The stationary energy storage industry, with batteries as the prime mover, has enjoyed a series of record years of deployment across North America, Europe and Asia in particular, but what comes next after that first wave? What are the challenges still posed for the ‘mainstream’ adoption of cost-effective energy storage technologies in a modern, low-carbon grid?
Energy Storage Special Report 2019, from the editorial teams behind Energy-Storage.news and PV Tech, brings you no less than seven feature articles and technical papers looking at everything from the policy and regulatory initiatives that still need to happen, to bankability and profitability of ESS, system technologies and architecture, all the way to recycling and end-of-life care for batteries. We’ve collected together these articles from Volume 20 of PV Tech Power, the downstream solar industry journal from our publisher Solar Media, which celebrates its fifth birthday this quarter.
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Additionally, we’ve also thrown in Energy-Storage.news’ contributed section of the journal, Storage & Smart Power, to this edition of the report: with three further feature articles on the UK’s recent blackouts and how batteries can help maintain system stability, the role of flexibility in smarter energy networks and finally a fascinating technical paper on the role batteries can play in delivering a ‘synchronous grid takeover’.
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