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Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

7 Oct 2019, 11:50 • By Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies
Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

The business models and technologies underpinning the development of stationary energy storage markets are evolving rapidly. Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Jan Figgener and David Haberschusz of RWTH Aachen University look at some of the key trends driving the sector forwards, in a paper which first appeared in PV Tech Power's Energy Storage Special Report 2019.

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Open season: the next steps for energy storage

16 Sep 2019, 11:15 • By Andy Colthorpe
Open season: the next steps for energy storage

Despite the huge strides energy storage has made, significant hurdles remain before the technology in its many guises can be claimed to have fulfilled its massive potential. E-S.n editor Andy Colthorpe assesses the key successes and ongoing challenges for this indispensable part of the future power system.

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Cryogenic, long-duration energy storage in a 100% clean energy future

28 Mar 2019, 15:53 • By Dr Javier Cavada
Cryogenic, long-duration energy storage in a 100% clean energy future

A key missing piece in the clean energy puzzle is the question of how to provide baseload power in an electricity system dominated by intermittent renewables. Javier Cavada of Highview Power examines cryogenic long-duration storage as a possible solution.

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Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 2

19 Dec 2018, 17:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 2

Andy Colthorpe spoke with Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance on what sort of role energy storage will play in reaching the ‘100% carbon-free retail electricity’ goal of the state’s SB100 legislation. This is Part 2 of a feature interview originally included in Solar Media's quarterly journal PV Tech Power.

‘Storage & Smart Power’ returns in latest PV TECH POWER journal

‘Storage & Smart Power’ returns in latest PV TECH POWER journal

10 Dec 2018, 18:15

The latest edition of PV Tech Power, Solar Media’s quarterly technical journal for the downstream solar PV industry is now available online, including ‘Storage & Smart Power’, a dedicated section brought to you by the team here at Energy-Storage.news.

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Long time coming: Part 2

2 Oct 2018, 12:57 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming: Part 2

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the second of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe dives deeper into questions of bankability, market segmentation and manufacturing strategies with four very different providers of flow energy storage technology.

CellCube: 4-hours is just ‘tip of peaking capacity iceberg’

CellCube: 4-hours is just ‘tip of peaking capacity iceberg’

15 Aug 2018, 16:17

Recent moves in California to develop large-scale energy storage with four hours’ storage duration are just the beginning of a move towards using batteries as a capacity resource, the president of flow battery company CellCube has said.

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Long time coming: Part 1

14 Jun 2018, 16:27 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming: Part 1

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the first of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe learns what the flow battery industry faces in the fight for commercialisation.

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Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest

29 Jan 2018, 15:30 • By Andy Colthorpe
Jigar Shah: On green money and the freedom to invest

SunEdison founder and solar financing pioneer Jigar Shah talked to Andy Colthorpe about having the 'freedom to invest' for the biggest impact and why, with traditional lenders still reluctant to finance energy storage, there will always be space for frontrunners who are able to properly understand the value propositions of new and innovative sustainable technologies.

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Blockchain, energy storage as T&D infrastructure and Jigar Shah’s ‘freedom to invest’

19 Dec 2017, 13:34 • By Andy Colthorpe
Blockchain, energy storage as T&D infrastructure and Jigar Shah’s ‘freedom to invest’

The digital ledger system blockchain has been both praised and misunderstood in equal measure and its relationship to the physical world of electrons is at its earliest stages of exploration. In the latest ‘Storage & Smart Power’ section of PV Tech Power, Carsten Reincke-Collon, CTO of Younicos looks at how energy storage and management software will interact with blockchain-led or blockchain-like systems of data processing and recording.