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Grid backlog drives innovative approaches in Brazil

The rapid growth of renewable energy in Brazil has not been matched by transmission and distribution infrastructure. Connection restrictions for both “distributed-” and centralized-generation sites are leading companies to adopt new strategies to maintain expansion, reports pv magazine Brasil’s Livia Neves.

The Hydrogen Stream: Europe could miss 2030 hydrogen targets

The European Court of Auditors says the European Union will likely fail to achieve its 2030 renewable hydrogen goals, while the US Department of Energy and Arches have agreed to build a $12.6 billion hydrogen hub in California.

More than half of California solar customers to include battery storage

Falling battery costs, shifting regulations and interest in energy independence are driving increased battery attachment rates on residential solar projects in California.

Water-source heat pump integrating cooled photovoltaic panels, thermal storage

Researchers in Italy have designed a water-source heat pump system intended for generating cooling, heating and domestic hot water in social housing stock built during the 1970s–1990s. The novel concept integrates photovoltaic-thermal energy with thermal storage and promises a seasonal coefficient of performance of 5.

Optimizing grid-scale battery placement via quantum computing

A computing pilot program, housed within Europe’s largest electricity utility, Iberdrola, found that some quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms matched or outperformed existing benchmarks for optimal placement of grid batteries.

Tackling merchant risk – A deep dive into Europe grid-scale energy storage contracted revenue

Current market conditions are propelling grid-scale project deployment in a more diversified European energy storage market. Anna Darmani, principal analyst – energy storage EMEA, at Wood Mackenzie, examines revenue streams in different parts of Europe and emerging routes to the market.

Europe’s solar, storage markets on stable path, says Sungrow executive

Yang Meng, Sungrow’s director of distribution in Europe, says that despite signs of slowing demand in parts of the residential segment, Europe’s overall solar and storage markets are on a stable path, with potential for growth in the commercial and industrial storage space.

Dutch utility Eneco uses residential batteries for grid stress relief

Dutch energy supplier Eneco has partnered with local energy storage manufacturer Charged to trial the use of solar power stored in home batteries of customers with fixed and variable contracts in a bid to alleviate stress on the grid.

Greece readies for next battery storage growth phase

Greece’s energy storage market is hot with a number of new policies paving the way to new applications in the market. The government is now working a new plan, which will allow the colocation of batteries with existing solar plants as well as standalone, in front of the meter battery energy storage systems.

Weiheng Ecactus releases high voltage lithium iron phosphate battery for residential PV

Weiheng Ecactus has unveiled its new Myrtillo battery system, with 4.99-29.9 kWh of capacity, giving users the flexibility to connect up to five units in parallel.

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