Blogs

Feature
Guest blog

Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

3 Feb 2020, 09:00 • By Valeska Gottke
Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

EU decision-makers have recognised the key role energy storage can play, integrating it into the EU’s Clean Energy Package (CEP) in some critically important ways. Valeska Gottke at BVES looks at how Germany's industry is working towards these same goals.

Feature
Interviews

Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman

28 Jan 2020, 09:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Taking charge: Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman

Despite making huge strides forward, the energy storage industry’s work in helping stakeholders across the value chain understand the technologies and the roles they can play in a renewable energy future is far from done. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Energy Storage Association chief executive, Kelly Speakes-Backman, at the forefront of the industry’s push into unchartered regulatory, policy and public affairs matters.

Feature
Analysis

Redox flow batteries for renewable energy storage

21 Jan 2020, 14:06 • By Jens Noak, Nataliya Roznyatovskaya, Chris Menictas, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos AM
Redox flow batteries for renewable energy storage

As energy storage becomes an increasingly integral part of a renewables-based system, interest in and discussion around non-lithium (and non-pumped hydro) technologies increases. A team of experts from CENELEST, a joint research venture between the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technologies and the University of New South Wales take a deep dive into redox flow batteries.

Feature
Guest blog

Long duration CAES and the affordable energy transition

15 Jan 2020, 09:32 • By Mark Howitt
Long duration CAES and the affordable energy transition

Storelectric CTO Mark Howitt puts forward the case for his company's 'innovative' adiabatic compressed air energy storage, which he claims is a long duration technology complementary to other existing and advanced tech such as batteries.

Feature
Editor's blog

Energy-Storage.news’ Top 10 blogs of 2019

2 Jan 2020, 12:53 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy-Storage.news’ Top 10 blogs of 2019

The 10 most popular blogs on Energy-Storage.news during 2019 offer a fairly strong indication of the overall topics leading industry thinking during the year - so without further ado, here they are:

Feature
Analysis

#SmartSolarStorage2020: Next year’s big story

24 Dec 2019, 08:48 • By Andy Colthorpe
#SmartSolarStorage2020: Next year’s big story

This calendar year is almost finished and Solar Media Towers will shut down for a short break between 25th December and January, but we’re already looking ahead to a New Year - a New Decade - of the energy transition.

Feature
Guest blog

Clean and lean: What a power plant should look like, from now on

19 Dec 2019, 09:12 • By Alex Au
Clean and lean: What a power plant should look like, from now on

The growth in renewable energy and clean tech is a terrific story which inspires optimism, but it can overlook how much more opportunity exists. NEXTracker CTO Alex Au looks at why tackling the now-infamous Duck Curve once and for all is a long overdue mission that needs completing - and how we can do that. The first blog entry in #SmartSolarStorage2020.

Feature
Analysis

Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

18 Nov 2019, 15:33 • By Sara Baldwin
Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

As US states work to address and enable the swift growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and energy storage, the issues surrounding their interconnection to the electric grid require close attention, Sara Baldwin, VP for regulatory affairs at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), explains.

Feature
Guest blog

Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

7 Nov 2019, 13:54 • By Hans Eric Melin
Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

Hans Eric Melin, managing director of lifecycle management consultancy Circular Energy Storage, provides a detailed list of the most valuable lessons the energy storage industry should be taking into account about end of life.

Feature
Analysis

Flex and flexibility

5 Nov 2019, 09:58 • By Liam Stoker
Flex and flexibility

Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid.