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Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

12 Jul 2018, 11:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Europe in focus: behind-the-meter market comes alive

In the second part of our interview with Valts Grintals, analyst at Delta-ee we discuss why behind-the-meter energy storage, including commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential installations, contributed so much to the market’s recent success.

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The UK’s year of large-scale storage: new capacity to top 500MW in 2018

11 Jul 2018, 11:28 • By Lauren Cook
The UK’s year of large-scale storage: new capacity to top 500MW in 2018

Halfway through 2018 and large-scale battery storage in the UK has reached over 450MW installed capacity, with around 250MW being completed this year alone. This is made up of projects bigger than 1MW, including larger behind the meter projects that have begun to emerge.

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Europe in focus: What drove 2017’s record-breaking deployment figures?

9 Jul 2018, 17:26 • By Andy Colthorpe
Europe in focus: What drove 2017’s record-breaking deployment figures?

After reporting last week on the findings from EMMES, the European Market Monitor on Energy Storage from Delta-ee and trade association EASE, which demonstrated a big rise in installations by MWh in 2017 across the continent, we delved further behind another record-breaking year with the report’s lead author, Valts Grintals of Delta-ee.

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

Home storage sales rocket as Australia moves towards standardisation

9 Jul 2018, 12:08

Australia’s energy and environment minister has hailed the country’s accelerating residential energy storage sales as a report has emerged from Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel which says the “financial equation is straightforward” for adding batteries to home PV systems.

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New controls, new values and new layers of functionality

28 Jun 2018, 14:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
New controls, new values and new layers of functionality

Home storage systems have been considered an ‘early adopter’ market in many parts of the world, perhaps more important as a way that individuals can control their own green energy use and save energy than as a means of generating big money returns.

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‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

25 Jun 2018, 13:50 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Silver bullets are for werewolf movies’: Being real about energy storage

Even among high level stakeholders, there are real gaps in education, knowledge and understanding of what energy storage is, and what it can do. We were privileged at last week’s Intersolar Europe/ees Europe shows in Munich, Germany, to be joined by four leading thinkers – and doers – in the energy storage industry, who helped us tackle this difficult question.

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CEO Q&A: Detlef Neuhaus, Solarwatt

CEO Q&A: Detlef Neuhaus, Solarwatt

22 Jun 2018, 12:09
• By Andy Colthorpe

While at Intersolar Europe/ees Europe this week, we caught up with Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of the Dresden-headquartered Solarwatt who told us more about his company's strategy, as well as offering up some candid views on the industry.

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Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

Intersolar overdrive: Energy storage at the Europe edition this week

19 Jun 2018, 17:44
• By Andy Colthorpe

This week the editorial teams of Solar Media’s international brands, PV Tech and Energy-Storage.news, will be among those travelling to Munich for the Intersolar Europe trade show, which once again includes the electrical energy storage Europe (ees Europe) event.

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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.