Category Archives: Batteries

Energy Storage on the Grid

Alberta seeks energy storage to integrate renewable energy

Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) is funding to help develop next-generation energy storage technologies for Alberta. AI-EES says it is looking for technology providers – from Alberta and beyond – that have ideas for energy storage to enable and accelerate the deployment of wind and solar power in the Canadian province. The […]

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Syrah Resources Successfully Produces Li-ion Battery Grade Spherical Graphite

On 20 November 2014, Syrah Resources announced that it has successfully produced uncoated battery grade spherical graphite, using natural flake graphite from its Balama Graphite & Vanadium Project in Mozambique. The battery market currently represents approximately 23% of global flake graphite output and is expected to be a rapidly growing sector due to lithium ion […]

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New battery could propel renewable energy, solar power and wind energy

One of the largest obstacles to the viability of renewable energy, like wind energy and solar power, is the process of storing and transporting the power once the energy’s been converted to electricity. That obstacle has shrunk in recent years, as technology has improved. Now, a bigger, cleaner and more powerful battery is hitting the […]

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Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely will […]

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Revenue from Materials for Advanced Batteries is Expected to Reach $19.3 Billion Annually by 2023

The majority of these materials are likely to be used in lithium ion batteries, report concludes. A new report from Navigant Research examines the global materials supply chain of the advanced batteries industry, including global market forecasts for the capacity, shipments, and revenue for key raw materials inputs for advanced batteries through 2023.   The […]

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Energy Storage for Grid System Industry in China 2014-2017

China Energy Storage for Grid System Industry Report 2014-2017 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. Energy storage has a wide range of applications in electric power system involving all aspects of power generation transmission distribution and end user. The energy storage technologies for grid system include pumped storage compressed air flywheel chemical battery […]

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Concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage could fill the gaps in intermittent renewable generation

Ivanpah is the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the world. Unlike traditional solar photovoltaic panels — which convert sunlight directly into electricity — concentrating solar power technology uses sunlight to heat water or another liquid, ultimately creating steam that can be used to turn turbines and generate electricity. Concentrated solar power has a […]

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Solar Power and Storage Closing Energy Gap

EGP’s analysis of off-grid electrification in Moroccan villages presented at the Res4Med workshop in Rabat focuses on distributed generation and green energy to increase access to energy and protect the environment.   That renewable energy must be in rural villages has for many years been at the heart of international programmes such as the United […]

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Energy Storage North America Opens With Record Participation

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, opened this week to record attendance, a sold-out exhibition floor, and recognition of the 2014 ESNA Innovation Award winners. With more than 1,300 pre-registered attendees from 26 countries, 50 exhibitors, nearly 110 speakers and 40+ conference sessions, […]

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Wind energy and solar power compete with coal, gas

Lazard said that solar energy and wind energy were already competing with fossil fuels on an unsubsidised basis. We’ve now gotten hold of the original report and are reprinting four graphs here, which we find quite stunning because it underlines how quickly the case for more fossil fuels is quickly being eroded.   The first graph […]

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Saft batería

Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California Utility

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems will be used to mitigate power fluctuations inherent with solar-generated electricity. Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has received its third contract from a major California utility. Since the first utility-scale storage system was commissioned at the end of 2012, Saft received […]

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Worldwide Capacity of Next-Generation Advanced Batteries Is Expected to Increase Nearly 1,000-Fold by 2023

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for next-generation advanced batteries, with a focus on the current leading battery chemistry, lithium ion, and the energy storage device types that might eventually replace it. While lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries offer many advantages over traditional battery technologies, research and development of new battery chemistries […]

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Energy Storage for the Grid is Expected to Reach $15.6 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

Developing energy storage that is viable for grid applications has been a goal of vendors and grid operators for a number of years.  Recently a number of factors have begun to converge to bring that goal close to fruition.   According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from energy storage for the […]

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Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility

The 5 megawatt lithium-ion unit was designed by the Berlin-based grid and storage specialists Younicos for WEMAG, a supplier of green electricity based in the northern German city of Schwerin. Europe’s largest commercial battery power plant was connected to the grid today in the presence of Vice-Chancellor and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s […]

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