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Forum Solarpraxis: German storage subsidies likely to continue

Last year's Forum Solarpraxis saw around 650 attendees, 100 less than this year

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off today with the good news that German storage subsidies are likely to continue for the next three years. A parliamentary committee is currently discussing the issue. As of 2017, meanwhile, 5%...

FOE: Finance for 100% renewables exist, but policies are absent

Solar is again the renewables king, accroding to FOE

In a new report, Friends of the Earth (FOE) calculates that switching to 100% renewable energy in Africa, Latin America and most of Asia by 2030 would cost US$5.15 trillion – equivalent to the amount held by the world’s 782...

End of German energy storage funding will see market drop 13% in 2016

A further effect of the expiring subsidies is an expected end of year rush from those looking to profit from the scheme

The expiration of Germany’s energy storage program this December is expected to see market growth contract 13% in 2016, says EuPD Research. This year, up to 16,000 small scale solar+storage systems are forecast to be installed in...

Germany: LG Chem to supply batteries for Steag’s 90 MW energy storage project

Steag completed a 1 MW energy storage project at its power plant in Völklingen-Fenne in 2014

LG Chem will supply Steag with six of its large-scale lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for what will become the largest energy storage system project of its kind, when complete, in 2017. Steag is investing EUR 100 million in the 90...

Australian offgrid push may leave unfair burden of grid costs

Tesla Powerwall.

Encouraging households to add sufficient storage to their PV arrays to disconnect from the electricity grid may leave an unfair burden of high utility payments to those left connected. Ric Brazzale, the Managing Director of Green...

US, Japan and South Korea to install 1.4 GW of energy storage between 2015-16

Energy storage system costs will come down significantly by 2019

The U.S., Japan and South Korea are the leading energy storage markets worldwide, says IHS, with each forecast to exceed 100 MW of annual installations this year. Between 2015 – 16, they are set to install 1.4 GW of new capacity....

Tesla still in talks for German battery fab

BMWi production in Leipzig

Electric car production is likely to accelerate in the wake of the VW emissions scandal, according to Audi's top U.S. exec. While Daimler appears content to use Asian-made batteries, there are increasing calls for German...

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