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By Ares North America on Jul 24, 2013 at 04:38 PM in ARES News

ARES' message reaches halfway around the world. This article from Energy Safe Russia

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ARES system to put energy storage on the right track

ARES system to put energy storage on the right track
By Ares North America on Jul 23, 2013 at 02:14 PM in ARES News

Santa Barbara, California-based company Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) has come up with a land-based alternative that would provide grid scale energy storage using electric locomotives.

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CNESA Newsletter Features ARES

By Ares North America on Jul 23, 2013 at 02:08 PM in ARES News

The China Energy Storage Alliance, CNESA, is the first and only energy storage industry association in China. It is a nonprofit, member-based organization that was founded in 2010.

Their mission is to influence government policy in order to encourage healthy growth of renewable energy through the use of cooperative and reliable energy storage systems.

As part of this mission, they regularly track both technology development and policy directions to provide proposals and commentary to members of government and the state grid system.

See page 3 for CNESA's interview with ARES.

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Special report: Creators tout energy storage breakthrough

By Ares North America on Jul 15, 2013 at 02:25 PM in ARES News

But, what if you could store wind and solar power in a rail yard and use the power of gravity to unleash it when needed? That concept has now been proven on a set of tracks in the Tehachapi mountains.

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Proposed U.S. storage act could boost the residential storage market

By Ares North America on Jul 08, 2013 at 11:40 AM in ARES News

The U.S. Senate introduced the STORAGE 2013 Act in early April 2013 as a follow-up to the STORAGE 2011 Act. The proposed act offers a 20% investment tax credit for grid-tied systems up to $40 million per project along with a 30% investment tax credit for on-site systems up to $ 1 million per project. Notably, the credit applies to systems as small as 5 kWh, making many models of residential storage systems eligible for tax credit that were not eligible under the 2011 act.

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Can tax credits do for energy storage what they did for wind?

By Ares North America on Jul 05, 2013 at 11:39 AM in ARES News

We've all seen how tax credits boosted investment in wind power. Will the same concept work for energy storage? Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have introduced bipartisan bills to allow investment tax credits for virtually any kind of energy storage project.

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