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The magnificent seven: US states with energy storage mandates, targets and goals

The magnificent seven: US states with energy storage mandates, targets and goals

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.
UK, Ireland energy storage primed for growth - key stakeholders see multi-GW market opportunities

UK, Ireland energy storage primed for growth - key stakeholders see multi-GW market opportunities

This article looks at the current status of each of these end-markets and where there are similarities and differences in how the markets have developed, along with future opportunities.
Key energy storage stakeholders targeting multi-GW opportunities as UK&I markets primed for growth

Key energy storage stakeholders targeting multi-GW opportunities as UK&I markets primed for growth

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.
How aerial inspections can improve O&M in a cost-effective manner

How aerial inspections can improve O&M in a cost-effective manner

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.
Beyond COVID: Hopes for US rebound, virtual the new normal, European revival

Beyond COVID: Hopes for US rebound, virtual the new normal, European revival

Second instalment (week of 8-14 June) delves into talk of 18GWdc US-wide solar installs in 2020, solar's embrace of online events and the campaign to revive European manufacturing.
Solar and storage supply chains adopt virtual events to sidestep travel restrictions

Solar and storage supply chains adopt virtual events to sidestep travel restrictions

In the absence of live events and exhibitions this summer, the solar PV and energy storage supply chains have adopted online and virtual events to ramp up marketing activity.
Chile reaping the rewards of the desert sun

Chile reaping the rewards of the desert sun

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.
Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

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.
JinkoSolar 5-year planning remains ‘gold-standard’ for PV module supplier operations

JinkoSolar 5-year planning remains ‘gold-standard’ for PV module supplier operations

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.
Q&A: Bluefield’s James Armstrong on O&M during lockdown and power price optimism

Q&A: Bluefield’s James Armstrong on O&M during lockdown and power price optimism

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.
Beyond COVID: Malaysia’s pandemic recovery plan and renewables records tumble in Europe

Beyond COVID: Malaysia’s pandemic recovery plan and renewables records tumble in Europe

Our new weekly series shifts the lens from immediate impacts to the green new tomorrow currently taking shape, and solar’s central role in it, starting with news from the week commencing 1 June 2020.
‘An exception, not the rule’: The significance of the UK’s biggest solar park’s approval

‘An exception, not the rule’: The significance of the UK’s biggest solar park’s approval

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.