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Sonnenbatterie is going to take on utilities, with a residential P2P energy trading model using battery energy storage in Germany. Photo: Sonnenbatterie eco

The storage player taking on utilities

By Jason Deign An energy storage player could become the first company to seriously undermine the utility business model following an announcement being made today. Sonnenbatterie, a storage firm with around 50% of the residential…


What is the future for grid-scale energy storage in Europe? We ask the Netherlands TSO TenneT, a key speaker at Commercialising Grid-Scale Energy Storage Global Congress 2015. Photo credit: TenneT

TenneT: “Storage is needed”

Previously published by Commercialising Grid-Scale Energy Storage Global Congress 2015. Republished with permission. If you’re wondering what the future holds for grid-scale energy storage in Europe then it helps to speak to the people who run Europe’s…



The Bosch energy storage solution in Braderup consists of a vanadium redox flow battery from Vanadis Power and a Sony lithium-ion battery store.

Bosch uses hybrid battery system for energy storage

Residents in blustery Braderup, Northern Germany, will be celebrating a Christmas with a difference this year. The energy to cook their Plätzchen will have been plucked from thin air… with help from a groundbreaking energy storage project.In July,…


The largest commercial battery storage system in Europe, commissioned by WEMAG in Schwerin, Germany, is proving that battery energy storage can beat traditional power for grid frequency regulation. Photo credit: Younicos

When batteries beat traditional power

Battery storage is usually seen as being a handy adjunct to help renewable energy square up to traditional power plants. But on frequency regulation, at least, it seems batteries may actually be better than the…


Over 4,000 residential solar energy storage systems have been installed in Germany since it introduced subsidies for lithium-ion battery storage systems. Photo credit: ASD Sonnnenspeicher

Energy storage news: 21.05.14

The top energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are electronically modifying plentiful metals, such as tungsten, to mimic platinum-group catalysts. At the World Energy Innovation Forum this week, Tesla’s Elon…