Despite failure to pass rebate bill, California energy storage has ‘bright future’

Despite a bill to create a rebate programme for energy storage systems purchased in California being dropped from a recent round of legislative decision-making, the state’s industry still has a “bright future”, commentators have said.

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ESA prioritises value, competition & access in effort to spur energy storage market in US

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) unveiled a new document this month that offers a number of state policy suggestions designed to spur cost-effective energy storage across the US.

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Murdoch heir is in and Peter Rive is out at Tesla

Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch’s son James is one of two new independent board directors at Tesla, while the EV, tech and energy storage maker confirmed that former SolarCity CTO Peter Rive is leaving the company.

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September deadline for San Diego Water Authority’s pumped hydro RFP

Potential developers for a 500MW pumped hydropower energy storage facility at a reservoir in San Diego have until mid-September to respond to a request for proposals (RfP).

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Sungrow supplies inverter and energy storage system to Bahamas C&I project

China-headquartered PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has supplied a complete energy storage system to a commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-plus-storage project in the Bahamas.

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US utilities, tech companies make GridWise recommendations on front-of-meter energy storage

Market conditions are “artificially” restricting energy storage batteries from “leveraging and maximising their multiple capabilities” a US trade group which includes utilities, technology and service providers and grid operators among its membership has argued.

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VIZn claims to deliver energy storage for renewables at record low price

Utility-scale zinc-iron flow battery maker VIZn Energy claims it can deliver energy storage to pair with solar or wind at a “record low price” of just US$0.04 per kilowatt-hour.

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AMS taking ‘storage to new level’ with US$34m Series B investment

Business models used by Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), including creating “Hybrid Electric Buildings” with energy storage, take the industry to a “new level”, VC investor Nancy Pfund has said.

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Siemens and AES form energy storage JV Fluence aimed at 160 countries

Fluence, a new energy storage company, has been launched jointly by global engineering giant Siemens and energy storage system integrator and developer AES.

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Ideal Power inverters, power conversion integrated into NEXTracker’s solar-plus-storage

A supply deal has been signed, for components made by Ideal Power to be integrated into NEXTracker’s solar-plus-storage offerings, including power conversion system and solar PV inverter.

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Enel will put Amber Kinetics’ long duration flywheels to the test

Multinational utility Enel will assess the effectiveness of flywheels, having signed an agreement with Amber Kinetics, a manufacturer of the energy storage devices.

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