FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s JERA, a U.S.-German joint venture and an Australian firm have teamed up to develop battery projects in the Asia-Pacific, including the world’s biggest, targeting a market expected to be worth several billion dollars by 2022.The move marks a big green push for JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co that is the world’s top buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and one of the world’s biggest coal traders.The plan is for JERA to fund energy storage projects with Australian renewable power developer Lyon Group, while Fluence—a joint venture between U.S. power company AES Corp and Germany’s Siemens AG—provides battery technology.The companies will focus first on batteries for three solar farms, together expected to cost up to A$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion), that Lyon Group plans to build in Australia.Globally, demand for utility-scale batteries is expected to rise to 28 gigawatts, worth more than $15 billion, by 2022, up from 2 GW committed by electricity providers in 2017, according to estimates from Fluence and others.Lyon’s Riverland project in South Australia would be the world’s biggest battery, with 400 megawatt hours (MWh) of storage, eclipsing the current largest, Tesla’s 129 MWh battery, also in South Australia. Lyon said construction is expected to begin on all three of its projects within months. More: Japanese, U.S., German, Australian Team Targets big Battery Projects in Asia-Pacific Consortium Targets Electricity Storage Opportunities in Asia, Australia
The Whistles & The Bells – Mercy PleaseBuilt to Spill – JokermanCamper Van Beethoven – Eye of Fatima (Pt.1)Dex Romweber Duo – Roll OnHolly Golightly & The Broke Offs – SLCJohnny Beauford – Little DanceKorby Lenker – My Little LifeLaurie Lewis – Trees (Featuring Nina Gerber, Tristan Clarridge, The T Sisters & Tom Rozum)Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys – The River JordanMariah Presents Mountain Minstrelry – An Old Timer’s PlaintMiner – Hey LoveMollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Sunday StreetMozes & The Firstborn – I Got SkillsRobert Sarazin Blake – Dingle To TraleeSteep Ravine – Wildflower HoneyStephen Murray – Sweet StephanieThe Dream Syndicate – That’s What You Always SayThe Hold Steady – I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten YouThe Moonshine – Never KnowThe Sea The Sea – Love We Are We LoveTrout Steak Revival – Union PacificUnderhill Rose – Helpless WandererWyatt Easterling – Why Did It Take So Long The last time I saw Bryan Simpson, it was September of 2010 and he was walking off the stage with his mates in Cadillac Sky at the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. The band had just killed it. Absolutely killed it. Burned the stage down, rebuilt it, and then burned it down again. That set was one of the most amazing hours of music I have ever experienced. Cadillac Sky was on fire. Then, just a couple of months later, Simpson left the band and soon thereafter Cadillac Sky was no more.This month’s Trail Mix signals Bryan Simpson’s return. We lead off our March mix with “Mercy Please,” the brand new track from Simpson’s new project, The Whistles & The Bells. Simpson refers to the new record, which releases on March 4th, as a “personal earthquake” that chronicles his spiritual reawakening. It is a powerful return for one of Nashville’s best songwriters. Be sure to check out Jedd’s interview with Simpson in the magazine this month, too.Also featured this month are some heavy hitters. The Hold Steady, one of the decades best buzz rockers, and Built To Spill, long time indie faves, share tunes. Also check out tunes from Camper Van Beethoven and The Dream Syndicate.Stephen Murray, of Holy Ghost Tent Revival, recently released his solo debut. Take a listen to “Sweet Stephanie” and then get your hands on his new record.Be sure to listen to tracks from up and coming roots artists like The Sea The Sea, Robert Sarazin Blake, The Moonshine, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies, Miner, and Underhill Rose. And, as always, get out and buy the records from the artists we are showcasing this month. They are darned sure worth spending your money on. Help support these artists that support Trail Mix.Trail Mix Note – The tracks from Built To Spill and The Hold Steady are stream only and will not be included on the downloadable zip file.