29 Aug '11, 5pm

Update: 1 GW of Utility-Scale Storage From Rubenius: Late last year, I managed to get the first U.S. interview...

Update: 1 GW of Utility-Scale Storage From Rubenius: Late last year, I managed to get the first U.S. interview...

Late last year, I managed to get the first U.S. interview with Claus Rubenius about his plans for a first-of-its-kind energy storage warehouse in Mexico. Claus Rubenius is founder and inventor of Denmark's Amplex. He's also a bit of an international man of mystery, with connections to Mideast money sources and plans for an unheard amount of utility-scale energy storage. He even has a James Bond-Ian Fleming-villainesque name -- kind of like Ernst Stavro Blofeld . The firm had issued a press release claiming that it had "purchased 140 hectares of land in Baja California, Mexico" to "install 1,000 megawatts of NaS energy storage batteries." That 1,000 megawatts was to be installed over the course of seven years, according to my conversation with the CEO, in which he referred to the concept as an "energy warehouse." At the time, he suggested that the purchase of the NGK sodium...

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