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France storage project highlights cost journey facing batteries in Europe

The energy storage installation at the Nice Grid pilot project comprises two Saft Intensium Max lithium-ion batteries.

Nice Grid pilot storage project by EDF's power grid unit ERDF reveals that the economic model of storage technology is not yet viable across most of Europe's main grids.


From the Mag: A selection of stories from the July issue

Younicos' 1 MW NAS battery system.

pv magazine's July edition includes a thorough examination of the utility-scale solar sector in the U.S., tracks the globalization of the tracker industry and explores the storage markets and policies that are driving the battery...


Leclanché secures $8.2 million in financial backing

Swiss battery maker, Leclanché has secured CHF7.7 million (around US$8.2 million) in additional funding to support its growth plans. Major shareholder, Recharge Aps has also agreed to convert up to CHF 17 million of its loan into...


Younicos and Duke Energy combine on 36 MW Texas storage project

Duke Energy.

German battery specialist Younicos, together with Samsung SDI, to collaborate with U.S. utility Duke Energy on creation of 36 MW storage plant in Texas.


Powervault raises $1.1m in crowdfunding for its storage platform

The Powervault.

The U.K.-based tech startup hopes to take on Tesla in the British home storage market, and has raised 700,000 pounds on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.


Solar-powered Formula E can overtake Formula 1, says Richard Branson

Richard Branson celebrates with Formula E inaugural champion Nelson Piquet Jr in London.

The Virgin tycoon believes all-electric and solar-powered racing cars will prove more attractive to sponsors and racing enthusiasts within the next four or five years.


SMA to capitalize on GW scale PV hybrid opportunities

SMA Solar Technology AG has set up a test center at its German headquarters to optimize PV diesel hybrid energy systems. Such applications are growing in importance, says the company, which estimates an annual global growth in...


Smart Home Energy to grow to USD4 billion market by 2025

Embodied by devices like Nest, the Smart Home Energy market is set to exhibit impressive growth in the coming years. IHS Technology made the prediction today that the global market for Smart Home Energy devices and services will...


SunEdison teams with Green Charge Networks on commercial solar+storage

A Solarcentury commercial rooftop.

PPA pioneer SunEdison has teamed up with lithium ion commercial storage provider Green Charge Networks on a commercial solar+storage offering. The two companies in particular target commercial customers where demand charges can...


Analysis: France’s island solar+storage program presents EUR100 million opportunity

A French solar rooftop

France’s tender for 25 -50 MW of solar+storage projects on France’s islands and island territories will result in a market of around €100 million (US$112 million). Consultants THEnergy delivered its analysis today, concluding...


US: AMS teams up with Shell Energy to install 20 MW of battery storage

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Shell Energy North America have signed a memorandum of understanding under which up to 20 MW of battery storage will be installed across California, the U.S.


Toshiba to deliver MW energy storage system to Finland

Landis+Gyr, a member of Japan's Toshiba Group, will supply Finland with a BESS to be integrated into the Kalasatama district's smart energy system. The goal is to test new opportunities presented by megawatt-scale storage...


BYD: EVA-free solar modules, 3 new energy storage batteries

At this year's Intersolar Europe, BYD introduced a solar PV module without EVA, which promises an extended service life and improved efficiencies. Production is expected to reach up to 500 MW in 2016. It also unveiled a new...


Insolvent storage manufacturer Kolibri Power renamed Colibri Energy

Kolibri Power Systems AG will continue operating under the name Colibri Energy GmbH. Despite ongoing insolvency proceedings, the energy storage company has been processing orders and developing new products.


Oxis to roll out Li-S energy storage batteries next year

Oxis Energy is gearing up to sell its energy storage batteries in 2016. The lithium sulfur (Li-S) battery developer, which unveiled a solar storage technology demonstration project in early June with Proinso, predicts a battery...


Energy storage investment opportunities, business models must be identified

The investment opportunities and business models in the energy storage industry need to be identified, writes Ernst & Young. In the energy industry in general, more focus needs to be placed on the customer, with utilities...


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