June 5th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes key quotes and reports from the ESA annual conference, a 10m$ storage program in Massachusetts, US market data for the first quarter of 2015,  Daimler following Tesla’s footsteps in stationary energy storage, and the inauguration of a 2MW wind integration project in France.

Foreword:
Dear reader, my name is Samuel Portebos, and I will be the new Top 5 author. I look forward to hearing from you.

Top 5

  1. « This year’s ESA in Dallas, Texas hosted about 1,000 people confronting the regulatory and financial realities of getting storage on the grid — another phase in this fast-growing, early-stage market.»
  1. Massachusetts administration announced a $10million energy storage initiative (ESI) to support storage development in the state, with research and demonstration projects and other incentives to attract storage companies.
  1. « According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage in the first quarter of the year. That’s up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014.»
  1. « German automaker Daimler AG announced last week it will soon launch a stationary battery business, following Tesla’s similar high-profile move into batteries for homes and businesses. It will make battery modules for stationary use in 2.5-kilowatt-hour or 5.9-kilowatt-hour versions, which can be stacked for larger applications.»
  1. The VENTEEA project, located in eastern France, will be inaugurated on June 5th 2015. « The Intensium® Max 2 MW/1.3 MWh battery system supplied by Saft, together with the Energy Storage Box deployed by Schneider Electric, will help integrate renewable power generation on the grid»

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