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Many things to many people: Virtual power plants Q&A with SolarEdge

7 May 2018, 16:49 • By Andy Colthorpe
Many things to many people: Virtual power plants Q&A with SolarEdge

Israel-headquartered SolarEdge launched a software platform for aggregating household energy storage units - and other distributed energy equipment - into virtual power plants, last week. The company’s solution has already been chosen for a VPP project in Australia by AGL, one of the country’s biggest utilities. The commercial launch of the VPP platform direct to customers is now underway. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Lior Handelsman, one of SolarEdge’s founders and vice president of marketing and product strategy.

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Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

30 Apr 2018, 16:59 • By Dr. Florian Wessendorf, James Greenberger
Headliners: ees North America brings key energy storage trends to life

Intersolar Managing Director Dr. Florian Wessendorf and NAATBatt International Executive Director James Greenberger have collaborated to forecast top trends that are expected to dominate the ees North America show floor this year.

BP launches battery storage pilot with Tesla

BP launches battery storage pilot with Tesla

10 Apr 2018, 16:10

Oil and gas giant British Petroleum has partnered with Tesla to install a storage battery at one of its subsidiaries’ wind farms in South Dakota, US, as part of a pilot program which could see the firm further embrace battery storage.

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Forget Brexit: Europe and Britain can unite in energy storage and climate change goals

20 Mar 2018, 14:41 • By Andy Colthorpe
Forget Brexit: Europe and Britain can unite in energy storage and climate change goals

Already this year we’ve been able to learn directly about the energy storage market in Europe from the Energy Storage Summit in London at the end of February and Energy Storage Europe in Dusseldorf, which just took place last week. Andy Colthorpe summarises what he's seen and heard.

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Interviews

Gigafactories, e-rickshaws and renewables integration: India Energy Storage Alliance interview

7 Mar 2018, 16:39 • By Andy Colthorpe
Gigafactories, e-rickshaws and renewables integration: India Energy Storage Alliance interview

Dr Rahul Walawalkar is president and MD of Customized Energy Solutions and an executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance. A proud evangelist for renewables and advanced energy storage technologies, Andy Colthorpe asked him about what 2017 meant for India’s storage industry and what’s getting him enthused – or apprehensive – about 2018.

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From ‘squishy batteries’ to pre-packaged systems - how the times are changing

From ‘squishy batteries’ to pre-packaged systems - how the times are changing

6 Mar 2018, 14:44
• By Andy Colthorpe

ELM FieldSight has partnered with power conversion specialist Ideal Power on a number of microgrid and related projects, designing and supplying the control system that makes the system tick, balancing the different distributed energy sources plugged into it. Vice president of operations Jason Petermeier shared his thoughts on recent projects, not-so-recent projects and where microgrids are heading.

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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.

Sonnen adds EVs to Virtual Power Plant ‘community’

Sonnen adds EVs to Virtual Power Plant ‘community’

23 Feb 2018, 15:51

Germany’s sonnen introduced a scheme a while back in which customers pay a flat, reduced rate for their electricity each month while the company aggregate their batteries together to benefit the grid – and now the offer has been extended to electric vehicle owners.