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Clean Horizon's Case Study Technical Consulting


In addition to its market analysis services, Clean Horizon prides itself on its technical consulting expertise. Relying on CRE-STORE – the in-house energy storage modelling tool – Clean Horizon’s experts act as owner’s and lender’s engineers for IPPs and investors from all over the globe. Such services also help national utilities draw their energy storage roadmaps.

Clean Horizon's Compass Brochure


Clean Horizon delivers a wide variety of services spanning from technical consulting to market analysis. Our experts track the development of energy storage markets and related regulations on all continents and leverage this knowledge to develop go-to-market strategies tailored to our customers’ needs. Such services can be accessed through the Clean Horizon Compass: a dedicated platform through which users can get to-the-point guidance into the world of energy storage.
This platform gives access to CHESS – Clean Horizon’s global database of utility-scale storage projects, the Update From The Field service: a monthly analyst note on the latest trends in the energy storage industry as well as many other off-the-shelf reports.

Clean Horizon's Q2 2020 Presentation


Clean Horizon was founded in 2009 and is the world’s sole consultancy to be specifically dedicated to energy storage. It covers energy storage studies and projects all over the globe thanks to its two offices in Paris, France and Miami in the United States of America. Clean Horizon’s expertise is  globally recognized thanks to its active involvement in international projects and events.

NEC's Early Detection of Hazardous Conditions in Energy Storage Systems

While mitigating hazardous consequences like thermal runaway, fire, and explosion are important to employ, prevention and early warning are more powerful techniques to minimize or even eliminate catastrophic consequences. Functional safety certified battery managements systems, combined with advanced weak battery detection algorithms can help detect and predict failure before it happens.

NEC’s Energy Storage System Design for Safety

System integration is essential to improved energy storage safety. As the industry leader in energy storage safety, our tested and certified multi-layer safety systems are second to none. Through extensive engineering, simulation, testing and analysis, our systems are designed and built with multiple layers of protections from failures and unsafe conditions. That makes your NEC energy storage solution the safest, most reliable in the business.

Speaker Presentations

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The Future is Arbitrage: A Deep Dive into the Merchant Model

  • Brief intro to Habitat Energy and the work they are now doing in Australian market
  • What is the arbitrage business model? Trading in wholesale markets and the BM, challenges and role of algorithmic trading
  • Capex and opex outlook
  • Market outlook and prices: day-ahead market & intra-day market
  • Seeking partnerships
  • How to make the investment case work – optimal duration, degradation, warranty
Presented by:
Ben Irons, Co-Founder, Habitat Energy

Editorial Resources

Our in-house editorial team has been charting the growth of the solar and energy storage industries for a decade, amassing a comprehensive library of reports, technical papers and analyses. Here, the editorial team has highlighted a series of resources relevant to the topics to be discussed within the Digital Summits series.

Easing the risks of battery investment



As the building blocks of energy storage systems, batteries have a key role in influencing system design and economics. Davion Hill of DNV GL explores the importance of testing the performance of individual battery cells in minimising the exposure of battery buyers to technical risks.

Bankable and insurable energy storage


The rapid acceleration in energy storage deployment expected over the coming years will require innovation in the quality and safety standards underpinning new battery and associated technologies. VDE’s Jan Geder looks at the technical work underway to ensure the coming storage boom has firm bankability and insurability foundations.

Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage


Ensuring battery systems used in conjunction with solar perform safely and optimally is essential in ensuring the continued roll-out of storage technology. Robert Puto and Gerhard Klein of TÜV SÜD examine independent technical assessments that must be undertaken before a storage system is built.

Energy Storage Special Report 2019


Energy Storage Special Report 2019, from the editorial teams behind and PV Tech, brings you no less than seven feature articles and technical papers looking at everything from the policy and regulatory initiatives that still need to happen, to bankability and profitability of ESS, system technologies and architecture, all the way to recycling and end-of-life care for batteries. 

Cryogenic, long-duration energy storage in a 100% clean energy future


A key missing piece in the clean energy puzzle is the question of how to provide baseload power in an electricity system dominated by intermittent renewables. Javier Cavada of Highview Power examines cryogenic long-duration storage as a possible solution.

Contenders: Long-duration technologies and who’s behind them


While lithium-ion batteries get most of the headlines, long-duration energy storage solutions are gaining ground. Alice Grundy and Andy Colthorpe profile some of established and emerging concepts in this this increasingly important class of storage technologies.

Redox flow batteries for renewable energy storage


As energy storage becomes an increasingly integral part of a renewables-based electricity system, new technologies are coming to the fore. Jens Noack, Nataliya Roznyatovskaya, Chris Menictas and Maria Skyllas-Kazacos from CENELEST, a joint research venture between the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology and the University of New South Wales, chart the rise of redox flow batteries, a promising alternative to lithium-ion-based systems.

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