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Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

28 Oct 2019, 11:21 • By Liam Stoker
Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

At 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.

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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.

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

17 Jun 2019, 15:55

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.

Home P2P trading frontrunner Ensync’s assets up for sale

Home P2P trading frontrunner Ensync’s assets up for sale

24 May 2019, 14:02

Assets are up for sale following the bankruptcy of EnSync, a networked smart home solutions provider from the US which has been using battery energy storage to aggregate connected systems for energy trading and other services.

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‘Energy-as-a-service’: Good for consumers, good for the network and not bad for business either

10 Dec 2018, 17:13 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Energy-as-a-service’: Good for consumers, good for the network and not bad for business either

Ben Hill is widely known in the solar and energy storage industries as the former Trina Solar executive who drove the Chinese company towards a leading position in the European market in the days of the large-scale boom before leaving to become Tesla’s VP for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. UK start-up Solo Energy is among a number of companies he is now working with closely as an advisor.