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Solar eyes 2,000 MW Batangas power plant

Solar Philippines Biga Corp., a unit of Solar Philippines of businessman Leandro Leviste, is proposing to build a 2,000-megawatt solar power plant with a 6,000 MW hours battery energy storage system (BESS) and a 600-MW diesel backup in Nasugbu, Batangas to supply clean and renewable power. “The project is expected to generate local employment during […]

Japan’s Ichigo starts up 7.39-MW wind farm

What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s certainly not the only reason why the UK’s electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Battery energy storage set to make Oman debut

Battery energy storage is set to make its debut on a significant scale in the Sultanate as part of the planned development of a series of small-scale solar PV – diesel hybrid projects across Oman. The Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer), a subsidiary of The Electricity Holding Company (Nama Group), is planning to shortly invite […]


South Africa Prepares for a Battery Energy Storage System Tender

In a project that the World Bank hopes will be a catalyst for implementing its climate change strategy in low and middle-income countries, Eskom, South Africa’s 100% state-owned electricity utility, will launch a tender for a 1.4 gigawatt-hours battery energy storage system (“BESS”). The tender will likely be issued in the first or second quarter […]


Sungrow adds to +700 ESS system deliveries with 30MW Germany project

Sungrow, best known as a maker of solar inverters, has been awarded a contract to supply complete energy storage systems (ESS) to a 30MW / 30MWh project in Germany, split across three sites. The company is by various metrics a market leader in the global supply of solar inverters for larger-scale applications. In a recent […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

ScottishPower’s rush for batteries in bid to make Glasgow the UK’s first net zero city

ScottishPower has revealed intentions to make Glasgow the UK’s first ‘net zero’ city, in collaboration with Glasgow City Council. And the utility is also preparing a battery storage rush in a bid to support its renewable energy ambitions. To achieve net zero emissions, the city will need to decarbonise heat and transport, as well as […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

IEEFA: Solar-plus-storage undermines coal economics by ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars

Tumbling solar-plus-storage costs could see the hybrid technology become a money saver for US firms grappling with expensive legacy coal portfolios, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Utilities shutting down coal units ahead of their end-of-life point and replacing them with renewables, stand to reap savings in the “hundreds of […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Denmark’s Ørsted buys US solar-plus-storage specialist

Ørsted has expanded its footprint in the solar-plus-storage space via the acquisition of a US developer. The firm, Denmark’s self-styled largest energy group, used a recent Q1 2019 update to reveal an agreement to buy a subsidiary of US-based Coronal Energy. The statement did not name the subsidiary in question but contacted by sister title […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13bn by 2023, says GlobalData

The global battery energy storage market is forecast to grow to $13.13bn by 2023. Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report ‘Battery Energy Storage Market, Update 2019 – Global Market Size, […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology

NEC ‘beating cheaper competitors’ to China projects

NEC has now executed five grid-scale battery energy storage projects in China and been awarded another, winning deals in spite of what a company representative described as “aggressive” price competition from domestic vendors. The Massachusetts-headquartered distributed energy division of the Japanese NEC Corporation, NEC Energy Solutions, has commissioned two 9MW projects in Ordos City, Inner […]

Salt-based energy storage trial taps “first-class” Australian technology