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NEC Sells Space-Time Insight’s Visual Analytics in Asia Pacific

Linda Hardesty

Space-Time Insight and NEC Corporation signed a preferred sales contract covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region for the sale of several of Space-Time Insight’s real-time visual analytics applications. NEC plans to focus its sales efforts on demand response, microgrids and advanced metering infrastructure. The partnership enables NEC to combine its energy storage systems (ESS) and   …Continue Reading

Nevada Chosen for Tesla Gigafactory

Linda Hardesty

Nevada was selected as the official site for the Tesla gigafactory. Tesla Motors’ electric car battery plant will be worth $100 billion to the state of Nevada, according to executives at Tesla and leaders of the state’s government. The $5-billion gigafactory where Tesla will produce batteries in partnership with Japanese electronics maker Panasonic, will be   …Continue Reading

RES Americas Certifies Energy Storage System in Canada

Linda Hardesty

Customized Energy Solutions (CES) has signed a multi-year agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) to provide operations and dispatch support in optimizing its energy storage projects in the United States and Canada. In addition, RES Canada, a division of RES Americas, announced final certification of the company’s second energy storage system, Amphora. RES   …Continue Reading

Overcapacity at Gigafactory Could Boost Stationary Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Tesla Motors’ plan to build a 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility – dubbed the Gigafactory – for electric vehicles will bring about only a modest reduction in battery costs and create significant overcapacity, predicts Lux Research. Tesla and its partner, Panasonic, will contribute about 45 percent and 35 percent, respectively, of the initial $4   …Continue Reading

Lockheed Martin Buys Energy Storage Firm

Linda Hardesty

Lockheed Martin has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sun Catalytix of Cambridge, Mass. Lockheed Martin says the purchase complements its existing capabilities in the area of energy management and efficiency. The purchase includes certain intellectual property, contracts, facilities and the transfer of the company’s approximately 25 employees to Lockheed Martin.   …Continue Reading

Flywheel Stores Energy from Wind

Linda Hardesty

Beacon Power and TDX Power are partnering on a flywheel energy storage demonstration project located in the middle of the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. TDX’s existing hybrid microgrid on St. Paul Island is comprised of a 225 kW Vestas V27 wind turbine and two 150 kW Volvo diesel generators, along with smart   …Continue Reading

Federal Research Spurs Washington State to Store Energy

Karen Henry

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Commerce announced that three Washington state utilities have been awarded $14.3 million in matching grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to lead energy storage projects with ties to federally funded research at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Two   …Continue Reading

Andalay Solar Partners with Highpower

Karen Henry

Andalay Solar is collaborating with Highpower International, a developer and manufacturer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, to launch a pilot project that will provide technologically advanced energy storage systems for Andalay Solar customers and enhance system performance while keeping the cost affordable and viable. The energy system is designed to help customers avoid   …Continue Reading

BMW, Green Charge Networks Among Energy Storage Innovation Finalists

Kirsten Korosec

EaglePicher, Green Charge Networks and University of California San Diego with BMW are among nine finalists with the most innovative energy storage projects in North America. Energy Storage North America selected nine projects across three categories—utility-scale, customer-sited and mobility. The customer-sited category includes a distributed energy storage project developed by Green Charge Networks and Samsung. The so-called GreenStations   …Continue Reading

Vermont Microgird Combines Solar, Storage

Linda Hardesty

A solar + storage microgrid project in Rutland, Vt. – the Stafford Hills project – is being developed by Green Mountain Power, in collaboration with Dynapower and GroSolar. The energy storage component of the project is co-funded by a federal-state-NGO partnership involving the State of Vermont; the US Department of Energy, Office of Electricity; and   …Continue Reading

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