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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.

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

Tesla admits to cell supply constraints as energy storage ramps up

25 Oct 2018, 13:59

As well as Elon Musk remarking that the company may have had its “best ever quarter” for solar since the SolarCity takeover, Tesla’s energy storage deployments have enjoyed a ramp up, while a fellow exec hinted the stationary battery business is constrained by cell supply.

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Is California Dreaming? Energy storage’s role in reaching 100% renewables

18 Oct 2018, 11:32 • By Andy Colthorpe
Is California Dreaming? Energy storage’s role in reaching 100% renewables

It’s likely a strong indication of the way the world is adopting renewable energy rapidly that just under a month ago, one of the best-established trade shows for solar in the US featured what seemed like almost as much space dedicated to national and international energy storage companies and technologies, as it did for solar.