Articles tagged with: Virtual Power Plant

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Digitising the solar revolution

1 Jul 2020, 14:34 • By Dr Jemma Green
Digitising the solar revolution

Our ability to generate renewable energy is scaling up fast, and solutions to integrate that energy will rely on technologies like blockchain to help keep new solutions on track. Power Ledger’s executive chairman and co-founder, Dr Jemma Green, looks at the role blockchain plays within her company’s platform to integrate and automate solar energy trading and balancing.

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

19 Jun 2020, 09:54

Itochu, a major Japanese corporation which has sold over 330MWh of residential battery storage systems in its home market, has invested ¥1 billion (US$9.35 million) in TRENDE, a renewable energy retailer which counts utility company Tokyo Electric Power among its major shareholders, with a view to launching a range of renewable energy and storage-enabled services.

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

4 Jun 2020, 09:16

QCELLS has invested AU$5 million (US$3.45 million) in SwitchDin, an Australian distributed energy resources (DERs) software company that offers capabilities including virtual power plant aggregation and microgrid-forming.

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PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

4 Mar 2020, 06:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
PV and ESS in Japan’s changing energy market landscape

It has always been anticipated that by the early 2020s, the feed-in tariff would have tapered away in Japan’s booming solar market. Andy Colthorpe speaks with analyst Izumi Kaizuka at RTS Corporation to learn more about what the future holds for post-subsidy solar in Japan.

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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.