As hardware production ceases, S&C Electric’s focus is on system integration

A spokesman for S&C Electric has confirmed the company will no longer be producing its power conversion system (PCS) for energy storage systems but will remain in the market as a system integrator.

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Younicos repowers another US wind farm’s legacy energy storage system with lithium-ion batteries

Younicos will carry out another project to retrofit lithium-ion batteries in replacement for an existing lead acid battery system at a wind farm, this time in Hawaii.

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Arizona’s 3GW energy storage target, ‘Clean Peak plan’ part of a ‘wake up call’ to other states

A 3,000MW energy storage target, proposed in Arizona as part of a grid modernisation policy, recognises the role of the technology in reducing the need for fossil fuels to stabilise the grid, a consultant has said.

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California regulators at ‘essential starting point’ to enable revenue stacking

Steps taken in California to enable energy storage systems to provide multiple services and to ‘stack revenues’ are “an essential starting point” for the industry, the head of California’s Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) has said.

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Mercom: VC funding for battery storage almost doubled last year

VC funding for energy storage projects increased significantly, while debt and public market financing remained “steady” during 2017, Mercom Capital has found.

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Utility PPA secured for first community solar-plus-storage project in Massachusetts

The addition of energy storage has made a 1MW community rooftop solar project in Massachusetts viable, after a long-term PPA was secured with a local utility.

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ENGIE wraps acquired US energy storage, efficiency & sustainability players into parent brand

France-headquartered multinational utility ENGIE has followed up acquisitions in smart energy by incorporating three companies including commercial energy storage provider Green Charge into its parent brand, with the explicit aim of furthering its position in North American markets.

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SEIA: Grid-planning needs to value location, time-of-use of distributed resources

The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.

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AES and Siemens’ energy storage JV Fluence launches solar-plus-storage platform, financing

AES Energy Storage and Siemens, which between them have delivered 500MW of energy storage worldwide already, will target 160 different countries and build a 400MWh battery system in California through new joint venture Fluence.

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Georgia Power offers up PV-plus-storage ‘smart neighbourhood’ of new houses for sale

The first ‘smart neighbourhood’ in the US state of Georgia is being created by utility Georgia Power and homebuilder PulteGroup, with each home equipped with solar PV, battery energy storage and other smart, clean and distributed energy resources.

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Warren Buffet’s Nevada utility NV Energy to consider energy storage in 330MW renewables push

NV Energy, the main electric utility for the US state of Nevada, has tendered for more than 300MW of renewable energy in a Request for Proposals that also includes consideration of battery energy storage paired with renewables.

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