South Australian Virtual Power Plant could be 30% cheaper than grid power, says report
Tesla and the South Australian government announced in early February that they were planning the largest “virtual power plant” (VPP) in the world. The VPP... Read More
Could post-disaster battery demand increase impact utilities?
Thousands of Floridians sheltered in 115 schools powered by solar-plus-storage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, able to charge their mobile phones to call their... Read More
What value is resilience to energy storage systems?
New findings from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) that when the value of resilience is... Read More
Have residential Virtual Power Plants come of age?
Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) are not a new technology — the linking up of decentralised energy resources (DERs) to flexibly and reliably respond to grid... Read More
How can energy storage projects be made bankable?
2017 has been a big year for energy storage projects — Aliso Canyon, California’s six month rapid-fire deployment of 100 MW of storage in response... Read More
Can regulated utilities prove the business case for energy storage?
Many of the most talked about energy storage projects of 2017 were commissioned or supported by regulated utilities. The trend shows no sign of slowing... Read More
Will early solar-plus-storage investors gain upper hand in Southeast Asia?
Panelists at the Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia event in Bangkok this year could not agree whether solar-plus-storage was already an economically viable solution.... Read More