Smart Grids


We look at the potential impact of peer-to-peer energy trading networks – such as those from Vandebron in the Netherlands and Open Utility in the UK – on energy storage.

Peer-to-peer energy: an opportunity for storage?

A growing interest in peer-to-peer energy trading raises questions over whether storage could help consumers gain extra benefit from distributed power generation. Current attempts to trade energy on a peer-to-peer basis are primarily designed to let producers…



Konterra Solar Carport. Photo credit: Solar Grid Storage

Solar Grid Storage builds microgrid

Solar Grid Storage and Standard Solar, a leader in the development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, have completed a solar microgrid project in Maryland, USA.


Electrovaya distributed energy storage systems should be installed in Bracknell, Berkshire in 2014.

UK town to install 25 storage systems

Electrovaya has recently announced that its SuperPolymer 2.0 technology will be storing electricity in 25 independent, distributed energy storage systems in the UK. Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution will be making the purchase as part of…




Laurel Mountain, West Virginia – A previous collaborative project between AES and PJM.

Two deals add 80MW of US storage

US grid operator PJM Interconnection, whose operations serves 60 million Americans across the Midwest and northeast of the country, has hit the renewables headlines twice this week for signing up to two separate energy storage deals.