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Analysis
Microgrids on the cusp

Microgrids on the cusp

7 Feb 2017, 15:53
• By Thomas Hillig

The remote microgrid market is maturing regarding technology and financing. Now improved sales and marketing methods are needed to commercialise the huge potential on offer in this burgeoning market segment, writes Thomas Hillig.

Guest blog
Examining the use cases for industrial-scale battery storage

Examining the use cases for industrial-scale battery storage

22 Oct 2015, 15:18
• By Volker Wachenfeld

In contrast to “behind-the-meter” household energy storage systems, whose operational strategy is generally aimed at local financial optimisation of power consumption, the use cases for battery technologies on an industrial scale are primarily determined by the requirements of the electricity supply grids, particularly the regional distribution grids. SMA’s Voker Wachenfeld and Dr Alexsandra Sasa Bukvic-Schaefer take a closer look at some of the demands and applications driving the sector forward.

India to assess multiple levels of value in renewables-integrating storage

India to assess multiple levels of value in renewables-integrating storage

7 Aug 2015, 09:52

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) for energy storage demonstration projects to integrate renewables, recognising that the technology “has the potential to become highly attractive for both grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy applications”.

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.

Spanish fines for self-consumption double that for leaking radioactive waste

Spanish fines for self-consumption double that for leaking radioactive waste

16 Jun 2015, 09:13

A proposed “sun tax” on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain could increase payback time from around 16 years to 31 years under a new draft Law put forward by the Spanish Government. Hefty fines for infringement, capped at €60 million (US$67.7 million), have also been proposed.

Interviews
Energy storage: Supporting IRENA’s 2030 vision for doubling global renewables

Energy storage: Supporting IRENA’s 2030 vision for doubling global renewables

21 May 2015, 15:01
• By Andy Colthorpe

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is set to launch a technology roadmap for electricity storage at the solar industry conference and exhibition Intersolar Europe next month. IRENA technology roadmap analyst Ruud Kempener spoke to Andy Colthorpe about the project.

Guest blog
Energy storage in Australia - a view from the ground as the market takes off

Energy storage in Australia - a view from the ground as the market takes off

5 Feb 2015, 17:25
• By John Grimes

For decades Australia has been at the forefront in deploying renewable energy, coupled with energy storage solutions, in off grid and fringe of grid areas across remote Australia.  Many communities have transitioned away from polluting and expensive diesel generators and now use reliable and sustainable renewable energy and energy storage solutions.  But it is only now that the full impact of lower energy storage costs are becoming clear, writes John Grimes of the Australian Energy Storage Council.