As the year rapidly draws to a close, we bring you some of the top interview feature articles from 2022 for some light holiday reading.
Earlier this week we published the ‘Biggest projects, financing and offtake deals in the energy storage sector in 2022 (so far)’ as well as the ‘Energy-Storage.news’ Top 10 news stories of the year 2022’.
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We were very privileged to meet and speak once again this year with many of the industry’s leaders, as well as top experts and commentators and the innovators and startups that are shaping its future.
We look forward to working hard again next year to continue shining a light on one of the most important and exciting industries the world has seen.
- Interviews at RE+ 2022
September to October 2022
After the eerie scenes of the pandemic, it was terrific to see people going back to face-to-face meetings. The US’ biggest trade shows for the solar PV and energy storage industries, Solar Power International and Energy Storage International finally returned this September, together under the new RE+ brand.
At the California show, we were fortunate to meet with many leading figures, startups, experts, and just plain interesting folk. As a result, we banked Q&A articles with representatives of companies including Fluence, Powin Energy, Wärtsilä, Sunrun, Sonnen, Invinity and ESS Inc.
You can read all of those by clicking the links above, but here’s a couple of highlights for you:
11 August 2022
Morten Lund, an energy and infrastructure lawyer from US firm Stoel Rives offered his take on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and how it could impact energy storage deployment.
- ‘Nearly all’ lithium battery gigafactory projects in Europe face delays, while CATL announces second facility
18 August 2022
Multiple interviewees including experts at Delta-EE and RWTH Aachen University, and CEOs of battery makers FREYR Battery and Kontrolmatik discussed reports that a number of factors including supply chain constraints meant Europe’s wave of new battery manufacturing may come later than originally planned.
2 August 2022
Potassium-ion battery startup Group1 says its technology has comparable energy density to lithium iron phosphate (LFP) and we spoke with company CEO Alex Girau as well as Wood Mackenzie analyst to get the inside story.
8 June 2022
Expert Dr Bruce Mountain of the Victorian Energy Policy Centre explained how a deployment target scheme could transform the economics of storage in Australia and help the government fulfil promises to voters. Happily, something along the lines of what Mountain proposed appears to be on the way.
- “A platform company, not a battery one”: Powin Energy CEO on software, diversification and supply chains
25 May 2022
Geoff Brown, CEO of top five-ranked system integrator Powin Energy as determined by I.H.S Markit’s annual rankings, discusses the company’s strategy for the coming years.
- Gore Street Capital spreads its wings: Greece and Italy ‘interesting’ markets but Germany the ‘big opportunity’
27 April 2022
Energy storage investor Gore Street Capital’s CEO Alex O’Cinneide discussed its fund’s recent international expansion outside the UK/Ireland and which markets are most of interest.
7 March 2022
Executives from two long-duration flow battery energy storage providers, ESS Inc. and Invinity Energy Systems spoke with Energy-Storage.news at the annual Energy Storage Summit, hosted in London by our publisher Solar Media.
Of course, this was pretty much just a fraction of the interviews we published during 2022. You can read more at the link here, or you can see all of our published feature articles, including interviews, blogs and analysis, at the link here.
Thanks to the more than 1.5 million visitors to the site this year, who made more than 3.6 million page views. Of course we’d also like to thank everybody that worked with us, from interviewees and contacts that provided valuable insights and contributed comments, opinions and analysis, to our sponsors and partners whose support makes it all possible.
We hope to see you next year, whether in person or online.
Energy-Storage.news’ publisher Solar Media will host the eighth annual Energy Storage Summit EU in London, 22-23 February 2023. This year it is moving to a larger venue, bringing together Europe’s leading investors, policymakers, developers, utilities, energy buyers and service providers all in one place. Visit the official site for more info.
A month later comes the 5th Energy Storage Summit USA, 28-29 March 2023 in Austin, Texas. Featuring a packed programme of panels, presentations and fireside chats from industry leaders focusing on accelerating the market for energy storage across the country. For more information, go to the website.
Then on 11-12 July, 2023, Solar Media will host the 1st Energy Storage Summit Asia in Singapore. The event will help give clarity on this nascent, yet quickly growing market, bringing together a community of credible independent generators, policymakers, banks, funds, off-takers and technology providers. For more information, go to the website.