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The blooming of Chilean energy storage

BY PRISCILLA OBILANA: Chile briefly led the world in batteries in 2009. That’s when the world’s first commercial grid-scale battery storage system was turned on in the Atacama Desert, in the north of the South…


Scatec secures $1.2bn SN Power for storage sprint

Scatec’s 53MW Los Prados solar project in Honduras (Pic source: Scatec Solar)   BY RICHARD HEAP: Norwegian operator Scatec Solar wants to leapfrog its European rivals by expanding in hydro, storage and wind. Soon it…


Hawaii pushes on with 3GWh storage drive

BY RICHARD HEAP: Hawaiian Electric has thrown its support behind a solar and storage revolution. On Monday, the US utility confirmed it has awarded support for 16 projects – a mix of standalone storage and…


Total unveils giant French battery project

BY RICHARD HEAP: Oil giant Total is poised to build the largest battery storage project in France. The company announced last week that it is set to build the 25MW / 25MWh project in the…


Summit shows Asia’s politicians are switching on to storage

BY RICHARD HEAP: Last week, Singapore played host to the Asia Clean Energy Summit, which included the first Annual Asia Energy Storage Conference on Thursday. The events were part of the Singapore International Energy Week, and so we…


What do corporate PPA deals mean for storage?

BY RICHARD HEAP: US healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente pledged last week to go carbon neutral. Not much to get excited about there, right? Yes, it’s good when a company that runs 39 hospitals commits to renewables,…


When batteries meet blockchain

By Jason Deign New energy-trading business models based on blockchain technology could help and be helped by the spread of energy storage, experts have said.


What the Dubai tender means for CSP

By Jason Deign Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable technology seemingly on the wane, could be back in vogue following a record low tender bid announced Monday.