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Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

6 Jul 2020, 06:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

Battery system integrators must navigate a broad array of technologies and varying market drivers when putting systems together. Andy Colthorpe speaks to Powin Energy and Sungrow about the engineering challenges involved in building lithium-ion battery storage.

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Digitising the solar revolution

1 Jul 2020, 14:34 • By Dr Jemma Green
Digitising the solar revolution

Our ability to generate renewable energy is scaling up fast, and solutions to integrate that energy will rely on technologies like blockchain to help keep new solutions on track. Power Ledger’s executive chairman and co-founder, Dr Jemma Green, looks at the role blockchain plays within her company’s platform to integrate and automate solar energy trading and balancing.

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Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

29 Jun 2020, 05:15 • By Ron MacDonald
Think zinc: Another metal that can transform the energy storage sector

When most people think of the metals that power today’s energy storage systems, vanadium and lithium are at front of mind. Ron MacDonald, president and CEO of Zinc8, argues the case for another metal playing an important role.

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

Tokyo Electric’s renewables utility and ESS maker Itochu to create new business models

19 Jun 2020, 09:54

Itochu, a major Japanese corporation which has sold over 330MWh of residential battery storage systems in its home market, has invested ¥1 billion (US$9.35 million) in TRENDE, a renewable energy retailer which counts utility company Tokyo Electric Power among its major shareholders, with a view to launching a range of renewable energy and storage-enabled services.