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Need for speed: Storage growth accelerates

BY BEN COOK: The rise of energy storage in the UK and US shows no sign of stopping. New data covering both markets demonstrates the sector’s dramatic growth. And the good news for energy storage…


Interview: Richard Braakenburg from SUSI Partners

  BY BEN COOK: UK energy storage is hotting up. Private fund manager SUSI Partners this week entered the market. And while institutional investors’ involvement in storage is currently limited, it is only a matter…


Billion dollar baby: Qataris buy into Fluence

BY ALEX CURTIS: Energy storage has come through the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed. Yes, supply chains were disrupted, and social distancing caused some delays to construction. But it was also a year of record deployments…


Our top 10 storage stories of 2020

BY RICHARD HEAP: So this is Christmas, And what have you done? Twas a big year for storage, Paired with wind and the sun.   And so this is Christmas. I hope you have fun….


Facebook seeks to super-charge storage

BY ALEX CURTIS: Technology giants such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft have faced serious scrutiny in recent years. And arguably it is Facebook that has come under most pressure, from the role of Cambridge Analytica…


Google and Microsoft explain their storage plans

BY RICHARD HEAP: The falling cost of batteries is attracting data-hungry corporates to energy storage. This was a key trend at the annual conference of the US Energy Storage Association last week. On 27th August,…


No ‘secret sauce’ for storage investment deals

BY RICHARD HEAP: Investor interest in storage is growing. But there are financial, technical and regulatory hurdles to be tackled before investors enter the sector en masse. That was the message from speakers in a…


US mulls tax support for storage

BY RICHARD HEAP: The US Senate will soon debate a bill that could give a huge boost to investors in storage. This legislation would put climate change at the heart of investment in US infrastructure….