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The Global Energy Storage Opportunity

  • Feb 22, 2017
This special supplement on energy storage looks at a global market which has already come a long way already and shows no sign of looking back. From residential to grid-scale, to microgrids and vehicle-to-grid, from safety to finance, we’ve condensed some of the biggest topics and themes into a handy collection which we hope will help illuminate and inform you all. Energy storage is growing into a cornerstone of the grid (and is arguably even more important off-grid); a vital component of decentralised, decarbonised and even digitalised future energy systems. Yet so many misconceptions and concerns remain and there is still so much work to be done in helping stakeholders gain a better understanding of what batteries – and other forms of energy storage – can do.

Energy Storage Market Update 2016

  • Dec 15, 2016
Energy storage market 22-page report, including recent updates across projects, new technologies, business and policy.

The State of Play in US Solar and Storage

  • Oct 26, 2016
The US solar market finds itself with the bizarre, but welcome, problem of having to “manage” a boom. Danielle Ola examines the impact of the ITC extension, alternative drivers of US solar and debunks the supply crunch myth. Download this 14-page report produced by the editorial team at PV Tech Power.

Project briefing: Solar and Storage at Scale in Western Australia

  • Oct 26, 2016
This case study examines system integration of solar and storage in Western Australia. The AU$40 million (US$30 million) DeGrussa Solar Power Project is owned by France-based renewable energy firm Neoen, while German solar specialist juwi Group was responsible for development, EPC and O&M. By installing a 10.6MW solar PV plant and a 6MW battery storage system, diesel consumption can be reduced throughout the day and to some extent after the sunlight begins to dwindle.

Scottish Renewables - Energy Storage: Cracking the code

  • Sep 12, 2016
This report explains the complex market opportunities for UK energy storage and sets out a series of far-reaching recommendations to level the playing field for rapidly-developing energy storage technologies – some of which are locked out of current market arrangements.

Making The Commercial Case For Battery Storage in the UK - SmartestEnergy

  • Aug 22, 2016
An overview of the challenges and opportunities for the UK's battery storage pioneers. Download the report for the latest on: The revenue streams and opportunities for standalone, co-located and behind the meter batteries Business case challenges such as limited availability of grid contracts and short contract lengths How double-charging of environmental levies could limit profitability The role of suppliers and aggregators

Energy Storage Buyer’s Guide

  • Aug 19, 2016
What to consider what steps to take when purchasing energy storage systems - this guide will enable you to make the right decisions if you want to add energy storage to your renewables mix. Topics include; developing a business case, looking at other income streams, working with the national grid, retrofitting projects on a larger scale, looking after your equipment, what questions funders will ask, working with the right manufacturer.

How to Determine the Cost of Energy Storage

  • Aug 19, 2016
While there is general consensus to use levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for comparing different energy generation technologies, such as solar parks, wind farms and coal plants, there is no universally applied metric for calculating the cost of energy storage. As a result, the assessment of costs for different energy storage solutions can become a tough exercise for all stakeholders: storage system manufacturers have a hard time explaining cost advantages over their competition, investors struggle with making an educated decision for financing and end users do not know which energy storage solution is most economical in the targeted application. In this article, we will examine what to consider for calculating meaningful, comparable ESS costs.

20 Energy Storage Disruptors

  • May 23, 2016
We have carefully selected 20 energy storage disruptor technologies with commentaries by energy storage market analysts.