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Editor's blog

COVID19 and energy storage: Live updates

17 Mar 2020, 04:28 • By Andy Colthorpe
COVID19 and energy storage: Live updates

While we have avoided risking the spreading of false information or reacting too hastily to an ever-changing situation, here are some of the latest developments. This blog will be updated as and when new information or views arrive.

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

31 Mar 2020, 07:27

An auction for 700MW of grid energy capacity in Portugal is being configured to allow bids from solar and also solar-plus-storage projects to participate on a competitive basis, with guaranteed payments for energy storage co-located projects to use a capping mechanism in the event of 'price spikes'.

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Guest blog

How large-scale storage will facilitate the EV revolution

30 Mar 2020, 14:51 • By Jan Andersson
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How large-scale storage will facilitate the EV revolution

Jan Andersson, market development manager at Wärtsilä, explores the need for large-scale energy storage solutions to aid the proliferation of electric vehicles and their necessary charging infrastructure.

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Interviews

#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

30 Mar 2020, 07:48 • By Andy Colthorpe
#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

Last year saw large-scale storage come of age in the USA and Canada, with some heavyweight storage portfolios starting to take shape. Speaking to four leading North American developers, Andy Colthorpe takes the pulse of a market poised for growth.

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Analysis

Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

25 Mar 2020, 13:46 • By Liam Stoker
Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

With industry heavyweights eyeing up developments of solar-wind-storage projects, Liam Stoker uncovers what’s really driving hybrid power plants, and the regulatory and financing hurdles that must be surpassed to deliver them.

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

24 Mar 2020, 05:58

With many climate protection advocates as well as the industry itself calling on Europe’s lawmakers to recognise the importance of energy storage, a “significant slowdown” in 2019 is expected to be countered with a more positive outlook going forwards.

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Analysis

Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

23 Mar 2020, 14:21 • By Florian Mayr
Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

In this article, experts at consultancy Apricum examine with some simple “reverse engineering” how recent low solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA were achieved, yet another example of the competitiveness of energy storage and new market opportunities emerging via storage-plus-renewables projects.