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BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

30 Oct 2018, 13:49

Quoting an expected doubling in installed PV capacity over the next five years, a partnership between Chinese battery storage system maker BYD and European PV inverter company SMA is targeting the USA market, identifying it - along with Africa - as having “high growth potential” for the pair’s products.

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

25 Oct 2018, 13:59

As well as Elon Musk remarking that the company may have had its “best ever quarter” for solar since the SolarCity takeover, Tesla’s energy storage deployments have enjoyed a ramp up, while a fellow exec hinted the stationary battery business is constrained by cell supply.

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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.

Sonnen’s newest technology deployed in UK energy market for the first time

Sonnen’s newest technology deployed in UK energy market for the first time

24 Sep 2018, 09:49

Installations of sonnen’s latest hybrid battery storage units are underway, alongside new residential solar arrays, as part of a Local Energy Market (LEM) being built by one of the UK’s largest energy companies to test the capabilities of a virtual marketplace of distributed energy resources.

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Dentists, clouds and virtual batteries: how to drive Germany’s home storage market forwards

23 Jul 2018, 13:14 • By Florian Mayr
Dentists, clouds and virtual batteries: how to drive Germany’s home storage market forwards

What has driven the recent boom in Germany's household energy storage installation figures? What value do customers expect when adding a storage system to their homes? And more importantly, what are energy storage providers doing to sustain and accelerate growth, which can eventually unlock a true mass market? Florian Mayr of Apricum takes a closer look.