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Navigant: Energy storage PCS becoming a ‘crowded market’

Navigant: Energy storage PCS becoming a ‘crowded market’

18 Jul 2018, 15:36

The market for power conversion systems (PCS) used in energy storage is becoming “increasingly crowded” with competitors, while the diverse field of players will contribute to “rapid technological innovations and price reductions”, Navigant Research has said.

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Long time coming: Part 1

14 Jun 2018, 16:27 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming: Part 1

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the first of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe learns what the flow battery industry faces in the fight for commercialisation.

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Flow in flux: Long duration batteries in fight to commercialise

29 Mar 2018, 12:08 • By Andy Colthorpe
Flow in flux: Long duration batteries in fight to commercialise

It’s been predicted for some time that the redox flow energy storage space will, after some turmoil and rapid consolidation, find success in providing energy storage at durations of more than four hours. This past couple of weeks have been a tale of both turmoil and success.

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Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

8 Feb 2018, 14:37 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

In part 2 of a technical paper first published in PV Tech Power Vol.13, Alex Eller of Navigant Research continues his look at how one of the most significant expenses for electric utilities, maintaining and upgrading transmission and distribution (T&D) networks, could be undercut using non-wires alternatives - including energy storage.

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Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

6 Feb 2018, 14:28 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

Innovations in new distributed energy technologies are challenging conventional thinking around the most effective ways to serve electricity customers and utilise grid infrastructure. Alex Eller of Navigant Research looks at how one of the most significant expenses for electric utilities, maintaining and upgrading transmission and distribution (T&D) networks could be undercut using non-wires alternatives - including energy storage.

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Navigant on energy storage as ‘non-wires’ alternative for utilities and grid operators

16 Oct 2017, 15:30 • By Andy Colthorpe
Navigant on energy storage as ‘non-wires’ alternative for utilities and grid operators

One of the ‘value of energy storage’ questions that was being asked a lot two or three years ago was around the use of batteries and decentralised system architecture instead of traditional “poles and wires” grid networks. However, advancements in this area have been slow to materialise and Navigant Research’s recent ‘Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Deferral’ report sought to fill the knowledge gap. Andy Colthorpe took the opportunity to ask lead author Alex Eller three quick questions around the topic.

Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

18 Sep 2017, 16:32

While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees of success.

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Understanding the energy storage world leaders, anticipating the next big markets

Understanding the energy storage world leaders, anticipating the next big markets

10 Jul 2017, 11:52
• By Alex Eller

While the global energy storage industry has continued its pace of rapid growth during the past year, well-established markets remain highly concentrated in specific regions of the world. Alex Eller of Navigant Research discusses many of the factors influencing growth trends for energy storage at both utility-scale and distributed levels.

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Energy storage software will help build the grid of the future

Energy storage software will help build the grid of the future

15 Mar 2017, 15:24
• By Alex Eller

Software platforms are emerging as a crucial element in the rapidly expanding energy storage industry. Alex Eller of Navigant Research explains the crucial role software plays in underpinning the value of energy storage systems.

The Global Energy Storage Opportunity - free report available now

The Global Energy Storage Opportunity - free report available now

22 Feb 2017, 15:37

From Energy-Storage.News’ publisher comes The Global Energy Storage Opportunity, a special online-only supplement magazine that looks at some of the exciting recent developments in all segments from microgrids and residential to grid-scale and commercial.

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Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

1 Nov 2016, 15:00
• By Peter Asmus

From the outside, the VPP looks like a single power production facility that publishes one schedule of operation and can be optimised from a single remote site. From the inside, the VPP can combine a rich diversity of independent resources into a network via the sophisticated planning, scheduling, and bidding of DER-based services. Peter Asmus examines the role energy storage can play within this architecture.

Manz supplies ZSW research centre with lithium-ion battery production line

Manz supplies ZSW research centre with lithium-ion battery production line

1 Oct 2014, 16:40

German mechanical engineering company Manz has supplied a lithium-ion battery production line to a research centre for the commercial production of the batteries, initially for the e-mobility sector, at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) in Ulm.