Articles tagged with: Investment

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Analysis

VIDEO: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future

15 Jul 2020, 07:20 • By Andy Colthorpe
VIDEO: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future

While lithium-ion batteries continue to take the dominant share of new installations by some distance, there are a variety of other technologies looking to complement, combine or even compete. Panellists at the Energy Storage Digital Series looked at the questions of which energy storage technologies are the likeliest contenders for that future.

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Guest blog

Grid synchronous inertia: Vital to stabilising the grid and preventing the next blackout

14 Jul 2020, 08:18 • By Dr Javier Cavada, Gary Preece
Grid synchronous inertia: Vital to stabilising the grid and preventing the next blackout

Taking the UK's transmission system and the circumstances which led to a dramatic blackout as a direct example, Javier Cavada and Gary Preece of liquid air energy storage (LAES) systems company Highview Power look at how such events could be avoided, cost-effectively and with lesser environmental consequences.

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.

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Interviews

Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

9 Jun 2020, 14:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
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Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

SPONSORED: EDF are one of the largest aggregators of distributed flexible assets in Europe with significant presence in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. Chris Regan, Head of Energy Trading Services, speaks to Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe about EDF's view on battery storage and optimisation, the impacts of the pandemic on this market and what the future could look like.

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.

UK and mainland Europe battery gigafactory plans boosted

UK and mainland Europe battery gigafactory plans boosted

27 May 2020, 12:36

The European Union’s European Investment Bank (EIB) has affirmed its commitment to supporting a “pan-European battery industry”, while plans of the UK’s first full cycle battery cell gigafactory have been unveiled.