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Marija Maisch News Director
Marija Maisch News Director

Marija Maisch

Marija has years of experience in a news agency environment and writing for print and online publications. She took over as the editor of pv magazine Australia in 2018 and helped establish its online presence over a two-year period.

Since December 2021, Marija has been working as staff editor at pv magazine International for both online and monthly print publications, specializing in Eastern European solar markets, battery energy storage systems, and electric vehicles.

Articles written by Marija Maisch

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Azeglio LDES container
New York offers $5 million for long-duration storage projects
The funding will advance the development and demonstration of scalable innovative long duration energy storage (LDES) solutions and be available via a competitive solicitation run by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Marija Maisch
Jun 14, 2024
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Field of PV and wind mills
Germany, UK, Ireland, Poland offer best renewables + BESS colocation potential
Market analytics provider Aurora Energy Research has examined the potential for colocation of renewables with battery energy storage systems (BESS) across 12 European countries. It found that Germany, Great Britain, the Ireland I-SEM, and Poland are leading the pack.
Marija Maisch
Jun 14, 2024
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Battery energy storage container
TWAICE, NARDAC team to improve insurance terms with battery storage analytics  
German battery analytics technolgy provider TWICE and NARDAC, UK-based insurance broker focused on large energy and infrastructure assets, have partnered to enable improved insurance coverage for battery energy storage system (BESS) asset owners, investors, and lenders.  
Marija Maisch
Jun 13, 2024
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CATL batteries
CATL, Gotion deny US accusations of forced labor
US lawmakers have urged for Chinese battery heavyweights CATL and Gotion High-Tech to be immediately added to an import ban list under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Both manufacturers have adamantly denied the allegations.
Marija Maisch
Jun 12, 2024
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Screenshot of BESS market in Europe
European battery market growth to drop off amid falling electricity prices
The latest analysis from SolarPower Europe reveals that, in 2023, Europe installed 17.2 GWh of new battery energy storage systems (BESS), up from up from 8.8 GW in 2022. While this marks the third consecutive year of doubling the annual market, much slower growth is expected in the years to come.
Marija Maisch
Jun 12, 2024
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Sodium-sulfur battery from BASF and NGK
BASF, NGK launch sodium-sulfur battery with less than 1% degradation rate
A set of technological improvements incorporated into the new product NAS MODEL L24 allows for lower maintenance costs compared to the earlier sodium sulfur battery type developed by the two manufacturers.
Marija Maisch
Jun 11, 2024
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Start of construction works at Netzbooster construction site in Kupferzell
250 MW grid booster battery breaks ground in Germany
TransnetBW, the transmission system operator in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, has celebrated the official opening of the Netzbooster construction site in Kupferzell. The 250 MW battery-based energy storage system, supplied by Fluence, will help increse the utilisation of the electricity grid, reducing the need for network reinforcement and expansion.
Marija Maisch
Jun 11, 2024
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Elli industrial storage logo
Volkswagen enters C&I energy storage business with Elli
The Volkswagen Group has announced its entry into a new business segment with its charging and energy brand Elli. It will develop massive industrial battery energy storage systems, including initial 350 MW/700 MWh projects already in its pipeline.
Marija Maisch
Jun 10, 2024
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all-solid-state zinc-iodine battery
New solid state zinc battery with superb cycle performance
Researchers in Australia have developed a new class of solid electrolytes for rechargeable aqueous zinc-iodine batteries, which has allowed for extended lifespan and high-efficiency. Symmetric cells employing this electrolyte have demonstrated excellent cycle performance, maintaining stability for approximately 5,000 hours at room temperature, while all-solid-state ZnI2 batteries exhibit over 7,000 cycles with a capacity retention exceeding 72.2%.
Marija Maisch
Jun 07, 2024

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