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Nissan, Endesa to tap V2G (vehicle to grid) technology from electric vehicles for use in homes

V2G (vehicle to grid) technology allows both a supply of energy to an electric vehicle and the use of the energy stored in the vehicle for home consumption or for sale onto the grid (in countries where the appropriate regulation is in place). Endesa and Nissan will also work together in other areas such as […]

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Vehicle-Grid Integration Services Revenue is Expected to Reach Nearly $21 Million by 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market opportunity for vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies to be used to support grid reliability and stability, including global market forecasts for vehicle-to-grid-enabled PEVs and VGI capacity and revenue, segmented by region, through 2024.   Today’s plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) represent a significant increase in electricity demand that, […]

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Li-ion Dominates the Booming Grid Storage Market with 90% of 2014 Proposals

Molten salt batteries still account for a majority of existing grid storage installations, but Li-ion is rapidly taking over as the market matures, says Lux Research. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become the dominant technology in grid storage, capturing a 90% share of systems proposed last year. Molten salt batteries still account for a majority of […]

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US Energy Storage Market to Grow 250% in 2015, from 62 megawatts in 2014 to 220 megawatts in 2015

The U.S. is on the cusp of a breakout year for energy storage, according to the inaugural U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The U.S. is forecasted to deploy 220 megawatts in 2015, more than three times its 2014 total, and growth should continue at a rapid […]

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Energy Storage on the Grid

Nearly 700 Megawatts of Energy Storage Capacity Have Been Announced in 2014-2015

A new Tracker report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive resource of energy storage projects worldwide, including information on 804 projects encompassing more than 12,000 individual systems.   2014 was a major year for the global energy storage industry, with some of the largest single contracts in history awarded to leading storage companies. Driven primarily […]

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Revenue from Materials for Advanced Batteries Is Expected to Total More than $132 Billion from 2014-2023

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global materials supply chain of the advanced batteries industry, including global market forecasts for capacity, shipments, and revenue for key raw materials inputs for advanced batteries through 2023.       Since 1991, when the first mass-produced lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries emerged, the market for advanced batteries […]

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6 Reasons 2014 Was a Good Year for Climate Action

Here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress: 1. The price of solar and wind energy has fallen below the price of conventional fuels, pushing utilities to switch to alternative fuels. The New York Times reports that “The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted […]

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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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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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