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EU poised to hit RE target thanks to solar and wind, EEA reports

European Union.

The expansion of solar and wind power across the European Union brings cheer, doubts raised over biofuels and biomass.


Battery storage start-up Alevo plans 200 MW project in US

Alevo manufacturing.

Swiss energy storage start-up Alevo Group today announced a partnership with Customized Energy Solutions (CES) to deploy 200 MW of its lithium-ion-based battery systems in an undisclosed wholesale energy market in the United...


Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

A Tesla in the EU.

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle company throwing down a major challenge to the global motor industry, says it is now looking to become a front-runner in energy storage in a major new challenge to the traditional electric...


Younicos forms new business units to capitalize on growing storage market

Battery storage.

The Berlin-based energy storage company announces creation of three new business divisions and experienced senior management team as it eyes global opportunities within the sector.


Investments in 'grid-edge' companies climb to $1.3 billion in 2014

Alevo gigafab in North Carolina

According to GTM Research, investments in the field last year surpassed 2012 and 2013 but remained below the $1.4 billion the sector raised in 2011.


DNV GL to provide grid storage testing to ARPA-E

A battery.

Renewable energy and sustainability advisory DNV GL has signed a four-year deal to supply performance testing for U.S. government agency ARPA-E. The testing will validate the performance, reliability and safety of grid-tied...


Japan's METI to roll out energy efficiency and storage subsidy

Japan. Toyko.

Distributed battery installations are set to receive a boost in Japan, with the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry set to roll out a $779 million incentive scheme. The scheme will also target energy efficient...


Aquion Energy enters 1 MWh battery supply deal in Hawaii

The Hawaiin capital.

U.S. aqueous hybrid ion battery developer and supplier Aquion Energy has entered into a supply deal with the residential community Bakken Hale, to supply a 1 MWh battery system. The battery installation will be coupled with a PV...


Manz books $47.5 million in battery orders

Manz HQ.

German PV, battery and flat panel production equipment supplier Manz has announced EUR 40 million ($47.5 million) in lithium ion battery equipment supply deals. The details of the orders have not been revealed.


Californian grid operator to address net imbalance

The Californian flag.

The Californian Independent System Operator (CASIO) is addressing the famous load duck and attempting to "let the duck fly."


Interview: Storage at cusp of strong growth in commercial market

A lithium ion battery.

Last week GTM Research released its latest solar-plus-storage market report. Ravi Manghani, senior analyst energy storage at GTM Research spoke to pv magazine about the emerging storage market in the commercial sector both for...


Germany sees price drop in solar power storage systems

Regensburg, Germany

Prices for solar power storage systems have fallen by 25% since spring. The German solar industry expects continued growth in demand for storage systems.


UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project

Energy storage substation in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.


Flow batteries to create $190 million market by 2020

A battery.

On the basis of superior cost dynamics, flow batteries are set to create a 360 MWh market by 2020, for stationary storage applications. Vanadium-based technology will be the predominate redox flow technology, according to...


Cleantech disruption to reduce annual utility revenues by up to $123 billion

A power pole.

The growth of distributed generation and energy efficiency is set to reduce utility revenues by up to $123 billion a year by 2025. This is the finding of a new report by consultants Accenture, in its Digitally Enabled Grid...


Is the oil price slump a boon for solar?

Texas oil well.

As global oil prices hit a five-year low, the fossil fuel industry is facing a gathering storm that could spell great news for the solar power industry.


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