- Tesla and Vermont’s Green Mountain Power are offering GMP customers a Powerwall battery for $15 a month for 10 years, or a one time charge of $1500. The normal price of a 10-kWh Powerwall with built-in inverter is $5,500, plus installation. The batteries will provide backup power to customers and balancing to the grid. [CleanTechnica]
- 8minutenergy Renewables, the largest independent solar power developer in the US, announced it has expanded into the energy storage market with a 1-GW project pipeline. The company has a storage leadership team with decades of experience building large energy storage, renewable energy, and transmission projects. [MilTech]
- Scotland’s most senior judge has reversed a decision to halt construction of four giant offshore wind farms in the Forth and Tay, which could power 1.4 million homes and create thousands of jobs. Construction of the £2 billion 450-MW Neart Na Gaoithe scheme in the outer Forth estuary may soon begin, as it is already fully funded. [The Scotsman]
- San Jose became the largest city in California to launch “community choice energy,” an alternative electricity provider that could save money and reduce pollution linked to climate change. The City Council unanimously approved the new utility program. It would begin next spring and will be one of eight such programs statewide. [The Mercury News]
- Leclanché SA has launched a modular, lithium-ion electric ferry battery system onto the market. The new system, dubbed the Leclanché Marine Rack System, will be launched with an electric ferry in Denmark later this year. It will travel a route between the island Ærø and the Danish mainland, powered by a 4.3-MWh battery-pack). [CleanTechnica]
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