Solar Energy Storage and Battery News
The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Panasonic launches new residential solar battery
The Japanese electronics manufacturer said the EverVolt storage system is available in the U.S. market in AC and DC-coupled versions, with a storage capacity ranging from 5.7-34.2 kWh, depending on the model chosen.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Storage, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, lithium-ion storage, Mukesh Sethi
China set for 40 GW of pumped hydro storage next year
The showpiece 3.6 GW Fengning county project which will offer grid services and back-up power at the 2022 Winter Olympics is part of a 31.15 GW construction pipeline of projects, many of which are set to come into service next year.
Sep 25, 2019 // Storage, storage, China, Asia, 2022 Winter Olympics
Bolivia eyes battery industrialisation drive as solar capacity rises
Bolivia will try and capitalise on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official.
Sep 24, 2019 // Storage, USA, storage, South america, Latin america, BESS, lithium, lithium-ion, North America, esslatam, Bolivia, Alvaro García Linera
Battery trends in the PV and EV markets
The lithium ion battery market is experiencing growth on all sectors, including consumer and industrial applications, electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage systems (ESS).
Sep 24, 2019 // Storage, storage, solar-plus-storage, nmc, lfp, ev charging
Engie buys 25MW/22MWh solar-plus-storage pipeline in Massachusetts
Engie North America has bought a four-project portfolio in Massachusetts that comprises 25MW of solar and 22MWh of energy storage.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, storage, Massachusetts, SMART, Engie, solar-plus-storage, North America
Austria scraps its sun tax
The nation’s political parties have found agreement on a green electricity package which is expected to create stable conditions for the next three years. From next year, €36 million will be made available annually for the further support of PV systems and energy storage.
Sep 24, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Europe, Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, Vera Immitzer, PVA
Siemens and TEIS to open battery research center in China
The facility is set to open this year and will offer battery suppliers digitalization research and manufacturing consulting. Smaller manufacturers will be able to use shared laboratories for research.
Sep 24, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, LG CHEM, Siemens, TEIS, Hong Li, CATL, Pei Huang
Tender for megawatt scale solar-plus-storage launched in Sri Lanka
A planned 10 MW solar project will be coupled with a storage system with a minimum capacity of 8 MWh. The facility will be near Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, tender, Asia, Sri Lanka
France, Netherlands, UK commit US$350m to emerging solar and storage
A handful of European states have moved to bankroll various World Bank clean energy initiatives, with US$100 million of French and Dutch money set to back PV in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sep 23, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, France, UK, Europe, world bank, Netherlands, BESS, emerging markets, emerging pv, cif
Solar-plus-storage for social housing
U.K. nonprofit organization Together Housing is launching a solar-plus-storage demonstration project in a social housing complex. The $2.4 million pilot is designed to identify alternative commercial models for residential storage, following the abrupt reduction of feed-in tariff rates.
Sep 20, 2019 // Commercial, Residential, Storage, UK, Europe, solar-plus-storage, ESIF, Patrick Berry
Indian renewables leaders split over need for regulation
While some of the industry insiders at REI 2019 have made predictable calls to scrap restrictions imposed by regulators, others have continued to maintain that policy support is crucial, while audience members voiced concerns about India’s lack of recycling rules.
Sep 20, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Tariffs, Policy, India, China, Asia, REI, Somesh Kumar, Santosh Khatesal, Enerparc Energy, Anuvrat Joshi, Cleantech Solar, Arvind Reddy, Enerparc
GE to supply 100 MW/300 MWh battery for South Australia solar farm
GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to supply a massive battery for the 200 MW Solar River Project in South Australia.
Sep 20, 2019 // Storage, storage, Australia, Oceania, GE Renewable Energy, Jason May, Prakash Chandra
Safety is paramount
When Sony first commercially introduced lithium-ion batteries in 1991, the industry recognized their potential to revolutionize portable electronics. Ever since, there have been countless efforts to improve the technology, with many researchers focusing on energy density and longevity, in line with demand from emerging applications such as electric vehicles (EVs) and on-grid energy storage. Julian Jansen and Youmin Rong of IHS Markit discuss the effect of safety concerns on this rapidly growing global market.
Sep 19, 2019 // Storage, Opinions, USA, China, Li-ion batteries, Asia, North America, Sony, Julian Jansen, Youmin Rong
Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched
With the region of Styria considering making PV mandatory on all new buildings, the nation’s Climate Fund will support PV and storage projects in agriculture and forestry. Applications can be submitted by November 2020 – or until the pot is empty.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Europe, Austria, Styria
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