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‘Germany is still our most important market’: Sonnen’s Philipp Schröder

‘Germany is still our most important market’: Sonnen’s Philipp Schröder

30 May 2017, 10:34
• By Andy Colthorpe

With Intersolar Europe and the accompaying ees Europe events taking place this week for PV systems and energy storage respectively in Munich, we thought it timely to speak with Philipp Schröder, managing director for sales and marketing at Germany's leading storage provider, Sonnen.

Guest blog
Industrial-scale flow machines: Unlocking the full potential of renewable energy

Industrial-scale flow machines: Unlocking the full potential of renewable energy

19 Apr 2017, 11:18
• By Scott McGregor

Clearly, renewable energy is now a viable alternative to traditional generation from a cost perspective. However solar and wind's penetration of the grid is constrained by ageing infrastructure, high grid connection costs and their intermittent, weather-dependent nature. Scott McGregor looks at how long-duration energy storage on an industrial scale can help.

Guest blog
Energy storage software will help build the grid of the future

Energy storage software will help build the grid of the future

15 Mar 2017, 15:24
• By Alex Eller

Software platforms are emerging as a crucial element in the rapidly expanding energy storage industry. Alex Eller of Navigant Research explains the crucial role software plays in underpinning the value of energy storage systems.

Feature
Analysis

Energy storage system integrators: Six of the best

28 Feb 2017, 14:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy storage system integrators: Six of the best

To mark the launch of the new-look Energy-Storage.News site, our team profile six of the leading global system integrators working in energy storage today.

Editor's blog
Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

27 Dec 2016, 09:00
• By Andy Colthorpe

Every year sees energy storage build on the success of the preceding one, it seems, and this year we were able to carry insights and opinions from some of the best placed participants and observers. Here’s our picks for the content most representative of the year it’s been, as well as the 10 most read news stories on the site.

Guest blog
AC vs DC-Coupled Batteries: What you should know

AC vs DC-Coupled Batteries: What you should know

21 Dec 2016, 12:16
• By Greg Wolfson

There is no shortage of vendors looking to offer batteries and energy storage for the residential market. Greg Wolfson of Enphase discusses AC- and DC- coupling of batteries and why his company felt AC is the way to go.

Interviews
Behind the largest battery storage system in the US

Behind the largest battery storage system in the US

25 Aug 2016, 16:11
• By Tom Kenning

Brian Perusse, vice president of AES Energy Storage and Jim Avery, chief development officer of SDG&E discuss the largest battery-based storage system in the US, set to stand at 30MW in California.

Guest blog
Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

Tesla’s second master plan: A look ahead

25 Jul 2016, 14:42
• By Tom Kenning

It’s no surprise that Elon Musk’s announcement that he was working on Tesla’s second master plan was met with great anticipation. Lux Research’s Chris Robinson looks in depth at the new strategy, which included autonomy, solar power, some vehicles we expected, and some vehicles we didn’t.

Interviews
Solarwatt’s Pol Spronck discusses the latest expansion into the UK

Solarwatt’s Pol Spronck discusses the latest expansion into the UK

22 Jul 2016, 09:41
• By David Pratt

German PV module and storage manufacturer Solarwatt recently announced its intention to expand into the UK market with the launch of its MyReserve storage system.Energy Storage News caught up with Pol Spronck, Solarwatt’s international sales manager, to discuss the latest expansion and with the company is hoping to bring to the UK.

Analysis
20 energy storage disruptors

20 energy storage disruptors

15 Jun 2016, 14:28
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe and Ben Willis profile some of the companies and technologies making waves in the fast-changing world of stationary energy storage, in a feature article which originally appeared in the seventh issue of PV Tech Power.

Editor's blog
Energy Storage Summit: A snapshot of the UK energy storage space

Energy Storage Summit: A snapshot of the UK energy storage space

27 Apr 2016, 08:12
• By Andy Colthorpe

This week, at the Energy Storage Summit in London on Thursday, Solar Media brings together a broad range of stakeholders as the country goes through some defining moments in infrastructure and energy policy. Here are some interesting recent developments in the space – and who you might expect to meet if you make it to Twickenham Stadium.

Interviews
VIDEO: Storage tech and the future of energy with Sonnen’s UK chief

VIDEO: Storage tech and the future of energy with Sonnen’s UK chief

29 Mar 2016, 10:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

In the second part of our video interview with Sonnen’s UK director, Martin Allman, we look into the future. We talk smart meters, community energy trading, which steps forward Britain is ready to take – and why the industry needs to walk before it can run.

Interviews
VIDEO: Heat battery production by Scotland’s Sunamp

VIDEO: Heat battery production by Scotland’s Sunamp

17 Mar 2016, 17:05
• By Andy Colthorpe

Energy Storage News visited the offices and production facilities of Sunamp, a maker of heat batteries, in East Lothian, Scotland to hear how the systems are made and how they were developed.