Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

South African utility Eskom releases tender for 80 MW/320 MWh of storage
The South African national power business is preparing to release big range energy storage ability at the Skaapvlei substation. The center will help manage the periodic energy created by a 100 MW Eskom wind ranch.
Aug 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, pv power plants, tender, Africa, eskom, South Africa
Amorphous lithium exploration might cause brand-new high-performance batteries
Researchers have actually laid out to research the kinetics of lithium deposition during biking in a battery. By changing various specifications, they've discovered that it's relatively easy to put lithium right into amorphous type, which is superior on an electromechanical degree.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, lithium, North America, Shirley Meng, amorphous
A domestic vanadium flow battery
Flow battery manufacturers typically go after energy scale storage projects but German start-up VoltStorage is targeting the house market.
Aug 3, 2020 // Storage, Germany, Europe, Start-up, flow battery, VoltStorage, vanadium redox
Queensland solar drivers shocked by curtailment warning, anticipating rapid resolution
The driver of a 50MW solar center in North Queensland in danger of curtailment anticipates the trouble to be solved in the following couple of weeks.
Jul 31, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Grids, ENERGY STORAGE, Australia, AEMO, queensland, Oceania, Genex Power, pumped hydro, grid stability, hydro storage, Simon Kidston
Techniques to stop overvoltage-induced inverter disconnections
Australian scientists have actually recognized 7 methods to avoid PV losses when overvoltage-induced inverter disconnections happen. The techniques consist of battery storage space, responsive power inverters, export restrictions, distribution static synchronous compensators, the replacement of old conductors in power grids, load reconfiguration, as well as dynamic voltage repair.
Jul 31, 2020 // Technology, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Australia, Oceania
Texan utility tenders 900 MW of solar, 50 MW of storage space
CPS Energy has taken the initial step towards bringing those quantities-- plus 500 MW of firming capability-- to the Lone Star State in pursuit of the power firm's 50%- renewables-by-2040 objective.
Jul 31, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, Texas, tender, North America, Texan, cps energy
Hydrogen storage space in French salt caves
Hydrogène de France as well as gas grid business Teréga plan to release a feasibility research for a 1.5 GWh pilot hydrogen storage space project in caves in the southwest of the country.
Jul 30, 2020 // Storage, France, Europe, hydrogen, Teréga
EDF Secures PPA for 200 MW Solar Plus 180 MW Storage Projects
EDF has actually finished the signing of a 22-year PPA with NV Energy for a 200 MWac solar plus 180 MW, four-hour battery storage space system in Nevada.
Jul 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, PPA, solar plus storage, EDF Renewables, nv energy, International
Perovskite structure additionally profits batteries
Researchers at Germany's Karlsruher Institute of Technology are leading an investigation into a new lithium-ion battery anode. The advancement has a perovskite crystalline structure as well as, according to the scientists, can give solid overall efficiency from less complex, less costly manufacturing methods than those made use of for other anode products.
Jul 30, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, perovskite, lithium-ion battery, KIT, Helmut Ehrenberg
Help organization seeks designers for minigrids in Ethiopia
U.S.-based Mercy Corps has actually launched a call for expression of rate of interest in the setup of minigrids at three refugee camps on the boundary with Somalia.
Jul 30, 2020 // Storage, Grids, Ethiopia, Africa, minigrids, Mercy Corps
PG&E, Tesla start constructing globe's largest battery
The 182.5 MW/730 MWh Moss Landing power storage space system might eventually be expanded to 1.1 GWh-- putting it on the right track to eclipse Tesla's massive Hornsdale project in Australia.
Jul 30, 2020 // Storage, California, USA, TESLA, Florida, North America, PG&E
Rare glassy metal found by researchers studying lithium batteries
Scientists have actually found a rare glassy steel that could aid scientists build extra effective batteries, according to a new research study published in the journal Nature Materials.
Jul 29, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Washington, North America, University of California San Diego, Idaho National Laboratory, lithium batteries, Gorakh Pawar, Shirley Meng
New reduced solar price in Greece but capability fails once again as parliament passes EUR100m EV subsidy plan
The rate tariff agreed by German business ABO Wind for two 10 MW solar projects in Igoumenitsa was available in a tender which alloted just 142 MW of generation ability, well except the hoped-for 482 MW. It is really hoped a slimline licensing process, to be used in the next purchase round, will address the problem.
Jul 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Tariffs, Greece, tender, Europe, ABO Wind, Kostas Karamanlis
Microsoft trials hydrogen-powered data facilities
The software program titan has actually started examining hydrogen fuel cells as a back-up source of power at one of its U.S. information centers. A 250 kW pilot system efficiently powered part of the center for 48 hrs as well as the business is currently eyeing 3 MW systems to change back-up diesel generators.
Jul 29, 2020 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Microsoft, hydrogen, North America, fuel cells, Mark Monroe
Northvolt secures $1.6 bn support for twin battery gigafactories
In a little over ten years, Northvolt aims to pour 150 GWh of batteries onto the European market, each year. The firm is also functioning to resource end-of-life batteries for half its raw materials.
Jul 29, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, NORTHVOLT, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Europe, Norway, Alexander Hartman, Peter Carlsson