New Solar Array With Battery Back-Up Latest Step Forward To Clean-Energy Future

Jim Conca

The not-for-profit Energy Northwest in WA State cut the ribbon on its new utility-scale solar and battery project with more than 11,400 new solar panels that are paired with battery storage - exactly what President-Elect Biden’s new Climate 21 Project is supposed to encourage.

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials

GreenBiz

The electric revolution needs sustainable battery materials. To electrify many of the world's vehicles in the coming years, the EV industry will need to procure a massive amount of lithium-ion batteries. Eliminating problematic cobalt mined in the DRC is just one battery issue.

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Energy's Future - Battery and Storage Technologies

Jim Conca

Battery technologies have to catch up with other new low-C tech, and V-flow batteries may be the breakthrough we need. They are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored energy and do not degrade for more than 20 years

OXIS Energy to power luxury yacht with Li-S batteries

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Yachts de Luxe (YdL) of Singapore has signed a ten-year contract with Oxis Energy valued at $5 million to build the world’s first luxury boat to be powered by Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Source: OXIS Energy. Newswire The Tech Electric Boats OXIS Energy Yachts de Luxe

Discoveries highlight new possibilities for magnesium batteries

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Magnesium batteries have long been considered a potentially safer and less expensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries, but previous versions have been severely limited in the amount of power they delivered. We believe this unveils a new facet in magnesium battery electrochemistry.”.

PG&E’s Latest Energy Storage Procurement Includes Fleet of Behind-the-Meter Batteries

GreenTechMedia

Pacific Gas & Electric is asking state regulators to approve another massive round of energy storage procurements, including its first large-scale contract for behind-the-meter batteries to serve grid needs. gigawatt-hours, of energy storage projects.

American Battery Solutions introduces Alliance Intelligent Battery Series

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American Battery Solutions has introduced the Alliance E48-2.0, the first product in the Alliance Intelligent Battery Series of Li-ion batteries for motive and industrial applications. This Industrial series will include 24 V, 48 V and 36 V options, all with 3 kWh of energy.

China Vows Green Energy Boom, Triggering Race For Battery Tech

Forbes Green Tech

Now the race to develop energy storage is on. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Asia /asia Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick Business energy

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Solar Home Battery Installation Information

U.S. Green Technology

What is the Best Battery for a Solar Panel System? When you install solar to reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs, it’s almost counterproductive to pay the high Time of Use rates billed by your utility company during peak hours. The post Solar Home Battery Installation Information appeared first on U.S.

New class of cobalt-free cathodes could enhance energy density of Li-ion batteries

Charged

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers have developed a new family of cathodes with the potential to replace the costly cobalt-based cathodes typically found in today’s lithium-ion batteries.

Can you mix lithium and lead-acid batteries on an energy storage project?

Solar Power World

There are pros and cons associated with the two main battery chemistries used in solar + storage projects. Lead-acid batteries have been around much longer and are more easily understood but have limits to their storage capacity. Batteries and Storage Components Featured Solar+Storage

Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid with 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

GreenTechMedia

Hawaii's largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people's homes. Sunrun, the nation's largest solar installer, has delivered more than 13,000 home battery systems nationally.

Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology

U.S. Green Technology

You use batteries for everything. They’ve been around for centuries, but with the push for sustainable living, many consumers and experts are hopping on the movement to develop improved battery technology. Lithium-ion batteries are the standard for what you use. And since batteries are only becoming. The post Why We Need to Develop New Battery Technology appeared first on U.S. Green Technology Energy Environment Environmental technology Technology

Under 30 In Energy: Building The Batteries Of The Future

Forbes Green Tech

This year we mark the 10-year milestone for the Forbes 30 Under 30 project, with a diverse mix of up-and-comers leading the way to our clean energy transition.

Envision AESC provides battery modules for FreeWire Technologies’ charging stations

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Now FreeWire has partnered with battery supplier Envision AESC , which will provide battery cells and modules for FreeWire’s EV charging and energy products. FreeWire uses Envision modules to create a proprietary battery pack for its portable power solutions.

WoodMac: A New Battery Chemistry Will Lead the Stationary Energy Storage Market by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) will become increasingly popular for stationary energy storage applications, overtaking lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) within a decade, Wood Mackenzie shared in a new report. Historically, the ESS market has mostly deployed NMC batteries.

Researchers develop novel battery electrolyte for lithium metal batteries

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In a study published in Nature Energy , Stanford researchers demonstrated how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries. A lithium metal battery can hold about twice as much electricity per kilogram as today’s conventional lithium-ion battery.

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy 24/7

Envirotec Magazine

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative to power the entire 28,000km2 coast with renewable energy, 24/7. Energy Saving & Storage Solar Wind

FREYR and 24M to collaborate on battery cell production

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FREYR and 24M have signed an agreement to use 24M’s SemiSolid lithium-ion battery platform technology in FREYR’s planned facilities in Norway. Newswire The Tech 24M EV Batteries FREYR

Project aims to develop a swappable containerized battery system for marine applications

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Current Direct , a new €12-million research and innovation project funded by the European Commission, aims to develop a new type of lithium-ion cell, as well as a swappable containerized energy storage system, both optimized for waterborne transportation.

Solid Power introduces all-solid-state lithium metal batteries

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Solid Power has announced the production and delivery of the company’s first-generation multi-layer, multi-ampere-hour (Ah) all-solid-state lithium metal batteries. Newswire The Tech Batteries Solid Power Solid-State Batteries

Energy’s Future – Battery and Storage Technologies

CleanTech Alliance

But battery and storage technologies have had a hard […]. Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, August 26, 2019 The efforts to lift our power generation and electrical grid into the 21st century is a multipronged effort. It needs a new generation mix of low-carbon sources that include hydro, renewables and nuclear, ways to capture carbon that don’t cost a zillion dollars, and ways to make the grid smart. Commentary

Eco-friendly factors redefine EV battery manufacturing

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Whether it’s recycling paper waste, encouraging the use of a water fountain or even purchasing energy efficient lighting, the way businesses operate can affect the generations yet to come. That’s why we are exploring how foam dispensing can improve the process of EV battery pack manufacturing.

Build a better battery for wind and solar storage, and the energy sector will beat a path to your door

GreenBiz

Electrification Energy & Climate Renewable Energy Energy StorageAs demand for renewable electricity surges, so too does demand for efficient, safe and sustainable storage.

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Circularity Challenge Spotlight: American Battery Metals Corporation

Greentown Labs

Ryan Melsert, CTO of American Battery Metals Corporation, speaks at the Circularity Challenge Final Showcase. The five participants are disrupting the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains. There’s a huge opportunity—and need—for better lithium-ion battery recycling. That means small amounts of the elemental metals used to manufacture these batteries are ever reintroduced back into the supply chain.

New battery “gigaplant” promises to be an economic boon to northeastern England

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Battery startup Britishvolt has announced plans to build its first battery factory, on the site of a former coal-fired power station in Blyth in northeastern England. Construction is to begin next year, and production of lithium-ion batteries is to start by the end of 2023.

BNSF Railway and Wabtec begin battery-electric locomotive pilot in California

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BNSF Railway and Wabtec , a provider of equipment, systems and services for freight and transit rail, have collaborated to develop a battery-electric locomotive. When running on the mainline, both the battery-electric and diesel locomotives will power the train.

VW breaks ground on Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee

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Volkswagen has begun construction of a Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center. The $22-million facility will test and validate EV cells and battery packs for the North American region. This testing will include batteries for the new ID.4

Russian nuclear company ROSATOM enters EV battery market

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Russian nuclear technology company ROSATOM has entered the energy storage market. Subsidiary RENERA will develop modular lithium-ion traction batteries for EVs, as well as energy storage systems for emergency power, renewable energy and load shifting.

Clean Energy Trust invests in battery lifecycle SaaS company Renewance

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Clean Energy Trust, a nonprofit that makes seed investments in clean-tech startups from the US Midwest, has announced an investment in Renewance, a provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for battery lifecycle management. Renewance provides battery management solutions to the energy storage and EV industries. Source: Clean Energy Trust via Green Car Congress. Newswire The Tech Batteries Renewance

Energy storage firm partners with BMW for EV battery second use

Envirotec Magazine

Energy storage systems manufacturer Off Grid Energy has announced a new partnership with BMW Group UK to create a sustainable, second-life solution for BMW and MINI electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Energy Saving & Storage WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Smart welding battery packs

Charged

There are many types of welding used for the interconnection of battery packs. Smart Welding is “wire bonding without the wire” as it continues to use ultrasonic energy to help form the interconnection. There are many ways to interconnect cylindrical cells in a battery pack.

Soteria licenses battery tech designed to eliminate thermal runaway

Charged

Soteria Battery Innovation Group has exclusively licensed and optioned a technology developed by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate thermal runaway in Li-ion batteries due to mechanical damage.

Nanotechnology turns Bricks into Batteries

Mr. Sustainability

Research could pave way for cheap supercapacitor storage of renewable energy A team of researchers at Washington University in St Louis created small prototypes of ‘power bricks’ which are able to power small LEDs. This study shows there is potential to store electrical energy as well.

Proterra opens new EV battery production line in Los Angeles County

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Heavy-duty EV manufacturer Proterra has announced the opening of a new battery production line, co-located at its electric bus manufacturing facility in Los Angeles County. The new batteries offer greater energy storage capacity and higher power density compared to the previous generation.

Graphene battery pioneer Nanotech Energy raises $27.5 million in Series C funding

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Los Angeles-based Nanotech Energy, a major supplier of graphene, has raised $27.5 The company’s US-made Nanotech Energy Graphene Super Battery is designed to be non-flammable, and Nanotech claims it will deliver better longevity and much faster charging than current batteries. “We We perfected the battery by utilizing the extraordinary electronic and mechanical properties of graphene to increase the battery capacity,” said co-founder and CTO Dr. Maher El-Kady. “To

EV Batteries: Creating a Circular Economy

CleanTech Group

By 2030, the International Energy Agency. Battery Technology Energy Storage Sector Insights Transportation Carbon Emissions EV batteries transportationIn 2018, the total global stock of electric vehicles in all classes stood at nearly 6 million.

Oregon Battery Maker Raises $30M from Breakthrough Energy

CleanTech Alliance

maker of large, nontoxic flow batteries used for large-scale energy storage, has raised $30 million in a Series C round led by the Breakthrough Energy Fund, launched by Bill Gates. Read more here. The VertueLab-supported startup ESS, Inc., Early funding and support from VertueLab helped ESS secure a $2.1 million ARPA-E grant from the U.S. […]. Industry News

PPG receives DOE funding for EV battery coating processes

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PPG, a supplier of coatings and specialty materials, has received DOE funding for research into the use of two versatile, high-output processes for the production of Li-ion battery electrodes. The three-year, $2.2-million project—one of 13 selected through a DOE initiative focused on addressing engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices—will be conducted in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

Group14 secures funding to scale Li-ion battery production

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Group14 will leverage this operating capital to scale production to meet the increasing demand for its flagship product, SCC55, which it hopes will provide up to 50% more energy density than conventional graphite for lithium-ion batteries.