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Winter weather in Australia highlights bigger role for batteries The latest quarterly report from the country’s energy market operator shows the role of batteries in supporting demand peaks in the National Electricity Market is on the rise, with average generation in those periods more than doubling since the same time last year.
David Carroll
8 minutes ago
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NeoVolta joins Californian state subsidy program to offer battery storage for low-income homes San Diego's NeoVolta has teamed up with Store Energy California to help bring its battery storage products to low-income homes, tapping into state incentives.
Tristan Rayner
19 hours ago
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Commeo files for insolvency, seeks new investor The surprise withdrawal of the main investor put the provider of large battery storage systems in trouble. According to Commeo, business operations are continuing without restrictions for the time being, despite the provisional insolvency.
Sandra Enkhardt
20 hours ago
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AES seeks green light for 5.3 GWh battery in Chile If approved, the solar PV-energy storage complex Altos del Sol, located in the Antofagasta region, would break ground next year.
Pilar Sanchez Molina
23 hours ago
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Green light for 550 MW of battery storage in Australia The way has been cleared for construction to begin on two massive battery energy storage projects in Australia.
David Carroll
23 hours ago

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Hithium plans its first production facility in North America As the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives continue to attract new battery manufacturing announcements in the US and Canada, new tarrifs on batteries from China are set to increse costs for US integrators, creating a perfect storm for the local battery energy storage (BESS) industry.
Marija Maisch
Jul 22, 2024
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Romania aims to roll out 5 GW of energy storage by end 2026 Romania is aiming to have at least 2.5 GW of energy storage installed by the end of next year and to exeed 5 GW only a year later.
Marija Maisch
Jul 19, 2024
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China to conduct comprehensive safety overhaul of battery storage facilities China's regulators are reportedly considering a comprehensive fire safety inspection and upgrades of operating energy storage facilities. For older storage stations, enhancing fire safety measures will significantly increase non-technical costs, potentially up to CNY 0.2 per Wh ($0.028/Wh).
Vincent Shaw
Jul 19, 2024
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Tackling merchant risk – A deep dive into Europe grid-scale energy storage contracted revenue Current market conditions are propelling grid-scale project deployment in a more diversified European energy storage market. Anna Darmani, principal analyst – energy storage EMEA, at Wood Mackenzie, examines revenue streams in different parts of Europe and emerging routes to the market.
Anna Darmani
Jul 18, 2024
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Tackling merchant risk – A deep dive into Europe grid-scale energy storage contracted revenue Current market conditions are propelling grid-scale project deployment in a more diversified European energy storage market. Anna Darmani, principal analyst – energy storage EMEA, at Wood Mackenzie, examines revenue streams in different parts of Europe and emerging routes to the market.
Anna Darmani
Jul 18, 2024
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How grid operators and renewable energy producers can use batteries to develop a flexible energy system As the urgency of mitigating the impacts of climate change intensifies with each passing year, it is the collective responsibility of grid operators and renewable energy producers to spearhead the transition to a renewable energy system.
Viggo Aavang, Thomas Dalgas Fechtenburg
Jun 28, 2024
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China’s battery price war catalyses global energy storage innovation The plummeting costs of energy storage, driven by China’s relentless price war, are expected to catalyse more economic deployments worldwide. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries are surging in market share due to their lower costs and higher cycle life compared to nickel-based lithium-ion batteries.
Ali Imran Naqvi
Jun 24, 2024
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The prospects for battery investment in Germany Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been heating up in Germany but increased competition and high interest rates are affecting renewables project values. Baris Serifsoy, partner at GreenCap Partners, examines the investment landscape in one of the world’s most developed PV markets.
Baris Serifsoy
May 28, 2024

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Canadian Solar’s e-STORAGE to Deliver Battery Energy Storage Solutions to Root-Power’s Coryton Project in the UK Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ) today announced that e-STORAGE, which is part of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co., Ltd. ("CSI Solar"), has been awarded a contract of 11 MW AC / 22 MWh AC energy storage solutions by Root-Power Ltd. ("Root-Power"), part of the YLEM Group. The energy storage solutions will be used for Root-Power's Coryton Energy Park project, in Corringham, Essex, England. Construction of the project started in late May 2024.
Canadian Solar
21 hours ago
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Kehua Tech Signs Contract with ThdG Kft. for 12MWh Energy Storage Project in Hungary Kehua Tech, a leading expert in reliable photovoltaic and energy storage solutions, has successfully secured the bid for a 12MWh energy storage project in Hungary. The company has signed a supply contract with THdG Kft., a prominent provider of energy storage solutions in Europe and the contractor for the project.
Kehua
22 hours ago
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A Milestone in Grid-Forming ESS: First Projects Using Huawei’s Smart Renewable Energy Generator Solution Successfully Complete Grid-Connection Tests The world's first batch of grid-forming energy storage plants has passed grid-connection tests in China, a crucial step in integrating renewables into power systems. Huawei's Grid-Forming Smart Renewable Energy Generator Solution achieved this milestone, demonstrating its successful large-scale application.
Huawei
22 hours ago
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Spearmint Energy Receives Support from Elda River for Development and Operation of 4.1 GW Battery Energy Storage Portfolio and Expansion of U.S. Project Development Pipeline Elda River Joins Spearmint’s $200 Million Enhanced Credit Facility Alongside Nuveen and Aiga Capital Partners
Spearmint Energy
Jul 22, 2024

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Winter weather in Australia highlights bigger role for batteries The latest quarterly report from the country’s energy market operator shows the role of batteries in supporting demand peaks in the National Electricity Market is on the rise, with average generation in those periods more than doubling since the same time last year.
David Carroll
8 minutes ago
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AES seeks green light for 5.3 GWh battery in Chile If approved, the solar PV-energy storage complex Altos del Sol, located in the Antofagasta region, would break ground next year.
Pilar Sanchez Molina
23 hours ago
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Green light for 550 MW of battery storage in Australia The way has been cleared for construction to begin on two massive battery energy storage projects in Australia.
David Carroll
23 hours ago
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Western Australia launches 2 GWh storage tender Western Australia has locked in federal government funding to build a minimum 6.5 TWh of large-scale solar and wind projects and 1.1 GW/4. 4 GWh of new storage to help ensure the electricity grid remains stable as the state continues its renewable energy transition. The first big battery storage tender – seeking 500 MW/2 GWh of storage capacity opened on Monday.
David Carroll
Jul 22, 2024

Technologies

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Achieving unprecedented cyclability of flowless zinc-bromine battery Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have developed a novel electrode that effectively suppresses the harmful self-discharge phenomenon in flowless zinc-bromine batteries and enables long-term operation of more than 10,000 cycles.
Marija Maisch
Jul 18, 2024
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Peak Energy secures $55 million Series A funding to manufacture sodium-ion batteries The company plans to deliver its first systems in 2025 and open a full-scale production facility in 2027.
Ryan Kennedy
Jul 18, 2024
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New cathode material for high energy density sodium-ion batteries Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have successfully synthesized, for the first time, a new cathode active material with a specific capacity of 190 mAh/g, potentially paving the way to high energy density sodium-ion batterieies.
Marija Maisch
Jul 15, 2024
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Energy-storing carbon fibre composites pave the way to weightless batteries Building on research work at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology, Sinonus has developed carbon fiber-based structural batteries that not only store energy but also become an integral part of a product's structure. Their possible span of energy density is said to be around 25-50% of a conventional lithium-ion battery at current technology level.
Marija Maisch
Jul 12, 2024

Projects & Applications

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Winter weather in Australia highlights bigger role for batteries The latest quarterly report from the country’s energy market operator shows the role of batteries in supporting demand peaks in the National Electricity Market is on the rise, with average generation in those periods more than doubling since the same time last year.
David Carroll
8 minutes ago
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NeoVolta joins Californian state subsidy program to offer battery storage for low-income homes San Diego's NeoVolta has teamed up with Store Energy California to help bring its battery storage products to low-income homes, tapping into state incentives.
Tristan Rayner
19 hours ago
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AES seeks green light for 5.3 GWh battery in Chile If approved, the solar PV-energy storage complex Altos del Sol, located in the Antofagasta region, would break ground next year.
Pilar Sanchez Molina
23 hours ago
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Green light for 550 MW of battery storage in Australia The way has been cleared for construction to begin on two massive battery energy storage projects in Australia.
David Carroll
23 hours ago

Products & Services

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Toshiba, ITRI to explore virtual power plant strategies in Taiwan Toshiba and Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have linked up to explore the use of virtual power plant (VPP) technology in balancing electricity supply and demand in Taiwan.
Tristan Rayner
Jul 19, 2024
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China to conduct comprehensive safety overhaul of battery storage facilities China's regulators are reportedly considering a comprehensive fire safety inspection and upgrades of operating energy storage facilities. For older storage stations, enhancing fire safety measures will significantly increase non-technical costs, potentially up to CNY 0.2 per Wh ($0.028/Wh).
Vincent Shaw
Jul 19, 2024
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Optimizing grid-scale battery placement via quantum computing A computing pilot program, housed within Europe’s largest electricity utility, Iberdrola, found that some quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms matched or outperformed existing benchmarks for optimal placement of grid batteries.
Tristan Rayner
Jul 18, 2024
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Weiheng Ecactus releases high voltage lithium iron phosphate battery for residential PV Weiheng Ecactus has unveiled its new Myrtillo battery system, with 4.99 kWh of capacity, giving users the flexibility to connect up to six units in parallel.
Emiliano Bellini
Jul 17, 2024
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