Analysis & Features

Tax breaks for Li-ion and fuel cells not enough says IESA 600 207 Energy Storage Journal

Tax breaks for Li-ion and fuel cells not enough says IESA

  India will reduce the tax on lithium ion batteries by 10% and fuel cells by more than half, the 28th GST (goods and service tax) Council meeting decided on…

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Grid connected sodium sulfur ESS to be tested at Dubai solar park 679 479 Energy Storage Journal

Grid connected sodium sulfur ESS to be tested at Dubai solar park

  A pilot project in the United Arab Emirates will install and test a 1.2MW/7.2MWh sodium sulfur energy storage system, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced on August 5. The…

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Energy storage at heart of Philippines’ DoE plans for smart grid 360 360 Energy Storage Journal

Energy storage at heart of Philippines’ DoE plans for smart grid

The Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Energy issued a draft circular on August 1 outlining plans to establish and administer energy storage programs using a variety of technologies. The…

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NiZn firm investment to disrupt stationary storage market 998 465 Energy Storage Journal

NiZn firm investment to disrupt stationary storage market

Nickel zinc firm ZAF Energy Systems announced on July 1 it had received the first instalment of a $600,000 investment to help expand production and forge supply chain partnerships in…

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People moves — Industry figures 735 528 Energy Storage Journal

People moves — Industry figures

It’s been a busy month in the energy storage industry. Key headlines are: • Centrica, Hanafin retires • Ortiz new CEO in Puerto Rico • Hendry to chair SP Energy •…

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German grid services deal to replace coal with 770MWh of VRFB capacity 738 412 Energy Storage Journal

German grid services deal to replace coal with 770MWh of VRFB capacity

  UK firm RedT Energy has announced plans for 770MWh of projects on July 26 after signing an exclusivity agreement with German energy development company Energy System Management. RedT will…

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Eelpower buys 20MW BESS as it gears up to acquire 1GW portfolio 941 709 Energy Storage Journal

Eelpower buys 20MW BESS as it gears up to acquire 1GW portfolio

  UK power aggregator Eelpower announced on July 17 it had bought a 20MW lithium ion storage system from British firm Anesco for an undisclosed sum. The Rock Farm battery…

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Cost is driving a divergence in US and Europe storage approaches 509 268 Energy Storage Journal

Cost is driving a divergence in US and Europe storage approaches

  Cheaper batteries are driving the US energy storage market towards long time duration systems, Arttu Rantala ABB’s global product manager, solar inverters told ESJ in a recent network event.…

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Ultracaps firm scores announcement hat-trick at ees Europe 316 265 Energy Storage Journal

Ultracaps firm scores announcement hat-trick at ees Europe

  Estonian graphene-based ultracapacitors Skeleton Technologies made three announcements on June 20 during the ees and Intersolar 2018 exhibition and conference in Munich. Arguably the most interesting is the introduction…

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Indian contractor secures 30MWh ESS contract in Western Africa 605 384 Energy Storage Journal

Indian contractor secures 30MWh ESS contract in Western Africa

  The new business unit of Indian engineering, procurement and construction contractor Sterling and Wilson has secured a contract to supply Africa’s single biggest battery, the company announced in May.…

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