March 17th, 2017
This week’s TOP 5 includes Elon Musk’s plan to install 100MW in 100days in Australia, Massachusetts unlocking 10millionUSD to fund energy storage, Swedish start-up Northvolt plans to build a Gigafactory in the Nordics, the possibility that the SGIP funding gets doubled in California and a 100MW/700MWh pumped-hydro project approved in Wales.

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Top 5

  1. Elon Musk met the Australian Prime Minister to discuss his plan to install 100MW in 100days to solve Australia’s grid resiliency issue.
  1. Massachusetts made $10million available to fund storage projects in the form of grants. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, who issued the program, expects to finance about a dozen projects.
  1. Swedish start-up Northvolt (founded by two ex- Tesla executives) unveiled plans to build a Li-ion battery gigafactory in the nordics.
  1. “A CPUC commissioner has issued a proposed decision that would double funding for the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)”
  1. A 100MW/700MWh pumped hydro project in Wales has been given a go-ahead by the UK government. Construction is expected to start next year.

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