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Critical Power Online, launched in 2017, is part of the stable of international publications produced by Energy Storage Publishing, including the BEST Battery Briefing e-newsletter, Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) magazine and Chinese BEST.


Here we apply our unique brand of technology journalism to the critical power sector— the application of energy storage technologies to our power dependent world.


If you are interested in UPS systems, hybrid power, gensets, fuel cells and standby power of all kinds (including batteries) then Critical Power

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April 30, 2018

Canada-based Ballard Power’s hydrogen fuel cells have been selected to provide emergency power supply for a clean energy community verification project in Soma, in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture.

With 25kW of output, the fuel cells, which are said to have the largest scal...

January 9, 2018

Japan’s next generation Shinkansen 'bullet trains' are reportedly to be equipped with backup batteries so they can reach nearby stations in the event of power outages and allow passengers to alight safely.

According to The Asahi Shimbun, lithium-ion batteries will be in...

November 14, 2017

Japanese engine maker Yanmar said it has opened a subsidiary in Turkey to meet anticipated demand for backup power amidst the country’s scaling up of construction investments.

“Investment in construction, including infrastructure improvements and construction of large s...

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