Articles tagged with: Solar Pv

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

31 Mar 2020, 07:27

An auction for 700MW of grid energy capacity in Portugal is being configured to allow bids from solar and also solar-plus-storage projects to participate on a competitive basis, with guaranteed payments for energy storage co-located projects to use a capping mechanism in the event of 'price spikes'.

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Clean and lean: What a power plant should look like, from now on

19 Dec 2019, 09:12 • By Alex Au
Clean and lean: What a power plant should look like, from now on

The growth in renewable energy and clean tech is a terrific story which inspires optimism, but it can overlook how much more opportunity exists. NEXTracker CTO Alex Au looks at why tackling the now-infamous Duck Curve once and for all is a long overdue mission that needs completing - and how we can do that. The first blog entry in #SmartSolarStorage2020.

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Bankable and insurable energy storage: a necessary next step for renewable energy

21 Oct 2019, 13:53 • By Jan Geder
Bankable and insurable energy storage: a necessary next step for renewable energy

The rapid acceleration in energy storage deployment expected over the coming years will require innovation in the quality and safety standards underpinning new battery and associated technologies. VDE’s Jan Geder looks at the technical work underway to ensure the coming storage boom has firm bankability and insurability foundations.

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California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun

11 Sep 2019, 14:02 • By Janice Lin, Jack Chang
California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun

California’s success in embracing renewable energy technologies, particularly solar, has brought with it challenges around reliability of supply to consumers. Janice Lin and Jack Chang of Strategen explore how the Golden State is pioneering the deployment of energy storage as it pursues its goal of complete energy decarbonisation by 2045.

Ontario IESO launches its first-ever local electricity market

Ontario IESO launches its first-ever local electricity market

4 Sep 2019, 13:03

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is set to launch a demonstration of how solar panels, energy storage and customer-sited demand side response (DSR) can be used to drive down costs of the IESO’s network.

Listen App: Our big solar (and storage) chat is now a podcast

Listen App: Our big solar (and storage) chat is now a podcast

2 Jul 2019, 11:27

Originally hosted on the Energy-Storage.news YouTube channel and of course the site itself as a video feature, our recent Editors’ Chat at Intersolar Europe / ees Europe 2019 is now the first episode to run on Solar Media’s new podcast channel.

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Energy Storage Summit 2019: Exclusive Big Topic interviews in London

2 Apr 2019, 08:01 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy Storage Summit 2019: Exclusive Big Topic interviews in London

Following February’s excellent Energy Storage Summit at London’s Victoria Park Plaza hotel and hosted by our publisher Solar Media, here’s a short series of videos posing some of the big questions around energy storage, renewables, climate change, business and the industry, and more.

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Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

18 Mar 2019, 15:05 • By Marty Rogers
Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

Unlike the solar PV sector where there’s often an attitude of “let’s sell the project first and worry about O&M later,” storage projects must have services built in to the thinking and financial process from the beginning. With storage, a strong O&M plan and team become part and parcel of making and closing a strong productive deal, NEXTracker's Marty Rogers argues.