The Avera energy storage programme, including the Avera Schneider Electric flow battery project, is in doubt following the company's profit warning and share price meltdown. Photo credit: FlowBox, KIC-InnoEnergy

Nuclear bomb hits Areva’s flow battery programme

The future of a major flow battery initiative appears in doubt after news emerged yesterday of financial troubles at Areva, the French energy giant. The company, which in October signed an energy storage cooperation agreement with Schneider…

We analyse the potential market for hydrogen fuel cell energy storage. Photo: Power Plus stock was not as affected as Ballard Power by the bankruptcy of the fuel cell technology company ClearEdge Power.

Fuel cells: fuel’s gold?

The demise of ClearEdge Power last month raises questions over the future of a technology that has many followers yet steadfastly refuses to take off. Fuel cells, the product commercialised by ClearEdge, have a history dating back…

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Areva teams with Sandia for CSP storage

Areva Solar has announced it is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on a new concentrated solar power (CSP) installation with thermal energy storage. As the company’s online video shows, the CSP storage project combines Areva’s modular…