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    Riders in the swarm: the new generators of household integration

    Analysis and Features

    November 25, 2015 4:55 am by ESJ

    Solar-connected batteries enable self-consumption for individual households. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What happens when these individual users are connected by software, join forces and then acting together as a virtual swarm become a valuable grid resource? Sara Verbruggen reports Before Elon Musk whipped back the curtain to reveal the PowerWall, German read more

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    Pioneers of Energy Storage

    Analysis and Features

    November 24, 2015 7:00 am by ESJ

    Where would we be without lithium ion batteries? From the mobile phone to the laptop to energy storage and management at the grid level, these batteries are creating our future. John Goodenough is the man who discovered the cathode material of choice and so made the lithium ion battery truly portable and rechargeable. Kevin Desmond read more

  • ESS to boost global lead acid demand up to 2019

    Analysis and Features

    October 12, 2015 9:18 am by ESJ

    The global lead-acid battery market for energy storage systems is forecast to grow at 5% a year between 2014 and 2019, according to a report by Technavio Research to be released in November. The market is highly competitive and is characterized by the presence of numerous global, regional, and local vendors. Their growth is dependent read more

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    The cost of EU grid integration

    Analysis and Features

    August 10, 2015 11:24 am by ESJ

    Growing amounts of renewables — wind and solar — have exacerbated the need for investment in expanding the grid network all over Europe. In some countries the situation is more serious than others. In Sweden, for example, where wind accounts for about 8% of the country’s electricity generation supply, new wind power projects have been read more

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    Taking the message of zinc iron redox to yet wider markets

    Analysis and Features

    August 10, 2015 11:18 am by ESJ

    Location, location, location. A rule for estate agents around the world — but also no different for energy storage companies seeking to plant their start ups. For the main part in the US start-ups have plumped for California. Its 1.2GW energy storage target aside, setting up an office in the state lets you tap the read more

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Finding the sweet spot for business

After focusing our early efforts on producing lithium ion batteries to serve the power tool market, we built an integration team for the purpose of exploring other areas where their chemistry read more

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What is SOLARUNITED?

SOLARUNITED is the premiere association supporting and enabling Upstream Solar and energy storage professionals worldwide. read more