CalCharge in the News

California Energy Storage Initiative Expands

Two new members joined CalCharge, California’s energy storage initiative. They are Southern California Edison and the University of California, San Diego. Members get access to researchers and labs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Some other prominent members are Toyota and Bosch, and CalCharge now has 27…


CalCharge – New Energy Storage Technologies

CalCharge is a public-private partnership working to accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of new energy storage technologies. We connect energy storage companies large and small with the resources they need to reach breakthroughs faster. CalCharge is wholly owned by the California Clean Energy Fund, an independent non-profit and influential pioneer in clean energy investment.…


Press Releases

CalCharge announces new leader and world’s largest hub for energy storage stakeholders

January 12, 2016

Alex Luce takes helm of energy storage innovation consortium, unveils new partnership with NAATBatt International

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CalCharge expands energy storage initiative as California boosts renewable goals

October 15, 2015

Multinationals team up with growing list of companies focused on breakthrough battery technologies

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Bosch, Toyota and Startups Join CalCharge Energy Storage Effort

July 29, 2015

Multinationals team up with growing list of companies focused on breakthrough battery technologies

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Bay Area’s Three National Labs Join Forces To Work with Energy Storage Companies

June 23, 2015

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory joins growing CalCharge coalition

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CalCharge Announces Member Access to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

November 18, 2014

Energy storage companies will now have streamlined access to two U.S. Department of Energy National Labs

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CalCharge announces first corporate members, including Duracell, Volkswagen, Eaton, LG, and Hitachi

April 17, 2014

US Dept of Energy hails new California energy storage consortium as a groundbreaking model for public-private partnerships

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Private Firms Get Access to State-of-the-Art National Lab

May 3, 2013

CalCharge members will be able to utilize Berkeley Lab resources to spark new battery research and development

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New ‘Battery University’ to Offer Master’s Program Starting this Fall

April 22, 2013

Enrollment now open for new classes at San Jose State University

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New Battery University Program to Train Workforce to Lead Fast-Growing Industry

February 12, 2013

San Jose State University, CalCharge launch new continuing education program

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$120 Million DOE Grant Boosts California Energy Storage Accelerator

December 03, 2012

CalCharge and Berkeley Lab included in national energy storage innovation project.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF Galvanize California’s Battery Industry

May 29, 2012

New partnership, CalCharge, to foster California’s blossoming battery innovation ecosystem

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Industry News

How Cheap Can Energy Storage Get?

Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic that “we need an energy miracle”. The same article quotes him as saying that storage costs roughly an order of magnitude too much. How quickly will the cost of storage drop? I attempt to answer that question here.