Energy Storage

Time is working for storage, as prices keep sinking

Video interview: Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO of German residential storage system provider E3/DC, explains at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 how the storage market is progressing in and out of Germany.

US flow battery specialist ViZn Energy awarded 1 MWh storage contract in India

The Texas-headquartered firm will provide grid stability for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited in Puducherry with its flow battery systems.

Redox flow batteries on the rise

Video interview: prices for redox flow batteries are sinking, while installed capacity increases steadily. Lorenzo Grande, technology analyst at IDTecEx, explains here the opportunities and limitations of flow technologies, and how the related market will likely develop.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Hanwha Q Cells, Enphase Energy, Solarwatt and EDF are among the big names grabbing the headlines in a week where new product launches and new GW-scale tender details were revealed.

Wärtsilä delivers 15 MW hybrid PV plant to Essakane Solar in Burkina Faso

The solar farm will be added and synchronized with an existing oil driven power plant. The hybrid power plant will serve a local gold mine, saving 18,500t CO2 emissions annually.

Power grids will be increasingly stabilized by storage systems

Video interview: Holger Ziegler, Senior Consultant at DNV GL, explains at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 why the stabilizing of electricity grids will boost the storage market, and also discusses the future prospects for this business model.

IHS Markit: Storage and better grid efficiency could save hundreds of billions each year

A new white paper published by analysts at IHS Markit compares the electricity network with other key systems such as transport and data infrastructure. The report concludes that increasing the amount of electricity storage available could create a more flexible, efficient and reliable grid, and save billions of dollars each year.

Trade Show tour at Energy Storage Europe 2017: innovative storage products

Video: Michael Fuhs and Jonathan Gifford, chief editors at pv magazine group, showcase the latest innovations at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 exhibition that are shaping the storage market.

Solarwatt launches modular storage system

Germany’s Solarwatt has launched a fully-modular battery storage system that it claims will be suitable for installations ranging in scale from small residential up to commercial and industrial installations.

RMI calls for ‘action’ on Africa’s PV minigrid market

Solar-powered minigrids could account for a greater slice of sub-Saharan Africa’s $740 million off-grid market, but progress is still needed throughout the region in terms of policy, financing and commercial services, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) says in a new report.