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Storage & Smart Grids

Solar and off-grid renewables conference cites enormous untapped potential in SE Asian solar

While there are many opportunities for solar in Southeast Asia, each country has its unique market conditions and challenges. pv magazine brings you this report from Solar Media’s Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia conference.

Frost & Sullivan: Falling costs, tech advances are creating new opportunities for microgrids

The consulting firm says that price reductions in both distributed PV and battery technology are making microgrids more bankable, as are improved control and management systems.

UK power regulator opens dialogue on smarter energy system

Ofgem and the UK Government have announced a call for views on how a smarter and more flexible energy system could create better value for the country’s energy customers. Ofgem estimates that smarter energy use could benefit both consumers and the industry to the tune of £8 billion a year.

E.ON begins construction on 10 MW battery storage project in Arizona

The Iron Horse is the first energy storage project for E.ON North America, and accompanies a 2 MW PV system.

Venture capital funding in batteries and smart grids declines sharply in Q3: Mercom report

Latest Mercom Capital report finds that just $102 million in VC funding for smart grid, battery storage and efficiency sectors was raised in Q3, down from $433 million in Q2. Project funds for residential and commercial storage soars, however.

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Maryland launches review of electric-distribution systems

The Public Service Commission wants to figure out how to integrate distributed-energy resources into the grid in a way that keeps electricity distribution affordable, reliable and sustainable for the citizens of its state.

Fluidic Energy unveils residential storage unit in Arizona

Arizona based Fluidic Energy this week unveiled plans to bring its long duration Zinc air battery to the US residential market.

World now far less wasteful with energy, finds IEA report

The International Energy Agency says that energy efficiency drives are beginning to have a positive impact, saving $540bn last year, but more vigorous policies required in order to meet climate goals.

ESNA Names First Storage Winners for 2016

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has awarded several winners in its Innovation Award series during the organization’s annual conference this week in San Diego.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

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