The expansion is being supported by a pledge of $500,000 in assistance from the New Mexico Economic Development Department's LEDA job-creation fund. The City of Albuquerque has committed to $125,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds, as well as the issuance of Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) to assist with the project, pending public review and approval by the Albuquerque City Council.
(Source: Affordable Solar, PR, Area Development News Desk 9 Apr., 2021) Contact: Affordable Solar, Ryan Centerwall, CEO, (505) 305-0278, www. affordable-solar.com
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Honeywell notes its carbon-footprint reduction will continue to be driven through the company's rigorous, end-to-end business operating system. Honeywell's reductions will be reported publicly and third-party verified pursuant to The Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The company's efforts will result in carbon-neutral operations and facilities as it relates to direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from electricity and steam (Scope 2). In addition, Honeywell has committed to addressing Scope 3 indirect emissions by enhancing its existing tracking system and partnering with industry leaders to identify and implement best practices while encouraging customers to adopt Honeywell's climate solutions and products.
In 2019, Honeywell set a new "10-10-10" target to reduce global Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions intensity by an additional 10 pct from 2018 levels, deploy at least 10 renewable energy opportunities, and achieve certification to ISO's 50001 Energy Management Standard at 10 facilities by 2024. Honeywell also provides: process technology to produce biofuels, building energy savings performance contracts; energy conservation; investing in energy storage solutions such as flow batteries; and technologies to support the decarbonization of residential, commercial, and industrial energy by replacing natural gas with hydrogen.
The company notes it has implemented more than 5,700 sustainability projects since 2010, saving an annualized $100 million in costs.
(Source: Honeywell, Website PR, 8 April, 2021) Contact: Honeywell, www.honeywell.com
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The report includes 16 recommendations for actions the state could take to improve affordability, enhance reliability, and promote energy security for U.P. residents includes:
The new funds will be used to scale up development of the company's modular heat-based energy storage system batteries and offer long term, financed energy storage solutions to customers that unlock "substantial energy and carbon cost savings," acording to the release.
EnergyNest describes itself as one of the first thermal storage companies globally with a market ready battery and projects in execution, including for Norwegian chemical giant Yara and Italian energy company Eni, where installation is expected to take place in Q2, The firm claims that it is The company is targeting an industrial heat energy storage market that it says could excess €300 billion a year in the coming decades, according to the release.
(Source: EnergyNest, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: EnergyNest, Christian Thiel, CEO, www.energy-nest.com
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The new funds will be used to scale up development of the company's modular heat-based energy storage system batteries and offer long term, financed energy storage solutions to customers that unlock "substantial energy and carbon cost savings", according to the release.
EnergyNest describes itself as one of the first thermal storage companies globally with a market ready battery and projects in execution, including for Norwegian chemical giant Yara and Italian energy company Eni, where installation is expected to take place in Q2, The firm claims that it is The company is targeting an industrial heat energy storage market that could excess €300 billion a year in the coming decades, according to the release.
(Source: EnergyNest, PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: EnergyNest, Christian Thiel, CEO, www.energy-nest.com
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Under the agreement, Ameresco will install, maintain and own 4.5MW of solar PV and 15 MWh battery energy storage and sell the generated output to HCE under a long-term PPA.
The project's avoided annual greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be 6,853 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which equates to the emissions benefit of removing 1,481 passenger vehicles from the road, or not burning 7,551,050 pounds of coal.
Holy Cross Energy aims to source 100 pct of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. (Source: Colorado Mountain College, PR. 6 Apr., 2021) Contact: Colorado Mountain College, www.coloradomtn.edu; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com;
Holy Cross Energy, Bryan Hannegan, CEO, (970) 945-5491, www.holycross.com
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Under the partnership , existing Spruce solar customers have the option to add sonnen's newest offering, the 10 KWh sonnenCore home battery system, to their solar home. Together with its partners, sonnen has already deployed more than 12.6 MWh of VPP projects built around the sonnen ecoLinx, which Bloomberg described as the "iPhone of batteries." Spruce and sonnen plan to develop VPP projects using behind-the-meter solar and retrofit battery customers in markets where DER aggregation opportunities are emerging. (Source: Spruce Power, 8 Apr., 2021)
Contact: Spruce Power, Christian Fong, CEO , 866-216-5474, www.sprucepower.com; sonnen, Blake Richetta, CEO US Operations, www.sonnenusa.com
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According to the release, the company secured $128 million in financing for the repowering work that will sequentially replace the 23 existing turbines with newer, more efficient units.
Clearway Energy Group is one of the largest developers and operators of clean energy in the United States with over 4.7 GW of wind, solar, and energy storage in operation, including assets owned through affiliate company Clearway Energy, Inc., according to the company website.
(Source: Clearway Energy Group, PR, Cumberland Times-News, Contact: Clearway Energy Group, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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The nanomaterial process technology has provided a 9x improvement for the Nickel-Iron batteries used in a wide range of large-scale energy storage devices, transportation and other applications. The technology can also be used to create solid state batteries with carbon fibre and a silk interposer treated with an electrolyte. This can be used to create batteries in the structure of electric vehicles such as cars and boats. The company has already created a pilot project where a 1 meter electric boat was constructed where the hull of the boat became the battery.
The nanoparticle process generates particles that are many orders-of-magnitude more effective in increasing energy surface in existing batteries by mixing them into the slurry that is a standard part of all battery manufacturing lines. Nanom has achieved scale in its manufacturing process and can already satisfy the requirements of battery markets which is a key challenge for nanoparticle production, according to the company release. (Source: Namon, PR, eeNews Europe, 5 Apr., 2021)
Contact: Nanom, Armann Kojic, CEO, +354 776 7555, 650 427 9060 – California Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nnom.com
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The slowdown is intended to allow further community input and comments on the proposed 1150 MW facility that would combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage in the same location near the "Tri-Cities" of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland.
The project is expected to incorporate as many as 212 GE wind turbines at a total cost of $850 million and generate sufficient energy for approximately 140,000 homes when fully operational in 2022, as previously reported.
(Source: Scout Clean Energy, Website, KEPR 30 Mar., 2021) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Dave Kobus, Project Manager, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, email@example.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com
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Azelio's TES.POD will store surplus energy from a 446 kW rooftop solar PV system. The installation will increase the projects renewable energy supply capacity by 24 pct and reduce CO2 emissions from energy use by 168 tpy.
The system will combine the TES.POD with solar PV already installed by Svea Solar -- Sweden's largest solar PV installer and current collaborator with Azelio for joint projects.
(Source: Azelio, Website PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80
firstname.lastname@example.org, Ralf Wiesenberg - VP Business Development, +34 699 30 86 36,
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The company notes that its portfolio of operational energy storage assets has doubled to 210 MW across 11 projects in Great Britain and Ireland and that its two 50-MW Northern Ireland energy storage project -- Mullavilly and Drumkee -- were completed on time and within budget and are now generating revenue.
(Source: Gore Street Capital, PR, Website, 25 Mar., 2021) Contact: Gore Street Capital, Alex O'Cinneide, CEO, +44 (0) 203 826 0290, www.gorestreetcap.com
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The 240 MWh facility will store sufficient power for more than 7,000 homes for one day.
(Source: Apple, Reuters, 31 Mar., 2021)
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Under the memorandum, areas of cooperation include: energy strategy and energy policy, considering measures to support energy efficiency and development of renewable energy; use of energy storage technologies; energy efficiency in industry and buildings; heat energy reforms; strengthening research, innovation and competitiveness.
The parties will cooperate to improve public policy instruments -- legislative initiatives, support mechanisms, etc. -- in Ukraine, considering the norms of EU directives and the experience of Germany; draft joint proposals for the introduction of innovative technologies in these areas; develop concepts, norms, methods; jointly develop and guide projects; and organize training and skill improvement for experts. (Source: State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, UkrinForm, MENAFN, PR, 23 Mar., 2021) Contact: State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, www.saee.gov.ua/en; German Energy Agency, www.dena.de
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Nofar Energy will incorporate the Tesla storage systems into solar facilities with a 150-MW capacity that can be connected to the Israeli national power grid by the end of 2023.
Together with its existing facilities, the move will increase Nofar's accumulated capacity of 1,000 MW.
(Source: Nofar Energy, PR, Website, 17 Mar., 2021) Contact: Tesla, Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; Nofar Energy, Ofer Yannay, Chairman, 08-3750060,
Fax - 08-3750061, email@example.com, www.nofar-energy.com
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Ceres asset-light licensing model has seen it establish partnerships with some of the world’s largest engineering and technology companies, such as Weichai in China, Bosch in Germany, Miura in Japan, and Doosan in South Korea, to develop systems and products that address climate change and air quality challenges for transportation, industry, data centres and everyday living.
Ceres is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) (AIM: CWR) and is classified by the LSE Green Economy Mark, which recognises listed companies that derive more than 50 pct of their activity from the green economy, according to the company website. (Source: Ceres Power Holdings LLC, PR, 18 Mar., 2021) Contact: Ceres Power Holdings LLC, +44 (0)1403273463, www.ceres.tech
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With this funding opportunity, DOE will partner with industry to address technical and manufacturing challenges that have prevented flow battery systems from achieving cost targets and commercial viability. DOE seeks proposals for collaborative, multi-stage R&D projects that improve manufacturing processes for individual flow battery components and integrate those new or improved components into a prototype system with a mid-sized capacity for grid, industrial, or transportation applications.
Projects selected will: enable cost-effective, scalable manufacturing for mid-sized (i.e., 10-100 kilowatt hour) flow battery systems; test and validate the flow battery system's manufacturability; and strengthen domestic flow battery supply chains by connecting battery manufacturing stakeholders.
Funding will be provided by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office. Additionally, DOE's Office of Electricity (OE) will support testing for selected projects at facilities like the $75 million Grid Storage Launchpad at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing funding opportunity is part of DOE's Energy Storage Grand Challenge to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.
DOE anticipates making four to six awards. A minimum cost-share of 20 pct for R&D projects is required. Concept papers are due on April 29, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Additional details, including application and submission requirements are HERE. (Source: US DOE, PR, 17 Mar., 2021) Contact: DOE Energy Storage Grand Challenge, www.energy.gov/energy-storage-grand-challenge/energy-storage-grand-challenge
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The Noon battery stores energy in the ultra-low-cost elements carbon and oxygen -- storage media that cost well below $1 per kWh capacity, less than the cost of their containers. Noon's battery will provide long-duration stationary storage at a 10x lower storage cost than lithium-ion batteries, enabled by its earth-abundant materials and simple reaction chemistry. Sized at the 100+ hours storage capacity needed, it will make intermittent solar and wind power on-demand, 24/7 year-round, at a lower cost than fossil fuel generation and with zero emissions.
Applicable to both grid-scale and smaller applications, Noon gives solar-plus-storage days to weeks of reliable storage capacity, increasing critical grid and site resilience. Additionally, its high energy density (double lithium-ion at full system level) will enable longer-range electric ships, trucks, and other vehicles, according to the company.
(Source: Noon Energy, PR, Website, Mar., 2021) Contact: Noon Energy, Chris Graves, Founder/CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.noon.energy
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The system uses 25-tone weights that are raised and lowered in underground shafts, such as inactive coal mines, to store and large amounts of power that can be almost instantly delivered as needed. The technology is projected to store energy at half the lifetime cost of lithium-ion batteries, according to Gravitricity.
The upcoming two-month test programme will confirm modelling and provide data for the company's first full-scale project, which will have up to 8MW of storage capacity.
Gravitricity is working with Dutch winch and offshore manufacturer Huisman Equipment BV and is developing an Industrial Consortium to take the technology to market.
(Source: Gravitricity, Website PR, The Scotsman, Mar., 2021) Contact: Gravitricity, +44 131 554 6966, email@example.com,
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In 2021 alone, five additional projects under contract with CPA will come online: the Luna Storage Project, Sanborn Storage Project, High Desert Solar + Storage, Arlington Energy Center II, and the Johanna Energy Storage System in Santa Ana, CA, which will add 20 MWh of energy storage to the grid. (Source: Clean Power Alliance, PR, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, 888-585-3788, www.cleanpowerallaince.org
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This new investment will allow 70 GWh of additional battery production capacity primarily for electric vehicles and some energy storage system providers.
The company presently operates a battery production facility in Holland, Mich.
(Source: LG Energy Solution, PR, Facebook, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: LG Energy Solution, +82-2-3777-1114, www.lgensol.com
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To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain, including:
Wartsila's 54 megawatt/32 MWh barge will include 10 Wartsila GridSolv Max systems supported by the company's advanced GEMS energy management platform. The project is expected to complete in Q4, this year.
Wartsila presently has 26 power barge installations totaling 1500 MW worldwide. (Source: Wartsila, upstream, Mar., 2021)
Contact: Aboitiz Power Corp., +63 32 411 1800, www.aboitizpower.com; Wartsilia Energy, Bent Iversen, Senior Bus. Dev., +358 10 709 0000, Fax +358 10 709 5700, www.wartsila.com/energy/explore-solutions/energy-storage
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The company is working on rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, developing technologies for energy storage systems (ESS) and advanced materials for IT products, including semiconductors, displays and mobile devices, according to the release. (Source: Samsung SDI Co, PR, Yonhap, 8 9 Mar., 2021)
Contact: Samsung SDI Co. , www.samsunsdi.com
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First Solar, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, made a $300,000 in-kind donation to the project with more than 2,000 advanced thin film solar photovoltaic modules totaling nearly 1 megawatt of capacity. Other funders include Creative Energies Solar, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, Alt E Wind & Solar, RiskThinking.AI, and Black Bean Capital Partners.
To drive innovation and provide students with hands-on research experience, 9H Foundation is hiring additional student interns and funding $15,000 worth of projects for seven student groups to design and build solar and energy storage projects out of the new research facility. (Source: 9H Research Foundation, Gillette News Record, 7 Mar., 2021) Contact: 9H Energy, 9H Research Foundation
Gene Humphrey, Co-Founder, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.9henergy.com; University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science, 307-766-4253,
www.uwyo.edu; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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The team will work to accelerate research in future battery technologies using benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to develop methods to monitor reactions in battery cells and will use this understanding to enhance battery performance.
The Bruce Group at Oxford University's Department of Materials is focused on energy storage, with a particular emphasis on solid-state chemistry and electrochemistry. The group's research aligns with the UK's industrial strategy and the wider global drive to a greener economy.
The UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has given the project Industrial Cooperative Award in Science & Technology (CASE) fuding.
(Source: Oxford Instruments, PR, 8 March, 2021)
Oxford University Department of Materials, +44 1865 283700, www.materials.ox.ac.uk
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A key element in that transition is energy storage, which the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) identified as a "critical enabler" of cost-effective and reliable low-emission electricity in its 2020 Integrated System Plan. AEMO suggested that up to 19 GW of new dispatchable resources, including battery storage, will be needed to back up renewables in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to 2040.
(Source: Australian Energy Market Operator, PV Australia, Mar., 2021) Contact: Australian Energy Market Operator, www.aemo.com.au
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The funding will be used to develop a building automation software program -- Riptide IO -- and extend its Building Operation System platform to more buildings, including schools and offices.
The company's Smart Motor System -- the world's most energy-efficient, cost-effective, internet-enabled motors and controls -- has helped reduce energy consumption for clients by an average of 64 pct compared to the conventional electric motors used in home HVAC applications, according to the company.
(Source: Turntide Technologies, Website, Fortune, Mar., 2021) Contact: Turntide Technologies, 669-224-4377, www.turntide.com
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Typically, compressed air is used to store energy in the form of pressure, but the pressure varies as fluid is dispensed. The potentially game-changing technology uses a liquid-vapor mixture (LVM) instead of air to maintain constant pressure as the stored liquid is dispensed. Potential applications beyond energy storage include constant high-pressure water distribution for high-rise buildings or municipalities, aero-space, residential, etc., according to the company release. (Source: LMV Technology LLC, PR, 4 Mar., 2021)
Contact: LVM Technology LLC, Ramsey Nashed,
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The TS-I HV 80 battery, according to the company, is able to shave load peaks thanks to registering load profile measurement, optimizing self-consumption, and supplying back-up power. The device can operate both in off and on-grid mode and is claimed to be black-start capable. It is also said to react to power requirements from the power network within milliseconds and to be suitable for recharging electric cars.
The TS-I HV 80 is available from 76 kWh and can be modularly expanded to several megawatt-hours. The integrated three-phase inverter has an output of 75 kW and the storage system delivers up to 340 kW on a footprint of just half a square meter, according to the company website.
(Source: Tesvolt, PR, Website, Mar., 2021) Contact: Tesvolt, Daniel Hannemann, CEO, +49 (0) 30/221 83 82 49, www.tesvolt.com/en
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Neoen also reports its total capacity in operation and under construction is currently over 3 GW but expected to reach 5 GW before the year end.
(Source: Neoen, PR, TechAu, 27 Feb., 2021) Contact: Neoen, Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia MD, www.neoen.com; Tesla, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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With the first Future Energy Fund launched in 2018, CTV has invested in more than 10 companies with more than 150 other investors to support innovations in carbon capture and storage (CCS), emerging mobility and energy storage. Future Energy Fund II will focus on innovation in industrial decarbonization, emerging mobility, energy decentralization and the growing circular carbon economy.
Future Energy Fund II is the eighth venture fund launched since CTV was established in 1999. CTV also has a Core Energy Fund which invests in technologies with the potential to have a significant impact on Chevron's core business through operational enhancements, digitalization and low-carbon operations. Chevron is also an investor as a limited partner in funds such as the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative's (OGCI) Climate Investments and Emerald Technology Ventures' Industrial Innovation Fund. (Source: Chevron, PR, 28 Feb., 2021) Contact: Chevron Energy Technologies, www.chevron.com
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When fully operational, the 250 megawatt/1,000 megawatt-hour battery energy storage project could lower electricity system costs by up to $760 million over its lifetime and help Ontario reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.1 million tonnes -- equivalent of taking about 40,000 cars off the road every year over the project's life.
(Source: NRStor, Canadian Biomass, 23 Feb., 2021) Contact:
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, (519) 753-1950, www.sndevcorp.ca; NRStor Inc., Peter Gregg, President, (647) 281-7200, www.nrstor.com
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This is the first of six RfP tranches to be launched in Puerto Rico over a three-year period seeking 3.75 GW of renewables and 1.5 GW of energy storage.
PREPA is aiming to reach 100 pct renewable power by 2050. (Source: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, PR, 22 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, (787)521-3434, www.aeepr.com/en-us
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The Gdansk plant will be fed by lithium-ion battery cells from the company's Northvolt Ett gigafactory in Skelleftea, Sweden, as a raw material and then produce battery modules and larger battery systems for stationary grid and industrial scale energy storage systems for the most part, and additionally industrial energy storage systems. The new facility is expected to to begin operation in 2022. (Source: Northvolt, PR, Website, 19 Feb., 2021) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.northvolt.com
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UltraCell's technology can use hydrogen or liquid fuels to deliver reliable power at a fraction of the weight of batteries. An UltraCell system is 3x-25x lighter in weight than the equivalent battery solution (depending on the application and use case).
UltraCell developed new technologies and intellectual property in the field of methanol, propane and JP8 - based fuel cells and continues to innovate in this rapidly emerging field. UltraCell was the first to commercialize reformed methanol fuel cell technology to provide clean, renewable energy to power portable electronics.
Advent's technology applies to electrification (fuel cells) and energy storage (flow batteries, hydrogen production) markets, which we commercialize through partnerships with Tier1s, OEMs, and System Integrators.
(Source: Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., PR, 22 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Advent Technologies, www.advent.energy; UltraCell, Ian Kaye,
email@example.com, www.ultracell-llc.com, Bren-Tronics, Doug Petito
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REA counters that such a move would negatively impact businesses and consumers in the short-term as well as undermine confidence in future energy conservation and efficiency initiatives. The association believes long-term strategies around heat decarbonisation are also 'imperative', otherwise a policy gap will quickly emerge with the non-domestic RHI coming to an end and put the government's net-zero ambitions in 'serious jeopardy', according to the REA release.
The REA promotes renewable energy and clean technology industries -- biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, energy storage, wind, solar, renewable transportation fuels and others -- to grow a sustainable industry and decarbonise society as part of a circular economy. (Source: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, PR, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, Dr. Nina Skorupska, CBE, CEO, www.r-e-a.net
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Under the agreement, Sunnova will become Lennar's exclusive residential solar and storage service provider. The strategic partnership will also focus on the development and rollout of innovative energy technologies, such as home storage and community microgrids. (Source: Sunnova, PR, 17 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Sunnova, Alina Eprimian, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sunnova.com
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The new fund closed with $72.6M of committed capital in December and will continue to accept additional capital commitments through the end of Q1 2021. It is complemented by the firm's pledge fund launched in 2017, with the backing of corporate strategic investors Albemarle, Exelon, Equinor and Hanon Systems. Volta is currently seeking investors to participate in the final close of the new fund in Q1 of 2021 -- with the aim of raising up to an additional $150 million.
The firm expects significant impacts from a pipeline of investible deals aimed at lowering battery cost, improving safety, increasing battery longevity, grid energy storage, battery recycling technology, advanced manufacturing processes and others.
Volta Energy Technologies identifies and invests in battery and energy storage technology after performing deep diligence with the support of unparalleled global research institutions. Seeded by strategic corporate investors, Volta connects innovators with investors and relevant industries that are adopting energy storage technology, delivering strategic returns for all. (Source: Volta, PR, 18 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Volta, Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, CEO, www.plusvolta.com
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Electriq's flagship product line is the PowerPod, the industry-leading smart home battery backup system designed to save on electricity costs and protect against blackouts. The system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, an energy meter, as well as a smart home energy software to manage electricity use and optimize efficiency. The PowerPod is modular and expandable up to three systems with three battery packs per system, giving installers and homeowners system design flexibility, with up to 16.5 kW of power and 99 kWh of battery storage.
The PowerPod 2, launched in late 2020, is the next-generation version of Electriq Power's industry-leading PowerPod family. This latest system is equipped with non-toxic, non-hazardous Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4), or LFP, batteries, which are rapidly becoming the industry standard, allowing for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety. The new high-performance, cobalt-free model builds upon key features of the original PowerPod system and PowerPod LFP technology to create the optimal energy storage solution. Notable product enhancements of the PowerPod 2 include:
The PowerPod 2 became the first fully integrated OpenADR 2.0b-certified residential battery storage system on the market, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly partner with energy aggregators and participate in today’s dynamic energy marketplace. Recent strategic partnerships have given Electriq Power a pathway forward into deployment and control of energy storage systems while maximizing value for microgrids. Additionally, as the company continues to build out its vision of increasing value-added services for Virtual Power Plants, Electriq Power has accelerated deployments of battery systems and established a foundation from which to provide real-time grid services to support utility infrastructure and grid operators across the country. (Source: Electriq Power, 18 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Electriq Power, Aric Saunders, EVP of Sales (855) 206-9462, email@example.com, www.electriqpower.com
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The company expects to invest $32 billion through 2025 to clean up its emissions profile as follows: $17 billion for zero-carbon generation -- offshore wind, nuclear power life extensions , solar energy and energy storage; $6 billion on electricity transmission and distribution projects such as making its system more resilient to cyber and climate threats; $6 billion on customer growth and other related activities; $3 billion on natural gas distribution modernization and renewable natural gas systems. More than 80 pct of those investments will reduce emissions.
Specifically, the company noted:
Roughly $72 billion by 2035 would increase the company's zero-carbon power sources from 45 pct in 2020 to 70 pct by 2035 while improving its zero- and low-carbon sources from 90 pct to 95 pct. Dominion is also investing in early-stage hydrogen projects. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com
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mVoult will be offered as a smart controller and mobile app specifically designed for residential applications. The Company also plans to launch a fully integrated mVoult branded battery energy storage and controls solution. The home power solution will enable the selection of optional add-ons such as solar integration or back-up generators. The company expects to begin taking pre-orders for both the stand-alone controls and the fully integrated solution in April 2021. Installations of the solution are expected to begin summer 2021.
CleanSpark, Inc. offers a suite of software solutions that provide end-to-end microgrid energy modeling, energy market communications, and energy management solutions. Offerings include intelligent energy monitoring and controls, intelligent microgrid design software, middle-ware communications protocols for the energy industry, energy system engineering and software consulting services.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, ATL Data Centers LLC, CleanSpark also owns and operates a data center that provides customers with traditional on-site and cloud-based data center services. (Source: CleanSpark, Inc., PR, 15 Feb., 2021)
Contact: CleanSpark, Inc., Zach Bradford, CEO, (801) 244-4405, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cleanspark.com
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TECO 2030 is an innovative engineering and equipment development company aiming to significantly increase the use of renewable energy, specifically in the form of hydrogen fuel. cells, and reduce the environmental footprint of the shipping industry. TECO 2030 recently announced a partnership with Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Holland to develop zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell propulsion on all types of river vessels, such as push tugs, dredgers, passenger and cargo ships and low-profile coasters, according to the company website.
Slattland operates in offshore and marine, hydrogen and wind power, carbon capture and energy sectors. (Source: TECO 2030, PR, Green Car Congress, 13 Feb., 2021) Contact: TECO 2030 ASA, +47 67 200 300 -- Oslo HQ,
(305) 833 6510 -- Miami Office, www.teco2030.no; Slattland, 47 69 22 73 73, www.slattlend.no
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"I talked to the Biden administration, and they were like 'Well, this seems too politically difficult' and I was like, 'Well, this is obviously a thing that should happen', and by the way, SpaceX would be paying a carbon tax too. So I'm like, you know, I'm like, I think we should pay it too. It's not like we shouldn't have carbon generating things. It's just that there's got to be a price on this stuff," Musk said.
"If we just put a price on carbon emissions, the market will react in a sensible way. But because we don`t have a price on it, it is behaving badly," Musk noted.
"It's either we have sustainable energy or civilization collapses. And so if civilization doesn't collapse we will have sustainable energy, it's just a question of how soon does that happen. Sooner is better," Musk elaborated. (Source: Elon Musk, DNA, 13 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
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The electric powere stored in these batteries will go to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The California PUC seeks to add about 2,100 MW of energy storage to the grid by August 2021. . Currently, the peak demand for electricity is at 26,221 megawatts. (Source: EnerSmart, Website, NewsinPaphos, 14 Feb., 2021) Contact: EnerSmart, James beach, Partner, www.enersmartstorage.com; Eos Energy, www.eose.com
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The EPC Agreement was executed under a "turnkey" contract with Electra Infrastructure Ltd. one of Israel's largest construction companies, and the O&M Agreement was executed with Mekorot Israel National Water Co., The Manara Project is expected to commence construction following receipt of the Israeli Electricity Authority's approval.
(Source: Ellomay Capital Ltd., PR, 14 Feb., 2021) Contact: Ellomay Capital Ltd, Ran Fridrich, CEO, Kalia Weintraub, CFO, +972 (3) 797-1111, email@example.com, www.eelomay.com
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The working group is intended to help coordinate and strengthen federal government-wide efforts to foster affordable, game-changing technologies that can help achieve the goal of net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2050. The Climate Innovation Working Group will focus on:
The Climate Innovation Working Group will also emphasize research to bolster and build critical clean energy supply chains in the U.S. and strengthen American manufacturing and coordinate climate innovation across the federal government, research and universities. (Source: White House, PR, 12 Feb., 2021)
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New energy efficient equipment upgrades and installations at the plant will include 4MW of power generation, paralleling switchgear, 800 ton efficient electric chillers, a 600HP firetube pony boiler, a 5-cell cooling tower and a 4,000 ton thermal energy storage system. The plant's electric generators will operate primarily in "peak shaving" mode for increased cost savings and decreased demand on the local utility during peak times of the year.
Construction on the Central Utility Plant began in December of 2020 and is slated for commissioning in May 2021.
(Source: Ameresco, Inc., Website PR, 10 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com, [www.ameresco.com/energy-efficiency; Wellesley Ccllege, www.wellesley.edu
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