Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Mercedes-Benz partner with Hydro-Québec for solid-state battery development
The luxury car maker is banking on the timely advancement of market-ready solid-state batteries. Mercedes will work with the Canadian research institute to rapidly incorporate brand-new technology into field applications to cut development cycle times.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Canada, France, Texas, Europe, North America, Mercedes-Benz, Jochen Hermann
Yotta to set up SolarLEAF at CSU Dominguez Hills
Yotta, the designer of safe panel-level energy storage, has partnered with California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to set up Yotta'' s exclusive technology for energy storage on school.
Feb 5, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Software, California, USA, North America, Yotta, SolarLEAF, Omeed Badkoobeh, Kenneth Seeton
Renault batteries find 'megawatt-scale' second life use in Belgium
An energy storage system made up of 'second life' batteries formerly used in Renault's electrical automobile (EV) has been deployed for Umicore, an international materials innovation company headquartered in Belgium.
Feb 4, 2020 // Storage, Engie, Europe, Belgium, EV, Renault, Mark Bailey, Connected Energy, Umicore, Cedric Osterrieth
SECI concludes world's biggest renewables-plus-storage tender at Rs4.04/ kWh
Pumped hydro and battery jobs, paired with renewables, offer the world's lowest peak tidy electrical energy tariff. The tender, which received bids for 1.62 GW of capacity against the 1.2 GW sought, saw Greenko protect 900 MW of pumped storage capability and Restore Power 300 MW of battery storage.
Feb 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, India, SECI, tender, Asia, Pranav R Mehta
An alumina lining for silicon in storage
Researchers at Rice University in the U.S. have actually carried out explores lithium-ion batteries utilizing silicon as an anode product and made an unexpected discovery relating to an aluminum oxide passivation layer at the cathode. The finding might open up a new path toward much better performing lithium-ion batteries.
Feb 3, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, silicon, North America, Rice University, Sibani Lisa Biswal, alumina
Nonflammable electrolyte for high-performance potassium batteries
Australian scientists have established a nonflammable electrolyte for potassium and potassium-ion batteries, for applications in next-generation energy-storage systems beyond lithium innovation.
Feb 3, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, electrolyte, Zaiping Guo
ReNew and Greenko to develop 1.2GW solar-wind-plus-storage project
ReNew Power, Greenko Group have been selected for development of 1.2-gigawatt hybrid solar and wind power plants with battery storage in the tender held by Indian SECI.
Feb 3, 2020 // Storage, India, tender, Asia, ReNew Power, greenko group
Innogy to deploy 60MW of Irish energy storage
A few large-scale battery storage installations have been constructed in Ireland in terms of DS3 scheme. Germany’s Innogy is planning to develop more Ireland-based energy storage capacity.
Feb 3, 2020 // Storage, Ireland, Europe, innogy
Oxis Energy battery cells nearing aviation applications
The English company states its modular services are because of undergo flight screening in the U.S. and are '3 to 5 years' from industrial production for aircraft.
Feb 3, 2020 // Storage, UK, Europe, Oxis Energy, Mark Crittenden
Toyota, Panasonic Type JV Specialising in Prismatic Batteries
Toyota and Panasonic have actually decided to develop a JV specialising in automobile prismatic batteries with Toyota holding a bulk 51 percent stake.
Feb 3, 2020 // Storage, Toyota, Panasonic, International, JV, Prismatic Batteries
Lockheed Martin And Oriden Team On Circulation Battery Technology
Lockheed Martin and Oriden LLC, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, reports a teaming contract for future energy storage tasks utilizing GridStar Circulation, Lockheed Martin'' s ingenious circulation battery innovation.
Feb 3, 2020 // Large-Scale, Storage, Lockheed Martin, Dan Norton, Oriden LLC, Matthew Maroon
Tender for 14 MW Solar With 42 MWh BESS Issued in Leh and Kargil
SECI has actually provided an RfS for establishing of 14 MW solar power plants with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage Systems in Leh and Kargil
Feb 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, India, tender, Asia, Kargil, Leh
Vena Energy to start building major storage project in Australia
According to the announcement by Australian unit of Vena Energy, it is going to start constructing a grid scale Battery Energy Storage System in Western Downs Region in the nearest future. The BESS will be located not far from the town of Wandoan and will become the biggest array of the kind throughout the state.
Feb 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, ENERGY STORAGE, Australia, Oceania, battery, Vena Energy
Enico and Eaton offer brand new energy storage technology
Finland’s Enico Oy and Ireland’s Eaton Corp have collaborated to develop an innovative easy-to-deploy battery system for minimization of houses’ footprint. xStorage Container is meant for industrial and commercial self consumption green energy projects.
Feb 2, 2020 // Storage, USA, North America, Eaton, Enico
Manganese to improve battery performance
A group of Danish researchers has discovered that introduction of manganese into a Na-ion battery’s cathode can improve its capacity and power.
Jan 31, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Europe, Denmark, Sodium-ion batteries