How value stacking could boost profits by “several millions of dollars a year”

GridSME's model can help solar firms make more cash from their plants. Pic: Cypress Creek Renewables.

GridSME’s model can help solar firms make more cash from their plants. Pic: Cypress Creek Renewables.

By Jason Deign

Stacking multiple energy storage applications could improve the profitability of assets by “several millions of dollars a year,” an expert has said.
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Energy storage’s skills gap: never mind the lithium, what about the talent?

Photo by Giu Vicente on Unsplash

The energy storage industry needs to focus on building a pool of human talent, says David Hunt of Hyperion Executive Search. Photo by Giu Vicente on Unsplash.

By David Hunt

Throughout my time in the clean energy sector there has always been talk of scarcity of supply. First it was silicon, then in the boom times of solar development it was solar PV modules themselves.
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What we will see in 2018: five energy storage predictions for the coming year

Lithium-ion, flow batteries, digital grids and the blockchain all make it onto our list of predictions this year. Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash.

Lithium-ion, flow batteries, digital grids and the blockchain all make it onto our list of predictions this year. Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash.

By Jason Deign

Last year was a whopper for energy storage. Global battery manufacturing capacity announcements topped 75GWh, while Tesla built the world’s largest-ever battery plant, within 100 days.
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Best of 2017: the five stories you have enjoyed the most in the last 12 months

Our most widely read website story of 2017 was that Eastman Kodak had signed up three customers for its Kodak Cell Assembly Center at Eastman Business Park in New York Pic: Tim Palmer‏ via Twitter (@TimPalmer).

Our most widely read website story of 2017 was that Eastman Kodak had signed up three customers for its Kodak Cell Assembly Center at Eastman Business Park in New York Pic: Tim Palmer‏ via Twitter (@TimPalmer).

By Jason Deign

The energy storage industry just keeps going from strength to strength. In 2017, the sector saw rapid progression to more and bigger projects, faster deployments, cheaper prices and greater market acceptance.
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Interest in using flow batteries for long-duration storage sees ESS raise $13m

Growing interest in flow batteries has helped ESS attract investment from backers including BASF. Pic: ESS.

Growing interest in flow batteries has helped ESS attract investment from backers including BASF. Pic: ESS.

By Jason Deign

ESS Inc, the Oregon, US-based flow battery manufacturer, this week announced USD$13m in new funding from investors including the global chemical industry leader BASF.
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US energy storage momentum builds with two significant announcements

Enel Green Power carried off the lion’s share of new storage capacity procured by PG&E. Shown here: Enel Green Power technicians at a wind farm in Minnesota. Pic: Enel.

By Jason Deign

The US energy storage sector looks set to enter 2018 at full throttle following developments in two key markets over the last week.
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Moixa Energy aims to close a new GBP£10m financing round “shortly”

The Scilly Isles, scene of an important microgrid project involving Moixa Energy. Pic: Animam.photography.

The Scilly Isles, scene of an important microgrid project involving Moixa Energy. Pic: Animam.photography.

By Jason Deign

British residential energy storage aggregator Moixa Energy is involved in a GBP£10m funding round that “may close very shortly,” according to Simon Daniel, CEO.
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