Energy Storage

Decentralized energy: how much of it?

An emerging topic in today’s discussions for renewable energy is the extent to which decentralized structures of energy replace the old centralized systems. pv magazine captures the debate.

Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed Future Energy Prize

The German battery manufacturer was chosen by the prize as the winner in the small & medium enterprise category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann received the US$1.5 million award at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Enel acquires U.S. storage company Demand Energy

Through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Italian multinational the Enel Group has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Demand Energy, a U.S. company specializing in intelligent software and storage systems.

PV, micro-grids win the bulk of IRENA funding for developing countries

The fourth round of a joint project facility between Irena and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that finances renewable energy projects in developing countries has been announced. Solar PV and micro-grid technologies attract the main bulk of funding.

Comtec Solar to build smart energy EV charging facilities in China

Chinese integrated solar company Comtec Solar Systems Group will further diversify its business with a new venture into smart energy charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs) in Luoyang, China, as it continues to make strides into downstream operations.

Younicos increases bookings 400% in 2016 to 75 MW

The battery storage company ends 2016 with an order pipeline of 1.2 GW through to the end of 2018, latest reports show.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

As the global solar market nears the end of its tenth consecutive year of growth, the EU-China trade spat looks set to continue, Indian ambitions soar once more, and mono-efficiency reaches new heights.

Third quarter solar installations fall 10% year-on-year across Europe, data shows

Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.

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Interview: Younicos discusses latest 49 MW UK storage deal

Following this week’s announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company’s president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos’ wider objectives.

Survey finds that UK energy storage market suffering due to lack of awareness

A study conducted by German market researcher EuPD Research found that a shocking number of British PV customers and prospective customers are unaware that energy storage solutions are available to go alongside PV arrays, which is damaging the market and causing an adoption slow-down.