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Primus Power CEO: Economic advantages of ‘versatile’ flow batteries starting to show

12 Dec 2017, 17:33 • By Andy Colthorpe
Primus Power CEO: Economic advantages of ‘versatile’ flow batteries starting to show

Primus Power is among a handful of makers currently commercialising their flow batteries, with rivals that include RedT, VIZn Energy and Redflow. Early customers have included Microsoft, which installed a Primus battery at its corporate HQ in a pilot project. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Primus Power CEO Tom Stepien to learn more.

UK’s new de-rating factors a boost for long duration batteries and energy arbitrage

UK’s new de-rating factors a boost for long duration batteries and energy arbitrage

11 Dec 2017, 14:54

Changes to the de-rating factors for battery storage projects competing in the UK's Capacity Market (CM) will push the sector towards longer-duration batteries, while potentially sparking a shift towards energy arbitrage as a source of revenue for shorter duration applications. David Pratt heard from several industry sources following last week's announcement.

Storage industry players working to repower Puerto Rico

Storage industry players working to repower Puerto Rico

7 Dec 2017, 13:16

The latest confirmed initiative supporting the restoration of power in Puerto Rico is the donation of 6MW of batteries from AES, which has suggested microgrids and large-scale solar could be the answer to long term stability issues.