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The Energy Storage Industry Charges Into San Diego, California

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An Amped Up Crowd at Energy Storage North America 2015

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> Held October 13-16, in San Diego, CA, Energy Storage North America was attended by approximately 2,500 people, from 1000 organizations and spanning 42 countries. </p> </div>

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Enbala Networks Demonstrates How to Take the Headaches Out of Utility Renewable Integration

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> At ESNA, Enbala Networks showcased how its smart grid technology can integrate distributed and renewable generation into a utility’s energy mix. The company’s technology can layer binary energy loads to match the signal produced by the utility, reducing stress on the grid system and operations.</p> </div>

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Heindel Energy Elevates Hydro Storage to the Next Level

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> Big showstopper at ESNA was Germany's Heindl Energy and it's innovative take on hydro storage to provide 24-hour solar energy. This model pictured here demonstrates how the new concept of hydraulic rock storage uses the displacement of water with a massive 100 meter piston to store and discharge energy. As the sun shines, solar energy charges the piston by raising it above the earth, through filling the underground chamber with water. When the sun sets, removing the water and lowering the piston discharges the stored energy. The firm is looking for investment funding to pilot their out-of-the-box idea in Austria.</p> </div>

04 / 10

Women of Wind Energy Welcomes the Women of Energy Storage

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> Paige Carratturo CEO of Enertech Search Partners, Lisa Ann Pinkerton President of Technica Communications and Trisha Long of EDF were the early attendees of the Women of Energy Storage happy hour hosted by Wind Energy and sponsored by EDF Renewable Energy.</p> </div>

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CODA Energy Names New Chief Commercial Officer

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> At the show, CODA Energy announced it had secured Marc Roper as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Marc is the latest in a string of CCOs in the cleantech industry. He brings 20+ years of sales, marketing and business experience in expanding market share for new energy technologies and will be responsible for managing market growth.</p> </div>

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Geli and BMW Give EV Batteries a Second Life

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> Geli together with BMW received a 2015 Energy Storage North America Innovation award at the show for their work integrating second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries at the BMW Group Technology Office to support the BMW i ChargeForward pilot demand response program. Geli's Energy Operating System (Geli EOS) is a software platform that brings together energy storage, distributed generation, power systems (such as inverters and converters), smart grid hardware, and other on-site loads and operates them as efficiently as possible to achieve energy savings and resiliency.</p> </div>

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SimpliPhi Power Continues to Impress in New Marine Corps Tests

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> The startup that has become the premium supplier of energy storage solutions to the film and entertainment industry, SimpliPhi Power announced its high-output energy storage product outperformed the baseline control High-Energy Lithium Battery (HELB) by 62 percent in extreme discharge and charge test conducted by the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina.</p> </div>

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Sunverge Showcases Its “All-in-one” System

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> New Director of Channels James Bickford showcases the all-in-one UL-certified renewable energy storage system from Sunverge. The system combines batteries, power electronics and cloud-based management and analytical software to optimize the interface of distributed energy and the grid by enabling “smart” renewable power.</p> </div>

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Johnson Controls Jumps Into Energy Storage Game

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> Large sponsor of ESNA, Johnson Controls clamored for the spotlight with its new L1000 In‐Building Distributed Energy Storage System. Combining legacy expertise in both lithium-ion battery technology and building management the company announced its intentions to deliver the industry a solution that performs best with specific building systems.</p> </div>

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Energy Storage Crowd Gets Charged Up

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;font-size: 16px;"> The Get Charged Up! happy hour at the Rusted Root bar in San Diego’s historic Gas Lamp district attracted a wide variety of energy storage professionals to mix and mingle amongst the bar’s New Orleans atmosphere. SunEdison’s Director of Grid Energy Storage, Faisal El Azzouzi organizes similar Get Charged Up events throughout the country to coincide with industry conferences.</p> </div>