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CEO Q&A: Detlef Neuhaus, Solarwatt

CEO Q&A: Detlef Neuhaus, Solarwatt

22 Jun 2018, 12:09
• By Andy Colthorpe

While at Intersolar Europe/ees Europe this week, we caught up with Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of the Dresden-headquartered Solarwatt who told us more about his company's strategy, as well as offering up some candid views on the industry.

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Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

19 Jun 2018, 17:44
• By Andy Colthorpe

This week the editorial teams of Solar Media’s international brands, PV Tech and Energy-Storage.news, will be among those travelling to Munich for the Intersolar Europe trade show, which once again includes the electrical energy storage Europe (ees Europe) event.

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Long time coming

14 Jun 2018, 16:27 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the first of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe learns what the flow battery industry faces in the fight for commercialisation.

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We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

12 Jun 2018, 14:02 • By Patrick Clerens
We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

Only large scale and intelligent energy storage can realistically solve the issue of variable renewable electricity generation. Patrick Clerens, Secretary General at the European Association for Storage of Energy and a member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, argues that we can make it happen – but only if we get the incentives right.

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Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

31 May 2018, 09:14
• By Tom Kenning

Close on heels of its recent announcement on forming a new global unit focused on the hybrid and energy storage market, Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson has won a captive solar-diesel-storage microgrid project in Africa. Energy-Storage.News caught up with Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at Sterling and Wilson, to find out more.

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Drivers first: The UK’s big look at vehicle-to-grid

15 May 2018, 12:11 • By Chris Wright
Drivers first: The UK’s big look at vehicle-to-grid

A new consortium, V2GB (Vehicle to Grid Britain), will develop driver-centred business models to support the rapid roll out of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies, enabling millions of electric car batteries to become a vital part of the UK energy system. National Grid, carmaker Nissan's European Technical Centre, Moixa and energy consultancy Element Energy have come together to help work out how to reward drivers who use electric vehicle (EV) batteries to support the power network. Chris Wright, the Chief Technology Officer of UK home battery company Moixa, talks us through the mission behind V2GB and the potential impact of the study.

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Many things to many people: Virtual power plants Q&A with SolarEdge

7 May 2018, 16:49 • By Andy Colthorpe
Many things to many people: Virtual power plants Q&A with SolarEdge

Israel-headquartered SolarEdge launched a software platform for aggregating household energy storage units - and other distributed energy equipment - into virtual power plants, last week. The company’s solution has already been chosen for a VPP project in Australia by AGL, one of the country’s biggest utilities. The commercial launch of the VPP platform direct to customers is now underway. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Lior Handelsman, one of SolarEdge’s founders and vice president of marketing and product strategy.

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Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

30 Apr 2018, 16:59 • By Dr. Florian Wessendorf, James Greenberger
Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

Intersolar Managing Director Dr. Florian Wessendorf and NAATBatt International Executive Director James Greenberger have collaborated to forecast top trends that are expected to dominate the ees North America show floor this year.

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Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

23 Apr 2018, 17:13 • By Dr Andy Bush
Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

The huge increase in demand for safe and reliable batteries to store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind heralds a new lease of life for advanced lead batteries, argues Dr Andy Bush of the International Lead Association.

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The case for C&I storage investigated

16 Apr 2018, 15:02 • By Julian Jansen, Andy Colthorpe
The case for C&I storage investigated

The commercial and industrial segment is one of the most promising sub-sectors of the energy storage space. Julian Jansen of IHS Markit describes recent efforts to model the US C&I storage landscape and what it reveals about this dynamic emerging market. As told to Andy Colthorpe.

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Education, education, education: Adapting to the energy storage age

12 Apr 2018, 11:54 • By Bo Normark
Education, education, education: Adapting to the energy storage age

In short, energy storage technology is set to revolutionise our society, EVs and beyond, with power companies among the most affected – whether they like it or not. The sector needs to wake up to this and decide what it is going to do about it. Education could provide the wake-up call that power professionals need, says Bo Normark of InnoEnergy.

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Ultracapacitors in electrification: Driving change with complementary technologies

9 Apr 2018, 15:16 • By Olivier Chabilan
Ultracapacitors in electrification: Driving change with complementary technologies

In much the same way that the industrial revolution changed society all those years ago, electrification is now the driving force behind the industrialisation of multiple sectors. Energy storage has an obvious role, but Olivier Chabilan of Skeleton Technologies looks at something you might not have considered - ultracapacitors.

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Flow in flux: Long duration batteries in fight to commercialise

29 Mar 2018, 12:08 • By Andy Colthorpe
Flow in flux: Long duration batteries in fight to commercialise

It’s been predicted for some time that the redox flow energy storage space will, after some turmoil and rapid consolidation, find success in providing energy storage at durations of more than four hours. This past couple of weeks have been a tale of both turmoil and success.