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Editor's blog

Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

20 Mar 2019, 14:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

Walking around Energy Storage Europe this year it was obvious that the show, like the market, has grown from a small handful of “strong believers” as one source put it, to a forward-looking show focused on a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario.

US Congress urged to clarify eligibility of energy storage for ITC

US Congress urged to clarify eligibility of energy storage for ITC

27 Nov 2018, 16:10

The US government has been urged to recognise the “critical role” energy storage can play in making the grid cleaner and able to accept more renewable energy, by increasing the eligibility of batteries and other technologies to receive the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

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Guest blog

We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

12 Jun 2018, 14:02 • By Patrick Clerens
We can’t afford to wait: Energy storage incentives in Europe must be fit for purpose

Only large scale and intelligent energy storage can realistically solve the issue of variable renewable electricity generation. Patrick Clerens, Secretary General at the European Association for Storage of Energy and a member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, argues that we can make it happen – but only if we get the incentives right.

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Interviews

Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

25 Oct 2017, 16:47 • By Andy Colthorpe
Quantifying the UK’s energy storage ‘world of opportunity’

Chris Pritchett of UK law firm Foot Anstey recently served as moderator for the “Developers and financiers debate” at the Energy Storage Conference at the Solar & Storage Live 2017 show in England. Afterwards, Andy Colthorpe caught up with Chris for an in-depth interview on camera.

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
Storage behind the meter: some determining factors for end consumer owned batteries

Storage behind the meter: some determining factors for end consumer owned batteries

12 Feb 2015, 16:47
• By Volker Wachenfeld

It is sometimes said that as of today there is no business case which delivers economic viability for decentralised residential battery storage systems owned by private end customers- without subsidy programmes- or they propose other solutions which offer higher benefits. Despite the discussion, the market already offers a variety of storage solutions which seem to be well accepted by the end-customer. Volker Wachenfeld of SMA explains the contrast.

UK energy minister defends record on energy storage

UK energy minister defends record on energy storage

4 Feb 2015, 16:55

The UK’s minister for energy has said that her government is not planning any framework of incentives for energy storage, but said nonetheless that public funds can help “bridge the gap” between ideas and commercialisation.

Editor's blog
To boldly go… Part II

To boldly go… Part II

18 Dec 2014, 14:23
• By Andy Colthorpe

In the second part of his exploration of the areas of the world taking a lead in supporting the deployment of storage, Andy Colthorpe looks at Germany, Japan and Puerto Rico.