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Guest blog
Energy storage and solar - a lawyer’s perspective

Energy storage and solar - a lawyer’s perspective

26 Jun 2017, 11:57
• By Elizabeth Reid

Energy storage is the next obvious addition to solar plants in the UK. Elizabeth Reid of law firm Bird & Bird takes a look at some of the drivers, opportunities - and regulatory obstacles.

SolarPower Europe outlines 10 policy priorities for solar & storage

SolarPower Europe outlines 10 policy priorities for solar & storage

28 Nov 2016, 16:03

SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission (EC) to address both solar power and energy storage in its upcoming Energy Union Package. In light of this, the association’s Task Force on solar & storage has created 10 policy priorities that will need to be considered to develop an appropriate framework for those technologies.

Editor's blog
Five issues the upcoming UK smart power consultation must resolve

Five issues the upcoming UK smart power consultation must resolve

9 Nov 2016, 16:52
• By David Pratt

As the long-awaited call for evidence (CfE) on the future of the UK’s smart power policy gets ever closer, David Pratt outlines the five key areas the UK government is seeking to address in the upcoming document.

UK storage call for evidence due “in the next couple of weeks”

UK storage call for evidence due “in the next couple of weeks”

4 Nov 2016, 14:49

The long-awaited call for evidence on UK energy storage and smart power policy, giving stakeholders the chance to put forward their views to government, will be released within the next couple of weeks according to the head of smart energy at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Analysis
Energy storage in 2016: Where do we go now?

Energy storage in 2016: Where do we go now?

29 Mar 2016, 16:10
• By Andy Colthorpe

Many have predicted 2016 will be the year when energy storage starts to live up to its hype. Andy Colthorpe canvased views from some of the leading figures and companies in the sector on the next developments a market that could help take solar and other renewables to the next level.

Guest blog
COP 21: UK policy versus UK ambition

COP 21: UK policy versus UK ambition

4 Jan 2016, 11:41
• By Dr Jill Cainey

As a climate scientist, reducing carbon emissions is at the heart of Dr Jill Cainey’s working life, but is it at the heart of UK Government policy?

UK leaves energy storage out of solar FiT review

UK leaves energy storage out of solar FiT review

17 Dec 2015, 11:24

A document setting out new policy directions on solar support says the UK government has recognised the potential of energy storage but has decided the feed-in tariff would not be an appropriate mechanism to incentivise uptake.

Guest blog
Electric vehicles won’t eliminate urban air pollution - but they could help (a lot)

Electric vehicles won’t eliminate urban air pollution - but they could help (a lot)

26 Nov 2015, 16:28
• By Melissa C. Lott

Since 2010, the cost of lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicles has dropped 60%, from $1000 to $400 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) according to analysis by BNEF. At the same time, concerns regarding urban air pollution and our need to deploy zero emission vehicles in these cities are increasing. Melissa C. Lott takes a closer look at how EVs could help - and what the limitations might be.

Interviews
Video: Electricity Storage Network on UK storage strategy, maximising renewables and COP21

Video: Electricity Storage Network on UK storage strategy, maximising renewables and COP21

3 Sep 2015, 16:13
• By Andy Colthorpe

The UK’s Electricity Storage Network advocates and educates for a better understanding of the issues surrounding various storage technologies, and how they can be among a number of resources to help balance the country’s energy networks. The ESN’s Dr Jill Cainey, a research scientist with a background in atmospheric science and climate change, was among attendees to a recent round table discussion hosted by the Energy Storage division of PV Tech Storage’s publisher, Solar Media.

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
Storage and the rise of the virtual power plant

Storage and the rise of the virtual power plant

20 Aug 2015, 15:59
• By Andy Colthorpe

Tesla’s much-hyped battery announcement in April raised important questions over what business models will drive the deployment of stationary battery storage. As Andy Colthorpe reports, one answer is the virtual power plant, in which residential and commercial battery systems are aggregated to provide grid services.

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”.