Gridtential closes US$11 million in financing

California-based energy storage technology developer Gridtential announced that it has closed US$11 million in financing led by 1955 Capital, with assistance from East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc., as well as an existing investor in The Roda Group.

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US has record Q2 with 2.4GW of solar deployment

The US deployed 2,387MW of solar PV in Q2 2017, its largest ever second quarter, according to the latest reports from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

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SGIP and Jigar Shah’s Generate Capital takes Sharp SmartStorage to six California schools

More schools in North America will be able to ‘green’ their energy supply and hedge against future rises in the price of electricity, with Jigar Shah’s Generate Capital taking on six solar-plus-storage projects in California.

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NEXTracker hits 10GW of global solar tracker sales

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has become the first company to reach 10GW of solar tracker sales globally.

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California, Hawaii drive US to busiest ever quarter for behind-the-meter energy storage

It has been the US’ busiest quarter to date for behind-the-meter energy storage installations, driven in part by residential adoption in the advanced markets of California and Hawaii, GTM Research has found.

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PS Renewables buys stake in US developer

European developer and O&M firm PS Renewables has bought a 49% stake in North Carolina-based firm NCRE.

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LADWP selects Doosan GridTech, KTY Engineering for 20MW energy storage system

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced Wednesday that it has selected Doosan GridTech and its partner, KTY Engineering, to provide LADWP’s first battery energy storage system (BESS) with a capacity of 20MW at its Beacon Solar Plant in Kern County, California.

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SEPA: California utilities led US energy storage deployments once again in 2016

As might be expected, California’s main utilities led the way in 2016 for US state-by-state deployment of energy storage, with Southern California Edison installing as much as 40% of the national total, according to a new survey.

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ROUNDUP: E.On’s Texas Waves underway, Eos appoints Apple battery man, Delta launches home kit

News in brief from this week in energy storage around the world.

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Grand opening held for Kodak’s New York energy storage advancement centre

Kodak, the tech company best known for producing photographic film and imaging equipment, has inaugurated the Kodak Cell Assembly Center, a new facility aimed at accelerating development and scale-up of advanced batteries for energy storage.

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SimpliPhi supplying energy storage to 1.4MWh of solar air-conditioning at Hawaii schools

US energy storage designer and manufacturer SimpliPhi Energy has installed a combination of solar PV and batteries to power air-conditioning units at a school in Hawaii, with a further 1.4MWh of such projects in the pipeline.

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