With industry heavyweights eyeing up developments of solar-wind-storage projects, Liam Stoker uncovers what’s really driving hybrid power plants, and the regulatory and financing hurdles that must be surpassed to deliver them.
With many climate protection advocates as well as the industry itself calling on Europe’s lawmakers to recognise the importance of energy storage, a “significant slowdown” in 2019 is expected to be countered with a more positive outlook going forwards.
Paul Verrill, director of energy data analysis & consultancy firm EnAppSys, explains how renewable energy generation, with the integration of smart grid technologies and efficiency energy storage systems, can create a sustainable power system for the future.
#ESSummit2020 Q&A: ‘Ireland’s market design allows meaningful action towards 70% renewables by 2030’
Ireland's DS3 is a "really interesting market" but there is a lack of clarity of what the enduring arrangements for procuring DS3 look like, says Statkraft Market's head of UK energy storage, Nick Heyward.
Investors are queuing "all the way down the street" but many require the first projects to be built before committing, Gridserve's chief investment officer Mark Henderson has said.
The success of efforts to decarbonise economies in the UK and elsewhere could hinge largely on how governments and business communities – particularly large commercial lenders – engage with the sector in 2020, a UK-based financier of solar and storage has said.
Highview Power is laying claim to the first installation of a long duration liquid air energy storage (LAES) system in the United States.
UK battery storage firm Zenobe has secured £25 million (US$32.93 million) in funding from Santander as it looks to continue its growth.
Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology has gone into use at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, with energy infrastructure installed onsite including a 3MW battery energy storage system allowing visitors to both charge their cars at the stadium and put power back into it.
Bordesholm in Germany became a showcase for how entire communities could switch over to renewable energy with the backing of energy storage capacity.
Northvolt, the start-up aiming to manufacture lithium-ion batteries on a massive scale in Europe sustainably, has signed a contract to deliver its own first commercial energy storage system (ESS) project and revealed news on a second planned 'gigafactory' in Germany.
Developer NRStor and technology provider Hydrostor have completed work on a multi-megawatt, commercial, advanced compressed air energy storage (A-CAES) system in Canada.
A Singapore-headquartered start-up which recently completed microgrid projects including solar and battery energy storage, for luxury resorts in South East Asia, says it wants to take the tech and its concepts into a number of other sectors.
As US states work to address and enable the swift growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), including solar and energy storage, the issues surrounding their interconnection to the electric grid require close attention, Sara Baldwin, VP for regulatory affairs at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), explains.
Batteries are increasingly widely used in grid balancing, but there are many more applications where a battery can play an important role. With electric grids requiring periodic maintenance, batteries can stand in for the grid during downtime in order to reduce the impact on industry and households, writes Dieter Castelein.
Energy Storage Special Report 2019, from the editorial teams behind Energy-Storage.news and PV Tech, brings you no less than seven feature articles and technical papers looking at everything from the policy and regulatory initiatives that still need to happen, to bankability and profitability of ESS, system technologies and architecture, all the way to recycling and end-of-life care for batteries.
DC-coupling of combined solar and energy storage plants could be a more effective way to save energy that would otherwise be clipped and 'lost', benefitting the grid and helping efforts to reduce the amount of carbon pumped into the air, the COO of Fluence has said.
We've arrived at Day One of Smart Energy Week – hosting Solar Power International and Energy Storage International in Utah. Here are some of my observations: both on and 'off' the record.
The US Energy Storage Association has expressed “deep concern” that additional tariffs slapped on Chinese goods will adversely affect the domestic energy storage industry.
Wärtsilä remains tight-lipped on the exact location of a hybrid power plant including 100MW / 100MWh energy storage in Southeast Asia which will “leverage abundant wind and solar resources”.
The company’s partner in Japan, Next Energy & Resources, has predicted that the growth of home solar - and now energy storage - systems will help provide the impetus for new business models, including the growth of third-party ownership.
Utility Georgia Power wants to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage systems in its service area.
Smart Power, acting as consortium, has contracted PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow to deliver turnkey ESS systems for a 30MW / 30MWh site in Germany.
Lithium-ion battery cell costs could fall to as little as US$76 per kWh by 2030, from around US$139 per kWh this year, according to new analysis by Navigant Research.
The pipeline of projects currently stands at 11GW, and although it is unlikely that this will all be built, we currently see nearly 800MW of projects at the ‘under construction/ready to build’ stage.
A 10MW battery energy storage system (BESS), which will allow a 24MW wind farm to keep generating energy even in times of oversupply, officially went into service today near Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development, owner and operator of the only known “Gulf Coast” style domal-quality salt formation in the western US, have launched an initiative that will see the start of the development for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah. Tabbed by MHPS as the world’s largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1GW of renewable energy storage.
Following February’s excellent Energy Storage Summit at London’s Victoria Park Plaza hotel and hosted by our publisher Solar Media, here’s a short series of videos posing some of the big questions around energy storage, renewables, climate change, business and the industry, and more.
Nippon Koei, one of Japan’s largest engineering firms, has formed a joint venture with a British battery storage firm to construct two 50MW behind-the-meter energy storage projects in the UK.
Flow battery maker Avalon has initiated a novel business model aimed at lowering the cost of deployment of its energy storage units, effectively ‘renting’ the electrolytes in the devices to a customer in California.