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The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Fire in a battery container causes EUR 700,000 in damage in Germany
The cause of the battery container fire in Thuringia, Germany, is still unclear. The damage caused is enormous.
Sandra Enkhardt
49 minutes ago
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Tesla Powerwall
Octopus Energy and Tesla announce service integration in UK, Spain
The partnership between the two energy tech giants will see Octopus install solar powered home battery Tesla Powerwall and Tesla customers utilize Octopus’ range of smart tariffs.
Patrick Jowett
4 hours ago
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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
22 hours ago
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Screenshot from Eco Stor online tool
Eco Stor: Online calculator determines storage requirements for energy transition
The "dunkelflaute" is a kind of a bogeyman in the energy transtion narrative. Now, a new tool from German-Norwegian storage provider Eco Stor can be used to determine exactly which storage capacities and how many reserve power plants are needed for stable power system operation, even in periods with little photovoltaic and wind production.
Sandra Enkhardt
23 hours ago
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Energy Storage Systems
India’s NTPC launches 250 MW/500 MWh standalone battery storage tender
Indian state-run power producer NTPC Ltd has invited bids to develop 250 MW/500 MWh of grid-connected standalone battery energy storage systems in Gadarwara, the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India and Solapur, the state of Maharashtra, western India.
Uma Gupta
Jun 17, 2024
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Latest Market News

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Tesla Powerwall
Octopus Energy and Tesla announce service integration in UK, Spain
The partnership between the two energy tech giants will see Octopus install solar powered home battery Tesla Powerwall and Tesla customers utilize Octopus’ range of smart tariffs.
Patrick Jowett
4 hours ago
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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
22 hours ago
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Energy Storage Systems
India’s NTPC launches 250 MW/500 MWh standalone battery storage tender
Indian state-run power producer NTPC Ltd has invited bids to develop 250 MW/500 MWh of grid-connected standalone battery energy storage systems in Gadarwara, the state of Madhya Pradesh, central India and Solapur, the state of Maharashtra, western India.
Uma Gupta
Jun 17, 2024
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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

Latest News from Products & Services

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The cause of the fire is still unclear.
Fire in a battery container causes EUR 700,000 in damage in Germany
The cause of the battery container fire in Thuringia, Germany, is still unclear. The damage caused is enormous.
Sandra Enkhardt
49 minutes ago
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Screenshot from Eco Stor online tool
Eco Stor: Online calculator determines storage requirements for energy transition
The "dunkelflaute" is a kind of a bogeyman in the energy transtion narrative. Now, a new tool from German-Norwegian storage provider Eco Stor can be used to determine exactly which storage capacities and how many reserve power plants are needed for stable power system operation, even in periods with little photovoltaic and wind production.
Sandra Enkhardt
23 hours ago
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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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Solarwatt Battery flex
Solarwatt launches DC version of Battery flex storage system
Solarwatt says it has developed a DC version of its Battery flex PV storage system. The new version offers backup power and is optimized for the Steca SolBrid hybrid inverter.
Jochen Siemer
Jun 13, 2024
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Flexa management team Vjekoslav Salapic (left) and Sébastien Schikora
Enpal, Entrix announce Europe’s largest virtual power plant
Under their joint venture Flexa, the two companies want to combine PV systems, home batteries and other decentralized energy resources into a network with a total output of several gigawatts, which will integrate an AI-powered electricity trading platform.
Jochen Siemer
Jun 12, 2024
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Tesla Powerwall
Octopus Energy and Tesla announce service integration in UK, Spain
The partnership between the two energy tech giants will see Octopus install solar powered home battery Tesla Powerwall and Tesla customers utilize Octopus’ range of smart tariffs.
Patrick Jowett
4 hours ago
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Chart showing Southeast Asia's cumulative installed pumped-hydro storage capacity over the next years
Southeast Asia targets 18 GW of pumped hydro by 2033 
According to projections from Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy, Southeast Asia’s share of pumped storage hydropower is set to increase nearly eightfold in less than a decade – from 2.3 GW today to 18 GW by 2033. Rystad’s figures say that there is currently 2.7 GW of pumped hydro storage under construction, while the remaining 13.3 GW is in various stages of development. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
22 hours ago
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Containers with battery energy storage systems
55 MWh battery storage system goes live in Bulgaria
Billed as the largest operating battery energy storage system in Bulgaria to date, the 25 MW/55 MWh facility, developed by Austria’s Renalfa IPP, came online at the start of the month.
Patrick Jowett
Jun 16, 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

Latest Technology News

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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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Case of zinc-ion battery
Zinc-ion batteries: a less volatile alternative?
At a time of growing demand for battery energy storage, pv magazine spoke with Eloisa de Castro, CEO of Enerpoly, a Swedish company preparing to launch the world's first zinc-ion battery megafactory on its home turf. Having solved rechargeability issues, the company expects its safe and sustainable zinc-ion batteries, which rely solely on a European supply chain, to increase their market share in the years to come.
Sergio Matalucci
Jun 06, 2024
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Handshake
Altris, Stora Enso to develop sodium-ion anode from lignin
Swedish sodium-ion battery specialist Altris has partnered with Stora Enso, Finish-Swedish cellulose and paper maker, to drive the adaptation of the corporation’s hard carbon solution Lignode as an anode material in its sodium-ion battery cells.
Marija Maisch
Jun 06, 2024
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Silver City
Long-duration storage key for Australia’s energy security, report finds
Australia's Clean Energy Council has launched a new report, exploring emerging long duration energy storage technologies capable of firming renewables in the wake of coal-fired power generation closures.
Ev Foley
Jun 05, 2024
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Torus building
US commercial real estate to host VPP-connected flywheels and batteries
US-based technology provider Torus has agreed to supply nearly 26 MWh of energy storage for Gardner Group's commercial real estate portfolio. The project will integrate battery and flywheel energy storage systems (BESS, FESS) with Torus' proprietary energy management platform. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 05, 2024
Intersolar event 2024
EVENTS
Visit us at Intersolar Europe
We are participating in Intersolar 2024 again this year! Visit us at our Booth Hall 2 A2.250 to discuss the latest trends within the photovoltaic industry with the pv magazine team.

June 19-21, 2024 | Munich, Germany

Opinion & Analysis

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Imperial Assembly building (Reichstag)
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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Diagram: Planned non-lithium storage projects by technology
Can anything topple lithium-ion?
The need for long-duration energy storage in a net-zero world is undeniable but with conventional battery prices tumbling, can anything dislodge the mainstream grip of lithium ion? S&P Global’s Susan Taylor provides an update on non-lithium storage technologies.
Susan Taylor
May 24, 2024
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Solar panels
Unprecedented solar and storage growth on horizon with record installations and investments in U.S.
The Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law mark an epochal shift in the landscape of clean energy policy, heralding a new era for the solar and energy storage sectors in the U.S.
Markus A.W. Hoehner
Dec 18, 2023
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Warrington field solar
Co-location, co-location, co-location
Charles Lesser, who leads UK operations at Apricum, and Apricum Project Manager Alexandra Popova explain why the renewables consultancy is predicting a big rise in solar-plus-storage projects in Great Britain.
Alexandra Popova
Oct 24, 2023
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