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Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

21 May 2019, 14:02 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: commitment or compromise? Part 2

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership. Taken from the pages of PV Tech Power Vol.19, Part 1 of this article was published on the site last week.

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Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

13 May 2019, 15:38 • By Andy Colthorpe
Corporate takeover: the end of independence? Part 1

The growth potential of energy storage has drawn interest from some of the biggest names in the power business and beyond. With the trend set to continue, Andy Colthorpe explores how three recent acquisition targets are faring under new ownership.

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Easing the risks of battery investment

8 May 2019, 13:27 • By Davion Hill
Easing the risks of battery investment

As the building blocks of energy storage systems, batteries have a key role in influencing system design and economics. Davion Hill of DNV GL explores the importance of testing the performance of individual battery cells in minimising the exposure of battery buyers to technical risks

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Editor's blog

Surviving extinction: What the world needs now

8 May 2019, 08:45 • By Andy Colthorpe
Surviving extinction: What the world needs now

While Extinction Rebellion may have helped draw attention to the scale of the problem, it’s now up to us all – especially those of us with a head-start in the industry – to bring the solutions to life.

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Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

18 Mar 2019, 15:05 • By Marty Rogers
Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

Unlike the solar PV sector where there’s often an attitude of “let’s sell the project first and worry about O&M later,” storage projects must have services built in to the thinking and financial process from the beginning. With storage, a strong O&M plan and team become part and parcel of making and closing a strong productive deal, NEXTracker's Marty Rogers argues.

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Interviews

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.

Shell to acquire battery firm sonnen

Breaking Shell to acquire battery firm sonnen

15 Feb 2019, 09:06

Shell is to acquire German battery storage manufacturer sonnen in a bid to accelerate its home energy services position.

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The smarts inside the storage: Software and analytics can drive economic value

30 Jan 2019, 15:41 • By Enrico Ladendorf
The smarts inside the storage: Software and analytics can drive economic value

Today, energy storage projects often fail to deliver value because of economic miscalculations. These computational issues, however, can now be mitigated by applying software, analytics and machine learning, write Enrico Ladendorf and Bryce Evans of Pason Power.

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2019: The next episode

10 Jan 2019, 17:43 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: The next episode

In today’s third and final instalment of our series to welcome in 2019, we look at what our respondents are expecting to see this year, what they would like to see happen and some of the ways they will be trying to fulfil those expectations.

JP Morgan buys into 10.7GW solar-plus-storage pipeline

JP Morgan buys into 10.7GW solar-plus-storage pipeline

12 Dec 2018, 12:49

8minutenergy Renewables, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and an affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners have entered into a joint venture that will provide equity capital for 8minutenergy’s 10.7GW portfolio of utility PV and storage projects.