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Batteries are holding back the microgrid energy revolution in Africa

Batteries are holding back the microgrid energy revolution in Africa

15 Feb 2017, 11:36
• By Sam Duby

The complexities of combining batteries and solar microgrids are explained by Sam Duby, who is co-founder and director of research and development at mini-grid technologies company SteamaCo Ltd and consults for TFE Consulting. TFE Consulting is a strategy consulting firm focusing on accelerating the energy transition in emerging markets and is active in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Editor's blog
Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

27 Dec 2016, 09:00
• By Andy Colthorpe

Every year sees energy storage build on the success of the preceding one, it seems, and this year we were able to carry insights and opinions from some of the best placed participants and observers. Here’s our picks for the content most representative of the year it’s been, as well as the 10 most read news stories on the site.

Interviews
‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

23 Nov 2016, 13:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

The UK’s government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and its regulator, Ofgem, have jointly launched a Call for Evidence on System Flexibility for the country’s power networks, putting storage at the forefront. Anthony Price, head of trade group the Electricity Storage Network spoke to Energy-Storage.News about the document, which gives stakeholders until January to respond.

Interviews
‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

23 Nov 2016, 13:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

The UK’s government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and its regulator, Ofgem, have jointly launched a Call for Evidence on System Flexibility for the country’s power networks, putting storage at the forefront. Anthony Price, head of trade group the Electricity Storage Network spoke to Energy-Storage.News about the document, which gives stakeholders until January to respond.

Interviews
‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

23 Nov 2016, 13:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

The UK’s government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and its regulator, Ofgem, have jointly launched a Call for Evidence on System Flexibility for the country’s power networks, putting storage at the forefront. Anthony Price, head of trade group the Electricity Storage Network spoke to Energy-Storage.News about the document, which gives stakeholders until January to respond.

Guest blog
Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

1 Nov 2016, 15:00
• By Peter Asmus

From the outside, the VPP looks like a single power production facility that publishes one schedule of operation and can be optimised from a single remote site. From the inside, the VPP can combine a rich diversity of independent resources into a network via the sophisticated planning, scheduling, and bidding of DER-based services. Peter Asmus examines the role energy storage can play within this architecture.

Interviews
GTM on Tesla’s big-money SolarCity buy: Vetoes, benefits and the role of Silevo

GTM on Tesla’s big-money SolarCity buy: Vetoes, benefits and the role of Silevo

3 Aug 2016, 16:19
• By James Blackman

Tesla Motors’ US$2.6 billion all-stock offer for SolarCity this week raised questions, as both firms’ share prices slumped on the announcement, and markets reflected a sense of both awe and unease at the proposed deal. GTM Research director of energy storage Ravi Manghani considers these questions, through the prism of Tesla chief Elon Musk’s self-titled ‘master plan, part deux’.

Guest blog
Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

25 Jul 2016, 14:42
• By Tom Kenning

It’s no surprise that Elon Musk’s announcement that he was working on Tesla’s second master plan was met with great anticipation. Lux Research’s Chris Robinson looks in depth at the new strategy, which included autonomy, solar power, some vehicles we expected, and some vehicles we didn’t.

Interviews
Time for the US to open up access to the grid

Time for the US to open up access to the grid

19 Jul 2016, 16:24
• By John Parnell

The US must open up access to its grid and allow anyone who generates electricity to sell it on, according to an executive from energy storage company sonnen.

Guest blog
Storage is the missing piece in solving the energy trilemma, it’s time to deliver it

Storage is the missing piece in solving the energy trilemma, it’s time to deliver it

13 Jul 2016, 14:54
• By John Parnell

Commercially viable energy storage has the potential to change the game by solving the energy trilemma. Arshad Saleem, from KIC InnoEnergy, which invests in and supports European sustainable energy, says marrying start-up innovation and big business experience could accelerate the journey to viability.

Guest blog
Taking a Scottish-made heat battery to China

Taking a Scottish-made heat battery to China

22 Jun 2016, 09:30
• By Maurizio Zaglio

Sunamp, a maker of heat batteries from Scotland, UK, was recently selected to go on a special mission to showcase its wares in China as one of a number of startups. Maurizio Zaglio from the company talks about his experiences in Shenzhen.

Analysis
20 energy storage disruptors

20 energy storage disruptors

15 Jun 2016, 14:28
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe and Ben Willis profile some of the companies and technologies making waves in the fast-changing world of stationary energy storage, in a feature article which originally appeared in the seventh issue of PV Tech Power.

Interviews
ESA’s policy director on FERC’s ‘strategic review’ of energy storage’s

ESA’s policy director on FERC’s ‘strategic review’ of energy storage’s

3 May 2016, 10:51
• By Andy Colthorpe

Operators of transmission infrastructure and wholesale markets in the US have supplied their views on energy storage to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with industry and other stakeholders expected to follow. Energy-Storage.News’ Andy Colthorpe spoke with Energy Storage Association policy expert Jason Burwen on what he describes as a “systematic review” that could have a transformative effect on the market and drivers for storage.