Energy Storage

GTM Research notes geographical expansion of U.S. energy storage

The company reports that 21 states have at least 20 MW of energy storage projects proposed, under construction or already in place.

Flow battery maker Primus Power raises $32 million

The most recent funding influx means the California battery maker has secured $114 million to date, and the company has hinted at trying to break into the Chinese market.

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New York invests $11 million to fund community microgrids

Winners in State 2 of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competiition will receive $1 million through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to engineer and develop plans for microgrids to bring local clean energy generation and backup power to their communities.

“We are at war”

Among the many changes that solar markets are experiencing in the United States, moves by the Trump Administration cast a long shadow at the Intersolar USA East trade show, which opened today.

SEIA goes to bat over C&I rates in California

In a case that may have impacts for both residential rates and storage, the industry group is taking exception to PG&E proposals regarding peak hours, demand charges and other items.

EDF creates U.S.-based storage unit

EDF Renewable Energy has created a new subsidiary for distributed solar and storage projects up to 30 MW.

EV growth gives lithium-ion batteries cost edge in storage

The growing demand for affordable electric vehicle batteries is driving cost reductions in lithium-ion battery technology, which is beneficial for affordable stationary storage, according to a new Lux Research report.

Aquion files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

After losing money for the past two years, the saltwater battery storage company couldn’t raise enough new capital to meet its debt obligations, leading to the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware yesterday.

California regulators move to double SGIP funding

The proposed decision would increase SGIP funding by $249 million over the next three years, with 85% of this to subsidize energy storage installations

U.S. energy storage MWhs double in 2016

A rush of projects to make up for grid resources lost with the Aliso Canyon gas leak boosted energy storage deployments to a record level in Q4.

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