The US national Energy Storage Association’s policy director, Jason Burwen, spoke with Andy Colthorpe about the seven early adopter states of energy storage targets and whether this is likely to be a spreading pattern across the country.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, analyses the current status of the UK and Ireland energy storage markets, detailing where there are similarities and differences in how the markets have developed, along with future opportunities.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles in solar operations and maintenance can reduce costs and save hours of painstaking labour, but only if applied correctly. Aline Kirsten Vidal de Oliveira, Mohammadreza Aghae and Ricardo Rüther explore the optimal use of aerial inspections and emerging methods for analysing the data they gather to identify faults.
Recently name checked as among the cheapest places in the world to develop solar, Chile has emerged as a particularly popular destination for solar finance. But as the country proceeds towards a 100% renewables target, political instability and legacy network issues stand in its way. Molly Lempriere explores how Chile can leap those hurdles on its way to a green grid.
SPONSORED: EDF are one of the largest aggregators of distributed flexible assets in Europe with significant presence in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. Chris Regan, Head of Energy Trading Services, speaks to Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe about EDFs view on battery storage and optimisation, the impacts of the pandemic on this market and what the future could look like.
The PV industry continues to have frequent casualties in terms of PV module suppliers being able to carve out a long-term sustainable business model. This issue remains critical when suppliers are short-listed for large-scale solar sites, globally.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner at Bluefield Partners, investment adviser to Bluefield Solar Income Fund, about operating during the pandemic, the strength of solar and low power prices.
Following the approval of Cleve Hill Solar Park, Solar Power Portal takes a look at what the next steps are for the project, any technology concerns and whether this will be the first of many Nationally Significant solar infrastructure projects.