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Industry news

All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

Germany postpones energy storage subsidies indefinitely

Germany’s programme to subsidise energy storage has been indefinitely postponed due to the collapse of European Union (EU) carbon credits.

Ballard strikes platinum fuel cell deal with Amplats

Ballard Power Systems has signed a deal with Anglo-American Platinum (Amplats) to commercialise platinum fuel cell products, such as a home generator, in rural South Africa.

Research shows utilities doubled smart grid spending in 2012

Utility companies worldwide doubled their spending on smart grids in 2012 according to a study by ABI Research’s Smart Grids and Smart Cities Research Service.

Ballard sells 175 kW biomass-powered fuel cell to Californian reservation

Canada’s Ballard Power Systems has sold a 175 kW biomass-powered fuel cell to a native American reservation in northern California.

European Union could make energy savings of €250 billion per year by 2030 - report

Energy efficiency savings of €250 billion per year by 2030 are up for grabs in the European Union (EU) if there is a 35% reduction below 2005 levels, according to a new report commissioned by environmental pressure groups.

Data Centre World round-up

Now in its sixth year, Data Centre World has moved to the ExCeL exhibition centre in London’s Docklands.

Middle East Electricity round-up

Middle East Electricity goes from strength to strength. The event organisers Reed Exhibitions reported a 35% rise in visitors on 2012 for the first two days of the show.

Joint fuel cell venture between Intelligent Energy and Suzuki

Intelligent Energy and Suzuki Motor Corporation announced a joint venture to produce fuel cell electric vehicles last year.

Tripp Lite adds to UK distribution line-up

The world's longest-established UPS vendor Tripp Lite has bolstered its UK sales channel after adding Tekdata to its distribution line-up.

How the role of UPS systems is changing

Today, office and industrial equipment invariably needs electrical power to operate.