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GE Energy Storage, MAECI Solar and Princeton Power Systems will create the largest solar microgrid in Africa, a 5MW project on Annobon Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Energy storage news: 11.06.14

The top energy storage news from our Twitter feed this week. Barclays Bank thinks 20% of US consumers will have cheap solar energy storage within four years and has downgraded the whole of the traditional utility sector as a…


What will the takeover of Alstom by GE or Siemens mean for the future of the energy storage market? Photo: GE Energy Storage

What the Alstom deal means for storage

GE’s planned takeover of the Alstom energy business would strengthen the American company’s presence in storage but will not shake up the market, experts claim. The prediction comes amid pressure from the French government for Alstom shareholders…


Novel technologies for wind energy storage at EWEA 2014 included the GE Power & Water brilliant turbine, understood to have been installed by Invenergy.

Smart new ways to store wind energy

Three novel ways to store wind energy went on show at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 2014 annual meeting held in Barcelona, Spain, last week. Two, aimed at short-term and longer-term storage respectively, were…



Will car batteries really work as a distributed grid storage medium? Duke Energy says: “Yes, but not in the way everyone is thinking.” Photo credit: FIAMM

Car batteries for grids, the Duke way

Duke Energy, America’s biggest utility, is working on a way to use vehicle batteries for grid energy storage that could sidestep the concept’s biggest drawback. Electric vehicle batteries have long been mooted as a potential…


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Opinion: batteries are still in charge

This article was previously published in Marine Renewable Energy. From Norwegian lakes to artificial islands or the distributed potential of electric vehicle fuel cells, it seems no notion is too far-fetched to escape the attention of power producers and grid operators…