Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

Strata Solar and also Tesla companion on 400-MWh battery project in Ventura County, California
Ventura Energy Storage (VES), a 100-MW/400-MWh battery power storage space system in unincorporated Ventura County, California, has actually finished pre-construction growth by Strata Solar. Tesla will certainly EPC the setup of its Megapack battery system. Building and construction, making use of regional union labor, is set up to begin in July 2020.
May 13, 2020 // Storage, California, USA, TESLA, North America, Strata Solar, Markus Wilhelm, Louise Lampara
A closer take a look at battery deterioration, helped by artificial intelligence
Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the U.S. have actually created a device finding out formula that can determine as well as track private fragments within a lithium-ion battery cell. Their searchings for lost much more light on just how the batteries shed efficiency gradually, as well as can test previous presumptions of researchers functioning to create batteries with longer life times.
May 13, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, lithium-ion battery, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Yijin Liu
Micronesia introduces tender for utility range solar-plus-storage
The federal government of the Federated States of Micronesia intends to boost power generation capability on the islands of Yap as well as Kosrae.
May 12, 2020 // Storage, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Micronesia
A 3 GWh redox flow battery factory in Saudi Arabia
German manufacturing devices company Schmid as well as Saudi chemical team Sabic are intending to start tasks at a brand-new manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia, with manufacturing being anticipated to start in 2021.
May 12, 2020 // Storage, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Europe, Asia, Christian Schmid
Keeping wind and also solar with brand-new gravity-based system
Scottish start-up Gravitricity is preparing a project to shop excess power from renewables at Port of Leith. A 250 kW, grid-connected model center will certainly have its capacity to support the network checked. The system entails a 16m gear over a 150-1500m shaft.
May 12, 2020 // Technology, Storage, UK, Europe, Energy Vault
Lithium-ion storage is right here to remain
A German-Israeli study team has actually collected for 3 days to review which storage innovations might surpass lithium-ion batteries in the future. They ended that there is no something as a "message Li‐ion" period visible. They suggested a "side‐by‐side" technique for several innovations in various applications, along with the hybridization of modern technologies. The team highlighted the solid capacity of redox circulation storage, which in their sight might outmatch Li‐ion, although just for fixed applications.
May 8, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Germany, Europe, lithium-ion, redox flow storage
Form Energy declares liquid air battery offers 150 hrs of storage
The holy grail of power storage has actually constantly been low-priced and also long-duration. Form Energy means on releasing a 1 MW/150 MWh system with a Minnesota utility prior to 2023, an extraordinary power storage period if effective.
May 8, 2020 // Storage, USA, North America, Form Energy, Mateo Jaramillo, Jon Brekke
Uzbekistan pitches for 5 GW of solar by 2030
The nation's previous solar target was 4 GW by 2031. Around 1.4 GW of big range projects are anticipated to be tendered this year, according to a file released by the Ministry of Energy.
May 7, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Asia, Uzbekistan
Power-to-heat-to-power storage space for roof PV
Researchers in Spain have actually analyzed the stability of 'power-to-heat-to-power storage space' in a property solar setup in Madrid. The innovation can decrease power costs by greater than 70% as well as would certainly have a 12 to 15-year repayment duration, according to the scientists.
May 7, 2020 // Technology, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, Spain, Europe, rooftop PV
Wearable 'honeycomb' lithium-ion battery
Researchers in South Korea have actually dealt with graphene and also carbon nanotubes to establish a functioning lithium-ion battery that can be extended by approximately 50% without damages to any one of the elements. According to the researchers, the battery stands for a substantial action in the advancement of body-implantable or wearable digital gadgets.
May 4, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, lithium-ion battery, KIST, Jeong Gon Son
SCE Signs 7 Contracts for 770 MW of Battery Energy Storage Capacity
SCE has actually authorized 7 agreements completing 770 MW of battery-based power storage space sources to assist boost California's electrical system integrity requirements.
May 4, 2020 // Storage, California, USA, North America, International, SCE, William Walsh
KIST creates high-performance ceramic gas cell that operates butane gas
A Korean research study group has actually created a high-performance ceramic gas cell that can operate butane gas. Because butane can be liquified as well as therefore can be kept and also brought conveniently, the brand-new innovation is anticipated to broaden the application variety of ceramic gas cells to mobile as well as mobile applications such as electrical automobiles, drones as well as robotics. Formerly, ceramic gas cells had actually just been thought about for application to large-capacity power generation systems because of their high-temperature procedure.
Apr 30, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, KIST, Son Ji-Won
Scientists take on a brand-new possibility to create high-energy batteries
In the last few years, lithium-ion batteries have actually progressed at providing power to Soldiers in the field, yet the present generation of batteries never ever reaches its greatest power possibility. Military scientists are exceptionally concentrated on fixing this obstacle as well as supplying the power Soldiers need.
Apr 29, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Lithium-ion batteries, North America, Oleg Borodin, Chunsheng Wang
A jump in operation silicon for battery anodes
The exact same product you'll locate at the idea of a pencil - graphite - has actually long been a vital element in today's lithium-ion batteries. As our dependence on these batteries boosts, nevertheless, graphite-based electrodes schedule for an upgrade. For that, researchers are seeking to the component at the heart of the electronic transformation: silicon
Apr 29, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, silicon, North America, Ji-Guang (Jason) Zhang, Xiaolin Li
A redox flow battery for MW-sized solar-plus-storage
Matt Harper, primary business police officer of newly-merged British-Canadian vanadium redox circulation battery company Invinity Energy Systems has actually talked to pv magazine concerning the VS3-022 Battery Unit it is marketing for grid range solar-plus-storage projects as well as why it might be a much better wager than lithium-ion.
Apr 29, 2020 // Storage, California, USA, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Asia, eastern europe, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, lithium-ion, vanadium redox flow battery, North America, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, Matt Harper, Avalon Battery Corp