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LG Chem battery boss sees huge growth in C&I storage. LG Chem is also taking on Tesla in home energy storage and increasing its grid-scale projects.

LG Chem: C&I to be as big as grid-scale

By Jason Deign A top executive at LG Chem has added to growing optimism over the prospects for commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage growth in the US. Peter Gibson, LG Chem’s director of energy…


New Sharp energy storage finance packages and solar plus storage bundles are being pushed at the commercial and industrial market in California.

Sharp eyes $100m US commercial opportunity

Sharp is aiming to make around USD$100m from the commercial energy storage market in the next couple of years, according to a senior US executive. Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services Group general manager and founder, Carl…


As SolarCity resumes installation applications for its solar energy storage systems in California, we assess the wider potential for batteries and distributed energy storage.

Distributed energy: battery’s holy grail?

Grid-scale battery makers might want to re-set their sights on distributed energy storage if current market trends are anything to go by. Across a number of major renewable power markets, demand for commercial and residential…


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Ideal Power Converters in NREL tie-up

Ideal Power Converters (IPC) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have signed a cooperative research and development agreement to use IPC’s patented Energy Packet Switching topology for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The effort is…