Articles tagged with: Renewables Integration

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Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

25 Mar 2020, 13:46 • By Liam Stoker
Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

With industry heavyweights eyeing up developments of solar-wind-storage projects, Liam Stoker uncovers what’s really driving hybrid power plants, and the regulatory and financing hurdles that must be surpassed to deliver them.

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

Energy storage in Europe: Big things expected despite 2019 slowdown

24 Mar 2020, 05:58

With many climate protection advocates as well as the industry itself calling on Europe’s lawmakers to recognise the importance of energy storage, a “significant slowdown” in 2019 is expected to be countered with a more positive outlook going forwards.

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Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

23 Mar 2020, 14:21 • By Florian Mayr
Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

In this article, experts at consultancy Apricum examine with some simple “reverse engineering” how recent low solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA were achieved, yet another example of the competitiveness of energy storage and new market opportunities emerging via storage-plus-renewables projects.

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Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

16 Mar 2020, 07:30 • By Paul Verrill
Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

Paul Verrill, director of energy data analysis & consultancy firm EnAppSys, explains how renewable energy generation, with the integration of smart grid technologies and efficiency energy storage systems, can create a sustainable power system for the future.

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Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

6 Mar 2020, 14:33 • By Andy Colthorpe
Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

With Japanese companies keen to learn from their counterparts in deregulated energy markets such as the UK, the Japan Energy Challenge provided the ideal forum for exchanging ideas. Andy Colthorpe reports.

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PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

4 Mar 2020, 06:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

It has always been anticipated that by the early 2020s, the feed-in tariff would have tapered away in Japan’s booming solar market. Andy Colthorpe speaks with analyst Izumi Kaizuka at RTS Corporation to learn more about what the future holds for post-subsidy solar in Japan.

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Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

2 Mar 2020, 13:26 • By Sara Baldwin
Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

As more US states take steps to ensure energy storage can be integrated on the grid and contribute to the achievement of aggressive clean energy goals, the implementation details are critical, says Sara Baldwin of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)