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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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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 … Continue reading Revenue from Materials for Advanced Batteries is Expected to Reach $19.3 Billion Annually by 2023

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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 … Continue reading Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California Utility

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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 … Continue reading Worldwide Capacity of Next-Generation Advanced Batteries Is Expected to Increase Nearly 1,000-Fold by 2023

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

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

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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 … Continue reading New rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles

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The future of batteries

Everywhere you look, you see lithium-ion batteries. They’re in your laptop, your cell phone, your power tools, maybe even your car. Lithium-ion battery research accounts for about 95% of all battery research and development, which has resulted in countless improvements to the technology. But lithium-ion batteries can only go so far. The Joint Center for … Continue reading The future of batteries

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LG Chem to build battery plant for electric vehicles in Nanjing

LG Chem said Wednesday that it has teamed up with two state-run companies in China to build its first electric-vehicle battery plant there. It signed with Nanjing Zijin Technology Incubation Special Park Construction Development and Nanjing New Industrial Investment Group to jointly operate a plant in Nanjing. LG Chem plans to establish a joint venture … Continue reading LG Chem to build battery plant for electric vehicles in Nanjing

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

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Electric vehicles – Tesla’s Supercharger Future

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is one of the few innovators building a new business to support his existing business. To support customers of Tesla electric vehicles including its flagship Model S electric car, Musk is expanding a network of “Supercharger” stations across the U.S. where users can charge their electric cars. To incentivize the … Continue reading Electric vehicles – Tesla’s Supercharger Future

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

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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 … Continue reading Lithium-ion batteries successfully pass ageing test

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

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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, … Continue reading Toshiba’s Lithium-ion battery energy storage systems make Renewable Energy more practical

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Tesla aims for massive lithium-ion battery production

The Gigafactory is designed to reduce cell costs much faster than the status quo and, by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013. By the end of the first year of volume production of our mass market vehicle, we expect the Gigafactory will have driven down the per kWh … Continue reading Tesla aims for massive lithium-ion battery production

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NASA wants better batteries for electric vehicles

Electricity producing batteries are a vital part of daily life on Earth and in space. Power storage devices keep spacecraft operating, cars running, cell phones connected and flashlights lit. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) now is funding 22 projects across 15 states with a total of $36 million to develop better, more efficient power … Continue reading NASA wants better batteries for electric vehicles

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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 … Continue reading Sugar Could Soon Power Devices

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Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Will Pursue New Revenue Streams Beyond Vehicle Sales in 2014

The global electric vehicle (EV) industry is expected to expand significantly in 2014. The selection of models will increase, as luxury automakers Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Saab, and Volvo will all introduce their first EVs and more affordable EV options are introduced by Kia, Mahindra, Skoda, and Volkswagen. According to a new white paper from … Continue reading Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Will Pursue New Revenue Streams Beyond Vehicle Sales in 2014

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