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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind power

Tesla and wind farm developer Deepwater Wind are planning to team up to create the largest project in the world that combines an offshore wind farm with large-scale electricity storage, the companies announced Tuesday. The project, called the Revolution Wind Farm, would generate electricity about 12 miles off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind power

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Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

Tesla is to supply a 100MW energy storage system at Neoen’s 100MW Hornsdale 1 wind farm in South Australia. South Australia will attempt to ease pressure on its crisis-prone electricity grid with a world-leading battery station more than three times the size of its nearest rival, to be built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The Tesla Powerpack … Continue reading Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

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Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

A new report from Navigant Research details global shipments of advanced batteries, including documentation on energy capacity, power capacity, cells shipped, and revenue, in 2014. With increased sales of consumer electronics, particularly smart phones, plus growing interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and grid management, demand for advanced batteries continues to rise. Between 2013 and … Continue reading Growth in lithium ion batteries for the vehicle electrification and grid energy storage sectors was significant in 2014

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Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

Since being founded more than 30 years ago, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has covered a wide range of complementary technologies, optimally preparing it for the challenges facing the energy transformation. In addition to solar technology research, the systemic aspects and questions regarding energy storage also played a role right from the … Continue reading Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

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24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

24M emerged from stealth mode to introduce the semisolid lithium-ion cell, a revolutionary technology that solves the grand challenge of energy storage by enabling a new, cost-effective class of the lithium-ion battery. 24M’s semisolid lithium-ion is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology in more than two decades and combines an overhaul in battery cell … Continue reading 24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

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LG Chem and Samsung SDI Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 15 leading lithium ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers, including vendor profiles, ratings, and rankings, with the goal of providing industry participants an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the market.   Due to an attractive combination of energy density, … Continue reading LG Chem and Samsung SDI Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers

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Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun. A $1 million grant from Duke Energy is funding the research at USFSP. As part of the grant, a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

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Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

Best-in-class players such as Panasonic-Tesla will achieve 35% reductions over the next decade, while others could lag at over $229/kWh, according to Lux Research.  The electric vehicle opportunity is set to expand, as leading battery developers like Panasonic drive down prices of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs by 35% to $172/kWh in 2025, according to Lux … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Market Set for Big Boost as Li-ion Battery Costs Hit $172/kWh in 2025

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Enel Green Power reaches accord with Tesla on wind energy, solar power batteries

Enel Green Power and Tesla have today finalised an agreement for the testing of the integration of Tesla’s stationary energy storage systems with Enel Green Power’s solar and wind plants. The deal aims to increase output from EGP facilities and supply advanced services for a better overall integration of renewables into the grid.   The … Continue reading Enel Green Power reaches accord with Tesla on wind energy, solar power batteries

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Tesla’s New Home Energy Storage Solution Still Needs Help to Be a Breakthrough

For Tesla’s cheap Gigafactory-produced battery cells to truly disrupt stationary energy storage, it needs more partnerships and acquisitions in power electronics, software, and with utilities. Electric vehicle leader Tesla Motors announced new offerings for stationary energy storage, including the Powerwall battery for residential energy storage.  With massive capacity for lithium-ion batteries from its Gigafactory coming … Continue reading Tesla’s New Home Energy Storage Solution Still Needs Help to Be a Breakthrough

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If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

Tesla Motors is expanding beyond its electric vehicles business into the energy industry’s another fast-growing area by making inroads into residential and business battery systems.   “The issue with existing batteries is that they suck. They’re really horrible,” Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told a large crowd of business partners and reporters late Thursday at … Continue reading If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

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Tesla moves into batteries that store solar energy

Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled Tesla Energy – storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry.   Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company’s goal was to “fundamentally change the way the world uses energy on … Continue reading Tesla moves into batteries that store solar energy

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Batteries to store solar energy

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is expected to jump-start the market for a home or business battery to store solar energy with an announcement later today in Hawthorne.   SolarCity — a residential solar company that, like Tesla, is run by billionaire Elon Musk — has already installed several hundred battery and solar systems in homes … Continue reading Batteries to store solar energy

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Tesla to unveil home battery on 30 April

Tesla Motors Inc plans to unveil its first non-car product line on 30 April, which, according to the automaker, would be stationary batteries. The electric car maker would offer two types of batteries: one that powered homes, and the other for utility use.   The Palo Alto-based company would source solar panels from sister company, … Continue reading Tesla to unveil home battery on 30 April

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Saft and Enercon to Help Stabilize Faroe Islands’ Grid

Saft, a Paris-based company who focuses on design development and manufacturing of high-tech batteries, is teaming up with German-based wind turbine manufacturer Enercon to create an energy storage system (ESS) which will aid the Faroe Islands. The 2.3 megawatt project will be Europe’s first ever commercial deployment of a lithium-ion battery system that works in … Continue reading Saft and Enercon to Help Stabilize Faroe Islands’ Grid

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

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

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Grid Batteries for Wind Energy and Solar Power Find First Customers

Several new types of battery, each capable of cost-effectively storing the energy output from a wind power or solar energy, are finally being hooked up to power grids. The so-called grid batteries could lower the cost of renewable energy by eliminating the intermittency problem that arises when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t … Continue reading Grid Batteries for Wind Energy and Solar Power Find First Customers

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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 … Continue reading New battery could propel renewable energy, solar power and wind energy

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