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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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Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for energy storage enabling technologies (ESETs) across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage, community storage, residential storage, and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024.   Broadly speaking, the three main components of the ESET value chain are hardware, software, and services, which together … Continue reading Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024

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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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Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

An energy storage project that would support renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases, create hundreds of jobs and add millions to the local economy moved forward today under an agreement by Eagle Mountain LLC (an affiliate of Eagle Crest Energy) to buy the Kaiser Eagle Mountain mine near Desert Center from CIL&D (formerly known as Kaiser … Continue reading Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

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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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Plant inspired photovoltaic solar energy to revolutionise energy storage

A new technology developed by scientists at University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) can store solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.   The materials in most of today’s residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for … Continue reading Plant inspired photovoltaic solar energy to revolutionise energy storage

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United States could use 100% renewable energy by 2050

United States could feasibly convert to 100% renewable energy by 2050 using existing technologies, according to a group of researchers from Stanford University. Civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson and his colleagues have compiled individual roadmaps for each of the 50 states in the US, setting out how to achieve this feat. They … Continue reading United States could use 100% renewable energy by 2050

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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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Saft Expands its Li-ion Photovoltaic Solar Power Storage Portfolio

Intensium® Home 10M is a high performance 10 kWh/ 10 kW battery designed specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations.   Saft is at Intersolar Europe to launch its new Intensium® Home 10M lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system that offers exceptionally high performance in a modern, aesthetically pleasing design intended specifically … Continue reading Saft Expands its Li-ion Photovoltaic Solar Power Storage Portfolio

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IRENA Roadmap Breaks New Ground on Renewable Energy Storage

A new ground-breaking report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) provides clear direction on how to advance storage systems as part of the infrastructure for a sustainable energy future. Renewables and Electricity Storage, released today on the side lines of IRENA’s ninth Council meeting, prioritizes 14 action items across five priority areas where governments … Continue reading IRENA Roadmap Breaks New Ground on Renewable Energy Storage

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Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

Gaelectric and Tesla today announced the purchase and planned deployment of Tesla Energy’s first battery power utility-scale project in Ireland. The two companies are collaborating to develop a pipeline of multiple battery projects to build new transmission system services required to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. The initial … Continue reading Tesla and Gaelectric to Introduce Tesla Battery Storage to Ireland

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Assessment of Energy Storage Systems Integrators

A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs), 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.   While ESSI players were few and far between … Continue reading Assessment of Energy Storage Systems Integrators

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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 Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

The transition from sealed lead-acid to lithium ion batteries is driving rapid industry advances, report finds.     A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global markets for electric motorcycles and scooters and the related battery technologies, including global forecasts for electric two-wheeled vehicles and the batteries used in the vehicles through 2024. Taken … Continue reading Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

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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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Invenergy opens 31.5 MW energy storage project in Illinois

Today, leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage project in La Salle County, Illinois. The project is located about 80 miles southwest of Chicago at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center, which is comprised of a 210 MW wind farm; a 20 … Continue reading Invenergy opens 31.5 MW energy storage project in Illinois

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