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Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

20 Mar 2019, 14:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Big tech and new solutions at Energy Storage Europe 2019

Walking around Energy Storage Europe this year it was obvious that the show, like the market, has grown from a small handful of “strong believers” as one source put it, to a forward-looking show focused on a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario.

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Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

18 Mar 2019, 15:05 • By Marty Rogers
Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M

Unlike the solar PV sector where there’s often an attitude of “let’s sell the project first and worry about O&M later,” storage projects must have services built in to the thinking and financial process from the beginning. With storage, a strong O&M plan and team become part and parcel of making and closing a strong productive deal, NEXTracker's Marty Rogers argues.

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Brexit and batteries, a UK industry survival strategy

14 Mar 2019, 15:01 • By Stephen Irish
Brexit and batteries, a UK industry survival strategy

With Brexit day less than a month away and still no certainty around what the final deal will look like, the time is now for the energy storage sector to prepare for every eventuality so it can play to its increasing strengths, writes Stephen Irish, co-founder of Hyperdrive Innovation.

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Peak time to take action

12 Mar 2019, 09:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Peak time to take action

In the hierarchy of grid needs, peaking power is often a priority in terms of providing resiliency and balance to the network. This is usually provided by natural gas turbines, which come at a high environmental and economic cost. Andy Colthorpe charts the rise of the solar-plus-storage peaker plant.

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Why Shell bought Sonnen: Value is in behind-the-meter potential

7 Mar 2019, 15:25 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why Shell bought Sonnen: Value is in behind-the-meter potential

Perhaps the biggest indicator of the recognition of behind-the-meter storage so far this year has been the acquisition of Sonnen by oil major Shell. CEO Christoph Ostermann spoke to Andy Colthorpe about why home storage uptake could be on a worldwide series of inflection points.