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VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

3 Jun 2021, 13:45 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Financiers discuss the US energy storage investment landscape

Investment in energy storage in the US has gradually built up momentum, but what will really take it into the mainstream - and when? A panel of financiers discuss their opinions and experiences in this panel session.

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VIDEO: UK’s net-zero ambitions and the role of energy storage

31 May 2021, 09:40 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: UK’s net-zero ambitions and the role of energy storage

It is increasingly becoming recognised that energy storage is crucial in helping the UK to meet its targets for reducing emissions and ensuring reliability of the energy system. In this panel discussion from the Energy Storage Summit 2021 held earlier this year, experts and stakeholders discuss what sort of changes might need to happen to make that contribution possible.

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VIDEO: How far off are we from viable long-duration energy storage?

27 May 2021, 14:23 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: How far off are we from viable long-duration energy storage?

Experts, technology providers and energy system stakeholders discuss how the need for long-duration energy storage can be met, in this panel discussion from the Energy Storage Summit USA hosted earlier this year by our publisher Solar Media.

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Piecing together the ‘jigsaw of value’ in UK energy storage

24 May 2021, 14:20 • By Molly Lempriere
Piecing together the ‘jigsaw of value’ in UK energy storage

With a project pipeline in excess of 14GW, a developing regulatory envelope and maturing revenue streams, the UK’s energy storage sector continues to be at the forefront globally. Molly Lempriere charts the market’s development to date and uncovers how it has responded to deployment barriers.

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‘Software is key to decarbonisation’: Fluence’s digital strategies pay off in Australia

24 May 2021, 08:39 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Software is key to decarbonisation’: Fluence’s digital strategies pay off in Australia

Smart software and artificial intelligence can forecast everything from how much electricity will be generated and when it will be generated, to the right strategies for putting that electricity into different market opportunities. Energy-Storage.news speaks with Matt Penfold, VP of business development for digital at Fluence, about how the company has added 1.5GW to its portfolio of renewables and storage under management in Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM).

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Thinking inside LeBlock: An in-depth look at Leclanché’s new modular ESS solution

17 May 2021, 12:07 • By Andy Colthorpe
Thinking inside LeBlock: An in-depth look at Leclanché’s new modular ESS solution

Cost, complexity and carbon footprint. Earlier this month, Switzerland-headquartered Leclanché launched its new, modular energy storage system solution aimed at reducing all three of these challenging points for the industry. VP for system engineering Daniel Fohr and EMEA region sales and business development manager Cyril Carpentier speak about how and why Leclanché believe LeBlock solves some of the major concerns energy storage developers face.

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VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

11 May 2021, 12:35 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

Experts Frank Burke from the Irish Energy Storage Association and Bernice Doyle of Statkraft Ireland talk about the growing need for energy storage, how the market has rapidly developed so far and what it needs to look like to achieve a stable, decarbonised and secure energy system on the island of Ireland.

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Preventing thermal runaway in lithium-ion energy storage systems

10 May 2021, 09:43 • By Alan Elder, Derek Sandahl
Preventing thermal runaway in lithium-ion energy storage systems

Safely managing the use of lithium-ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS) should be priority number one for the industry. In this exclusive Guest Blog, Johnson Controls' industry relations fellow Alan Elder, with over four decades of experience in the field of gaseous fire suppression systems and Derek Sandahl, product manager for the company's engineered fire suppression products, talk about the best ways to achieve prevention of fire incidents stemming from thermal runaway in lithium cells.