Solar Energy Storage and Battery News

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
Gravitational energy storage innovations
The research team from Austria has developed an innovative gravity-based energy storage plant suitable for low energy demand locations. The solution is compatible with different storage systems including renewables.
Nov 20, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Europe, Austria, Energy Vault
SunPower awarded solar-plus-storage project at JFK Airport
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport will be the site of New York City’s self-styled largest solar plant after the project, which includes energy storage, was awarded to SunPower Corp and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, New York, SunPower, solar-plus-storage, North America, Goldman Sachs, jfk airport, nypa, Kevin O’Toole
Air Liquide and Engie cooperate to produce green hydrogen
France-based utilities have signed an agreement for joint deployment of the green hydrogen project, forecasted to generate 1.3 TWh of solar electricity per year as well as 10,440 t of renewable hydrogen by 2027.
Nov 19, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, France, Engie, Europe, green hydrogen, Air Liquide, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Salt River Project is joining solar storage market leaders
One of the major public utilities in Arizona is starting deployment of a 250 MW / 1,000 MWh storage facility in Rainbow Valley, the southern neighborhood of Buckeye (Phoenix Metropolitan Area). Sonoran Energy Center is going to become the biggest storage system in Arizona and one of the biggest in the US.
Nov 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, North America, Salt River Project, Sonoran Energy Center
Tesla is building the first huge Europe-based fab in Germany
Elon Musk has announced a factory next to Berlin, which is forecasted to provide about 10,000 new vacancies. Tesla is intended to build the plant in the proximity of new Berlin airport.
Nov 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, TESLA, Elon Musk, China, Asia, Berlin, Axel Springer
Ørsted to build 460-MW solar+storage project in Texas
Ørsted has commenced construction on the company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project, the 460-MWAC Permian Energy Center. The facility is located in Andrews County, Texas, and will come online in mid-2021.
Nov 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Jinko Solar, Texas, JA Solar, North America, Ørsted, Henrik Poulsen, Declan Flanagan, Permian Energy Center
Three steps to fast-charging potassium batteries
Scientists led by Moscow’s Skolkovo Institute of Technology have drawn upon several of their recent battery material innovations to create a potassium-ion device. The institute says its development will pave the way for ultrafast and durable, high capacity metal-ion batteries, to supply rising demand for energy storage innovations.
Nov 14, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Lithium-ion batteries, Pavel Troshin, Skoltech, Europe, Asia, Russia, Moscow, Roman Kapaev, Philipp Obrezkov
Moixa has 100 megawatts of VPP total capacity in Japan
The energy company insists it has the biggest battery network managed by VPP in the world.
Nov 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Storage, Grids, Japan, UK, Europe, Asia, Moixa
Flixbus plans hydrogen buses on long-distance routes
Parent company FlixMobility plans to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe.
Nov 12, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, BYD, FlixMobility, hydrogen fuel cell buses, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, André Schwämmlein, Yutong, Claus Möhlenkamp
ABB announces an AI-based industrial energy consumption forecasting app
A new machine learning algorithm added to ABB’s software platform allows industrial consumers to avoid peak hour costs with no need of battery storage. Zurich-based corporation has developed two applications for its energy forecasting software assisted by an AI specialist.
Nov 11, 2019 // Storage, Software, ABB, Zurich, Verdigris Technologies
IT waste recycling firm launches Singapore- and France-based facilities
TES has published the press statement on the new recycling factories, which are promised to become top in e-waste recycling. As well the recycler is planning to give second life to spent EVB for commercial and residential use.
Nov 8, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, Asia, recycling, Singapore, TES
Tuvalu receives a $6 million grant for renewable energy goals
Asian Development Bank allocates a grant for the country in South Pacific to help it reach its goal to become fully renewable in 2025.
Nov 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Australia, Asia, rooftop PV, Oceania, Tuvalu
Pyrazine polymer PHATNs up cathode in sodium-ion batteries
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an organic polymer electrode which they claim demonstrates stable function for a sodium-ion battery over 50,000 cycles and also offers encouraging performance in magnesium-ion and aluminum-ion storage devices.
Nov 7, 2019 // Technology, Storage, China, Asia, lithium, University of Maryland, sodium-ion battery, polymer electrode