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World’s first large-scale investment fund opens in UK with $139m pot Energy Storage Journal

World’s first large-scale investment fund opens in UK with $139m pot

  UK-based private equity group Gore Street Capital published a prospectus on March 9 through its Energy Storage Fund for the world’s first stock exchange-listed fund focused solely on energy…

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Watershed moment in wind farm market to spin down to energy storage Energy Storage Journal

Watershed moment in wind farm market to spin down to energy storage

  On March 19 the second, non-public subsidized wind farm was announced — a milestone in the renewable energy market which will inevitably hasten the eventual development of energy storage…

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Researchers suggest reusing cathodes may help lithium ion recycling problem Energy Storage Journal

Researchers suggest reusing cathodes may help lithium ion recycling problem

  For the record, nano-engineers at the University of California San Diego said in January that they may have developed the answer to lithium’s lack of recyclability by reusing the…

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US firm delivers its first iron flow batteries order to Europe Energy Storage Journal

US firm delivers its first iron flow batteries order to Europe

  ESS, the long duration energy storage maker, announced on March 13 it is to enter the German market after securing a deal to supply two of its trademarked Energy…

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ABB microgrid to aid wind power integration at remote Alaskan villages Energy Storage Journal

ABB microgrid to aid wind power integration at remote Alaskan villages

  Technology firm ABB is to deploy lithium ion hybrid microgrids to maximize the adoption of wind power and minimize the reliance on fossil fuels at two remote villages in…

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GE re-enters ESS market with launch of 4MWh scalable system Energy Storage Journal

GE re-enters ESS market with launch of 4MWh scalable system

  US conglomerate General Electric announced on March 7 it was rejoining the battery storage industry with the launch of its modular AC and DC coupled lithium ion Reservoir ESS.…

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South Australia unveils plans for world’s biggest Li ion ESS — again Energy Storage Journal

South Australia unveils plans for world’s biggest Li ion ESS — again

  Former South Australia premier Jay Weatherill South Australia’s departing premier Jay Weatherill added to his energy storage legacy on the eve of the state elections with the announcement on…

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Ørsted to develop 800MW wind farm and 55MW/110MWh storage Energy Storage Journal

Ørsted to develop 800MW wind farm and 55MW/110MWh storage

  Danish power company Ørsted (formally known as Dong Energy) and US transmission company Eversource Energy — who formed the Bay State Wind initiative in December 2016 — announced on…

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Flow battery firm Primus Power hires renewable expert as COO Energy Storage Journal

Flow battery firm Primus Power hires renewable expert as COO

  US zinc bromide flow battery firm Primus Power announced on March 5 it had appointed renewable industry veteran Jörg Heinemann as its chief commercial officer. Heinemann spent more then 15…

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Ion Energy announces acquisition of BMS firm Freemens Energy Storage Journal

Ion Energy announces acquisition of BMS firm Freemens

  Indian headquartered energy storage Ion Energy announced on February 4 it had bought French lithium ion battery management system firm Freemens in a cash and equity deal. Freemens’ engineering…

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