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Energy storage in India: A ‘year of action’ lies ahead of us

15 Jan 2019, 15:56 • By Dr Rahul Walawalkar
Energy storage in India: A ‘year of action’ lies ahead of us

We asked Dr Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance, three simple questions to illuminate what was achieved in 2018 and what held the market back, if anything. We also look ahead to this year and what we might expect to see going forward.

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Editor's blog

2019: The next episode

10 Jan 2019, 17:43 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: The next episode

In today’s third and final instalment of our series to welcome in 2019, we look at what our respondents are expecting to see this year, what they would like to see happen and some of the ways they will be trying to fulfil those expectations.

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Editor's blog

2019: Beyond electric dreams

8 Jan 2019, 12:19 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: Beyond electric dreams

In the previous instalment of this blog, we looked at how our respondents from across the energy storage industry had viewed 2018’s biggest challenges. This time out we look at what some of 2018’s biggest successes were.

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2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

3 Jan 2019, 14:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: Where can energy storage go this year?

After another record-breaking year, in which the US surpassed 1GWh of deployed energy storage and China began its programme of building flow batteries several hundred megawatts in size each, we canvassed opinion on what 2018’s biggest challenges and successes were. In this first part, we look at the challenges faced by the industry in 2018.

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Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

20 Dec 2018, 14:35 • By Andy Colthorpe
Why UK solar’s export tariff ‘limbo’ is not a call to arms for battery storage

Britain’s feed-in tariff scheme will close in full to new applicants from 31 March 2019 and the end of the present scheme without an explicit next step laid out is troubling for many in the renewable energy industries and those that care about energy security and climate change.

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Interviews

Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 2

19 Dec 2018, 17:23 • By Andy Colthorpe
Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 2

Andy Colthorpe spoke with Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance on what sort of role energy storage will play in reaching the ‘100% carbon-free retail electricity’ goal of the state’s SB100 legislation. This is Part 2 of a feature interview originally included in Solar Media's quarterly journal PV Tech Power.

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Interviews

Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 1

18 Dec 2018, 13:09 • By Andy Colthorpe
Accelerating to 100%: In conversation with Janice Lin of CESA, Part 1

Andy Colthorpe spoke with Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance on what sort of role energy storage will play in reaching the ‘100% carbon-free retail electricity’ goal of the state’s SB100 legislation. Part 1, with the second half to follow later this week on Energy-Storage.news.

‘Storage & Smart Power’ returns in latest PV TECH POWER journal

‘Storage & Smart Power’ returns in latest PV TECH POWER journal

10 Dec 2018, 18:15

The latest edition of PV Tech Power, Solar Media’s quarterly technical journal for the downstream solar PV industry is now available online, including ‘Storage & Smart Power’, a dedicated section brought to you by the team here at Energy-Storage.news.

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‘Energy-as-a-service’: Good for consumers, good for the network and not bad for business either

10 Dec 2018, 17:13 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Energy-as-a-service’: Good for consumers, good for the network and not bad for business either

Ben Hill is widely known in the solar and energy storage industries as the former Trina Solar executive who drove the Chinese company towards a leading position in the European market in the days of the large-scale boom before leaving to become Tesla’s VP for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. UK start-up Solo Energy is among a number of companies he is now working with closely as an advisor.