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RedT shows off vanadium stack with augmented reality app

16 Jul 2018, 13:42 • By Andy Colthorpe
RedT shows off vanadium stack with augmented reality app

As an interactive way to introduce its third generation of stacks, vanadium redox flow storage maker RedT debuted its augmented reality app at Intersolar Europe/ees Europe this year.

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

9 Jul 2018, 12:08

Australia’s energy and environment minister has hailed the country’s accelerating residential energy storage sales as a report has emerged from Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel which says the “financial equation is straightforward” for adding batteries to home PV systems.

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Trojan Battery: In praise of lead acid for solar-plus-storage

4 Jul 2018, 13:40 • By Andy Colthorpe
Trojan Battery: In praise of lead acid for solar-plus-storage

Despite the growing interest and deployment figures for lithium-ion batteries for stationary energy storage, its ‘predecessor’ lead acid still has a strong role to play in enabling more and more people to go solar, a representative of Trojan Battery has argued.

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‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

25 Jun 2018, 13:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

Even among high level stakeholders, there are real gaps in education, knowledge and understanding of what energy storage is, and what it can do. We were privileged at last week’s Intersolar Europe/ees Europe shows in Munich, Germany, to be joined by four leading thinkers – and doers – in the energy storage industry, who helped us tackle this difficult question.

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Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

19 Jun 2018, 17:44
• By Andy Colthorpe

This week the editorial teams of Solar Media’s international brands, PV Tech and Energy-Storage.news, will be among those travelling to Munich for the Intersolar Europe trade show, which once again includes the electrical energy storage Europe (ees Europe) event.

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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.

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

11 Jun 2018, 14:48

In the past week, developer RES Group has just got a front-of-meter battery project underway for a utility company in northern Germany, while storage system provider Tesvolt has just signed a deal with another utility in the European country to distribute energy storage behind-the-meter for commercial customers.

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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.