Solar Energy Storage and Battery News
A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent. The production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from fossil fuels. The energy produced by photovoltaic cells is stored during the day and by wind-power when the wind blows to be used later on when needed.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, UCLouvain, LTPS, Li-ion batteries
Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries
Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But ever-increasing adoption of the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries may actually lead to increased cost and potential shortages of lithium - which is why sodium-ion batteries are being researched intensely as a possible replacement. They perform well, and sodium, an alkali metal closely related to lithium, is cheap and abundant.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, storage, BATTERIES, Zhen Zhu, Hartwin Peelaers, Zhu, hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
High-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage
A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, Michael Marshak, RASEI, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Brian Robb, PDTA, CHBE
Dynapower introduces new financing program for energy storage systems
Energy storage system manufacturer Dynapower has announced its involvement with a new energy storage financing program. Partnering with Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower will offer financing to system integrators and energy storage system buyers.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, NREL, ENERGY STORAGE, Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower, LCA, Palombini
The billion-dollar battery boom
Corporations are buying up batteries and investing in their companies like it’s going out of style.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, PV project, United Kingdom, Mercom Capital Group, Battery Storage, Europe
Tesla Sets Record for EV Deliveries, but Losses and Solar Shrinkage Endure
2019 is supposed to be “the year of the solar roof,” but Tesla’s solar business continues to wither.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, California, USA, TESLA, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, Motor Trend, North America
Tesla results: solar down, batteries up
Elon Musk’s EV and energy company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the rooftop solar market, but battery sales are booming.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Sunrun, Elon Musk, SunPower, Solar Roof
The Safety Question Persists as Energy Storage Prepares for Huge Growth
Recent battery plant blazes and a hydrogen station blast have again raised questions about the safety of energy storage technologies.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, storage, GTM, Arizona, David Kane, Arizona Public Service, APS, Wood Mackenzie, South Korea, Asia, hydrogen, North America, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs
After my recent article about solar electric vehicles (EVs), I came across something I didn’t expect to see so fast. Since the prices of both used EVs and solar panels have fallen so much, the price is now where DIY tinkerers are willing to break out their Dremel tools and make a go of it themselves.
Jul 24, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Sam Elliott, LEAF, AC Propulsion, Sono Motors
Northeastern States Primed to Be the Next Major Energy Storage Market
Where the challenge was once a lack of profitable storage opportunities in the Northeast, now the trick is keeping up. Here’s GTM’s handy guide.
Jul 24, 2019 // Storage, USA, New York, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, Sunrun, Northeastern states, PJM, York ISO, ISO New England, GTM, Massachusetts, Andrew Cuomo, SMART, Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, Engie Storage CEO, Chris Tilley, Clean Peak Standard, New Hampshire, Tesla Powerwalls, Westmoreland, BYOD, New Jersey, VDER, NYISO, Vermont, North America
Taking Aim at PJM’s 10-Hour Duration Capacity Rule for Energy Storage
The storage industry brings new numbers to the table in its challenge against the least-liked proposal from FERC Order 841.
Jul 24, 2019 // Storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, PJM’s, FERC Order 841’s, Astrapé Consulting, Jason Burwen, FERC
Sunrun Wins Another Capacity Contract for Aggregated Home Storage
The deal opens a new market for residential storage: California’s rapidly expanding community-based electricity buyers.
Jul 18, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Alameda County, Northern California, Sunrun, EBCE CEO, Nick Chaset, CCA, EBCE, CalCCA, BrightBox, Vistra
Clean Energy Policy Push Faces Steep Climb Ahead of 2020 Election
There’s no shortage of ideas for supporting renewables on Capitol Hill. Gridlock has experts doubtful of near-term progress.
Jul 18, 2019 // Storage, Policy, clean energy, USA, storage, Washington, ITC, Ron Wyden’s, America, Wetstone, PTC, Canadian Solar, North America
Georgia Power Boosts Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push
The Southern Company-owned utility’s larger-than-expected storage rollout points toward a big new market in the Southeast.
Jul 18, 2019 // Storage, clean energy, USA, storage, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, ENERGY STORAGE, Georgia, RESOURCES, SOUTHERN COMPANY, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, FP&L's, Carolinas, Southern Alliance, Allen Reaves, Georgia Power, Europe, North America
Europe Set to Race Past US in Battery Manufacturing
Europe’s battery manufacturing capacity is on the cusp of dramatic growth, though much of the investment and know-how are coming from Asian companies.
Jul 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, storage, BATTERIES, BMW, LG CHEM, NORTHVOLT, TESLA, VOLKSWAGEN, Asian, BNEF, U.K. Battery Industrialisation Centr, European Battery Alliance, manufacturing
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