Battery storage systems can deliver multiple services and provide customers and sites with backup power, but their value in doing so remains largely dependent on “highly sophisticated” software.
Dr Kai-Philipp Kairies, a battery scientist and CEO of battery software start-up ACCURE, spoke to Andy Colthorpe about how his company aims to be a 'software-as-a-service' provider in negotiating the complexity of managing batteries.
An analytics platform developed by India-headquartered startup ION Energy will help US project developer esVolta improve operational efficiency across its near 600MWh portfolio of battery storage systems.
‘Flexibility over power’: First move into US for Kiwi Power, UK distributed energy platform provider
UK-headquartered distributed energy services provider Kiwi Power has made its first official expansion into the US, operating in the ERCOT market of Texas and planning a further step into the PJM Interconnection service area.
A combination of residential solar, storage and smart controls could "dramatically reduce" evening peak grid usage at homes in Britain.
The software platform now incorporates data from a SolarEdge inverter, meaning clients can run residential storage dispatch simulations and work out the optimum schedule for operations.
While software has been described by many as the single most important aspect of how an energy networks integrates, manages and then uses energy storage, two industry heavyweights have said that selling software licensing alone was not a viable business model for them.
US software and data company Autogrid has continued its roll-out of solutions into Japan’s evolving electricity market, joining a virtual power plant (VPP) project that could add more than 10,000 assets by the end of 2021.
Today, energy storage projects often fail to deliver value because of economic miscalculations. These computational issues, however, can now be mitigated by applying software, analytics and machine learning, write Enrico Ladendorf and Bryce Evans of Pason Power.
The energy industry is evolving towards more ‘enterprise platform’-based business models, enabling energy storage to play a vital role for businesses and the grid, NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) CEO Steve Fludder has said.