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Abengoa bankruptcy: Who might buy the company's CSP plant assets in Chile, South Africa and the USA, or invest in Abengoa Yield? Photo: Mojave Solar Project, Abengoa

Who would want Abengoa’s assets?

By Jason Deign Abengoa, the Spanish renewable infrastructure developer, is thought to be hunting buyers for assets, including a large amount of storage, as it faces bankruptcy. The company filed for preliminary creditor protection a fortnight…



Island energy storage projects offer a test bed for the systems and technologies that might proliferate on the mainland on a much larger scale. Photo credit: El Hierro renewable energy project, ABB energy storage systems

Islands of energy storage

Energy storage for island communities has been in the news a lot recently. Hawaii has been seeking out up to 200MW of storage, while El Hierro in the Canaries is set to become the first island to rely entirely…


Short-sighted mandarins in Spain are studiously dismantling a once-iconic renewable industry and its accompanying prospects for energy storage.

Spain kills its renewable industry

Spain’s beleaguered renewable energy sector suffered a further setback last Friday when the government approved measures many observers feel will plunge most plants into debt. The proposals, announced in July, have yet to be ratified by…


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Storage gets touch of TV glamour

While it has little to do with the industry we couldn’t resist pointing out that a glamorous new ad has an energy storage angle. Mercedes-Benz’s five-minute Sprinter van promotional film is shot in and around Torresol Energy’s…