Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Supplementing your photovoltaic station with battery storage will make your system more flexible and you will be independent from the power grid as well as weather conditions. Top news on energy storage technologies and solar batteries. Best battery manufacturers, advanced solar-plus-storage solutions, latest R&D in the field.

Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender
The government wants a 300 MW solar plant linked to large scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, PV plant, tender, Asia, Israel, solar-plus-storage
California green-lights plans for green energy boom in Sacramento
California’s state planning authorities have waved through a plan by a Sacramento utility to roll out gigawatts’ worth of green energy over the next two decades, including utility-scale storage.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, pv power plants, BESS, North America, sacramento, smud
Less may be more in next-gen batteries
The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there's an alumina lining.
Jan 24, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Sibani Lisa Biswal, Rice lab
FESCO to Develop Solar plus Storage Project for Maryland’s District 40 Mall
US based FESCO Energy has inked an exclusive pact with Maryland’s District 40 mall, formally known as Frederick Towne Center Mall located on the Golden Mile, to develop a a microgrid enabled solar-plus-storage project.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, solar plus storage, North America, FESCO Energy, John Dukes
NV Energy holds tender for large-scale green energy projects
NV Energy has floated a tender for development of clean power projects, which was preceded by approval of Nevada-based PV and energy storage deployment by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, USA, Nevada, tender, North America, nv energy, Renewable Energy, International, renewable portfolio
100MW energy storage project to be delivered by wartsila in South East Asia
Finnish company Wartsila has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from an undisclosed company in South East Asia to build a new 100MW / 100MWh energy storage project.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Asia, Wartsila
Solving seasonal storage with aluminum cycling
Scientists at Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil have demonstrated an aluminum conversion process which could be valuable for long-term renewable energy storage. Simulations suggest that by employing the process, a new multi-family building in Switzerland could meet all its energy demand from a 7-11 kWp solar system.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Europe, hydrogen, Switzerland, Aluminum, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
Capital Dynamics buys 8minute’s Californian solar-plus-storage colossus
Asset manager Capital Dynamics has purchased a 400MW solar-plus-storage complex by 8minute Solar Energy, contracted to supply power to the city of Los Angeles at ultra-low prices.
Jan 23, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Capital Dynamics, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
New solar-plus-storage material is on the way
Innovative solar-plus-storage technology is being created in the United Kingdom.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Storage, storage, UK, Europe
Promising materials to make efficient batteries
Lithium has been considered the most attractive material for battery manufacturing for quite a while. However, the production process has a number of limitations and frequently causes accidents. So developers are in search of better options to replace lithium in battery making.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Storage, hydrogen, lithium, Zinc, Sodium-sulphur
Acquisition of CrisolteQ by Fortum
Fortum Corp is going to acquire 100% of the shares in Finland-based growing firm CrisolteQ Qy, specializing in hydrometallurgical recycling of lithium-ion batts.
Jan 17, 2020 // Storage, Europe, Finland, International, Battery Recycling, Crisolteq, Fortum
Manz and Shenzhen Yinghe Technology sign cooperation deal on lithium battery-making
Manz AG has signed an agreement with China’s Shenzhen Yinghe Technology for strategic cooperation in lithium-ion cell and module production.
Jan 17, 2020 // Manufacturing, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Manz AG, Shenzhen Yinghe Technology, lithium-ion cell
ADB plans to transform diesel-based power system of Maldives into hybrid solar
Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and ADB are planning to deploy hybrid power stations throughout 48 isles in order to minimize dependence on high-cost and carbon-emitting diesel-based power grids.
Jan 16, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, ADB, hybrid, Asia, mini-grids, maldives, solar-battery-diesel
Abu Dhabi fund approves $105m for clean energy projects
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development will support half a dozen megawatt scale projects featuring solar in the Caribbean and Africa. In addition to around 42.5 MW of new solar capacity, the fund will also back the development of energy storage, waste-to-energy and biogas facilities.
Jan 16, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Abu Dhabi, ADFD, Francesco La Camera
In search of a golden mean for boosting battery performance
The research team from Rice University has found out that too many defects intentionally created in crystalline lattice can lead to lithium-ion battery degradation.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, lithium-ion battery, Rice University, lithium-ion cells