Analysis & Features

Grid scale ESS first as Scotland pushes aggressive renewables target 670 447 Energy Storage Journal

Grid scale ESS first as Scotland pushes aggressive renewables target

  20 September, 2018: Scotland has commissioned its first utility scale battery storage system with the launch of a 20MW facility in West Lothian, renewable energy firm RES announced on…

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Sonnen plans Australian battery plant and VPP to meet BTM demand 1024 698 Energy Storage Journal

Sonnen plans Australian battery plant and VPP to meet BTM demand

  20 September, 2018: Sonnen, the German microgrid and residential energy storage firm, announced on September 9 it would build a battery manufacturing plant in Australia to meet demand for…

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Strong BTM growth as US storage capacity doubles YoY 840 697 Energy Storage Journal

Strong BTM growth as US storage capacity doubles YoY

  20 September, 2018: Energy storage deployment surged in the US as second quarter capacity reached 62MW, according to the latest US Energy Storage Monitor report released on September 5…

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Deals: investment round up 660 406 Energy Storage Journal

Deals: investment round up

20 September, 2018: Round-up of all the deals in the energy storage industry. Lithium Werks snaps up third start-up Lithium Werks BV announced on September 3 it was merging with…

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California pushes on with 100% renewable goal 1024 800 Energy Storage Journal

California pushes on with 100% renewable goal

  20 September, 2018: California has long led the US energy storage markets and could well be the leader at the forefront of renewable generation after the state’s governor Jerry…

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New ultracap system delivers sub-second grid inertia services 397 265 Energy Storage Journal

New ultracap system delivers sub-second grid inertia services

  Ultracapacitors will deliver grid frequency and voltage support after US firm Maxwell Technologies announced on September 5 its subsystem had been designed into Siemens’ Static VAR Compensator plus Frequency Stabilizer.…

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Momentum grows for Australian Li ion gigafactory 900 600 Energy Storage Journal

Momentum grows for Australian Li ion gigafactory

  Almost a year to the day since declaring her support for a gigafactory in Australia, Queensland’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signed an assistance agreement between the state’s government and international…

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South Africa gets clean energy boost with US and UK funding 633 294 Energy Storage Journal

South Africa gets clean energy boost with US and UK funding

  South Africa’s clean energy fund, which sits at around $500 million through a partnership between the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the country’s government, has been boosted…

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Performance tests begin at New Zealand’s first grid-tied ESS 595 387 Energy Storage Journal

Performance tests begin at New Zealand’s first grid-tied ESS

  Eight months after it was announced, New Zealand launched its first lithium ion grid-scale storage system on August 22 during a ceremony led by Auckland’s minister of energy, Megan…

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Fluence to deliver peak-shifting 48MW of grid-scale ESS to Canada 1024 640 Energy Storage Journal

Fluence to deliver peak-shifting 48MW of grid-scale ESS to Canada

Fluence, the joint venture between Siemens and the AES Corporation, announced on August 13 it had secured a partnership with distribution company PUC Distribution to deliver a 48MW/144MWh lithium ion…

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