Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.
We talk about how solar and storage can be competitive with fossil fuels, how Solaredge is maintaining its own competitive advantage as well as some exclusive inside info on the company's forthcoming residential battery energy storage systems.
Some choice words from conversations with Scott McGregor, CEO at redT, Avalon Battery president and chief product officer Matt Harper and NEXTracker’s chief technology officer, Alex Au.
The US Energy Storage Association has expressed “deep concern” that additional tariffs slapped on Chinese goods will adversely affect the domestic energy storage industry.
Navigant Research has created a definition for virtual power plants (VPPs) in the course of creating a market report which finds that nearly 4GW of such projects are already in operation, with rapid growth forecasted over the next decade.
Swiss energy storage start-up Energy Vault will use the investment from Soft Bank's Vision Fund to "accelerate global deployment" of its energy storage tower technology.
European energy company Vattenfall is combining a 22MW wind power plant with 38MW of solar PV at a hybrid project in the Netherlands, integrating the capacity with 12MWh of batteries from carmaker BMW.
The board of education at a California school district which found that it could use batteries to reduce energy bills at seven learning facilities by US$5.7 million has contracted ENGIE Storage to deliver 3.5MW / 7MWh of energy storage systems.
Battery storage assets were called into action last week after the UK suffered country-wide power outages following a transmission system stress event.
The Swiss battery firm claims that the project will be the largest solar-plus-storage facility in the Caribbean.
Growth across the board is driven by falling costs, an increased public understanding of energy storage's benefits, and favourable state policies and residential programs in California, Hawaii, and Vermont, according to the report's authors.
Firm's Sonrisa Solar Park will supply local utility San Jose Clean Energy under 20-year PPA, bringing Portuguese giant closer to renewable roll-out targets.
Dominion Energy Virginia has signed off on four battery storage pilot projects to help open avenues for additional energy storage technology needed to support the company's boost in renewables and to improve grid reliability.
Q CELLS has expanded the reach of its home energy storage product, launching the solution in the UK and Irish markets.
Federal universities in Nigeria have welcomed the commissioning of the first megawatt-scale solar hybrid project that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the grid and are expected to be rolled out at every such institution in the country.
The US state of Georgia’s fledgling energy storage market took another step forward with the ceremonial switch on of Georgia Power’s ‘Smart Neighbourhood’ in Atlanta.