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Saft to Supply Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System for Kauai Island

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) consisting of 8 Intensium Max 20 M containers to stabilize the Kauai island electrical grid. Saft’s BESS will be deployed […]

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have emerged as the leading battery technology for a wide variety of applications, including mobile devices, grid-scale energy storage, and electric vehicles (EVs). The market for Li-ion batteries for automobiles is expected to expand rapidly over the next 10 years, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for consumers drawing the largest share. […]

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Energy Storage Market Rises to $50 Billion in 2020

Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in electric vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8% to USD 50 billion in 2020, with dramatic shifts coming from the transportation industry, according to Lux Research. Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

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Avista testing batteries that store wind power, solar energy

Avista Corp. will use a $3.2 million state grant to test how effectively large batteries store energy from wind power, solar energy and other renewable sources. The three-year demonstration will occur at a Pullman substation, with a battery-storage system built by UniEnergy Technologies of Mukilteo, Washington. The battery system should be able to store enough electricity […]

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New rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles

Researchers have developed new molten air rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles that have a significantly higher storage capacity than lithium batteries. While electric vehicles offer many advantages, at least  one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale adoption: ‘range anxiety’.   Researchers at George Washington University, led by Stuart Licht, have developed a novel […]

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Finland to lead the way in developing the storage of solar power and wind energy

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has joined forces with Lappeenranta University of Technology and the Finland Futures Research Centre at the University of Turku in the launch of an extensive development project for a brand new energy system and its associated business sector in Finland. The NEO-CARBON ENERGY project, targeting the storage of solar […]

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Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions headquartered in Taiwan, announced today the launch of a new Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS), at a press conference in Paris. This innovative energy-saving solution is complementary with renewable energy production systems in smart grids, and helps managing energy demand to ultimately […]

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Next-Generation Advanced Batteries Will Reach $9.4 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

The primary battery chemistry currently used for applications that require advanced batteries, lithium ion (Li-ion), has limitations that include input costs and materials scarcity. Research and development of new battery chemistries, beyond Li-ion, is advancing rapidly and will have a major impact on the battery industry in the coming years. According to a new report […]

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Renault inks MOU with LG Chem to jointly develop future EV batteries

Renault S.A., the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles (EV), said Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with LG Chem to jointly develop high density batteries that will power its next-generation zero emission cars. The French automaker, which controls Renault-Nissan Alliance and South Korea’s Renault Samsung Motors Co., said the agreement lays the foundation […]

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General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.   “General Motors is committed to building award-winning products and developing technologies in America, which helps to grow our economy from a resurgent auto […]

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $26 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

The steady increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to advances in EV batteries, particularly those using lithium ion (Li-ion) technology.  While early hybrid vehicles featured nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, Li-ion batteries have taken over, particularly in the latest generation of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). According to a new report from Navigant Research, […]

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Lithium-ion batteries successfully pass ageing test

The BPT-S 5 Hybrid from Bosch uses lithium-ion batteries, which continue after years of intensive use to reliably provide households with electricity from its own PV system without the need for maintenance. This has now been proven through ageing tests, which have been carried out by the independent Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives […]

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NASA and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research Team up to Conduct Research for Batteries to be Used in Space

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio and the DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Argonne, Ill., are collaborating to develop next generation batteries for use in future space missions. The coordinated effort announced today combines JCESR’s deep knowledge of the basic science in energy storage research with NASA Glenn’s expertise engineering battery technologies […]

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Lithium-air battery has higher energy density than Li-ion

Researchers are reporting new progress on a so-called breathing battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology in electric vehicles. The team, from Mie University in Japan, presented their work at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ‘Lithium-air batteries are lightweight and deliver a large […]

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