Distributed Storage

Sunverge to build VPP project for TEPCO in Japan

Sunverge Energy has revealed plans to install “dozens” of energy storage units in eastern Japan, as part of a virtual power plant (VPP) project under regional utility Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO).

UK could reach 12 GW storage capacity within five years, report finds

Lessons learned from solar failures could propel battery storage market to 12 GW by 2021, argues report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage, which implores government to be “on the front foot” when it comes to seizing ways to ensure energy security for the nation.

RENA leans on solar knowledge to develop mass etching process for lithium-ion batteries

German PV equipment manufacturer to team with Kiel University to develop scalable production of silicon anodes to boost lithium-ion battery performance.

Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-powered TVs, kits

Non-profit organization, Kopernic is providing disaster relief in Bali with the distribution of solar-powered televisions and kits.

UK government backs national battery facility to tune of £80m

Partnership between Coventry City Council, University of Warwick’s WMG and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership to receive sizable investment from British government to build and maintain world-leading storage research and production facility.

SUSI to provide $94.3 million to back Canadian storage projects

A fund managed by Swiss investment firm SUSI Partners AG has agreed to provide C$120 million (US$94.3 million) of financing to a unit of energy storage developer NRStor for lithium-ion storage projects in Canada.

Potential for PV to snap significant share of $40 billion distributed energy industry in frontier markets – BNEF

There is potential for solar PV and storage to snap a significant share of the distributed energy industry in frontier markets, says BNEF. Both telecoms and agriculture present interesting opportunities; SE Asia is an emerging micro grid hotspot; pay-as-you-go solar is seeing strong growth; and China is recording substantial business.

Global storage market to double six times by 2030, BNEF reports

Global cumulative storage deployment will double six times between 2017 and 2030 to reach 125 GW/305 GWh, with as much as $103 billion pouring into the sector, finds new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Australian government to back blockchain PV, water project

The Australian government has agreed to provide AU$2.57 million (US$1.9 million) to support a two-year pilot project that will use blockchain technology to pair utility-scale and commercial rooftop PV with a battery, electric vehicle charging stations and water treatment and capture systems in the state of Western Australia.

Israel: 120 MW solar plant to be constructed by Belectric Isreal and Solel Boneh

Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy Ltd, the renewable energy arm of Israel conglomerate Shikun and Binui will own the plant, which will be located near the village of Zeélim.

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