ideas Awards honor groundbreaking social impact companies, products, policies, designs, […]

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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, February 24

February 24, 2017 by

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

January 27, 2017 by

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 to Do About Increased Electricity Costs

January 26, 2017 by

Time-of-use (TOU) is a pricing scheme under which utilities charge customers according to what time of the day they use energy. Under this model, utilities charge lower rates during hours of the day when people are not using much electricity, and then raise prices when electricity is at peak demand. One of the primary purposes […]

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

January 20, 2017 by

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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