September 9th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes the issue of a tender for 10MWh of storage in India, new bills in California aiming at boosting the penetration of storage, a new product for C&I customers by NEC Energy Solutions, good results from Leclanché during H1 2016, and Enphase increasing its sales volume projections of residential batteries in Australia.
- India issued a tender to set up 200 MW of solar coupled to a total of 10 MWh of storage capacity in the state of Karnataka.
- California passed four new bills aiming at boosting the penetration of energy storage. Among others, one bill doubles the amount allocated to the SGIP, and an other allows the regulated utilities to develop an additional 500MW (on top of the current energy storage mandate, to be divided equally among the three utilities)
- NEC Energy Solutions has unveiled a new distributed energy storage product for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. The cost of the system for the end customer should be around 750$/kWh.
- « Lithium-ion energy storage manufacturer Leclanché saw revenue of around CHF28 million (US$28.89 million) through H1 2016, up 65% year-on-year ».
- Enphase Energy has upped production plans for its AC Battery, based on expected strong demand in Australia and New Zealand, with sales volume projections of over 70,000 units for next year.