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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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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.

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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.

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Overcoming uncertainty: UK energy storage market trends

5 Mar 2019, 13:16 • By Alice Grundy
Overcoming uncertainty: UK energy storage market trends

Following the fourth annual Energy Storage Summit hosted by Solar Media in London this month, Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook discusses recent trends in the UK market.

Solar and wind co-location not on the UK horizon - yet

Solar and wind co-location not on the UK horizon - yet

26 Feb 2019, 16:53

Co-location of large-scale energy storage systems with solar and wind generation is not an immediate prospect for the UK’s clean energy markets, although interest is there, an expert panel said today at the Energy Storage Summit.

More microgrids reach Australia

More microgrids reach Australia

22 Feb 2019, 16:25

Perth-based Hybrid Systems and BayWa r.e. have reaped the lion’s share of the first round of a programme to roll out 'standalone power systems' (SPS) across Western Australia.