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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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Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

There is a perception that energy storage markets require a Public Utility Commission (PUC) or Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling or mandate to rate-base storage; and until that happens, states can't make any significant advancement in energy sto ...

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Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

By Miguel Roenes Bueno, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Haike van de Vegte The increased use of different renewable energy technologies has set the focus on energy storage to improve grid power quality and reliability and to optimize the matching of e ...

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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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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 un ...

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