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A focus on solar power and energy storage in Greece could offer Alexis Tsipras and his new government a way to fulfil its election pledges. Photo credit: Syriza

An energy storage solution for Greece?

UPDATE: Minutes after this article went out in our newsletter, the Greek government announced it was paralysing the privatisation of the energy sector. Whether, or how, Syriza will support renewables, and potentially energy storage, is…


Source: DoE International Energy Storage Database.

IESDB: a priceless resource

Mike Stone speaks to Cedric Christensen, director of operations and development at Strategen Consulting, the organisation responsible for the upkeep and development of the International Energy Storage Database (IESDB) portal. One of the many exciting aspects of energy…


REDT is testing a vanadium redox battery on Gigha. Is more investment needed for energy storage of renewable energy in Scotland?

Storage and the Scottish situation

Has anyone thought through what will happen to Scotland’s renewable energy generation if the country ends up exiting the UK? Right now Scotland is ploughing ahead with what amounts to one of the most ambitious…


Hamburg citizens vote to buy back their energy grid, as factors other than the Energiewende energy policy impact on energy storage in Germany.

The future of German energy storage

Germany is awash with electricity, yet customer bills remain high. And the chief reason is unprecedented subsidies of over €20bn in feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewables paid every year. Meanwhile, the country has pledged to…




Short-sighted mandarins in Spain are studiously dismantling a once-iconic renewable industry and its accompanying prospects for energy storage.

Spain kills its renewable industry

Spain’s beleaguered renewable energy sector suffered a further setback last Friday when the government approved measures many observers feel will plunge most plants into debt. The proposals, announced in July, have yet to be ratified by…


Sandia National Laboratories

Electricity storage guide available

Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage. The book was created in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and was funded by the…