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Analysis
The role for energy storage as an alternative to Hinkley Point C

The role for energy storage as an alternative to Hinkley Point C

17 Aug 2016, 17:15
• By James Blackman

The proposed 4GW nuclear plant in the UK has been labelled too expensive and too risky but supporters say it is crucial for the UK’s future energy mix. James Blackman looks into the realistic role energy storage technology could play in any mooted alternative plans to keep Britain’s lights on.

Interviews
Low cost batteries and teaching the network to love solar: UK energy storage views

Low cost batteries and teaching the network to love solar: UK energy storage views

8 Oct 2015, 16:13
• By Andy Colthorpe

We’ve been talking over the past few months with a large number of key and emerging players in the UK’s energy storage industry. With our show Solar Energy UK coming up next week, we thought this would be a good opportunity to share with you the thoughts of two of those players on the relationship between renewables and energy storage.

Scottish energy minister keen for joint UK storage strategy

Scottish energy minister keen for joint UK storage strategy

27 Aug 2015, 16:50

On a visit to heat battery maker Sunamp’s office, Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing outlined aims to collaborate with his counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on nationwide storage strategy, while Sunamp CEO Andrew Bissel says greater understanding of heat source batteries is needed for the technology to be included.

Editor's blog
Australian energy storage value begins behind-the-meter

Australian energy storage value begins behind-the-meter

10 Aug 2015, 17:56
• By Tom Kenning

Australia’s Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) released a hefty report on global energy storage and how it relates back to the domestic situation last month. Tom Kenning investigated one of the report’s main conclusions - that the value for energy storage in Australia, initially at least, will most likely be found behind-the-meter.

Analysis
Video: Top industry figures discuss UK residential energy storage

Video: Top industry figures discuss UK residential energy storage

6 Aug 2015, 16:36
• By Andy Colthorpe

PV Tech Storage’s publisher, Solar Media, recently conducted a round table discussion event, bringing together a range of industry figures from analysts to manufacturers, to discuss the future of the UK residential energy storage industry. While there is more in depth coverage of event to come on PV Tech Storage and through Solar Media’s various other channels, here are two short videos summing up some of the thoughts of attendees on key topics.

Interviews
Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

30 Jul 2015, 16:09
• By Andy Colthorpe

Mercom Capital Group’s second quarter 2015 report into VC funding in the energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors made for interesting reading for the battery and storage space. As PV Tech Storage noted on 21 July from the report, VC funding almost doubled over the first quarter of the year and the sector saw Arnold Schwarzenegger put his money where his green credentials are, bringing some celebrity investor gloss to the proceedings. PV Tech Storage spoke to Mercom Capital chief Raj Prabhu to delve deeper into the statistics.

Interviews
ESA: Market design, frequency response and Jigar Shah’s ‘blunt’ words on renewable

ESA: Market design, frequency response and Jigar Shah’s ‘blunt’ words on renewable

8 Jul 2015, 16:36
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe spoke to Energy Storage Association (ESA) executive director Matt Roberts a few weeks ago, shortly after the group’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Based in Washington, the organisation’s activities include advising on policy at regulatory and state level as well as encouraging technologists and researchers to share knowledge.

Interviews
ESA: Market design, frequency response and Jigar Shah’s ‘blunt’ words on renewable

ESA: Market design, frequency response and Jigar Shah’s ‘blunt’ words on renewable

8 Jul 2015, 16:36
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe spoke to Energy Storage Association (ESA) executive director Matt Roberts a few weeks ago, shortly after the group’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. Based in Washington, the organisation’s activities include advising on policy at regulatory and state level as well as encouraging technologists and researchers to share knowledge.

Guest blog
Where is the Chinese battery industry heading?

Where is the Chinese battery industry heading?

18 Jun 2015, 17:41
• By John Grimes

John Grimes of Australia’s Energy Storage Council reports back from a recent visit to China, where he took a look at the processes and state of play of some of the country’s battery manufacturers.

Robots will be next step for Li-ion quality assurance, says KIT

Robots will be next step for Li-ion quality assurance, says KIT

16 Jun 2015, 11:22

Making safe lithium-ion based home energy storage systems is not really a challenging prospect, but standards need to be adopted across the whole industry, German research and education institution Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has said.

Interviews
Finding an ‘afterlife’ for EV batteries on the grid

Finding an ‘afterlife’ for EV batteries on the grid

28 May 2015, 17:50
• By Andy Colthorpe

We often hear about the so-called ‘synergy’ between EVs and energy storage in the home. Not merely the fact that the majority of both applications for storage tend to have a lithium-ion battery-driven heartbeat at their core, but a lot has been made of the fact that the two industries could spur each other on to both lower costs and increased adoption. One company in the UK has taken on some of the challenges involved in integrating these and other related technologies.