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PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

4 Mar 2020, 06:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

It has always been anticipated that by the early 2020s, the feed-in tariff would have tapered away in Japan’s booming solar market. Andy Colthorpe speaks with analyst Izumi Kaizuka at RTS Corporation to learn more about what the future holds for post-subsidy solar in Japan.

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Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

2 Mar 2020, 13:26 • By Sara Baldwin
Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

As more US states take steps to ensure energy storage can be integrated on the grid and contribute to the achievement of aggressive clean energy goals, the implementation details are critical, says Sara Baldwin of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

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China and the world take on the coronavirus

24 Feb 2020, 07:09 • By Andy Colthorpe
China and the world take on the coronavirus

Dimitrios Pappas, analyst at new energy consultancy Delta-EE, considers the impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on the energy transition, particularly for batteries used in EVs and ESS, while Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe adds his own take.

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All signs point to energy storage’s rapid growth beyond 2020

17 Feb 2020, 11:45 • By Ricardo F. Rodriguez
All signs point to energy storage’s rapid growth beyond 2020

As we move into a new decade, the question is whether the burgeoning US energy storage industry will be able to maintain its current path of rapid growth. All signs suggest that it will, argues Ricardo F. Rodriguez of Navigant Research.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: