Moixa Energy aims to close a new GBP£10m financing round “shortly”

The Scilly Isles, scene of an important microgrid project involving Moixa Energy. Pic: Animam.photography.

The Scilly Isles, scene of an important microgrid project involving Moixa Energy. Pic: Animam.photography.

By Jason Deign

British residential energy storage aggregator Moixa Energy is involved in a GBP£10m funding round that “may close very shortly,” according to Simon Daniel, CEO.
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Alta stalks a secret $6bn market

The Alta Motors Redshift in action. Pic: Alta Motors.

The Alta Motors Redshift in action. Pic: Alta Motors.

CORRECTION: This story previously stated Alta had achieved a system cost of $300 per kilowatt-hour, “the lowest” on the market. This has since been corrected to $350.

By Jason Deign

Alta Motors, which has been called ‘the Tesla of motorcycles’, is aiming to dominate a market it believes could be worth USD$6bn within five years.
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PV plus storage saves in Costa Rica

Demand Energy’s storage-plus-solar-PV microgrid, the largest in Central America, provides improved power quality, energy savings, and renewables integration for Establishment Labs. Pic: Demand Energy.

Demand Energy’s storage-plus-solar-PV microgrid, the largest in Central America, provides improved power quality, energy savings, and renewables integration for Establishment Labs. Pic: Demand Energy.

 By Mike Stone

A recently-completed solar-plus-storage microgrid has contributed to “eyebrow raising” savings for a medical manufacturing facility in Costa Rica.
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How solar storage helps Hawaii’s grid

Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of EnSync Energy Systems, speaks at ground breaking event for University of the Nations. Pic: EnSync, © Nadia Take 2015.

Dan Nordloh, executive vice president of EnSync Energy Systems, speaks at ground breaking event for University of the Nations. Pic: EnSync, © Nadia Take 2015.

By Jason Deign

A solar-plus-battery project in Hawaii is showing how energy storage can help take the stress off the grid while delivering benefits to utility customers.
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What the Dubai tender means for CSP

SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes CSP plant in the US has a 1.1GWh storage capability, about equal to all the world's utility-scale batteries combined. Pic: SolarReserve.

SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes CSP plant in the US has a 1.1GWh storage capability, about equal to all the world’s utility-scale batteries combined. Pic: SolarReserve.

By Jason Deign

Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable technology seemingly on the wane, could be back in vogue following a record low tender bid announced Monday.
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