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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.

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.

German government releases draft regulation for tenants’ solar power supply

The German federal government has unveiled its proposal to support solar power installation for tenants living in rented housing (Mietestrom). The support will be capped at 500 MW total installed capacity per year, and limited to PV systems up to 100 kW.

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.

Bringing all storage solutions together at Messe Düsseldorf

Video interview: On the second day of the Energy Storage Europe conference and trade show Hans Werner Reinhard, representative of organizer Messe Düsseldorf, gave his view on the future of the event and the energy storage market.

SMA announces “major hiring push” in California, U.S. Northeast

The inverter giant’s expansion plans are a response to what it says are favorable market conditions. In addition, the company is introducing new products to the U.S. market, including solutions for battery storage.

Hanwha Q Cells and Adler Solar sign 25 MW repowering deal

The South Korean solar firm will supply its Q.Plus modules to German services provider Adler Solar to install at older solar sites in need of upgrade and repowering. The option remains open for Adler to upgrade the supply deal to 30 MW.

Tesvolt and Samsung unveil new high-voltage storage system

The German battery manufacturer and the Korean industrial conglomerate have unveiled a new high-voltage storage system. The device has an efficiency of 98% and functions just as well with a low voltage of 48 volts as with a high voltage of 1,000 volts.

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Eon reports record €16 billion loss for 2016

The German energy company said its new strategy is fully reflected in its balance sheet. This was accompanied by the largest loss ever registered by the group. Eon is now planning workforce reductions, as well as further measures to reduce its net liabilities to €20 billion in the mid-term.

Engie plans to acquire RWE’s renewable energy unit Innogy, reports

The French energy giant is offering to acquire Innogy, the renewable energy unit of German power provider RWE. Innogy acquired German developer Belectric and its huge solar power plant portfolio in January.

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