We hope you enjoy our latest issue of Energy Storage Journal.
This issue our cover story has focused on the worrying possibility of cobalt shortages in the next couple of years and how China will play a growing role within this market. Cobalt is essential for high-energy lithium batteries — without it, the future of large-scale grid storage looks troubled.
We’ve also enclosed a special supplement from ees/Intersolar looking at their recent conference success in Munich and looking forward to the coming months meetings in San Francisco and Brazil. Their commitment to drive forward the entire industry is much to be admired.
In other features we look at the increasing importance software is placing on the pace of change, microgrids across Southeast Asia, an interview with Solarwatt’s chief executive and much more …
This issue also expands on our coverage of energy storage events — given that a lot of the development and project work for the industry is quite new, networking and information sharing is a vital component for this sectors growth and future. All can be seen in our Conference Watch Monthly, which provides a comprehensive listing of industry events for the year ahead.