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Long time coming

14 Jun 2018, 16:27 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming

First developed by NASA, flow batteries are a potential answer to storing solar – and wind – for eight to 10 hours, far beyond what is commonly achieved today with lithium-ion. In the first of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe learns what the flow battery industry faces in the fight for commercialisation.

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

German utilities putting batteries on both sides of the meter

11 Jun 2018, 14:48

In the past week, developer RES Group has just got a front-of-meter battery project underway for a utility company in northern Germany, while storage system provider Tesvolt has just signed a deal with another utility in the European country to distribute energy storage behind-the-meter for commercial customers.

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

Leclanché’s main investor ups the ante with US$76m injection

5 Jun 2018, 15:10

Swiss vertically-integrated battery and energy storage system and equipment maker Leclanché has followed sonnen in netting a significant amount of investment to go into the second half of 2018, securing CHF75 million (US$76 million) from its main existing investor.

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Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

Africa’s ‘largest’ battery storage project: Sterling and Wilson’s take

31 May 2018, 09:14
• By Tom Kenning

Close on heels of its recent announcement on forming a new global unit focused on the hybrid and energy storage market, Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson has won a captive solar-diesel-storage microgrid project in Africa. Energy-Storage.News caught up with Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at Sterling and Wilson, to find out more.