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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Sungrow to supply 205MW of central inverters to California solar project

Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply will deliver 205MW of central inverters for a utility-scale solar project in California’s Central Valley, its largest project win in the region to date.

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Historic Massachusetts island enjoyed renewable summer with solar-plus-storage

Using just 351.9kW of PV and 1MWh of energy storage in a microgrid, a tiny island off the Massachusetts coast successfully met more than 50% of its electricity demand over summer.

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ROUNDUP: Duke Energy’s pilot plan, 200MW NSW PV-plus-storage application, SunPower’s college project

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

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Energy storage could have significant impact on US businesses’ energy costs ‘in nearly every state’

More than a quarter of US commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity users could potentially use energy storage to lower premium rates they are charged during periods of high demand, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found.

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Former SpaceX battery engineer’s start-up lines up US$30m funding and US$65m sales

An EV and stationary energy storage battery start-up headed by former SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung designers and engineers has mobilised almost US$100 million of financing and contracts to kickstart manufacturing operations.

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US Energy Storage Association ‘encouraged’ by DOE’s grid reliability review

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) assessment of reliability and security of the country’s electrical grid network is “encouraging”, the Energy Storage Association’s head has said in her initial reaction to the report’s publication.

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Nine-hour energy storage requirement makes one natural gas replacement project in California tricky

The requirement of nine hours of energy storage duration at a project touted as a possible replacement for a new natural gas plant in California makes it tough for the newer technology to compete on cost, an analyst has said.

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US Army invests in 1MW energy storage system for 10MW PV plant at military post in Alabama

PV energy provider SunPower announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a 10MW PV project at the Redstone Arsenal US Army post in Alabama that will also feature a 1MW energy storage system.

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