Articles tagged with: Battery

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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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Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

27 Apr 2020, 10:37 • By Molly Lempriere
Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

Microgrids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Molly Lempriere looks at some of the microgrids around the world that are transforming the way neighbourhoods produce and consume electricity.

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Editor's blog

Spot the difference: Europe and North America’s energy storage markets

23 Apr 2020, 07:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Spot the difference: Europe and North America’s energy storage markets

Why have battery energy storage and solar-plus-storage become such a key part of the US energy industry in a way that they have not in Europe, as yet? Corentin Baschet at technical consultancy and market analysis firm Clean Horizon took some of our questions.

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Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

13 Apr 2020, 07:48 • By Gerhard Klein, Robert Puto
Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

Ensuring battery systems used in conjunction with solar perform safely and optimally is essential in the continued roll-out of storage technology. Robert Puto and Gerhard Klein of TÜV SÜD examine independent technical assessments that must be undertaken before a storage system is built.

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Fine tuning the hybrid proposition

2 Apr 2020, 12:43 • By Ben Willis
Fine tuning the hybrid proposition

Realising the theoretical promise of solar-wind-storage hybrids is far from straightforward, with individual projects likely to vary considerably. Ben Willis examines some of the technical complexities of combining different technologies into a single, profitable entity.