Energy Storage

China: Pushing for PV consolidation

China’s central government is said to be pushing for photovoltaic consolidation in its domestic industry. This, photovoltaic storage solutions, and balancing cost and quality control were some of the key themes at Solarpraxis’ first PV Module and PV Power Plant Workshop – China 2012.

Asia Pacific energy storage market worth $12 billion in 10 years

A Pike Research report released today predicts that the Asia Pacific energy storage market will be worth $12 billion by 2022, with a capacity of 25 GW.

£20 million incentive for UK energy storage solutions

The U.K. government has made £20 million available to encourage innovation in energy storage systems.

BYD: Plenty of expertise in solar and storage

Earlier this week, pv magazine visited BYD Company Limited in the outskirts of Shanghai to discuss the company’s solar and storage plans with Tom Zhao, general manager of BYD Solar Division.

Solar storage needs stable and sustainable market development

Solar storage solutions are integral to the further development of the photovoltaics industry. However, cowboys “looking to make a quick buck” need not apply, as stable and sustainable market development is required, according to feedback from EuPD Research’s first “Storage & Solar Briefing”.

Aster Capital leads financing round for SolarFuel

Venture capital firm Aster Capital, sponsored by Alstom, Solvay Rhodia and Schneider Electric, has announced a €4 million investment in SolarFuel GmbH. This is part of a €7.5 million financing round that Aster Capital is leading. The investment round includes Ventrex Automotive GmbH from Austria.

PG&E launches Green Button Connect

As a part of its plan to facilitate better demand-side management of electricity usage, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has launched its Green Button Connect system. The software aims at providing electricity usage data to customers and to solar installers, to allow for more integrated photovoltaic and demand-side electricity solutions.

Smart work by Kyocera in Los Alamos

Japan’s Kyocera Corporation has opened the first international smart grid demonstration project on U.S. soil at Los Alamos in New Mexico.

EU PVSEC: Grid connection challenges can be overcome

Grid connection and stability issues can be overcome to encompass a more electricity-intensive energy mix in Europe, with photovoltaics supplying up to 25% of that demand by 2030. The findings have been released in a report by EPIA on the first day of the EU PVSEC tradeshow, which began today in Frankfurt.

GE and Xtreme Power form storage partnership

GE Energy Storage and turnkey energy storage and power management system solutions provider, Xtreme Power have formed a partnership under which they will develop energy storage solutions for the grid.

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