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Advanced Batteries

Add Batteries to Your Wind Farm and Get More (ITC) Juice

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A battery storage system added to a pre-existing wind facility is eligible for the investment tax credit, even if the facility has claimed the production tax credit. This is good news for taxpayers considering adding...more

Global Funding in Sustainable Energy Tops $1 Billion in First Half of 2017

This year is proving to be the year of investing in innovative energy technology. Mercom Capital Group reports that in the first half of 2017, over $1 billion in venture capital and private equity funding has been invested in...more

Sustainable Development Update - June 2017

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Solar array yields environmental and economic rewards - Urban Land - May 26 The 86,900-square-foot Hanover Page Mill office building in the technology-based Stanford Research Park in Palo...more

Renewable Energy Update - December 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables provided 15% of U.S. electricity in first three quarters - Solar Industry Magazine - Nov 30 - Renewable energy sources provided 15.1% of net U.S. electrical generation...more

Energy Storage Gets a Boost from Federal and Private Sector Actions

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On June 16, 2016, the White House hosted a Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets. As a backdrop to the Summit, the Obama Administration announced new executive actions and 33 public and private...more

China Auto Regulatory Trends 2016: New-Energy, Materials Restrictions, Recalls and Emissions Figure Prominently

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

China has launched or announced a significant number of regulatory initiatives in the automotive sector over the first months of 2016. I have selected a number of regulatory initiatives representing such trends, below, from...more

Battery Energy Storage – the Game Changer

by Snell & Wilmer on

One of the fastest emerging technologies in the energy industry is battery storage. Seen as a solution to frequency regulation challenges and renewable energy shortfalls, battery storage is sometimes called the next “game...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 2016

by Allen Matkins on

3 ways renewable energy can grow in a 21st century grid - Greentech Media - Jan 6 - Some researchers claim there are limitations on solar PV’s growth because the variable renewable will depress wholesale prices...more

Policy and Legal Implications of Implementing Renewable Energy at Scale: Renewables Intermittent Power Generation (Part 6 of 6)

Tom Burton, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy Technology Practice, has published a weekly installment providing insight into the challenges and possible solutions that, if implemented, promise a bright future as clean energy...more

Annual Battery Show Set For September

by Varnum LLP on

The dates for this year's Battery Show in Novi are September 17-19. Co-located with the show this year will be the Charging Infrastructure Expo and the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference and Expo....more

Safer & More Powerful Batteries – Dreamliner & Political

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Batteries are all around us in the news. First, the Wall Street Journal and other media are reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating microscopic “dendrite” formation as possible causes for the...more

New Effort to Develop Better Solar And Wind-Powered Batteries

by Varnum LLP on

A multi-partner team, led by Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, has been awarded a five-year $120 Million federal Department of Energy grant to create the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. Secretary of Energy...more

Department of Energy Seeks to Award $62 Million to Support R&D for Advanced Batteries

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applications under a $62 million Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) to support R&D in the energy storage area for...more

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