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BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

BYD-SMA extends partnership with ‘high growth regions’ USA and Africa in mind

30 Oct 2018, 13:49

Quoting an expected doubling in installed PV capacity over the next five years, a partnership between Chinese battery storage system maker BYD and European PV inverter company SMA is targeting the USA market, identifying it - along with Africa - as having “high growth potential” for the pair’s products.

EDF to work on battery storage improvement in BBOXX Togo deal

EDF to work on battery storage improvement in BBOXX Togo deal

29 Oct 2018, 06:57

French power giant EDF has acquired a 50% stake in the Togo-focused unit of off-grid renewable energy specialist BBOXX, with EDF adding its financial clout to speed up solar home system deployments and its technical expertise to improve the energy storage offering.

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Five reasons to attend Solar & Storage Live 2018

11 Oct 2018, 15:23 • By Solar Media Staff
Five reasons to attend Solar & Storage Live 2018

Solar & Storage Live 2018, the trade exhibition organised by Energy-Storage.news' & PV Tech's publisher Solar Media, opens its doors in a week’s time, with around 4,000 pre-registered visitors expected to flock to the NEC, Birmingham, England. Here’s why this year’s event is not to be missed.

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Long time coming: Part 2

2 Oct 2018, 12:57 • By Andy Colthorpe
Long time coming: Part 2

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 second of a two-part special report, Andy Colthorpe dives deeper into questions of bankability, market segmentation and manufacturing strategies with four very different providers of flow energy storage technology.