Storage & Smart Grids

Why Large-Scale Solar Alone no Longer Makes Sense

With grid congestion and curtailment plaguing utility-scale PV development in many parts of Australia and the proposed 5-minute settlement by AEMO, live from October 2021, the case for coupling solar arrays to large-scale storage is becoming increasingly compelling. But how can solar + storage projects be effectively executed? And what are the keys for developing a successful business model?

Large Scale Battery Energy Storage Safety: Trends & Standards

As battery energy storage technologies assume a bigger role in the global transition to renewable energy, the importance of developing and operating a safe system is paramount. In this pv magazine Webinar together with our initiative partner Clean Energy Associates (CEA), we will look at current safety trends in battery energy storage system design and installation, along with a review of relevant safety standards in the U.S.

Quantifying the impacts of cell cracking in the field

This pv magazine Webinar will investigate the prevalence of cracking and its impacts on plant performance, with data gathered from a wide range of crystalline silicon modules already installed and in operation, and examine how First Solar’s thin-film modules present a very different scenario when it comes to the risk of cracking. Join the discussion with our four experts!

pv magazine Storage Highlights Ceremony

You are invited to join us online for the pv magazine Storage Highlights Ceremony!
The five Gigawatt Winners pitch their winning applications to the expert jury panel with a subsequent discussion by the independent leading analysts.

Hybrid inverters – the new trend in residential solar+storage?

The Gen24 Plus is a hybrid inverter or DC coupled system. Such inverters allow multiple energy flows into the battery and the household at the same time. The clue; such a system setup does not require an extra battery inverter.

How LG is shaping the smart home of the future – combining PV, battery storage, heat pump and more

LG share its view on the combination of PV, battery storage system and heat pump to cover all of the house’s heat consumption, and to discuss key components of its system in detail in our pv magazine webinar

Building bankable utility-scale solar PV+energy storage projects

With declining costs, and increasing amounts of solar+storage added to electrical grids across the globe, there is a growing need to understand how to build bankable projects. The creation of multi-use business cases is key. In this upcoming pv magazine webinar, powered by Sterling & Wilson, we will discuss the bankability of utility-scale solar PV […]

Emergency power supply – what are we really talking about? Is it a ‘full home backup’, or something else?

What is emergency power, what is ‘full home backup’, and what is the difference between the two? Additionally, what do different homeowners need and how do you install an emergency power or ‘full home backup’ system? These questions will be answered during the next pv magazine Australia webinar – hosted in partnership with SMA. The webinar will dive into what […]

Short term thinking, long lived value: How ‘energy solutions as a service’ change the game

Extending the ‘as-a-service’ concept to energy can help integrate renewable energy resources into electricity portfolios – where previously it may have proven difficult. Additionally, by utilizing a rental energy system, businesses can reduce their peak demand, save costs and protect the grid from isolated peak demand events. A growing number of companies across a wide […]

Selecting suitable storage: When to choose CSP+thermal or PV+battery for your project

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), global installed solar power currently stands at 390 GW. Of that figure, 385 GW is solar PV, while the remaining 5 GW comprises concentrated solar power (CSP). While installed solar PV capacity vastly outpaces CSP, it must be noted that the majority of the 5 GW of […]