IRENA launches energy storage technology roadmap

The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a technology roadmap aimed at accelerating the deployment of electrical storage for renewable energy.

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ESA: Virtual power plants could do ‘big things for the grid’ while boosting renewables

Aggregating connected energy storage systems to create ‘virtual power plants’ is likely to become a big part of the next phase of storage, according to the executive director of the US-based Energy Storage Association.

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GTM: ‘Changing’ US storage market will more than double annually to 2019

A small number of regional markets are leading the way for energy storage deployment in the US, but this is likely to change in the near future, an analyst from GTM Research has said.

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Jigar Shah, DoE and utilities speak at Energy Storage Association event in Texas next week

SunEdison co-founder Jigar Shah will deliver a keynote address at next week’s Energy Storage Association annual conference and exhibition in Texas. Other organisations and companies speaking at the event represent a bona fide “who’s who” of the US energy storage market landscape.

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S&C uses lead acid batteries and solar to power Zambian schools

S&C Electric Europe has used locally-sourced lead acid batteries combined with 80W solar panels to provide electricity for two primary schools in Zambia.

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Microgrid firm Powerhive becomes Kenya’s first private utility

Microgrid developer Powerhive has become the first private utility in Kenya after being granted a licence to sell electricity to the public.

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France launches 50MW tender to install solar-plus-storage on overseas territories

France’s government has launched a tender for 50MW of projects combining solar power with energy storage systems on Corsica and its overseas islands territories.

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Leclanché and Younicos partner to bring Portuguese island to 65% renewables integration

An energy storage project aimed at enabling the grid integration of 1MW of solar and 4.5MW of wind on the Portuguese island of Graciosa will be supplied with batteries by Leclanché.

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Qatar oilfield gets large-scale energy storage to ensure continuous operations

Solar power systems serving an oilfield in Qatar will be fitted with utility-scale energy storage batteries, helping to ensure the continuity of operations at 775 oil wells.

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Mining giant Glencore receives Li-ion storage system to replace diesel at Quebec mine

Mining giant Glencore has taken delivery of a lithium-ion energy storage system at a nickel mining complex in Canada, to be used to lower diesel costs and integrate power from wind turbines.

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24/7 solar-plus-pumped storage plant could join Chile’s rapidly growing renewable efforts

Chilean authorities have received plans for an ambitious 600MW PV plant project which could be connected to a 300MW pumped hydro energy storage plant, from developer Valhalla Energy.

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