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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.