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Seeking the 2030 headline for California’s energy storage industry

Seeking the 2030 headline for California’s energy storage industry

California, the world’s fifth largest economy and a global innovation engine, is confronting ambitious clean energy and GHG reduction goals. California must achieve 60% renewable energy and 5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, and a fully decarbonised power sector by 2045.
How large-scale storage will facilitate the EV revolution

How large-scale storage will facilitate the EV revolution

Jan Andersson, market development manager at Wärtsilä, explores the need for large-scale energy storage solutions to aid the proliferation of electric vehicles and their necessary charging infrastructure.
C&I opportunities in demand response and value stacking

C&I opportunities in demand response and value stacking

Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing and product strategy and founder of SolarEdge, discusses the role solar, battery storage and other distributed energy resources can play in demand response services, and the size of the opportunity on offer.
PV Tech’s COVID-19 tracker: 30 March-5 April

PV Tech’s COVID-19 tracker: 30 March-5 April

Our live curation of latest news and developments charts how the pandemic is disrupting supply chains and the day-to-day business reality of solar operators worldwide.
#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

Last year saw large-scale storage come of age in the USA and Canada, with some heavyweight storage portfolios starting to take shape. Speaking to four leading North American developers, Andy Colthorpe takes the pulse of a market poised for growth.
Ireland gets closer to starting large-scale solar ambitions

Ireland gets closer to starting large-scale solar ambitions

Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, uncovers the opportunity at hand as Ireland’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme opens for applications.
Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

Joined at the hip: A hybrid future for onshore renewables

With industry heavyweights eyeing up developments of solar-wind-storage projects, Liam Stoker uncovers what’s really driving hybrid power plants, and the regulatory and financing hurdles that must be surpassed to deliver them.
Q&A: Community Energy England’s Emma Bridge on COVID-19 delays and enabling subsidy-free

Q&A: Community Energy England’s Emma Bridge on COVID-19 delays and enabling subsidy-free

Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge to talk about how the market has changed since the end of the FiT, the delays projects are facing due to COVID-10 (coronavirus) and whether subsidy-free is a reality for community solar.
‘Never stop innovating’: Jinko CTO talks R&D and solar’s future direction

‘Never stop innovating’: Jinko CTO talks R&D and solar’s future direction

Jinko Solar CTO Hao Jin speaks to PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao about the manufacturer’s ongoing commitment to R&D, the need for new capacity expansions and how solar’s technology envelope continues to evolve.
Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

Battery storage at US$20/MWh? Breaking down low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA

In this article, experts at consultancy Apricum examine with some simple “reverse engineering” how recent low solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA were achieved, yet another example of the competitiveness of energy storage and new market opportunities emerging via storage-plus-renewables projects.
‘Repowering’ Japan: Reporting from PV Expo in Tokyo, Part 2

‘Repowering’ Japan: Reporting from PV Expo in Tokyo, Part 2

In this second part, we will talk about some of the companies preparing for business in the solar market in post-feed in tariff (FiT) Japan and the close links with energy storage that this market is strongly expected to rely on.
Pumped hydro electricity storage is making a comeback in India, and the world is taking notice

Pumped hydro electricity storage is making a comeback in India, and the world is taking notice

While most conversation around energy storage focuses on batteries, a recent Solar Energy Corporation of India tender achieved the lowest tariffs for renewables with storage using a much more 'old-fashioned' technology, writes Kowtham raj VS of NITI Aayog.