Magazine Archive 11-2018

Drive and stabilize

Electrolyzers can use excess solar power to produce hydrogen. This can also help to stabilize distribution networks. A look at the wind industry shows the challenges to further commercialization, but one city in Germany offers an example of the implementation of this technology.

Cutting down on copper

Controllable, distributed battery storage systems can help avoid bottlenecks in power distribution networks. That reduces the cost of grid expansion, but to turn this use of storage systems into a business model, a number of conditions still have to be met.

Stepping out of the dark…

With a take-up in distributed energy resources and the imperative to render the energy system of tomorrow in a decentralized fashion, energy regulators might be in for a surprise when they try to determine the true capacity and location of residential storage systems. Getting the numbers right is inevitable, but also surprisingly complex.

Whole system thinking

Sector coupling is rapidly becoming a reality, writes Andy Bradley, Director of Business Development at Delta Energy & Environment, meaning that whole system thinking – cross vector as well as cross sector – is becoming ever more important. Energy storage has a vital role to play in enabling this more interconnected and dynamic energy system.

A new trade show comes to Mexico

The recent growth of the Mexican PV market, as well as the positive outcomes the country’s energy reform has achieved, is being complimented by the launch of a new trade fair dedicated solely to the photovoltaics sector in Mexico. The new trade fair, which will now have to compete with other more established Mexican fairs […]

Where we’ve been – All Energy Australia

While policy-driven uncertainty grips many leading PV markets globally, 2018 means boom times Down Under. But that’s not to say that solar faces clear waters in terms of policy in Australia – making All Energy Australia an occasion for much optimism, but also intriguing discussions. pv magazine attended Australia’s biggest solar and battery storage trade […]

Our 12 year climate deadline

By Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director at The Solar Foundation

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