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Sonnen receives a further USD 85 investment

Sonnenbatterie storage management system. Image by Sonnen.

The German company announced that it has secured USD 85 million in growth capital, some of which came from two new partners, which will help the company consolidate its healthy position further in the booming energy storage...

Tesla strengthens Panasonic solar bond with cell and module collaboration


The two firms have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the production of solar modules and cells at Tesla's Buffalo facility. Deal rests on completion of Tesla's SolarCity acquisition.

ECCC report: Energy storage can be revolutionary for the UK

Battery solar storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECCC) will release its final report on 15 October, which will highlight the importance of energy storage and demand-side technologies for the future energy transition, and can offer...

ARENA backs world-leading solar plus wind plus storage project in Queensland

Solar PV and energy storage project in Queensland.

A world-leading project that will combine solar PV, wind energy and battery storage, and which could ultimately be one of the biggest power stations in Queensland, has received financial support from the Australian Renewable...

Utility scale storage project breaks ground in New England

The storage is project in Sterling is expected to be completed in December. Photo: Business Wire

Massachusetts’s first utility scale storage project got underway this week in the town of Sterling. The battery is being supplied to the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) by NEC Energy Solutions.

Enabling policies and better grid integration needed to boost renewables

Solar and wind combined. Image by Tom Baerwald Solarpraxis.

This was the message coming out of the 23rd World Energy Congress being held in Istanbul, as renewable energy industry leaders lauded the achievements of the industry, but were quick to point out the hard work that was needed to...

ABB unveils renewable-ready plug-and-play microgrid

ABB will offer four variants of its new containerized microgrid, ranging from 5 kW to 4,600 kW in size.

Containerized product comprising power converter, battery storage and control system compatible with all sorts of solar applications and suitable for mature and emerging regions, says company.

Boom time: the pv magazine USA week in review

It’s a complicated time in the U.S. solar industry, with a booming market, especially for utility-scale solar and increasing public interest, but also collapsed PV module prices and shifts in production.

ESNA Names First Storage Winners for 2016

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has awarded several winners in its Innovation Award series during the organization’s annual conference this week in San Diego.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

Clean Energy Live: UK energy minister gives no clues where UK energy is heading

Clean Energy Live 2016. Image by Ilias Tsagas.

The U.K.'s energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe disappointed yesterday when addressing the Clean Energy Live show that is taking place in Birmingham, England. Apart from the usual political jargon, her speech offered no clues...

Sono Motors ready for prototype stage of solar car

Sono Motors' Sion car. Image: Sono Motors

The German company has managed to generate EUR 230,000 (USD 257,000) through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, which has enabled it to initiate the prototype stage for its innovative Sion car that is fitted with integrated solar...

GCL increases shipments of E-KwBe batteries to Australian market

GCL_SI's E-KwBe battery joins the rush of storage systems flooding the Australian market as demand for such technology soars.

The Chinese solar and clean energy specialist is to ship a further 1,000 of its E-KwBe energy storage units Down Under in order to meet growing demand for scalable home storage in the country.

All Energy 2016: Five key takeaways

All Energy Australia 2016 conference. Image by Jonathan Gifford.

A utility scale segment bursting to life, battery storage providers of all sizes moving in amongst the backdrop of a fierce political debate about the role of renewables in a historic blackout: This week's All Energy trade show...

UK: Moixa launches affordable home solar+storage kit

Solar installation by Moixa in London.

The British battery company announces GBP 5,000 package comprising 2 kWh smart battery and 2 kW solar panel bundle for homeowners, landlords and housing associations in the U.K.

Obama touts success of solar at SXSL event

Image: White House

The president and Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe also spoke about the need for energy storage at the event, which was inspired by the South-by-Southwest conference.

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