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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…


With new investment, Greensmith Energy Management Systems is set to develop sector-specific energy storage software packages and to expand internationally.

Greensmith: segment-specific products in view

By Jason Deign Greensmith, the storage control system developer, is setting its sights on the development of sector-specific software packages after releasing new aggregation functionality this month. Long-term the company is hoping to have a portfolio of…


Reposit Power, with its solar battery storage trading and control platform, is one of the companies helping residents in Australia make money by selling stored energy to the grid. Photo credit: Australian Government

How can customers trade energy with batteries?

By Dr Geoff James Previously published on www.energystorageforum.com and republished with permission. When people buy batteries for their homes, they mainly expect to have more energy independence. But a sophisticated battery system can do more than providing…


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Three ways to increase adoption

Positive indicators for the forward march of energy storage continue to abound, such as the inclusion of the sector in McKinsey Global Institute’s list of 12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World. Meanwhile, ASD Reports forecasts the grid-scale…