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Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

18 Nov 2019, 15:33 • By Sara Baldwin
Encouraging signs: interconnection rules in the age of distributed energy storage

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.

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Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

7 Nov 2019, 13:54 • By Hans Eric Melin
Three things the energy storage industry should know about end of life

Hans Eric Melin, managing director of lifecycle management consultancy Circular Energy Storage, provides a detailed list of the most valuable lessons the energy storage industry should be taking into account about end of life.

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Flex and flexibility

5 Nov 2019, 09:58 • By Liam Stoker
Flex and flexibility

Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid.

Samsung SDI first to meet stringent new UL installation standards

Samsung SDI first to meet stringent new UL installation standards

4 Nov 2019, 13:50

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Samsung SDI has claimed an industry first, passing UL9540A test certification for the safe installation of stationary energy storage systems (ESS), with particular regard to the fire risk posed by thermal runaway.

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

1 Nov 2019, 12:45

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has offered its backing to the merger of UK energy storage provider redT with US vanadium redox flow battery maker Avalon Battery, providing a loan to help the deal get over the line - and to help its own vertical integration ambitions.

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.