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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.

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Editor's blog

2019 briefing: Several steps closer to ubiquity

21 Jan 2019, 12:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019 briefing: Several steps closer to ubiquity

We hope you've enjoyed our series looking back on last year's challenges, milestone and successes and looking ahead to a busy 2019. After featuring a range of views from industry participants and experts, now it's my turn to throw out some predictions for the year ahead...

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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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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.

Navigant: Energy storage PCS becoming a ‘crowded market’

Navigant: Energy storage PCS becoming a ‘crowded market’

18 Jul 2018, 15:36

The market for power conversion systems (PCS) used in energy storage is becoming “increasingly crowded” with competitors, while the diverse field of players will contribute to “rapid technological innovations and price reductions”, Navigant Research has said.

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Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

12 Jul 2018, 11:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

In the second part of our interview with Valts Grintals, analyst at Delta-ee we discuss why behind-the-meter energy storage, including commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential installations, contributed so much to the market’s recent success.

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Analysis

Long time coming: Part 1

14 Jun 2018, 16:27 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming: Part 1

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the first of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe learns what the flow battery industry faces in the fight for commercialisation.

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The case for C&I storage investigated

16 Apr 2018, 15:02 • By Julian Jansen, Andy Colthorpe
The case for C&I storage investigated

The commercial and industrial segment is one of the most promising sub-sectors of the energy storage space. Julian Jansen of IHS Markit describes recent efforts to model the US C&I storage landscape and what it reveals about this dynamic emerging market. As told to Andy Colthorpe.

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Forget Brexit: Europe and Britain can unite in energy storage and climate change goals

20 Mar 2018, 14:41 • By Andy Colthorpe
Forget Brexit: Europe and Britain can unite in energy storage and climate change goals

Already this year we’ve been able to learn directly about the energy storage market in Europe from the Energy Storage Summit in London at the end of February and Energy Storage Europe in Dusseldorf, which just took place last week. Andy Colthorpe summarises what he's seen and heard.

GTM: US could smash 1GWh deployment in 2018

GTM: US could smash 1GWh deployment in 2018

9 Mar 2018, 15:06

While research published this week demonstrates that the US as a whole is embracing energy storage technology, with regulator FERC's recent wholesale market ruling likely to have a "significant impact", the picture varies greatly when looking from state-to-state, an analyst has said.

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From followers to leaders: The changing face of Europe’s energy storage market

25 Jan 2018, 12:13 • By Valts Grintals
From followers to leaders: The changing face of Europe’s energy storage market

The European electricity storage market has seen an impressive growth over the past two years. Whereas in 2015 some 300MWh of battery storage capacity was newly installed, just two years later in 2017, more than 700MWh was added. Delta-ee's Valts Grintals gives you some highlights and pinpoints some recent trends across the continent.

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Energy-Storage.News 2017: Best of the guest blogs, Part 1.

20 Dec 2017, 14:15 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy-Storage.News 2017: Best of the guest blogs, Part 1.

Since the launch of the site almost four years ago, Energy-Storage.News (and PV Tech Storage as it was previously known), has consistently brought you high-quality blogs from both guest contributors and our team of journalists and experts here at Solar Media. Here's just a selection of some of the best guest blogs we ran from January to June, 2017: