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Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

12 Jul 2018, 11:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

In the second part of our interview with Valts Grintals, analyst at Delta-ee we discuss why behind-the-meter energy storage, including commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential installations, contributed so much to the market’s recent success.

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Interviews

Europe in focus: What drove 2017’s record-breaking deployment figures?

9 Jul 2018, 17:26 • By Andy Colthorpe
Europe in focus: What drove 2017’s record-breaking deployment figures?

After reporting last week on the findings from EMMES, the European Market Monitor on Energy Storage from Delta-ee and trade association EASE, which demonstrated a big rise in installations by MWh in 2017 across the continent, we delved further behind another record-breaking year with the report’s lead author, Valts Grintals of Delta-ee.

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Analysis

‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

25 Jun 2018, 13:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

Even among high level stakeholders, there are real gaps in education, knowledge and understanding of what energy storage is, and what it can do. We were privileged at last week’s Intersolar Europe/ees Europe shows in Munich, Germany, to be joined by four leading thinkers – and doers – in the energy storage industry, who helped us tackle this difficult question.

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Guest blog

We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

12 Jun 2018, 14:02 • By Patrick Clerens
We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

Only large scale and intelligent energy storage can realistically solve the issue of variable renewable electricity generation. Patrick Clerens, Secretary General at the European Association for Storage of Energy and a member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, argues that we can make it happen – but only if we get the incentives right.

Alfen’s owner Infestos confirms Dutch Euronext IPO

Alfen’s owner Infestos confirms Dutch Euronext IPO

1 Mar 2018, 13:16

Dutch energy storage system and related technologies provider Alfen has confirmed its IPO and listing on the Amsterdam Euronext stock exchange, first announced in December 2017, will go ahead.

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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.

SolarEdge rolls out new integrated residential solution throughout Europe

SolarEdge rolls out new integrated residential solution throughout Europe

1 Mar 2017, 11:53

SolarEdge is rolling out a new complete residential solution throughout Europe that combines inverters, storage and home automation. The idea is to manage and monitor electricity consumption, solar energy generation and storage through one central device control that enables enhanced energy independence and increases self-consumption.

SolarPower Europe outlines 10 policy priorities for solar & storage

SolarPower Europe outlines 10 policy priorities for solar & storage

28 Nov 2016, 16:03

SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission (EC) to address both solar power and energy storage in its upcoming Energy Union Package. In light of this, the association’s Task Force on solar & storage has created 10 policy priorities that will need to be considered to develop an appropriate framework for those technologies.

European Parliament makes the case for energy storage regulation

European Parliament makes the case for energy storage regulation

15 Sep 2016, 12:05

The European Parliament’s committee for industry, research and energy (ITRE) has approved a new report that proposes amendments around electricity storage in the proposed ‘Winter Package’ legislation, due to be finalised in December.

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The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

18 May 2016, 16:30
• By Dr Jill Cainey

As Britain ponders its future in the European Union, Dr Jill Cainey of UK trade group the Electricity Storage Network discusses how grid codes will remain a binding factor in the continent’s electricity markets, regardless of the outcome of the referendum.

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UK energy storage – from the exhibition hall to deployment

UK energy storage – from the exhibition hall to deployment

6 Nov 2014, 16:38
• By Andy Colthorpe

Energy storage-themed sessions at Solar Energy UK were extremely well attended and discussions were by all accounts lively and fascinating. Andy Colthorpe took the opportunity to go into some of the topics in more depth with some of the speakers.