Will 2016 be the year of energy storage software and virtual power plants? We look at developments from companies who are driving the industry like Greensmith, Autogrid Systems and Electro Power Systems, Sonnenbatterie and LichtBlick.

Will this be the year of energy storage software?

By Jason Deign Recent announcements have signalled growing interest in the development of software systems that can tie energy storage assets together to form virtual power plants. Last month, for example, the European utility E.ON…

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…