December 19th, 2014
This week’s “Top 5” includes a 100 MW announcement from AES, a contract for Eguana Technologies in Hawaii, an agreement between SunPower and Sunverge, a further step in development for Redflow and a new project for RES America.

1. AES will deploy a 100 MW / 4 hours battery installation in Long Beach, Ca. The facility should be operational in 2021.

2. “Eguana Technologies Inc. [supplyer of PCS for storage], announced today that it has entered into a 3-year contract to supply Bi-Direx power control and conversion systems to E-Gear LLC, an affiliate of Hawaiian Energy Connections LLC, Hawaii’s largest domestic solar installer.””E-Gear has forecast demand for Bi-Direx power control and conversion systems in the first year of the contract, at approximately 6 Megawatts. ”

3. “SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Sunverge Energy, Inc. today announced an exclusive agreement that offers SunPower’s fully integrated SunPower solar power systems and Sunverge’s advanced Solar Integration System (SIS) energy storage solutions to residential customers and utilities in the U.S. The two companies are providing a similar offering to Australian customers. SunPower and Sunverge expect to make combined solar and storage solutions broadly commercially available in early 2015.”

4. “RedFlow (ASX:RFX) has achieved an important milestone with over 10,000 kilowatt hours processed through a single zinc-bromide flow battery during long-term testing.”

5. Puget Sound Energy and RES America will develop a 2 MW/ 4.4 MWh storage project in Whatcom County, WA, USA. The project will be developed with a $3.8m grant from the state’s Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund. “Construction is expected to begin as early as June 2015.”

Merry Christmas!