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Los Angeles, California -- In his first interview with the American press on this topic, Claus Rubenius, founder and inventor of Denmark's Amplex , spoke to me about his company's massive and audacious plans for a first-of-its-kind energy storage warehouse in Mexico. It's a big deal. This is a bold plan, and the company will require billions of dollars, hundreds of acres of land, the alignment of regulatory stars and not a little bit of luck to pull this off.
$1B Market for Wind Energy Storage By 2015 10/21/2010 SustainableBusiness.com News
A wind power systems manufacturer has emerged from The University of Texas Clean Energy Incubator with a CEO and chairman.
Update: September 29, 5:30pm PT
Given the intermittent nature of wind and solar, it is becoming increasingly clear that these technologies need a side-kick known as energy storage in order to get the full value of these renewable sources.
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August 12, 2010 – Vol.15 No. 21 INTERMITTENT RENEWABLES + ENERGY STORAGE = BASE LOAD POWER. by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News
There are signs that 2010 could be the coming out party for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). With the onslaught of large wind and solar deployments that will be added to the grid to meet state renewable portfolio standards requirements, there is a lot of buzz about the need for energy storage systems, particularly bulk energy storage.
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In a recent miniseminar, a panel discussed energy storage. I may report on that session later, but for now I’ll share two pieces of interesting information. One is that AB 2514 is to mandate the development of energy storage for utilities, which I’ve written about before .
ABB says it has installed a complete instrumentation, control and electrical system package at AmerenUE 's 440 MW Taum Sauk pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in Missouri. The project, valued at more than $11 million, was designed to modernize the facility and improve its reliability. "ABB's replacement of the plant controls - including installation in the new upper reservoir of the most advanced-level monitoring, control and protection system in the country - significantly improves the safety and reliability of the Taum Sauk power plant," says Mark Birk, vice president of power operations for AmerenUE. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Princeton Power Systems , a developer of alternative energy systems and manufacturer of electronics, says it will soon begin the construction of an advanced renewable energy system that combines solar generation with a lithium-ion battery storage unit and smart controls. The system will be installed at the company's corporate headquarters in Princeton, N.J., and connect to the Public Service Enterprise Group electric grid.
** Editor's Note Update : Be sure to read Energy and Capital's up-to-date resource page on energy storage companies.