Energy storage news from our Twitter feed this week.
- Greentech Media has published photos showing work beginning on what may be the new Tesla Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada, although a Tesla spokesperson has said that California has re-entered the race for the factory’s location.
- Green Car Reports describes how electric vehicle charging works in China, concluding that a lack of standards is producing a messy market.
- ReneSola is supplying its Novaplus lithium-ion battery storage systems to Think Green Energy for residential solar energy storage in the UK.
- The India Energy Storage Alliance has detailed the ways in which energy storage in India is being encouraged by the government.
- NRStor Incorporated has announced that its 2MW Temporal Power flywheel energy storage facility in Harriston, Ontario has started operations. The first grid energy storage system in Canada will be used for service regulation.
- Saft has won a contract to supply a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to stabilise the grid of Kauai Island, Hawaii.
- Eco-Business looks at how the rise in prices of rare earth metals from China is causing the rest of the world to look at alternative sources.
- Tesla has stopped production at its California plant, in order to redevelop it for the Model X SUV, with deliveries planned to start in spring 2014.
- More than 50% of utilities think they will get into the microgrid market within five years, according to a survey by Utility Dive.