Category Archives: Batteries

Aluminium set to make a charge on battery technology

Rapid charge, long life batteries made from low-cost and abundant aluminium are set to emerge from research led by Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Unveiled at the All Energy event in Glasgow, aluminium ion batteries could displace the lead-acid batteries commonly found in automotive applications in just two years. Developed in a collaborative research … Continue reading Aluminium set to make a charge on battery technology

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WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

Today at the Hannover Messe (the world’s largest trade fair), WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson gave a lecture at the Enercon stand on EU energy policy and wind. He explained the goals and achievements of EU energy policy thus far, the challenges currently facing the wind industry Europe and how the right EU policies could help … Continue reading WindEurope promotes wind and e-mobility with Enercon at Hannover Messe

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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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WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

On March 22nd, WindEurope joined forces with the hydrogen community to hold a joint technical workshop exploring synergies between wind power and hydrogen energy. The large sector-coupling potential of such a synergy could expand the use of wind energy far beyond the power sector and lead to significant emission reductions throughout the whole economy. Because … Continue reading WindEurope explores synergies between wind and hydrogen energy

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E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

E.ON North America announced its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. The Texas Waves projects will be the second and third grid connected lithium-ion … Continue reading E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

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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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Gamesa inaugurates a prototype of its pioneering offgrid solution for the supply of power in remote areas without grid access

The system combines four sources of power – solar, wind, diesel and batteries – with installed capacity of over 2 MW and enables the provision of cheaper and cleaner power to communities without a grid connection. Gamesa’s entry into the offgrid segment falls under the scope of its 2015-2017 Business Plan, which contemplates analysis of … Continue reading Gamesa inaugurates a prototype of its pioneering offgrid solution for the supply of power in remote areas without grid access

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Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

Wind energy storage devices, as the name suggests, are used to store energy harnessed from wind. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have considerable potential of reducing dependence on non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuel. Concerns pertaining to climate change, favorable initiatives adopted by government (such as renewable portfolio standards), and consumer … Continue reading Wind energy storage devices market gains from rising demand for renewable sources of energy, investment opportunities 2020

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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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Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

Residual asset value of lithium ion batteries for vehicles could create a distributed energy resource revenue opportunity for automotive OEMs A new report from Navigant Research explores the concept of reusing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for stationary energy storage system (ESS) applications, focusing on the key issues, market drivers, and challenges … Continue reading Annual Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Second-Life Stationary Energy Storage Is Expected To Reach 11 GWh by 2035

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Statoil launches Batwind: Battery storage for offshore wind power

A new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy will be piloted in the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Batwind will be developed in co-operation with Scottish universities and suppliers, under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Edinburgh on 18 March … Continue reading Statoil launches Batwind: Battery storage for offshore wind power

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning by EDF Renewable Energy, its North American subsidiary, of an innovative storage system combining battery energy storage and computerized control system. The McHenry plant is able to supply almost 20 MW in nameplate capacity (40 MW of flexible capacity) and to manage an energy reserve to stabilise the local … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a new generation storage system in the United States

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Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA. Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, released today at IRENA’s sixth Assembly, provides the first global … Continue reading Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

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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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Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report

The Caribbean region stands at a crossroads, faced with several critical challenges associated with the generation, distribution, and use of energy. Despite the availability of tremendous domestic renewable energy resources, the region remains disproportionately dependent on imported fossil fuels, which exposes it to volatile oil prices, limits economic development, and degrades local natural resources. This … Continue reading Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report

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139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar and water power technologies, by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few … Continue reading 139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Energy Sources

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ABB’s energy storage system range showcased at Solar Energy UK 2015

One of the biggest challenges with solar energy is the fact it is unpredictable and its usage is not completely discretionary. By combining energy storage and load management capability with a traditional photovoltaic inverter, self-consumption and energy independence are significantly improved. On the residential side, ABB is unveiling its renewable energy accumulator and conversion technology … Continue reading ABB’s energy storage system range showcased at Solar Energy UK 2015

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Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) plus energy storage nanogrids, including an analysis of market issues, with forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2024.   During the last year, partnerships between solar PV companies and energy storage system (ESS) providers have increased rapidly, with their synergies giving … Continue reading Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

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Enel Green Power Inaugurates Italy’s First Storage Facility for Renewables

Enel Green Power has today inaugurated the first power storage facility for renewable energy plants in Italy in Catania, Sicily. The 1MW/2MWh storage system has been connected to EGP’s 10 MWp Catania 1 photovoltaic plant.   The storage system, which is an integral part of Catania 1, will increase flexibility in management of the power … Continue reading Enel Green Power Inaugurates Italy’s First Storage Facility for Renewables

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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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