Articles tagged with: Ireland

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VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

11 May 2021, 12:35 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

Experts Frank Burke from the Irish Energy Storage Association and Bernice Doyle of Statkraft Ireland talk about the growing need for energy storage, how the market has rapidly developed so far and what it needs to look like to achieve a stable, decarbonised and secure energy system on the island of Ireland.

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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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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.

Irish state-owned utility ESB announces 100MWh of battery energy storage

Irish state-owned utility ESB announces 100MWh of battery energy storage

7 Jan 2021, 12:38

Updated 10 January 2021: "These longer-duration 2 hour systems highlight a growing recognition of battery based energy storage systems as not only super-fast but also super-robust infrastructure assets that can serve a broader range of capacity and system balancing needs for 20 years or more."

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Ireland battery storage pipeline nears 2.5GW, new Solar Media report reveals

21 Apr 2020, 11:03 • By Lauren Cook
Ireland battery storage pipeline nears 2.5GW, new Solar Media report reveals

The island of Ireland’s battery storage pipeline has swelled to nearly 2.5GW, a new report unveiled by Energy-Storage.news publisher Solar Media can reveal. Here, the report’s author and analyst at Solar Media Lauren Cook dives into the detail and explores what’s driving that growth.

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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.