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New Cheaper Fast Charging, Longer Lasting Battery Developed

Scientists from Standford University have a developed the first high performance aluminum battery that is fast charging, longer lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say that the new battery technology offers a safe alternative that is superior in many ways to many of the commercial batteries that are being sold and used today. “We have developed a rechargeable … Continue reading New Cheaper Fast Charging, Longer Lasting Battery Developed

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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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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 … Continue reading Syrah Resources Successfully Produces Li-ion Battery Grade Spherical Graphite

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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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First rechargeable solar energy battery

Integrating the function of a solar power panel that captures light, and a cheap battery that stores energy into one hybrid device, researchers have successfully invented the world’s first solar energy battery.   The device will help bring down the costs of renewable energy by 25%, the researchers said. The key to the innovation is … Continue reading First rechargeable solar energy battery

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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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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 … Continue reading Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility

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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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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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Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions headquartered in Taiwan, announced today the launch of a new Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS), at a press conference in Paris. This innovative energy-saving solution is complementary with renewable energy production systems in smart grids, and helps managing energy demand to ultimately … Continue reading Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

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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 … Continue reading General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

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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, … Continue reading Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $26 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

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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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U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

High-profile U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors announced Wednesday plans to build a huge lithium ion battery factory, which is expected to bring down cell costs drastically. Tesla, known for its expensive but highly admired electric sedans, said on its blog that, with its goal of producing a mass market electric car in about three … Continue reading U.S. electric car maker Tesla to build battery plant

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Emerging Battery Technologies Will Address Issues of Energy Density, Cost, and Cycle Life

Currently available advanced battery technologies for cleantech applications fall short of market needs. While lithium ion batteries have emerged as an early leader in cleantech applications such as energy storage and electrified vehicles, after nearly 20 years of commercialization efforts, the competitive field remains open. According to a new research brief from Pike Research, a … Continue reading Emerging Battery Technologies Will Address Issues of Energy Density, Cost, and Cycle Life

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Wind energy battery going back online

Xcel Energy Inc. installed the $4.7 million battery in 2008 next to a Luverne, Minn., wind farm and operated it safely for more than two years. The sodium-sulfur battery was shut down in October 2011 on the advice of its Japanese manufacturer after a similar unit caught fire there. The only battery in Minnesota large … Continue reading Wind energy battery going back online

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