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2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

3 Jan 2019, 14:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

After another record-breaking year, in which the US surpassed 1GWh of deployed energy storage and China began its programme of building flow batteries several hundred megawatts in size each, we canvassed opinion on what 2018’s biggest challenges and successes were. In this first part, we look at the challenges faced by the industry in 2018.

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Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

20 Dec 2018, 14:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

Britain’s feed-in tariff scheme will close in full to new applicants from 31 March 2019 and the end of the present scheme without an explicit next step laid out is troubling for many in the renewable energy industries and those that care about energy security and climate change.

UK could replace C&I ‘demand charges’ with fixed fees

UK could replace C&I ‘demand charges’ with fixed fees

3 Dec 2018, 16:24

UK energy market regulator Ofgem has set out a plan which would see fixed charges applied to all final demand network users irrespective of their ability to reduce their impact on the grid through generation or flexibility.

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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.

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

9 Jul 2018, 12:08

Australia’s energy and environment minister has hailed the country’s accelerating residential energy storage sales as a report has emerged from Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel which says the “financial equation is straightforward” for adding batteries to home PV systems.

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

11 Jun 2018, 14:48

In the past week, developer RES Group has just got a front-of-meter battery project underway for a utility company in northern Germany, while storage system provider Tesvolt has just signed a deal with another utility in the European country to distribute energy storage behind-the-meter for commercial customers.

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Flexible multiport power conversion systems deliver resilient hybrid microgrids

6 Mar 2018, 14:25 • By John Merritt
Flexible multiport power conversion systems deliver resilient hybrid microgrids

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters such as hurricanes. John Merritt of Ideal Power looks at some of the emerging solutions to building more resilient energy systems through the deployment of microgrids that combine multiple energy generation and storage technologies.

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Household energy storage batteries: Myths and realities

Household energy storage batteries: Myths and realities

2 Oct 2017, 11:03
• By Ian Murray

Managing director of UK energy storage manufacturer Powerflow, Ian Murray, addresses some FAQs on what consumers should be asking about batteries before buying them for their houses.

Fraunhofer: Energy storage system safety still needs to adapt for Li-Ion

Fraunhofer: Energy storage system safety still needs to adapt for Li-Ion

22 Aug 2017, 14:39

Regulations for the safe use of energy storage systems still need adaptation to “accommodate a broader use of energy storage with higher energy content like lithium-ion batteries in private homes”, experts at Fraunhofer ISE (Institute for Solar Energy Systems) have said.