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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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July 5, 2018

US-based Sunrun is joining the ongoing effort to provide backup power solutions to homes in Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes that hit the Caribbean last September.

Sunrun is now offering its lithium battery systems integrated with solar panels for homes...

May 3, 2018

US-based Alabama Power said its forthcoming “energy-efficient” community— Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham— will be equipped with an emergency backup generator.

The backup natural gas generator, together with solar panels and battery storage, will be installed at the mi...

April 26, 2018

A solar plus battery storage system has been installed on a campus in New York State, to provide backup power support for “designated emergency shelter” during power outages.

Led by the NY Power Authority (NYPA), the $1.37 million project,which integrates...

March 5, 2018

A Tesla Powerpack battery solar system with 500 kilowatt-hours storage capacity has been installed in Sydney.

Australia’s TransGrid said the system, which “is enough to meet the daily needs of around 50 homes”, was installed in a new local authority depot as part of a t...

November 14, 2017

Ten “demand response” pilot projects have been launched in three Australian states to secure ensure emergency power reserves are available for extreme peaks by 2020.

The AUD35.7 million ($28m) initiative will deliver 200 megawatts of capacity by 2020, with 143MW to be a...

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