Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

New solar-plus-storage material is on the way
Innovative solar-plus-storage technology is being created in the United Kingdom.
Jan 21, 2020 // Technology, Storage, storage, UK, Europe
Promising materials to make efficient batteries
Lithium has been considered the most attractive material for battery manufacturing for quite a while. However, the production process has a number of limitations and frequently causes accidents. So developers are in search of better options to replace lithium in battery making.
Jan 17, 2020 // Technology, Storage, hydrogen, lithium, Zinc, Sodium-sulphur
Acquisition of CrisolteQ by Fortum
Fortum Corp is going to acquire 100% of the shares in Finland-based growing firm CrisolteQ Qy, specializing in hydrometallurgical recycling of lithium-ion batts.
Jan 17, 2020 // Storage, Europe, Finland, International, Battery Recycling, Crisolteq, Fortum
Manz and Shenzhen Yinghe Technology sign cooperation deal on lithium battery-making
Manz AG has signed an agreement with China’s Shenzhen Yinghe Technology for strategic cooperation in lithium-ion cell and module production.
Jan 17, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Manz AG, Shenzhen Yinghe Technology, lithium-ion cell
ADB plans to transform diesel-based power system of Maldives into hybrid solar
Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and ADB are planning to deploy hybrid power stations throughout 48 isles in order to minimize dependence on high-cost and carbon-emitting diesel-based power grids.
Jan 16, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, ADB, hybrid, Asia, mini-grids, Maldives, solar-battery-diesel
Abu Dhabi fund approves $105m for clean energy projects
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development will support half a dozen megawatt scale projects featuring solar in the Caribbean and Africa. In addition to around 42.5 MW of new solar capacity, the fund will also back the development of energy storage, waste-to-energy and biogas facilities.
Jan 16, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Abu Dhabi, ADFD, Francesco La Camera
In search of a golden mean for boosting battery performance
The research team from Rice University has found out that too many defects intentionally created in crystalline lattice can lead to lithium-ion battery degradation.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, lithium-ion battery, Rice University, lithium-ion cells
NEC Energy to Provide 100 MW Storage Projects in Northern Ireland
NEC Energy Solutions has announced that it will provide 100 MW of energy storage in Northern Ireland for the Gore Street Energy Storage Fund (GSF).
Jan 15, 2020 // Storage, ENERGY STORAGE, International, NEC Energy, Northern Ireland
Indian scientists are developing unique VRFB
OPG and IITD collaborate to conduct a joint research and development of vanadium redox flow batteries. The project is financed by Indian Science & Technology Department.
Jan 13, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, India, Asia, OPG, IITD, vanadium flow batt
New technology to examine lithium whiskers for safe and durable batts
A group of scientists from three research universities has grown and observed a lithium dendrite, which will allow preventing the growth of such structures.
Jan 13, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, China, Asia, lithium, North America, lithium battery
New batteries to allow EVs drive longer
Korean scientists are studying a lithium-air battery to improve the discharge capacity and durability of the device, which would allow e-vehicles to cover long distances without recharging.
Jan 13, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Korea, e-vehicles, lithium-air battery
All-organic redox flow batteries to replace toxic VRFB
A group of researchers from several European universities and research centres is creating innovative all-organic flow batts. New ORFBs are claimed to feature high capacity, energy density, durability, and environmental sustainability.
Jan 10, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Spain, Europe, CIC EnergiGUNE
NV Energy and Google to create huge Nevada-based solar&storage system
Google and Nevada’s NV Energy are planning a huge solar farm paired with battery storage. The array will be located not far from Las Vegas. The agreement is already referred to as the biggest solar+storage deal worldwide.
Jan 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, Google, 8minute Solar Energy, nv energy
US lawmakers propose clean energy credit push to take US to net zero
US power suppliers could face clean energy credit obligations to foster a major shift to renewables and decisively slash emissions, under legislation currently being drafted up at Congress.
Jan 10, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, USA, ENERGY STORAGE, ITC, America, bifacial, PURPA, North America, microgrid, congress, clean future act
Australian solar company joins virtual power plant push
Solar Service Group to market energy app to more than 8,000 battery users.
Jan 9, 2020 // Storage, Software, Energy, TESLA, battery, Evergen, Ben Hutt, virtual power plant