Articles tagged with: Aggregation

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The beauty of distributed energy storage: Sunverge CEO Martin Milani’s ‘different view’

28 May 2020, 09:28 • By Andy Colthorpe
The beauty of distributed energy storage: Sunverge CEO Martin Milani’s ‘different view’

Sunverge has been active in the market since 2011 and Martin Milani became chief executive officer (CEO) in late 2017, taking over from company founder Ken Munson. One of the pioneers of using aggregated residential energy storage systems to create virtual power plants (VPPs), here’s some of the backstory and where the company is going these days, as told to Andy Colthorpe.

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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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Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

28 Oct 2019, 11:21 • By Liam Stoker
Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

At 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.

Home P2P trading frontrunner Ensync’s assets up for sale

Home P2P trading frontrunner Ensync’s assets up for sale

24 May 2019, 14:02

Assets are up for sale following the bankruptcy of EnSync, a networked smart home solutions provider from the US which has been using battery energy storage to aggregate connected systems for energy trading and other services.

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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.

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Virtual reality: VPPs in a break with tradition

8 Oct 2018, 14:50 • By Andy Colthorpe, David Pratt
Virtual reality: VPPs in a break with tradition

Cloud-aggregated virtual power plants using residential or C&I battery storage as part of a smart energy management system can benefit the grid, integrate renewables and EVs and hopefully add a powerful long-term value proposition for home storage. Andy Colthorpe and David Pratt report on how some of the UK’s first VPP projects are proving the concept.

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New controls, new values and new layers of functionality

28 Jun 2018, 14:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
New controls, new values and new layers of functionality

Home storage systems have been considered an ‘early adopter’ market in many parts of the world, perhaps more important as a way that individuals can control their own green energy use and save energy than as a means of generating big money returns.