PROSOL Invest Deutschland, a German startup manufacturing Li-ion (iron phosphate) storage for residential PV, attended Intersolar in California where it drew attention. It sold 1200 systems in GER+CHE+AUS in 2011. A 10 kWh system costs $18000.
http://gigaom.com/2013/07/23/a-german-solar-battery-startup-comes-to-america/
ESN – According to ESA, FERC order 784 is a major win for storage.
http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2013/07/22/ferc-ruling-major-victory-for-energy-storage/30197

Universities in England secured £3.3m to develop electrochemical storage research.
http://www.suvsystem.com/a/4213.aspx