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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 […]

Kaco returns to the battery storage market with a new inverter

Following a series of pilot projects with large battery storage systems, Kaco New Energy has launched a new battery inverter for commercial and industrial facilities, called ‘blueplanet gridsave 50.0 TL3-S’. The first new devices have already shipped to Korean partners, and will shortly be online. The device has special features, that makes it unique, in […]

Is residential battery storage becoming a “no brainer” in Australia?

Is residential battery storage becoming a “no brainer” in Australia? Australian solar analysts tip the residential storage market to see 10,000 units installed this year. In 2018, that is likely to triple to 30,000 electrical storage systems. Why is solar+storage becoming such a compelling proposition for the market? And what is it that will set […]

Why size matters. How correctly proportioning a storage system can pay off for Australian households and installers

The Australian distributed storage market is taking off. With well over 7,000 systems having installed in the first six months of 2017, the full year looks set for 15,000, with that potentially growing to in excess of 25,000 in 2018. However, sizing a system for Australian household requirements is key to maximizing the utility of […]