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After lithium… more lithium? Inside 24M’s semi-solid battery play

25 Mar 2019, 15:11 • By Andy Colthorpe
After lithium… more lithium? Inside 24M’s semi-solid battery play

24M, spun out of an MIT laboratory, claims its latest semi-solid battery ‘breakthrough’, Dual Electrolyte technology, heralds a new era to come for advanced lithium batteries. Andy Colthorpe spoke to some of the company’s leadership team to find out more.

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Editor's blog

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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Guest blog

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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Analysis

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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Editor's blog

Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019

8 Mar 2019, 10:37 • By Liam Stoker, Andy Colthorpe
Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019

Topics previously off-limits due to commercial sensitivity or just a lack of experience from the field, were explored in depth at this year's Energy Storage Summit in London.