Storage & Smart Grids

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 […]

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