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Voltalia begins construction of its first solar+storage project

Voltalia begins construction of its first solar+storage project

Voltalia is beginning construction of the Savane des Pères facility, a 3.8 MW solar plant coupled with a 2.6 MW / 2.9 MWh battery system, tailored to local needs in French Guiana.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 17, 2019
Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, is located on the site of Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 Solar Power Plant in Upton County, Texas.
Press Release
CPI supporting LiNaMan Project to develop next generation EV batteries

CPI supporting LiNaMan Project to develop next generation EV batteries

Working alongside LiNa Energy and Lancaster University, CPI is supporting the development of a robust, low-cost and high performance energy storage battery to replace existing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
Press Release
SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business

SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business

SABIC announced that it has taken a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures, a nanotechnology company established in 2014. BDS produces and commercializes MOLECULAR REBAR®, a proprietary technology of modified carbon nanotubes that offers great potential for enhancing the performance of energy storage applications using lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 16, 2019
├śrsted's first stand-alone battery storage project now complete

Ørsted's first stand-alone battery storage project now complete

Ørsted's first project within battery storage, Carnegie Road, is now operational. The 20 megawatt battery, located in Liverpool, consists of three battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion system, all supplied by NEC.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 15, 2019
2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, discusses the rise of electric school buses with a focus on China and America
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 14, 2019
New catalysts for better fuel cells

New catalysts for better fuel cells

Researchers have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells, according to a study.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 11, 2019
World's first grid scale pumped heat energy storage system operational

World's first grid scale pumped heat energy storage system operational

The world's first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system has been assembled and commissioned by the technical team at the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
New solar-plus-storage projects in Hawaii

New solar-plus-storage projects in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review. The projects are part of the largest and lowest cost portfolio of new renewable energy resources to be assembled in Hawaii.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 8, 2019
Largest clean energy investment in Nevada history

Largest clean energy investment in Nevada history

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved NV Energy's Integrated Resource Plan, which will bring 1,001 megawatts of new renewable energy projects to Nevada, including, for the first time, 100 megawatts of battery storage capacity.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history. They're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 4, 2019
Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

The on-road electric vehicle industry knows it is headed for a vicious fight to the death as the biggest category, private cars, collapses due to people moving to cities and nothing compensates for saturation of the Chinese electric bus market. In contrast, off-road EVs will be prosperous growth markets.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 3, 2019
Australian battery saves $40 million in its first year

Australian battery saves $40 million in its first year

Neoen has revealed that its Hornsdale Power Reserve has exceeded all performance and market expectations after just one year in operation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 2, 2019
World's first energy self-sufficient housing complex

World's first energy self-sufficient housing complex

The world's first energy self-sufficient housing complex is located in Sweden where a block of 30 flats now runs entirely on solar energy and stored hydrogen.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 2, 2019
Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company's future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 31, 2018
Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition

Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition

An additional 78,000 megawatts in clean energy storage capacity is expected to come online by 2030 from hydropower reservoirs fitted with pumped storage technology, according to the International Hydropower Association.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 28, 2018
Research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Researchers have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries. This means that the batteries can handle a great many more charging cycles without losing capacity. The new method also means that the batteries can easily be restored once they have begun to wear out, unlike other rechargeable batteries that must be melted down for recycling.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 17, 2019
Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, is located on the site of Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 Solar Power Plant in Upton County, Texas.
Press Release
SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business

SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business

SABIC announced that it has taken a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures, a nanotechnology company established in 2014. BDS produces and commercializes MOLECULAR REBAR®, a proprietary technology of modified carbon nanotubes that offers great potential for enhancing the performance of energy storage applications using lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 15, 2019
2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

2D materials may enable EVs to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter. That said, lithium-air batteries could be even more efficient and provide more charge with the incorporation of advanced catalysts made from two-dimensional materials.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 14, 2019
New catalysts for better fuel cells

New catalysts for better fuel cells

Researchers have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells, according to a study.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and CATL form JV for new energy vehicle batteries

Geely Auto and Contemporary Amperex Technology announced they have reached agreement to form a joint venture company to produce and develop vehicle batteries for new energy vehicles.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
New solar-plus-storage projects in Hawaii

New solar-plus-storage projects in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric Companies have submitted contracts for seven grid-scale, solar-plus-storage projects on three islands to the Public Utilities Commission for review. The projects are part of the largest and lowest cost portfolio of new renewable energy resources to be assembled in Hawaii.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history. They're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 4, 2019
Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

Off Road Electric Vehicles Prosper While On-Road Hits Trouble

The on-road electric vehicle industry knows it is headed for a vicious fight to the death as the biggest category, private cars, collapses due to people moving to cities and nothing compensates for saturation of the Chinese electric bus market. In contrast, off-road EVs will be prosperous growth markets.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 2, 2019
World's first energy self-sufficient housing complex

World's first energy self-sufficient housing complex

The world's first energy self-sufficient housing complex is located in Sweden where a block of 30 flats now runs entirely on solar energy and stored hydrogen.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 31, 2018
Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition

Pumped storage hydropower to turbocharge the clean energy transition

An additional 78,000 megawatts in clean energy storage capacity is expected to come online by 2030 from hydropower reservoirs fitted with pumped storage technology, according to the International Hydropower Association.
Press Release
CPI supporting LiNaMan Project to develop next generation EV batteries

CPI supporting LiNaMan Project to develop next generation EV batteries

Working alongside LiNa Energy and Lancaster University, CPI is supporting the development of a robust, low-cost and high performance energy storage battery to replace existing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 16, 2019
├śrsted's first stand-alone battery storage project now complete

Ørsted's first stand-alone battery storage project now complete

Ørsted's first project within battery storage, Carnegie Road, is now operational. The 20 megawatt battery, located in Liverpool, consists of three battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion system, all supplied by NEC.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

Electric school buses: a new $1bn battery and $0.4 bn motor market?

IDTechEx Chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, discusses the rise of electric school buses with a focus on China and America
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 11, 2019
World's first grid scale pumped heat energy storage system operational

World's first grid scale pumped heat energy storage system operational

The world's first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage system has been assembled and commissioned by the technical team at the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 8, 2019
Largest clean energy investment in Nevada history

Largest clean energy investment in Nevada history

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved NV Energy's Integrated Resource Plan, which will bring 1,001 megawatts of new renewable energy projects to Nevada, including, for the first time, 100 megawatts of battery storage capacity.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 3, 2019
Australian battery saves $40 million in its first year

Australian battery saves $40 million in its first year

Neoen has revealed that its Hornsdale Power Reserve has exceeded all performance and market expectations after just one year in operation.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 2, 2019
Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen first glimpse of mobile charging station

Volkswagen is offering a glimpse of the company's future mobile quick charging station. It can be set up flexibly and independent of the power supply wherever it is needed: for example, in public parking lots in the city, on company premises, or as a temporary charging point at large-scale events.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 28, 2018
Research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Research multiplies the life of rechargeable NiMH batteries

Researchers have developed a method to multiply the lifespan of nickel-metal hydride batteries. This means that the batteries can handle a great many more charging cycles without losing capacity. The new method also means that the batteries can easily be restored once they have begun to wear out, unlike other rechargeable batteries that must be melted down for recycling.