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Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Source: CNN Tech Thanks to the work we completed in 2016 on battery safety testing (available here), DNV GL is now able to speak publicly about battery safety in a very transparent way. And in 2017, we will be spending a lot of time debunking batt ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

A few weeks ago I presented on an energy storage controls webinar which examined the relationships between principles, practice and project risk; and with 850+ registered attendees, we were bound to get a few questions! After sifting through many of ...

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National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

The much anticipated response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction has produced some surprising results. The eight winning bids, all of which were storage facilities, came in surprisingly cheap, ranging from £7/MW to just u ...

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Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Energy Storage Mandates – What They Mean for the Market

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts energy storage bill on August 8, 2016. (Image Source: Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce) On Monday August 8th, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law an energy storage mandate[1], joi ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

The electricity systems are entering a new phase of transition. With the worldwide boom of renewable energy, decentralized and intermittent generation is taking over larger production shares each year. Now, the first effects on electricity markets ar ...

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Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Battery safety. Those two words have become ominous and loaded with implied meaning in recent years. The reasons are many, but they are linked to some basic human psychological factors and preconceptions. The first phenomenon is anchoring. When a ...

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Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

This week, through its #StorageIsHere campaign, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is bringing attention to the fact that energy storage is here and it’s providing essential services and value to the grid across the globe. Many people already ...

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Due Diligence for ES Projects in the Perspective of the Insurer

The basic business model of insurance is to collect fees from the many to pay for accidents of the few.  Insurance for energy storage systems may cover any number of hazards, such as loss of performance or reliability, natural disasters, accidents, ...

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