Articles tagged with: Analysis

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.

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Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

7 Oct 2019, 11:50 • By Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies
Market and technology development of stationary battery storage systems in Europe

The business models and technologies underpinning the development of stationary energy storage markets are evolving rapidly. Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Jan Figgener and David Haberschusz of RWTH Aachen University look at some of the key trends driving the sector forwards, in a paper which first appeared in PV Tech Power's Energy Storage Special Report 2019.

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Open season: the next steps for energy storage

16 Sep 2019, 11:15 • By Andy Colthorpe
Open season: the next steps for energy storage

Despite the huge strides energy storage has made, significant hurdles remain before the technology in its many guises can be claimed to have fulfilled its massive potential. E-S.n editor Andy Colthorpe assesses the key successes and ongoing challenges for this indispensable part of the future power system.

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Editor's blog

What the heck is happening in Britain?

4 Jul 2019, 14:44 • By Andy Colthorpe
What the heck is happening in Britain?

Despite policy uncertainty spanning years, and Brexit looming large, we still hear from the industry that the UK is a key market. Andy Colthorpe takes a closer look.

Listen App: Our big solar (and storage) chat is now a podcast

Listen App: Our big solar (and storage) chat is now a podcast

2 Jul 2019, 11:27

Originally hosted on the Energy-Storage.news YouTube channel and of course the site itself as a video feature, our recent Editors’ Chat at Intersolar Europe / ees Europe 2019 is now the first episode to run on Solar Media’s new podcast channel.

Tariffs on Chinese imports loom over US’ storage success

Tariffs on Chinese imports loom over US’ storage success

10 Jun 2019, 13:11

Strong deployment figures have been posted for the US’ energy storage market in both residential and non-residential segments in the past quarter, amid warnings that an escalating trade war with China could dampen some of that enthusiasm if tariffs are applied.

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Analysis

Peak time to take action

12 Mar 2019, 09:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Peak time to take action

In the hierarchy of grid needs, peaking power is often a priority in terms of providing resiliency and balance to the network. This is usually provided by natural gas turbines, which come at a high environmental and economic cost. Andy Colthorpe charts the rise of the solar-plus-storage peaker plant.

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Overcoming uncertainty: UK energy storage market trends

5 Mar 2019, 13:16 • By Alice Grundy
Overcoming uncertainty: UK energy storage market trends

Following the fourth annual Energy Storage Summit hosted by Solar Media in London this month, Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook discusses recent trends in the UK market.