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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STA resumes calls for removal of barriers to energy storage

The UK energy storage industry is ready to deliver smart technologies for a clean energy system but requires the government to remove all barriers to deployment, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said.

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Ameresco to build renewable-powered microgrid for US Marine Corps

Ameresco will build a renewable-powered microgrid at a Marine Corp facility in Parris Island, South Carolina.

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Sonnen partners with CCL for UK storage expansion

Sonnen has partnered with CCL Components which will distribute its domestic and commercial battery systems as the German manufacturer seeks to expand its reach in the UK.

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AI machine learning service to be launched for energy storage managment

A new energy demand response start-up is preparing to launch within weeks which will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to manage a portfolio of storage assets and provide real-time energy reserves to the grid.

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Dynapower, Samsung SDI launch behind-the-meter integrated storage solution

US energy storage inverter manufacturer Dynapower has partnered with South Korea’s Samsung SDI to launch an integrated behind-the-meter energy storage system, featuring Dynapower’s Generation 2 MPS inverters and Samsung SDI’s E2 batteries.

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Genex finds 250MW pumped hydro storage connection feasible for Australian solar project

Australian power firm Genex has completed a study showing it is technically feasible to connect a pumped hydro storage facility with its 50MW(ac) Kidston Solar Project in North Queensland, Australia.

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