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Taking smart to the edges of the world - Part 2

2 Aug 2018, 12:30 • By David Pratt
Taking smart to the edges of the world - Part 2

Islands around the world provide ideal conditions for trialling new approaches to energy provision. David Pratt reports on how cutting-edge renewable energy, storage and smart grid technologies are being rolled out to geographically isolated communities. Part 2 of this feature article continues with a look at how some of these projects could provide real-time lessons for the global clean energy transition.

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Taking smart to the edges of the world - Part 1

30 Jul 2018, 13:02 • By David Pratt
Taking smart to the edges of the world - Part 1

Islands around the world provide ideal conditions for trialling new approaches to energy provision. David Pratt reports on some of the work going on globally to bring the benefits of cutting-edge renewable energy, storage and smart grid technologies to the world’s geographically isolated communities. To be continued later this week on Energy-Storage.news.

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Rice, rays and recharge: How an Indian village got 24/7 clean energy

20 Jul 2018, 13:34 • By Tom Kenning
Rice, rays and recharge: How an Indian village got 24/7 clean energy

Tom Kenning of PV Tech/Energy-Storage.news visited a village in the heart of the North Indian plains where Uttar Pradesh borders Bihar, to see how a bold mix of biomass, solar and energy storage technologies is transforming local businesses by providing round-the-clock clean energy at prices cheaper than those of the main grid – all the while helping to solve India’s long struggle with power theft.

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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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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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Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

31 May 2018, 09:14
• By Tom Kenning

Close on heels of its recent announcement on forming a new global unit focused on the hybrid and energy storage market, Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson has won a captive solar-diesel-storage microgrid project in Africa. Energy-Storage.News caught up with Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at Sterling and Wilson, to find out more.

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Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

23 Apr 2018, 17:13 • By Dr Andy Bush
Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

The huge increase in demand for safe and reliable batteries to store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind heralds a new lease of life for advanced lead batteries, argues Dr Andy Bush of the International Lead Association.

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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.

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Mission-critical: Challenges in building resilient microgrids for the US Military

19 Feb 2018, 16:50 • By Lisa Laughner
Mission-critical: Challenges in building resilient microgrids for the US Military

Microgrids ensure energy security for mission-critical loads at military bases, and reduce reliance on fuel during grid outages. While they have much in common with many of the technologies used in 'other' microgrids, the stringent technical requirements involved add a new layer of complexity, explain Lisa Laughner and Tony Soverns from provider Go Electric.