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Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

7 Oct 2019, 11:50 • By Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies
Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

The business models and technologies underpinning the development of stationary energy storage markets are evolving rapidly. Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Jan Figgener and David Haberschusz of RWTH Aachen University look at some of the key trends driving the sector forwards, in a paper which first appeared in PV Tech Power's Energy Storage Special Report 2019.

Energy Storage Special Report 2019: collected articles available for download

Energy Storage Special Report 2019: collected articles available for download

26 Sep 2019, 15:11

Energy Storage Special Report 2019, from the editorial teams behind Energy-Storage.news and PV Tech, brings you no less than seven feature articles and technical papers looking at everything from the policy and regulatory initiatives that still need to happen, to bankability and profitability of ESS, system technologies and architecture, all the way to recycling and end-of-life care for batteries.

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Open season: the next steps for energy storage

16 Sep 2019, 11:15 • By Andy Colthorpe
Open season: the next steps for energy storage

Despite the huge strides energy storage has made, significant hurdles remain before the technology in its many guises can be claimed to have fulfilled its massive potential. E-S.n editor Andy Colthorpe assesses the key successes and ongoing challenges for this indispensable part of the future power system.

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Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

15 Aug 2019, 13:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.

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In pictures: Intersolar Europe / ees Europe 2019

28 May 2019, 11:52 • By Andy Colthorpe
In pictures: Intersolar Europe / ees Europe 2019

ICYMI: This year's Intersolar Europe was accompanied by the biggest energy storage show to take place at the Munich industry bonanza. For those of you that couldn't be there, or were perhaps too busy with meetings to take in the whole show, here are some pictorial highlights and some quick commentary.

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Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

21 May 2019, 14:02 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership. Taken from the pages of PV Tech Power Vol.19, Part 1 of this article was published on the site last week.

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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.