Category Archives: Batteries


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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Toshiba’s Lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make Renewable Energy more practical

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company’s SCiB™, an innovative lithium-ion secondary battery to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. The systems have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island, […]

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Sugar Could Soon Power Devices

Virginia Tech researchers Zhiguang Zhu, left, and Y.H. Percival Zhang show off the sugar battery they developed in January 2014. The battery, which is refillable and biodegradable, could one day power cell phones and other electronic devices, they said, cutting down on toxic waste from conventional batteries. Pour some sugar on your cellphone. Researchers at […]

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Saft to build 9 MW photovoltaic solar energy plant with energy storage on French island La R

A consortium led by Saft, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a multi-million euro project by Akuo Energy. adobe creative suite upgrade This turnkey contract is realized in partnership with Ingeteam (Spain) – world leading manufacturer of power electronics and energy management systems- and Corex Solar […]

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Could lithium-sulfur batteries eliminate Electric Vehicle range anxiety?

Batteries could contribute more to the distance that electric vehicles can travel before needing to be charged. But lithium-sulfur batteries need to overcome a few technical hurdles first. A novel design for a critical part of the battery that has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan could bring it closer to commercial use. […]

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Flux Power Provides Lithium Storage for HDT Global Solar Power Solution for Military Field Operations

Flux is providing 4.1-kilowatt/hour, 24-volt portable lithium power packs to provide high performance storage for HDT’s innovative renewable power solution. Flux Power® Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX), an innovator in advanced lithium energy storage systems, has agreed to provide HDT Global, a leading provider of highly-engineered mobile military and emergency response solutions, with portable lithium-ion storage […]

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Spain commissions 1 MW lithium-ion battery system to support wind energy and solar power

REE has put online a 1 MW lithium-ion battery-based storage system connected to the transmission grid in Seville, Spain. The system will absorb surplus energy production, mostly from renewable energy sources, and discharge upon demand. The company says that the Almacena Project is the first European system of its kind to be connected to the […]

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Storage Solutions Allow for Renewable Energy on Demand

One of the biggest challenges with using renewable energy for electricity generation—specifically wind and solar power—is intermittency. The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine. Affordable, reliable, and deployable storage is seen as the holy grail of renewable energy integration, and recent advances in storage technology are getting closer to finding it. […]

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