September 11th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes Stem’s bids into the CAISO real-time market, a successful round of investment for Primus Power to develop in Kazakhstan, the incoming entry of Panasonic in the European residential market with its own product, a project for ABB in South Africa and Enphase confirming it will enter the Australian market with its AC system next year.
- « Stem announced it successfully bid into the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) real-time market using aggregated customer storage systems. »
- « Primus Power, a flow battery startup that’s worked primarily with the U.S. military to date, has raised a $25 million Series D round, led by a group of investors that wants to try its technology out at megawatt scale in Kazakhstan.»
- Panasonic will soon begin selling its own 2kW / 8kWh home battery systems in Germany and Australia. France, UK and other European markets will then be targeted, according to Panasonic Europe CEO.
- ABB will install an integrated solar-diesel microgrid in Johannesburg, South Africa. The system will integrate a 750 kW rooftop PV plant and a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery-based PowerStore.
- « After dropping a series of strong hints, Enphase has confirmed that its AC battery [DC system integrated with Enphase’s inverter] will be launched in Australia first, probably in the course of 2016. »