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Analysis

‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

25 Jun 2018, 13:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

Even among high level stakeholders, there are real gaps in education, knowledge and understanding of what energy storage is, and what it can do. We were privileged at last week’s Intersolar Europe/ees Europe shows in Munich, Germany, to be joined by four leading thinkers – and doers – in the energy storage industry, who helped us tackle this difficult question.

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Guest blog

Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

23 Apr 2018, 17:13 • By Dr Andy Bush
Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

The huge increase in demand for safe and reliable batteries to store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind heralds a new lease of life for advanced lead batteries, argues Dr Andy Bush of the International Lead Association.

Interviews
From ‘squishy batteries’ to pre-packaged systems - how the times are changing

From ‘squishy batteries’ to pre-packaged systems - how the times are changing

6 Mar 2018, 14:44
• By Andy Colthorpe

ELM FieldSight has partnered with power conversion specialist Ideal Power on a number of microgrid and related projects, designing and supplying the control system that makes the system tick, balancing the different distributed energy sources plugged into it. Vice president of operations Jason Petermeier shared his thoughts on recent projects, not-so-recent projects and where microgrids are heading.

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Guest blog

Energy-Storage.News 2017: Best of the guest blogs, Part 1.

20 Dec 2017, 14:15 • By Andy Colthorpe
Energy-Storage.News 2017: Best of the guest blogs, Part 1.

Since the launch of the site almost four years ago, Energy-Storage.News (and PV Tech Storage as it was previously known), has consistently brought you high-quality blogs from both guest contributors and our team of journalists and experts here at Solar Media. Here's just a selection of some of the best guest blogs we ran from January to June, 2017:

UK’s new de-rating factors a boost for long duration batteries and energy arbitrage

UK’s new de-rating factors a boost for long duration batteries and energy arbitrage

11 Dec 2017, 14:54

Changes to the de-rating factors for battery storage projects competing in the UK's Capacity Market (CM) will push the sector towards longer-duration batteries, while potentially sparking a shift towards energy arbitrage as a source of revenue for shorter duration applications. David Pratt heard from several industry sources following last week's announcement.

Tesla returns to profit in Q3

Tesla returns to profit in Q3

27 Oct 2016, 11:59

EV manufacturer and battery specialist Tesla Motors has reported strong results with a return to profit in Q3 this year and expectations of this positive performance to continue into Q4.

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Optimising battery storage to extract maximum value

Optimising battery storage to extract maximum value

15 Jan 2016, 12:20
• By Matthew Hunt

Placing a battery onto the grid is an economic investment. Matthew Hunt from the UK’s Chargesync discusses strategies for extracting the maximum value from devices and systems through optimising performance.

Interviews
Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

Inside the Gigafactory: Tesla’s big plan

14 Oct 2014, 11:10
• By Andy Colthorpe

Tesla’s much talked about Gigafactory should be up and running in 2017. PV Tech Storage spoke to analyst Dean Frankel of Lux Research about some of the details and talking points of the EV maker’s ambitious plan to hit ‘500,000 battery packs by 2020’.