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Tesla and Centrica unveil 18MW grid-connected VPP in Europe Energy Storage Journal

Tesla and Centrica unveil 18MW grid-connected VPP in Europe

  Tesla has partnered with ReStore, the Belgium demand response start-up bought for €70million ($81million) in November 2017 by UK-based Centrica, to build a 18.2MW lithium ion virtual power plant…

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PV and fossil fuel firm signals Green energy intent with smart home technology buy out Energy Storage Journal

PV and fossil fuel firm signals Green energy intent with smart home technology buy out

  Utility-scale PV firm Lightsource BP, a strategic partnership between Lightsource and fossil fuel giant BP, announced on May 8 it had bought into the smart home market with the…

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Lead acid and Li ion projects shortlisted for top energy storage award Energy Storage Journal

Lead acid and Li ion projects shortlisted for top energy storage award

  Two eye-catching finalists in this year’s Outstanding Project category of the Intersolar Europe Smarter E Award announced on May 11 were a deep-cycle lead acid microgrid in Africa and…

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Hawaiian Electric plans 120MW of lithium ion storage to secure power supply Energy Storage Journal

Hawaiian Electric plans 120MW of lithium ion storage to secure power supply

  US utility Hawaiian Electric Company announced on May 2 it is planning to build a total of 120MW of lithium ion grid-scale energy storage to ensure its security of…

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Name change signals vertical integration goal after VRFB buy out Energy Storage Journal

Name change signals vertical integration goal after VRFB buy out

  Battery materials and electrolyte producer Stina Resources announced on May 1 it had completed the purchase of all the outstanding assets of vanadium redox flow battery maker Gildemeister Energy Storage,…

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New mini-grid association sets goal of 100% electrification of Africa Energy Storage Journal

New mini-grid association sets goal of 100% electrification of Africa

  The Africa Mini-grid Developers Association, the continent’s first trade association dedicated to microgrids, was officially established on April 13 in Kenya. The association aims to provide a unified voice…

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Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL Energy Storage Journal

Acciona receives the world’s first grid-scale energy storage certificate by DNV GL

  Certificate handover event at the AWEA 2018 Conference in Chicago. From left to right, Richard Barnes, Executive VP North America, DNVGL; Rafael Esteban, CEO Acciona Energy USA Global and…

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Industry Insight: Education key to combatting scepticism and reluctance to ESSs in the US Energy Storage Journal

Industry Insight: Education key to combatting scepticism and reluctance to ESSs in the US

  US regulators and legislators must be educated on the benefits of energy storage if the country is to establish the best practices that will one day inform the laws…

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Battery storage will struggle to meet all low carbon future demands Energy Storage Journal

Battery storage will struggle to meet all low carbon future demands

  Electrochemical storage will have a vital role to play in the future low carbon economy in behind the meter and renewable energy integration applications, Nigel Holmes, CEO of the…

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Confidence grows in energy storage as VC funding hits $299 million in Q1 Energy Storage Journal

Confidence grows in energy storage as VC funding hits $299 million in Q1

Investment in battery storage companies rose more than 400% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same time last year, according to clean energy communications and consulting…

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