Batteries for rent and other headlines from Düsseldorf’s Energy Storage Europe

This year's Energy Storage Europe has been packed with announcements (photo from last year, courtesy of Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann).

This year’s Energy Storage Europe has been packed with announcements (photo from last year, courtesy of Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann).

By Jason Deign

Younicos, the battery system developer bought by Aggreko last year, launched an energy storage rental service on the first day of Energy Storage Europe yesterday.
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Seven little-known companies looking to slash the cost of bulk energy storage

Energy storage on a shoestring? EnergySRS's is one of numerous ideas for cost-effective bulk storage. Pic: EnergySRS.

Energy storage on a shoestring? EnergySRS’s is one of numerous ideas for cost-effective bulk storage. Pic: EnergySRS.

By Jason Deign

Everyone is looking to cut the cost of energy storage. But when it comes to storing a lot of energy, say gigawatt-hours instead of megawatt hours, cutting the cost of battery manufacturing, for instance, probably won’t do the trick.
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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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