Expert interview: Tom Zhao, BYDs General Manager of Global Solar Sales talks about the European energy storage market, the company`s installers and distribution network and cost reduction. By now he sees photovoltaics combined with energy storage as a business case. In UK BYD is planning a 150 MW project.
Capture 2016 will showcase, promote and discuss promising business opportunities in the energy storage sector in the UK. pv Europe is partnering with the UK energy storage conference, that takes place in Milton Keynes, November 1, 2016.
In Bielefeld GILDEMEISTER energy solutions also installed the vanadium redox flow storage units CellCube, which the company has been marketing since 2010. Back then, they took over Cellstrom, who had specialised in these large-scale storage units – part 2 of our industry report.
GILDEMEISTER energy solutions pursues a long-term strategy in photovoltaics. And customers are expecting bespoke solutions to allow them to lower their energy costs. To that end, the company is betting on home-grown technologies: redox flow storage and photovoltaics – part 1 of our industry report.
Starting this summer, the Azorean island Graciosa will be able to replace an average of 65 percent of its fossil fuel power with renewable energy. Within the next time a 3,2 MW Li-Ion battery system linked with a 1 MW solar park and a 3.3 MW wind park will be commissioned.
The IHS Energy Storage Company and Project Database Q2 2016 tracks 2 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected energy storage projects. This is a 20 percent increase since the end of 2015. Lithium ion’s (Li-ion’s) share of the energy storage market has grown steadily from 20 percent deployed in 2010 to 90 percent forecast for 2016.
Storage and self-consumption are the buzz trends. This became obvious at day one of ees Europe/Intersolar Europe. Experts from all over the world followed the pv guided tours for experts about energy storage to see and discuss about innovations of leading companies.
Today the ees Awards of this year were finally given. The Awards are important trend setters in the storage industry and application. This year the Jury awarded the new storage Resu of LG Chem, the battery inverter of SMA and the DC EnergyHub of the Swedish system integrator Ferroamp.
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