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Alevo promises 200MW of grid storage projects to back its batteries

Alevo promises 200MW of grid storage projects to back its batteries

Can bankrolling deployment of its own batteries help a secretive startup gain market traction?

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Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii is a solar hot spot – and fitting test-bed for DoE research to stretch limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids.

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Can distributed resources replace $1bn in substation upgrades?

Can distributed resources replace $1bn in substation upgrades?

New York’s main utility is proposing $200m distributed energy investments, to avoid $1 billion of upgrades to centralised grid.

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US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

Between California’s mandate for 1.3GW of energy storage for its grid and Tesla’s Giga factory announcement, the energy storage market is nearing a tipping point.

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Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Texas city aims for 950MW of solar, bold distributed energy goals

Austin city council approves plan for 55% generation to come from renewables, energy efficiency and other clean resources by 2025.

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Texas to overhaul its grid-balancing services with energy storage

Texas to overhaul its grid-balancing services with energy storage

With coal-power being retired at an increasing pace, Texas’ grid operator needs alternatives; says faster, more diverse resources will be welcomed.

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World’s biggest battery being built for Southern California’s grid

World’s biggest battery being built for Southern California’s grid

AES is building a 400 MW-hour lithium-ion battery for SCE as an alternative to gas peaker plants.

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Nifty little nano-battery is the mighty mite of energy storage

Nifty little nano-battery is the mighty mite of energy storage

Researchers have come up with an elegantly simple nanoscale battery concept that they’re describing as the “ultimate miniaturization of energy storage.”

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Texas utility wants to invest $5.2b in battery storage

Texas utility wants to invest $5.2b in battery storage

Oncor is asking the Texas deregulated market to allow 5 gigawatts of utility-owned, distributed grid batteries.

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The cleantech game-changing ideas of the future

The cleantech game-changing ideas of the future

From solar to storage and business models, here are some of the game-changing cleantech ideas of the future.

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4 Trends shaping the US solar-plus-storage market

4 Trends shaping the US solar-plus-storage market

Energy storage is expensive but offers a host of opportunities, both in revenue generation and cost reduction. Paired with solar, storage is even more attractive.