Analysis and Features

  • Soaring Australian Power Prices Open Doors For Redflow Battery


    December 16, 2016 6:46 am by ESJ

      Redflow, the Australian zinc-bromine flow battery maker, announced on December 5 it had approved a further seven installers for its ZCell storage system, meaning the company now has installers in every state and territory in Australia. The batteries, which Redflow claims are the smallest flow batteries in the world, appear to be flying out read more

  • Britain’s largest Grid-Scale Battery is Approved after Two-Year Trial


    December 16, 2016 6:38 am by ESJ

    UK energy utility UK Power Networks on December 2 announced the success of a two-year trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain, 6MW, which it says could transform the energy grid and play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Smarter Network Storage facility at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, was designed read more

  • ESSinc – Beyond Four Hours: A White Paper on Flexible Long Duration Storage


    December 14, 2016 5:01 am by ESJ

      ESSinc are excited to share their new white paper on the rapidly emerging market for flexible longer-duration energy storage. The document is based on a recent combination of online questionnaires and in-depth discussions with energy storage procurement decision makers including project developers, utility representatives, and consultants. This white paper captures the growing need and read more

  • Harnessing the potential of energy storage


    December 2, 2016 8:27 am by ESJ

    Dr. Alex Mardapittas, Managing Director of Powerstar and inventor of the Virtue energy storage system, discusses how using battery storage technology can help users realise significant savings on energy bills. In addition, how storage solutions have the potential to change the way in which energy is distributed in Smart City infrastructures.   In the UK read more

  • Nidec ASI joins German utility to install one of world’s largest BESS


    December 2, 2016 8:14 am by ESJ

    Italian generating firm Nidec ASI and German utility STEAG have installed one of the world’s largest battery energy storage systems with a total capacity of 90MW across six different sites in Germany. LG Chem, the Korean electronics giant, supplied the batteries for the BESS, which was installed at three sites in North Rhine Westphalia, in read more

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