- The residential segment will lead significant growth in the German energy storage market until at least mid-2017 before the federal government’s recent decision to scrap incentives for solar storage curbs demand, said Tobias Rothacher, senior manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Bioenergy at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).
German home batteries set to lead storage growth until incentive cuts bite in 2017
Nov 18, 2015
The residential segment will lead significant growth in the German energy storage market until at least mid-2017 before the federal government’s recent decision to scrap incentives for solar storage curbs demand, said Tobias Rothacher, senior manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Bioenergy at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).
Storage suppliers expand in demand-shaving heavy user market
Oct 26, 2015
Energy storage suppliers such as LG Chem and Sharp are focusing on a growing market in behind-the-meter applications for US commercial and industrial (C&I) customers spurred by demand charge savings.
Flow battery deals build manufacturing base for commercial phase
Oct 26, 2015
Major manufacturing alliances and growing product orders are driving renewed investor interest in flow battery makers including Imergy Power Systems and ViZn Energy Systems, raising the market prospects for a technology that has repeatedly stumbled at the commercial step.
Developers eye growing YieldCo finance market
May 27, 2015
Many energy storage developers are investigating novel financing routes such as YieldCos to raise investment in the non-traditional generation asset.
Why CSP’s thermal storage is safe from competition… for now
Nov 13, 2014
Booming interest in energy storage raises fears over whether CSP’s base-load capabilities could be undercut by PV with batteries. But there are reasons to rest easy.
Could storage help linear Fresnel rock the market?
Nov 29, 2013
Within CSP, linear Fresnel has traditionally been less prevalent when compared to parabolic trough and power tower technologies. That could change with the addition of storage, though.
Storage in Power Towers
May 24, 2013
“In a molten salt Power Tower all of the thermal energy, but more importantly all of its exergy—a term that defines the amount of useful work that can be extracted from heat at a certain temperature—can be stored and recovered”.
Why storage is important for CSP developments in South Africa
May 3, 2013
This article provides an overview of recent global research findings on the benefits of energy storage, and then hones in on the latest developments in South Africa regarding CSP with TES.
Understanding the energy density of thermal storage
Apr 8, 2013
In a highly competitive environment, CSP needs to focus on its unique selling points. Arnold Leitner, founder and former CEO of SkyFuel Inc., shares his thoughts on understanding the importance of storage for CSP with specific focus on energy density and longevity of thermal storage.
Energy storage projects highlight value of CSP
Jan 4, 2013
Renewable-hungry administrations such as that of California, USA, are begin to wake up to the need for energy storage to ensure grid stability. That could be a bonus for CSP.
Parabolic dish: could a dose of storage help?
Nov 16, 2012
A challenge for parabolic dish adoption is that the technology lacks storage and so faces competition from cheap photovoltaic systems. Adding storage is not out of the question, though.
Cutting the cost of molten salt
Oct 1, 2012
Molten salt is a useful heat transfer fluid and arguably the best current option for solar thermal energy storage. Its price volatility continues to present a challenge for CSP, however.