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UK and India join to collaborate on five smart grid and energy storage projects

The UK and India are working together on five smart grid and energy storage projects further strengthening power grid technology collaborations between the two countries.

Unit of Chinese firm installs energy storage tech in Hawaii

Energy storage technology from a unit of a Chinese firm has been installed in the US state of Hawaii. The energy storage system, which A123 Energy Solutions, a unit of China's Wanxiang Group, has developed, will stabilise the power grid on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

Energy storage tops list of requirements for PV inverter buyers as Chinese tech gains acceptance, reveals survey

Energy storage in PV systems has topped the list of requirements for PV inverter buyers, a survey has revealed.

Smart heat tech could make 20% efficiency savings – report

Europe’s path to smarter and low-carbon energy could be given a boost by a new smart electric thermal storage (SETS) system which could cut consumption by one fifth, according to a report published by energy consultancy NDV MEMA.

UK & India universities work with Tata Steel for solar storage

UK and Indian universities are working with firm Tata Steel on projects to develop solar energy storage using nanotechnology.

A123 Energy deploys microgrid wind storage for Dongfang Electric

Wind energy and grid integration

US advanced battery developer A123 Energy Solutions has commissioned a microgrid storage solution for integration with wind energy resources for Chinese firm Dongfang Electric.

“Evolutionary” salt storage

Salt Storage

The solar arm of French firm AREVA is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories in the US for a new concentrated solar power (CSP) installation with thermal energy storage.

Europe could save EUR 45B in its pursuit of renewables

Europe could save money on renewables

The crux lies in the choice of location: If installations were built at the sites in Europe that offer the highest power yields, some EUR 45 billion of investment in renewables could be saved by 2030. This figure already includes the associated extension of the power grid.

The micro effect

Microgrid development

RET: Why are microgrid developments so significant? Are they just the next step from the smart grid, or is there much more to the technology than this?

Storage for value

Is there economic value in concentrated solar power with energy storage? Tex Wilkins, executive director of the CSP Alliance, discusses its latest report.

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