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The cover story of this edition gets under the bonnet of one of the hottest emerging trends in large-scale renewables development: hybridisation.
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We talk to developers, financiers and analysts about the potential for solar-wind-storage projects, identify the hottest markets for their development and uncover the hurdles that need to be overcome.
The journal also includes features that explore India’s much-vaunted solar target and its chances of being reached; the impact of recent policy movements in Japan on its solar and energy storage markets; as well as an examination of Turkey’s nascent solar market as it looks to kickstart into life.
Meanwhile, we’ve technical insights from Fraunhofer on the enhanced risk of PID in panels under environmental stress, new concepts relating to the development of floating solar projects from BayWa r.e. and an in-depth look at asset management practices from Lightsource BP, Wise Energy and SolarPower Europe.
E-S.n’s ‘Storage & Smart Power’ is back too, of course
As always, 'Storage & Smart Power', the dedicated section curated and created by Energy-Storage.news, also returns as part of the magazine. This quarter, we look at:
Creating a sustainable power system for the future
Consultancy EnAppSys has contributed an article on the role of storage and smart power technologies to help balance Europe’s electricity infrastructure. From how things are currently done across the continent, to the roles that different kinds of batteries could play, to the business case for enabling renewable and low or zero carbon technologies on the grid.
A developers’ eye view on North America
We have interviewed some of North America’s leading developers of solar-plus-storage and standalone storage projects. Each told us what they have learned from 2019, what technologies they are using and what they are most excited, ambitious or even apprehensive about going forwards into 2020. This article is part of our #SmartSolarStorage2020 series, running throughout the year – check the website for more exclusive content and you can also use the hashtag to join the discussion online.
Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage
Robert Puto and Gerhard Klein at TÜV SÜD have written for us an in-depth examination of the manifold, vital technical assessments that must take place to ensure that systems are not only safe to install and operate, but that they will do exactly what their manufacturers and designers claim that they can.
Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators
Following my look at Japan’s changing solar and storage markets in the main magazine, we also have a preview of the forthcoming PV Expo show and an interview with Kiwi Power, one of the winners of the recent Japan Energy Challenge.
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