Articles tagged with: Storagesummit

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Why 2020 was the UK’s ‘Year of Battery Storage’

18 Feb 2021, 08:34 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why 2020 was the UK’s ‘Year of Battery Storage’

Bigger projects, increased synergy with renewable energy generation, better evolved business models and a forward-thinking market design have contributed to the success of battery storage in the UK, with neighbouring Ireland also showing strong signs of rapid growth.

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Analysis

Ireland has more than 2.5GW of grid-scale battery storage in development stages

11 Feb 2021, 12:37 • By Lauren Cook
Ireland has more than 2.5GW of grid-scale battery storage in development stages

Ireland's first grid-scale battery system was commissioned at the beginning of 2020 but was followed just a few months later by another one 10 times larger. The opportunities for further development in the country appear huge, with a grid operator willing to recognise the role energy storage can play in balancing the network.

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Editor's blog

What to expect at the Energy Storage Summit 2021

3 Feb 2021, 13:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
What to expect at the Energy Storage Summit 2021

Now very much an annual fixture of the industry’s event calendar, the Energy Storage Summit hosted by Solar Media returns again this year.

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US energy storage in 2021: Notes from a maturing industry

25 Jan 2021, 08:45 • By Andy Colthorpe
US energy storage in 2021: Notes from a maturing industry

The US energy storage industry remained “remarkably resilient” during what most of us have found to be a difficult year - to say the least. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Key Capture Energy’s CEO Jeff Bishop and FlexGen’s COO Alan Grosse - two companies that made 2020 one of growth in their energy storage businesses - to hear what lessons can be learned and why economics rule.

‘Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth’

‘Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth’

21 Jan 2021, 12:35

Vertically-integrated vanadium mining, production and supply company Largo Resources wants to launch its own vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) onto the market within a year-and-a-half, predicting that the technology will play a “critical role” in addressing significant demand for energy storage.

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Guest blog

Merchant risk in energy storage project financing makes compelling case for traditional players

18 Jan 2021, 06:04 • By Charles Lesser
Merchant risk in energy storage project financing makes compelling case for traditional players

At first glance, renewable power generation has created, in the eyes of traditional industries, an investment nirvana. By understanding how these better-capitalised companies view renewables’ merchant risk, we can identify where future energy storage projects should seek finance partners, says Charles Lesser, a partner at Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory.