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COVID19 and energy storage: Live updates

17 Mar 2020, 04:28 • By Andy Colthorpe
COVID19 and energy storage: Live updates

While we have avoided risking the spreading of false information or reacting too hastily to an ever-changing situation, here are some of the latest developments. This blog will be updated as and when new information or views arrive.

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Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

25 Mar 2020, 13:46 • By Liam Stoker
Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

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.

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Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

23 Mar 2020, 14:21 • By Florian Mayr
Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

In this article, experts at consultancy Apricum examine with some simple “reverse engineering” how recent low solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA were achieved, yet another example of the competitiveness of energy storage and new market opportunities emerging via storage-plus-renewables projects.

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Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

16 Mar 2020, 07:30 • By Paul Verrill
Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

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.