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GP Tech: Solar-plus-storage case is being proven in Puerto Rico

GP Tech: Solar-plus-storage case is being proven in Puerto Rico

12 Apr 2016, 12:11

Unsubsidised, commercial solar-plus-storage projects of the type being executed in Puerto Rico could demonstrate how to overcome many of the challenges imminent for the world’s PV markets, according to one company with experience in the field.

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Hydrogen fuel cell mobility and grid-scale power-to-gas: ‘a modern fairytale’

Hydrogen fuel cell mobility and grid-scale power-to-gas: ‘a modern fairytale’

24 Sep 2015, 16:14
• By Andy Colthorpe

The €32 million (US$36 million) Hydrogen Mobility Europe programme was launched today, with Germany, the UK, the Scandinavian countries and France signing up with the aim of expanding hydrogen refuelling station coverage across the continent. Andy Colthorpe speaks to one of the companies behind the project and power-to-gas energy expert Christopher Hebling of Fraunhofer ISE about this “modern fairytale” technology.

‘Physics meets art’ at Germany’s 100% renewable village grid battery

‘Physics meets art’ at Germany’s 100% renewable village grid battery

23 Sep 2015, 15:27

Europe’s largest energy storage battery project could conceivably also be its best looking, as these pictures show. The two companies behind the project, which saw a large-scale energy storage system deployed in the small German village of Feldheim, also decided to call on professional street artists and invited schoolchildren to get involved with designing the outside of the system’s enclosure.

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Belectric discuss German grid stability project as solar-plus-storage goes large

Belectric discuss German grid stability project as solar-plus-storage goes large

23 Apr 2015, 17:19
• By Andy Colthorpe

One firm exploring the possibilities of contributing to grid stability by installing energy storage at solar farms is German PV plant technology provider Belectric. The company will install two large-scale energy storage projects in the UK and connected an energy storage system at a large-scale solar power plant in Germany late last year. The system at Alt Daber is the first such installation in Europe to operate on the primary operating reserve market. Andy Colthorpe interviewed Belectric’s UK managing director Duncan Bott and Tim Mueller, chief executive of Belectric’s solar research and innovation subsidiary, Adensis, about the Alt Daber project earlier this year.

Faroe Islands storage project to provide commercial grid services

Faroe Islands storage project to provide commercial grid services

15 Apr 2015, 12:45

The remote Faroe Islands in northern Europe are to benefit from a major energy storage system, which as well as helping integrate renewable energy sources, will also operate on a commercial basis providing grid balancing and other ancillary services.