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GTM: US energy storage installations grew 100% in 2016

GTM: US energy storage installations grew 100% in 2016

7 Mar 2017, 16:56

Led by a record-breaking final quarter, energy storage reached 336MWh in 2016, growing 100% in megawatt-hours from 2015’s installed capacity, despite staying roughly flat in megawatts with 221MW deployed last year.

The Global Energy Storage Opportunity - free report available now

The Global Energy Storage Opportunity - free report available now

22 Feb 2017, 15:37

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Analysis
Large-scale storage gains toehold in the UK

Large-scale storage gains toehold in the UK

22 Feb 2017, 12:11
• By David Pickup

The potential for storage to help stabilise the grid has finally been recognised in the UK, where battery projects took all of the 200MW on offer in a recent frequency response tender. David Pickup looks at the evolving role of storage in the future grid and how further policy support can help it flourish.

Apple-backed trade group welcomes FERC moves to accommodate energy storage

Apple-backed trade group welcomes FERC moves to accommodate energy storage

16 Feb 2017, 14:47

An energy trade association which includes Apple, energy storage maker AES and solar giants SunPower and First Solar in its leadership has welcomed the proposal by US energy regulator, FERC, to remove barriers to participation in wholesale markets for energy storage and distributed energy resources (DERs).

DBL: 2016 was ‘seminal year’ for energy storage

DBL: 2016 was ‘seminal year’ for energy storage

15 Feb 2017, 11:39

Last year was a “seminal year” for energy storage, where the technology moved from “dream to reality”, according to impact investor Nancy Pfund, one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity.