Will Senegal be a storage pioneer?

BY RICHARD HEAP: Most energy storage development is focused on the world’s richest countries. This is understandable, given that most of us in the west expect uninterrupted access to our electricals. Storage can help to…

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Interview: We talk to Azelio’s CEO Jonas Eklind

BY RICHARD HEAP: “The whole discussion about energy storage just a couple of years ago has been for short-duration and peak shaving, or frequency regulation.” Jonas Eklind has watched the changing discussion about storage more…


Interview: Duke Energy storage head Zak Kuznar

BY RICHARD HEAP: It has been a busy summer of storage for Duke Energy. Last month, the utility completed a 9MW lithium-ion battery system in Asheville in North Carolina (pictured), the state’s largest. It also…


Are car makers going to save the world?

BY RICHARD HEAP: In my neighbourhood, there are a few things that arouse passions of the locals: bike thefts, planning applications, student house parties that don’t follow social distance rules. All of these will set…


Google and Microsoft explain their storage plans

BY RICHARD HEAP: The falling cost of batteries is attracting data-hungry corporates to energy storage. This was a key trend at the annual conference of the US Energy Storage Association last week. On 27th August,…



Biomorphic batteries for the robot revolution

BY RICHARD HEAP: The robots aren’t coming. They’re already here. Artificial intelligence has already started to reshape many of our jobs. True, those of us who work in offices don’t yet experience the same punishing…


Arizona battery fire sparks blazing row

BY RICHARD HEAP: Arizona is known for getting excessively hot – and the heated debate about a 2019 battery fire in the US state is no exception. What happened? In April 2019, a fire at a…