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  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Reminds me of Ameresco, a company that's been at this financing biz a lot longer, though not without some debate on the buy and sell side ...

    http://bit.ly/1mWBw8U

    I think they take a bigger picture when it comes to energy efficiency, but I wonder if they're cheered or bummed at the "Johnny come Latelys" ...
    Mar 5 07:48 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Correction: author is:

    "Daniel Gross is a columnist and global business editor at The Daily Beast"

    http://thebea.st/1fHgOWw

    links to his other stories


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    Mar 5 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Maxwell not just busy in trucks as Iindelco just posted at end of 309:

    Ultracapacitor energy storage offers metro operators 20% savings
    03 Mar 2014

    http://bit.ly/1fHfhj6

    South Korea rapid transit efforts ... looks similar to Septa-Saft-ABB-Maxwell... stuff

    repeating Iindelco's link:

    "benefits to class 3 through 6 medium duty trucks that it has been offering previously to class 7 and 8 heavy duty diesel trucks."

    http://bit.ly/1ncSUTl
    Mar 5 12:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Daily Beast comments on Telsa????

    No attribution ... sad. Not clear if all their reporting is original stuff or not ...

    U.S. NEWS 03.01.14

    Tesla Looks Like a Bubble, Will It Pop?

    After years of being underappreciated by Wall Street, financial analysis’s are predicting ludicrous growth rates for Elon Musk’s electric car company.

    http://thebea.st/1ndb8nK
    Mar 5 12:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 310: Mar. 05 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    >Mr I>

    Here's my "dark horse:"

    Iindelco??? posted this link a while back referencing a "lead-carbon" battery, and also what appeared to be a pic of the PowerCube in a related link???

    http://bit.ly/1gToTWc

    Related About page:

    ShenZhen Kweight Technology Development Co.,Ltd is one of the earliest companies has years of experience in the R&D design, production and sales of maintanince-free VRLA battery,Deep cycle battery,Gel battery,Solar battery and UPS battery.
    Our company covers about 26000 square meters. Its comprehensive strength is getting closer with some world-class Level VRLA battery manufacturers after about 10 years’ development. By means of several times of large-scale technology improvement with some domestic and overseas professional organizations and relative companies, our product quality, technology and service can be rated as world-class level.

    We use the most advanced professional equipments to manufacture batteries and do quality control. And our annual production capacity is approx. 280 million Vah. Since establishment of our company, We actively promote the comprehensive quality control system, treat the quality of the products as company’s life. We have passed the ISO9001 Quality Management system, RoHS Environmental Management System, ENCE and American UL certificate etc.

    Our company owns a number of Technology patents, our main products all kinds of VRLA batteries for energy storage system, such as wind and solar energy. Covering large, medium and small different VRLA maintanience free batteries, over 300 varieties. They are widely used in a lot of different fields in domestic and overseas, such as Telecommunications, Power Station, UPS, EPS, Mobile Power Supply, Solar and Wind energy.

    ======================...

    I hate to be paranoid, and I know JP has made some comments about some reasonable security efforts/"environment" that he knew of, but I do occasionally wake up in a cold sweat from "The Chinese stole our secrets" dream ...
    Mar 5 12:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 309: Feb. 28 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    5 things to know about how Tesla’s huge battery factory will affect the power grid

    by Katie Fehrenbacher

    http://bit.ly/1iai6v9
    Mar 4 12:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A speculative play on UQM [View instapost]
    Ukraine: How Bad For Capstone Turbine?

    Mar. 3, 2014 1:49 PM ET

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    Mar 4 11:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 309: Feb. 28 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    California Startup Turns Old Wind Turbines Into Gold

    PowerWorks is part of a niche market that is emerging for selling second-hand turbines to mainly developing countries and island nations.

    By Maria Gallucci, InsideClimate News Feb 25, 2014

    http://bit.ly/1fzU6zz

    "The firm takes old, 100-kilowatt models that would otherwise head to the scrap yard and replaces their well-worn screws, gears, bearings and generators with gleaming new parts. The steel towers and blades are generally still in good shape, so they stay put. Koebbe said his second-hand turbines are an attractive bargain—they sell for as little as half the price of a fresh-off-the-assembly... model."
    Mar 2 08:54 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 308: Feb. 25 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Hey buddy, can you find me some relatively safe yield >0 anywhere?

    Utilities in danger.

    Now

    "More Woes for MLPs Ahead?"

    http://bit.ly/1eqsCen

    (24/7 Wall Street)
    Feb 27 01:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 308: Feb. 25 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Report: Solar Paired With Storage Is a ‘Real, Near and Present’ Threat to Utilities

    http://bit.ly/NzKKaX

    (Greentech Media)

    As usual, all Lithium oriented.

    references:
    The Economics of Grid Defection
    http://bit.ly/NzKKb0

    (Rocky Mountain Institute)
    Feb 27 01:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 308: Feb. 25 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    "PITTSBURGH - Power management company Eaton today announced the release of its new 2-and 2.25-megawatt (MW) Power Xpert® energy storage grid-tied inverters. Designed to increase electrical resiliency in utility-scale applications, the inverter works with a wide variety of battery chemistries to store and transmit power when needed. The robust inverter design also helps to provide precise power ramp rate control and frequency regulation to enhance the reliability of electrical power transmission and distribution. "

    http://bit.ly/1hWxxac
    Feb 27 11:50 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 308: Feb. 25 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    OT:

    Graphene-based microbattery could power biotelemetry implants
    By Ryan Whitwam on February 26, 2014

    http://bit.ly/1epXaNl

    "The microbattery design is referred to as a jelly roll because the various components are laid out flat in a stack during construction. There is the fluorinated graphene cathode and a lithium-based anode, each with separating layers in between. The entire stack is then rolled up into a cylinder and sealed, thus a jelly roll."

    Who's up for swallowing some Lithium?
    Feb 27 11:25 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 306: Feb. 18 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Wonder if perhaps the headline writer wasn't the article's author.

    But the important point here is that new financing and competition to finance is happening. Now if we can just some storage included in these "cookie-cutter" offerings ...
    Feb 20 07:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 306: Feb. 18 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Old news ... not sure why this one is dated 2/19 ... see

    http://bit.ly/1dTZj3B

    dated Jan 8, which is still the "lead" article on their news tab:

    http://bit.ly/TS9ufZ
    Feb 20 07:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 306: Feb. 18 '14: David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Will Crowdsourced Loans for Rooftop Solar Overtake Third-Party Ownership?

    A new Sungage-Mosaic partnership could challenge the dominant solar services providers.


    Herman K. Trabish
    February 19, 2014

    http://bit.ly/1gNxaeO

    "A key part of the Sungage plan is a smaller down payment calculated to compete with low- and zero-down TPO programs. For an average, well-sited system, the down payment can be less than $1,000."

    ...

    "TPO programs have demonstrated that institutions will invest in bundled rooftop solar portfolios. The question now is whether Mosaic’s crowd of investors will be as enthusiastic about this more complicated structure as it has been about large individual installations. Ross and Mansier say they are confident in the Massachusetts and New York solar markets, where Sungage's installer partners tell them opportunities are opening up."
    Feb 20 03:56 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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