Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

BYD to introduce next-generation Battery-Box in 2020
The Chinese manufacturer has also announced plans for a tenfold production capacity increase, as it wants to cater to all project sizes with two versions of its high-voltage storage system.
Dec 5, 2019 // Storage, China, Asia, BYD
17MW/15MWh storage system for solar plant at gold mine in Mali
Mali is set to host one of the world’s largest off grid solar+storage projects, as a 30 MW solar plant will soon be coupled with a 17MW/15MWh storage facility to power the Fekola gold mine. Finland’s Wärtsilä will supply the battery.
Dec 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Africa, Mali, baywa r.e., Wärtsilä, Suntrace
Thermal energy storage integrated with photovoltaics
2m of Australian dollars will be allocated for Glaciem Cooling’s test of its innovative energy storage technology at three different sites.
Dec 4, 2019 // Storage, Thermal, Australia, Oceania, thermal, Glaciem Cooling Technologies, UniSA
New algorithm to limit the huge list of prospective batt materials
A group of American scientists have selected 133 thousand prospective molecules for batt electrolyte from the list of 166bn with the help of newly created machine learning algorithm. The new approach is said to minimize the cost of computational examination without compromising the investigation accuracy.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, Li-ion
Ather Energy to set up Li-ion, EV production unit in India
Ather Energy, an Indian electric scooter maker, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to open a new production facility for lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles.
Dec 2, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Grids, India, Asia, Ather Energy, Tarun Mehta, Li-ion, EV
World’s Second-Largest Ferry Operator Switching From Diesel to Batteries
Washington State Ferries consumes as much fuel as a midsized airline.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Transport, USA, ABB, Washington, UK, Europe, North America, Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferries
1414 Degrees to develop the suspended Aurora CSP site in South Australia
The Australian energy storage company is planning the acquisition of SolarReserve Australia II, owing three solar sites in Australia. 1414 Degrees is about to create a huge solar park with 400 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity and a few thousand MWh of thermal storage.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, Australia, Oceania, Aurora CSP, 1414 Degrees, thermal, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Total Quadran launches a solar-plus-storage facility in New Caledonia
The new facility is the second phase of the 11.2MW Hélio Boulouparis 1. The first phase of the project became operational in May, 2017.
Nov 29, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, Total
Iberdrola launches a huge energy storage system in Spain
The solution was developed by i-DE, a power distribution unit of the Spanish utility giant. The 3-megawatt-hour battery is meant to strengthen electricity supply in the area, taking into consideration the surrounding solar arrays.
Nov 28, 2019 // Storage, Spain, Iberdrola, Europe, i-DE
Solarwatt offers an innovative smart EV charging solution
Solarwatt and Keba offer a new charging system for solar-powered EV. The product is meant for the United Kingdom’s market.
Nov 27, 2019 // Storage, UK, Europe, Solarwatt, Keba, charging system, solar-powered EV, Rolec
Modelling a 55% solar power system for the United States
The scientists from National Renewable Energy Lab have created a model of the potential energy system of the U.S. comprising 55 per cent of solar energy. The research has shown there would be some days in spring when too much electricity would be generated, which proves the importance of energy storage.
Nov 25, 2019 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, National Renewable Energy Lab
ACWA wins the tender for the 900-megawatt solar farm in Dubai
The solar field will become operational in Q2 of 2021. This is the project for deployment of phase five of the huge 5-gigawatt Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar farm.
Nov 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, United Arab Emirates, acwa, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Australian billionaires back an Australia-Singapore power supply gigaproject
Two famous billionaires from Australia have been announced to invest dozens of millions of dollars in a development of a 10-gigawatt solar park with 20-30-gigawatt-hours of battery storage, with power supply destination in Singapore.
Nov 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Australia, Oceania, Andrew Forrest, Mike Cannon-Brooks, Sun Cable
A research team from Australia discovers a nanomaterial for sodium-sulfur batteries
A group of scientists from UOW has created an advanced nanomaterial, which can be a perfect cathode for normal-temperature sodium-sulfur batts, bringing them closer to a targeted large-scale energy storage application.
Nov 22, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Australia, Oceania, UOW
Ellomay finds developer for 250MW solar pipeline in Italy
A foreign renewable player has set its sights again on the Italian solar market, announcing a large-scale pipeline in a year when the country staged a comeback of its green energy policies.
Nov 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Italy, Europe, ellomay