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‘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

Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

30 Apr 2018, 16:59 • By Dr. Florian Wessendorf, James Greenberger
Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

Intersolar Managing Director Dr. Florian Wessendorf and NAATBatt International Executive Director James Greenberger have collaborated to forecast top trends that are expected to dominate the ees North America show floor this year.

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Grid defection gains ground in Europe as consumers seek energy cost reduction

Grid defection gains ground in Europe as consumers seek energy cost reduction

24 Jul 2017, 11:59
• By Julian Jansen

On the back of rapidly decreasing costs for energy storage and solar photovoltaics (PV), consumers wishing to achieve a low-cost and reliable supply of power are considering grid defection—or at least, partial grid-defection—as an increasingly attractive alternative. Julian Jansen, analyst at IHS looks at the economics of grid defection in Europe today and in the future - and how its proliferation could impact the energy industry as a whole.

Guest blog
How are disruptive business models shaping the European energy storage market?

How are disruptive business models shaping the European energy storage market?

30 Nov 2016, 14:22
• By Julian Jansen

New value propositions which will radically change the way energy is generated and used by end-customers are already accelerating energy storage market growth. Julian Jansen of Delta-ee takes a look at three distinctive types of business model which are taking shape.

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Storage is the missing piece in solving the energy trilemma, it’s time to deliver it

Storage is the missing piece in solving the energy trilemma, it’s time to deliver it

13 Jul 2016, 14:54
• By John Parnell

Commercially viable energy storage has the potential to change the game by solving the energy trilemma. Arshad Saleem, from KIC InnoEnergy, which invests in and supports European sustainable energy, says marrying start-up innovation and big business experience could accelerate the journey to viability.

Interviews
Go with the flow: RedT on revenue stacking and the coming of long duration storage

Go with the flow: RedT on revenue stacking and the coming of long duration storage

20 Apr 2016, 17:26
• By Andy Colthorpe

While the effectiveness of flow batteries in islanded situations is quickly being recognised, on the grid, the cost of providing that storage is still seen as something of an inhibitor to uptake. Andy Colthorpe spoke with the RedT CEO, Scott McGregor, to get his views on how flow batteries can thrive – and why lithium-ion is not the enemy.

Interviews
2016: ‘Bullet proof’ investments, favourable exits for software start-ups and the Intern

2016: ‘Bullet proof’ investments, favourable exits for software start-ups and the Intern

1 Mar 2016, 01:07
• By Andy Colthorpe

In the simplest terms, if 2014 was the year of test deployments and proving storage can work, 2015 was a year of getting things done. But what are the big trends likely to drive the space on in 2016? Lux Research closely tracks the energy storage industry, in combination with solar, in terms of its synergy with EVs and in its own right. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Lux analyst Cosmin Laslau to get his views and predictions on what we can expect to see this year.

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Optimising battery storage to extract maximum value

Optimising battery storage to extract maximum value

15 Jan 2016, 12:20
• By Matthew Hunt

Placing a battery onto the grid is an economic investment. Matthew Hunt from the UK’s Chargesync discusses strategies for extracting the maximum value from devices and systems through optimising performance.