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Stem, a Reinvented Storage Startup, Leverages Batteries and the Cloud : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

, is relaunching, rebranding, and reinventing itself. The firm began, stealthily, as a hardware-focused firm which originally looked at how to combine energy storage with residential solar, but soon Powergetics called itself an "intelligent energy storage system." Powergetics was targeting small businesses and using relatively small-scale lithium-ion batteries to provide ancillary services for customers that didn't have loads large enough for the wholesale demand response market. Here's a patent application from Stacey Reineccius, Powergetics' co-founder. The invention "provides systems and methods for control of power charge/discharge from energy storage system [sic]. The invention also provides for power monitoring and management, including power management for a variable generator." According to the firm, the Powergetics storage solution was a standalone hardware (batte...

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