The challenge here is to improve the energy efficiency for Eidesvik’s fleet of vessels Eidesvik Offshore is a Norwegian ship company that specializes in offshore logistics, seismic and underwater operations. With two dozen ships in its fleet, the environmentally sensitive company has a keen interest in finding ways to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and maintenance costs.
This special supplement on energy storage looks at a global market which has already come a long way and shows no sign of looking back. From residential to grid-scale, to microgrids and vehicle-to-grid, from safety to finance, we’ve condensed some of the biggest topics and themes into a handy collection which we hope will help illuminate and inform you all. Energy storage is growing into a cornerstone of the grid (and is arguably even more important off-grid); a vital component of decentralised, decarbonised and even digitalised future energy systems. Yet so many misconceptions and concerns remain and there is still so much work to be done in helping stakeholders gain a better understanding of what batteries – and other forms of energy storage – can do.
The US solar market finds itself with the bizarre, but welcome, problem of having to “manage” a boom. Danielle Ola examines the impact of the ITC extension, alternative drivers of US solar and debunks the supply crunch myth. Download this 14-page report produced by the editorial team at PV Tech Power.
This case study examines system integration of solar and storage in Western Australia. The AU$40 million (US$30 million) DeGrussa Solar Power Project is owned by France-based renewable energy firm Neoen, while German solar specialist juwi Group was responsible for development, EPC and O&M. By installing a 10.6MW solar PV plant and a 6MW battery storage system, diesel consumption can be reduced throughout the day and to some extent after the sunlight begins to dwindle.
This report explains the complex market opportunities for UK energy storage and sets out a series of far-reaching recommendations to level the playing field for rapidly-developing energy storage technologies – some of which are locked out of current market arrangements.
While there is general consensus to use levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for comparing different energy generation technologies, such as solar parks, wind farms and coal plants, there is no universally applied metric for calculating the cost of energy storage.