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Investments in 'grid-edge' companies climb to $1.3 billion in 2014

Alevo gigafab in North Carolina

According to GTM Research, investments in the field last year surpassed 2012 and 2013 but remained below the $1.4 billion the sector raised in 2011.


DNV GL to provide grid storage testing to ARPA-E

A battery.

Renewable energy and sustainability advisory DNV GL has signed a four-year deal to supply performance testing for U.S. government agency ARPA-E. The testing will validate the performance, reliability and safety of grid-tied...


Japan's METI to roll out energy efficiency and storage subsidy

Japan. Toyko.

Distributed battery installations are set to receive a boost in Japan, with the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry set to roll out a $779 million incentive scheme. The scheme will also target energy efficient...


Aquion Energy enters 1 MWh battery supply deal in Hawaii

The Hawaiin capital.

U.S. aqueous hybrid ion battery developer and supplier Aquion Energy has entered into a supply deal with the residential community Bakken Hale, to supply a 1 MWh battery system. The battery installation will be coupled with a PV...


Manz books $47.5 million in battery orders

Manz HQ.

German PV, battery and flat panel production equipment supplier Manz has announced EUR 40 million ($47.5 million) in lithium ion battery equipment supply deals. The details of the orders have not been revealed.


Californian grid operator to address net imbalance

The Californian flag.

The Californian Independent System Operator (CASIO) is addressing the famous load duck and attempting to "let the duck fly."


Interview: Storage at cusp of strong growth in commercial market

A lithium ion battery.

Last week GTM Research released its latest solar-plus-storage market report. Ravi Manghani, senior analyst energy storage at GTM Research spoke to pv magazine about the emerging storage market in the commercial sector both for...


Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project

Energy storage substation in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.


Flow batteries to create $190 million market by 2020

A battery.

On the basis of superior cost dynamics, flow batteries are set to create a 360 MWh market by 2020, for stationary storage applications. Vanadium-based technology will be the predominate redox flow technology, according to...


Cleantech disruption to reduce annual utility revenues by up to $123 billion

A power pole.

The growth of distributed generation and energy efficiency is set to reduce utility revenues by up to $123 billion a year by 2025. This is the finding of a new report by consultants Accenture, in its Digitally Enabled Grid...


Is the oil price slump a boon for solar?

Texas oil well.

As global oil prices hit a five-year low, the fossil fuel industry is facing a gathering storm that could spell great news for the solar power industry.


Solar plus storage becoming "new normal" in rural and remote Australia

An Australian solar farm.

PV arrays coupled with battery storage systems are becoming the "new normal" in Australia's wide-open spaces. The number of installations continue to increase as governments and businesses begin to realize the new reality of off...


Sonnenbatterie gets EUR 7.5 million cash injection

Sonnenbatterie storage management.

The battery storage system manufacturer completes a successful round of funding, capital will flow into expanding production, developing U.S. business and providing support for rapid growth.


pv magazine weekly news roundup: Nov 21-28

Tesla motor.

Assault of batteries shapes the week, while the good vibes of the 15th Forum Solarpraxis are punctured by the news of SolarMax's insolvency.


Belectric reveals battery storage facility at large-scale PV plant

Belectric's energy storage system.

Belectric and Vattenfall cut the ribbon for a new battery storage facility at the Alt Daber solar power plant in Germany.


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