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ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

ENGIE, Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”) and Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS) today announced that the they will work together to install a 1 megawatt (MW), 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) grid-scale energy storage solution supporting a hybrid solar and wind demonstration project, developed by ENGIE in Brazil. Eos and Northern Power will together manufacture and supply … Continue reading ENGIE Purchases Northern Power Integrated 1MW Eos Aurora® Battery for Landmark Solar and Wind Project in Brazil

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Gamesa finalises development of its offgrid system with the start-up of a storage battery at the prototype

Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its offgrid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for the storage of power at the prototype installed by the company in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa’s offgrid system, inaugurated last May, enables power supply to regions without grid access. The prototype is … Continue reading Gamesa finalises development of its offgrid system with the start-up of a storage battery at the prototype

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Tesla Model S gets larger battery

The Tesla Model S is among the highest-rated electric automobiles ever, and it simply got even much better. Today the automaker rolled out an update that offers the car a larger battery, a rejuvenated exterior and a “bioweapon defense mode.” The Solar Impulse sun-powered airplane is getting set to fly throughout the Pacific Ocean after … Continue reading Tesla Model S gets larger battery

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Autonomous Features in Electric Vehicles Can Save $1,800 in Battery Costs

Self-driving cars are hot right now, but in addition to helping make drivers’ lives easier, they can also help make electric vehicles more affordable. Specifically, plug-in vehicles can save up to $1,800 in battery costs, or extend driving range by 24 miles with the addition of autonomous features like self-parking, according to Lux Research.   … Continue reading Autonomous Features in Electric Vehicles Can Save $1,800 in Battery Costs

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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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ASD to present new hybrid battery with exceptionally long lifespan at Intersolar

German energy storage systems manufacturer ASD Automatic Storage Device is set to exhibit its updated hybrid battery, which has recently gone into production, at Intersolar 2015. It is distinguished by its extremely long lifespan, which has been made possible by specially developed software with an integrated feature that compensates for degradation. “Our new electronic storage … Continue reading ASD to present new hybrid battery with exceptionally long lifespan at Intersolar

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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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