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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 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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Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory Will See More Than 50% Overcapacity in its Li-ion Production

Tesla Motors’ plan to build a new 35 GWh lithium-ion cell production facility – dubbed the Gigafactory – for electric vehicles that will bring about only a modest reduction in battery costs, and create significant overcapacity, given likely sales of less than half the targeted 500,000, according to Lux Research. Tesla and its partner, Panasonic, […]

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Green Storage Revolution

With energy storage hugely important for the development of distributed generation and the integration of renewables into the electricity system, Enel Green Power has been investing its commitment to storage projects. The energy storage market will be worth $50 billion in six years’ time, according to Finding Growth Opportunities in the $50 Billion Energy Storage […]

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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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