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This article explores the current state of floating solar PV, briefly highlighting several leading markets, and discussing benefits and advantages in detail alongside common applications and business model considerations. The outlook for FPV is positive and is set to...
In this article, we offer a panorama of the merger & acquisition (M&A) landscape in Europe and examine various valuation methodologies used in M&A for the renewable energy sector, an area of growing economic importance. We explain the key aspects that must...
In the final part of this article, Florian Mayr completes his review of Covid-19’s longer-term impact on the third key driver of the energy storage market. He identifies the key mindset and behavioral shifts we expect to see in a post-pandemic world, and outlines how energy storage players can best adapt and respond.
What is the actual impact of Covid-19 on the energy storage market in the longer term? In the first of this two-part article, Florian Mayr provides the bigger picture of “energy storage vs the virus” by closely examining its effects on the first two of three key market drivers
An interview with Apricum’s waste-to-energy expert Thomas Obermeier Apricum has recently expanded its industry focus to include the waste sector, offering services in wastewater treatment, waste-to-energy and waste management. Supporting Apricum in its expansion into...
This article explores the competitiveness of energy storage and new market opportunities that are emerging via storage-plus-renewables projects by examining with some simple “reverse engineering” how recent low solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA were achieved.
The rise and fall of feed-in tariffs By the end of 2018, only seven years after the introduction of a national feed-in tariff (FIT) support scheme in 2012, China was home to one third of the world’s cumulative photovoltaic capacity, with ~173 GW of cumulative PV...
Gearing up for power on wheels: what will be the true impact of e-mobility on stationary energy storage? Part 3: Second-life batteries
EV batteries degrade over time, leading to storage capacity loss and range constraints – eventually rendering them unsuitable for further use in cars. However, they can still be suitable for less intensive or critical stationary storage applications, and can be repurposed in what is referred to as the “second life” of a battery.
Gearing up for power on wheels: what will be the true impact of e-mobility on stationary energy storage? Part 2: Battery buffered charging stations
Adding a battery to an electric vehicle charging station can help to “buffer” the power required from the grid, thus avoiding peaks and related grid constraints or costly charges. Consequently, additional demand for stationary storage is triggered – but what needs to be considered to successfully seize this new market opportunity?