South Australia plans 100MW battery, dispatchable renewables and 250MW gas plant

In a major energy strategy upheaval, the South Australian government is providing significant funding to support energy storage projects, starting with a 100MW grid-connected battery that will be the largest in the country.

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The Global Energy Storage Opportunity – free report available now

From PV-Tech’s publisher comes The Global Energy Storage Opportunity, a special online-only supplement magazine that looks at some of the exciting recent developments in all segments from microgrids and residential to grid-scale and commercial.

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Solarwatt readies for UK launch with MyReserve technology trials

Solarwatt has begun trials of its MyReserve battery storage system across the UK and Ireland in preparation for its official launch in April.

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‘Urgent’ government action needed over power system flexibility

The UK government must act urgently to support greater flexibility in the country’s power system or risk escalating system costs, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.

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‘Multiple stakeholder’ model key to community storage business case, says DNV GL

A ‘multi-stakeholder’ approach, where different parties benefit from batteries at different times, could be the key to enabling communities to deploy grid-connected energy storage systems, DNV GL has said.

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More PV installers in Germany and UK now offering energy storage, EUPD Research says

There have been modest year-on-year increases in the number of PV installers in Germany and the UK offering energy storage to their customers, according to a survey by EUPD Research.

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DBL: 2016 was ‘seminal year’ for energy storage

Last year was a “seminal year” for energy storage, where the technology moved from “dream to reality”, according to impact investor Nancy Pfund, one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity.

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National Grid considering shift away from one and two year grid balancing tender contracts

National Grid is considering moving away from one and two year contracts within its grid balancing tenders, which according to the system operator’s UK director do not reflect the transition needed within the energy system in the future.

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METKA EGN to complete 75MW by ROC deadline

METKA EGN has announced EPC contract wins for 75MW of new UK projects, the largest being a 20MW storage project, as the company restates its commitment to the UK market.

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Anesco announces Green Hedge ‘Energy Barn’ development deal

Green energy firm Anesco has entered into a partnership with Green Hedge Energy UK which will see the two collaborate on the development of the latter’s Energy Barns concept.

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Moixa to trial 40 batteries with Energise Barnsley for Northern Powergrid

A new trial beginning this month will test the potential of batteries to shave the peak output of domestic solar installations to increase the capacity of the electricity network and reduce the need for costly improvements to the local grid.

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