Catch Energy - Innovators in the Energy Storage Sector

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 1:51:00 PM

Catch Energy has designed and built a range of power storage systems to work with solar PV and other renewable energy sources and in tandem with the grid network.

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Topics: Energy Storage, Equity Fund, Catch Energy, OPEN Cleantech, Companies

Hydrogen Could Be Energy Storage Solution

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 1:27:00 PM

The prospect of moving the global energy system to 100% renewables currently seems a distant prospect, with many problems to be solved.

The key may lie in finding a solution to the issue of energy storage, and the answer might be found in the universe's most abundant element – hydrogen.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Hydrogen

An Ethical Way to Use Coal in Power Supply

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 2:06:00 PM

This article focuses on innovative ways of storing energy which will have an application in the take up of renewable sources of power like wind and solar.

One of the biggest obstacles in the switch to renewable energy is the problem of storing power from when the wind blows and the sun shines, to use when it is in most demand.

In Germany power grid stabilisation — ensuring electricity supply matches demand — currently relies largely on conventional power plants (nuclear, coal and gas). These can rapidly increase and decrease power output to match demand, but as coal and nuclear plants are closed new solutions are needed

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Germany, Listing, Coal

Summarising the Energy Storage Revolution

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 11:36:43 AM

As we close our series on Energy Storage, we recap on the possibilities of energy storage and why it’s taking the cleantech and renewable energy worlds by storm. With its symbiotic relationship with renewables, it holds revolutionary potential to make a significant impact on how much of society operates.

So let's take a minute to go back to this incredibly diverse world of lithium-ion, off-grid power, and utility-scale energy storage!

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Topics: Energy Storage

The Latest & Greatest in Energy Storage

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 8:57:00 AM

Let's start with the reality that many industry insiders are constantly repeating: Over the next five years, the world can expect disruptive shifts in the energy market. We've mentioned in a previous blog the predictions being made about energy storage being as common as broadband internet within 10 years. (Take a moment for that to sink in.)

The major players in this anticipated disruption will include energy storage combined with solar power, as well as the smart devices and energy management technologies that will accompany them. And don't forget the growth of electric vehicles, which stand to benefit greatly from the heightened accessibility of distributed (localised) battery storage.

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Topics: Energy Storage

Energy Storage Policy & the Market

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Energy storage is a bit different from renewable energy in the fact that it does not yet have a strong track record of supportive policies behind it. But given the demand for storage from both renewable and conventional energy sources alike, it is no surprise that policymakers in certain regions are looking to mandate storage for the perfect sense that it makes.

Here we discuss how energy storage is affected by policy, and where exactly such policies are already being implemented - either by lawmakers or by the energy industry itself.

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Topics: Energy Storage

The Market, Part 2: Energy Storage Deals

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 9:57:18 AM

The word "deal" is continually used in the business world, in different ways depending on the context. The idea behind "let's make a deal" implies that both sides have something to gain in a win-win agreement where each brings something needed and complementary to the table.

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Topics: Energy Storage

The Market, Part 1: The Role of Energy Storage Startups

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 12:08:00 PM

It seems that every day there is a new energy storage startup being promoted in the energy world. Some startups stand out for their innovative approach, some for their advanced software options, and others for the sheer power and magnitude of their battery capacity. For these and many more reasons, energy storage startups are big on the scene, so we want to pay them the attention they are commanding.

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Topics: Clean technology and innovation, Energy Storage

Grids & Energy Storage

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 12:51:38 PM

We've discussed micro energy storage with home battery systems; now we go to the macro by looking at grids. There are many kinds of grids out there, so let's start with a basic introduction to some important grid-related terms and concepts.

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Topics: Smart Grid, Energy Storage

Home Battery Systems

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 10:16:00 AM

We're past the halfway mark in our series on energy storage, we hope you're finding it enlightening!

So far we've discussed a range of important storage-related topics: lithium-ion technology, electric vehicle (EV) batteries, the relationship between renewable energy and storage...but when it comes down to it, we as investors want to know how energy storage fits in the market, right?

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Topics: Energy Storage

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