Record year ahead for energy storage, sales to double in 2021

The global energy storage market will more than double in 2021. That predicts market research firm IHS Markit that expects more than 10 gigawatts to be installed for the first time in 2021. “The energy storage industry will begin significant multi-year growth in 2021, continuing through 2030 as technology begins to become a core component […]

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage

iLubat

During the SolarPower Summit, SolarPower Europe released the first edition of its new European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage, which analyses the market of residential battery energy storage systems (BESS) across the continent, and forecasts capacity for 2020–2024. The analysis shows that 2019 saw strong growth for home batteries in Europe, with 745 MWh of […]

New business opportunities for the PV industry

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CIRCUSOL talked with Ismaël Ben-Al-Al, CEO of our partner FUTECH, about the benefits of integrating second-life products into the PV market. As a member of the Circusol Consortium, FUTECH is involved in the realization of two circular demonstrator projects at cohousing Waasland and at the Cloverleaf demonstrator site. “Based on the tests that we have carried out as part of the […]

How much solar energy do I need to charge my electric vehicle?

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The electric car market is on the rise. For example, the past year saw a sharp growth in the number of registered pure electric cars in Flanders. A survey by iVOX showed that 7 out of 10 Belgians feels ready for an electric vehicle. iLumen also notes the increased interest in electric cars. For example, […]

iLumen engineer builds own off-grid battery system during training T2 Campus

Kristof Gaukema T2 Campus

Kristof Gaukema, Project Engineer at iLumen, has given a training on battery storage systems for PV plants in collaboration with T2 Campus in Genk. Together with his students Kristof built an off-grid system with lithium, lead acid or saltwater battery. Kristof, Project Engineer at iLumen, was involved in the development of the iLubat, the home […]