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Who will dominate the global energy storage market?

Who will dominate the global energy storage market?

Jason Goodhand, Global Segment Leader - Storage, DNV GL I recently delivered a podcast story on the 'space race' for energy storage dominance between the United States (U.S.) and China. To recap, I highlighted that in China the government is pushi ...

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Testing. Why? Because Battery Manufacturers Don’t Tell You Everything

Testing. Why? Because Battery Manufacturers Don’t Tell You Everything

The rapid growth of energy storage is creating new opportunities for manufacturers to bring batteries to the market, and project developers and owners are integrating them into their systems, often relying on the vendors for the information they ...

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Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

  I attended AWEA 2019 in Houston during the week of May 20 to sit on a panel with Pattern Energy, EVGo, Siemens, and Scott Rupp, a Chairman from the Missouri Public Services Commission. The topic of our panel was electrification and the ...

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Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Introduction If you're reading this post, you probably have heard about flow batteries. You also probably have heard some of the claims about flow batteries having lower degradation, improved safety, and longer-duration capability compared to their ...

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Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs…. Are you Ready?

Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs…. Are you Ready?

We've talked a lot about falling energy storage costs, and you've heard me say cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the historical norm, at least for the last decade. But you might have been wondering, like me, how long this can last? Afte ...

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Why Do You Need Energy Storage Monitoring?

Why Do You Need Energy Storage Monitoring?

Joint Industry Program: IMPRESS In July 2016, DNV GL proudly announced acquisition of Green Power Monitor, which monitors 2300 facilities in over 51 countries, totaling over 14 gigawatts of monitored projects. In the wind and solar business, R ...

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Energy Storage Comes of Age

Energy Storage Comes of Age

Over the last two months, my colleague Davion Hill, DNV GL's leader for energy storage in the Americas, penned a pair of great pieces detailing the growing pains experienced by the energy storage industry (Read them here: Dear Energy Storage Market: ...

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2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

2016 and 2017 Have Broken Size and Cost Records for Energy Storage

As we close out the end of 2017, we can celebrate four consecutive records broken for the largest battery storage projects to ever be commissioned. Here is the timeline: January 2017 - Tesla Aliso Canyon 20 MW/80 MWh January 2017 - Greens ...

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The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

The Importance of Addressing Safety in the Battery Industry

I'm going to say something honest. Sometimes the truth hurts, but I'm trying to be helpful. When it comes to safety, nobody is special. The battery industry has suffered by using safety as a marketing tool, and it has become a bad habit. Paul ...

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Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

Dear Energy Storage Market: It’s Time to Grow Up!

The other day, I had a heartening conversation with my 5-year-old son about making good choices. After the millionth fight between he and his younger sister, he pleaded with me to consider the unfairness of her constant pestering and his refusal ...

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