First energy storage system for primary frequency regulation in France

Alstom and Saft's innovative energy storage goes live at EDF's Concept Grid

Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

BNEF's forecast to 2040 sees $2.2 trillion boom in small-scale solar as consumers seize control of their power, and weaker growth in electricity demand, but prospects for the climate are bleak

24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Company Emerges from Stealth with $50M in Private Capital and a Revolutionary New Technology That Will Slash Today's Lithium-Ion Battery Costs by 50%

Swedish fuel cell developer PowerCell receives its first order of the S2 fuel cell stack platform

A German company has ordered two fuel cell stacks of the S2 platform of 25 kW each.

CalCom Solar Recognized by Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development with California Competes Award

Cal Competes Spurs Additional Solar Deployment and Job Creation in Central Valley by Providing Tax Credits to Fast-growing Companies like CalCom Solar

24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Today, 24M emerged from stealth mode to introduce the semisolid lithium-ion cell, a revolutionary technology that solves the grand challenge of energy storage by enabling a new, cost-effective class of the lithium-ion battery. 24M’s semisolid lithium-ion is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology in more than two decades and combines an overhaul in battery cell design with a series of manufacturing innovations that, when fully implemented, will slash today’s lithium-ion costs by 50% and improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. The technology will accelerate the global adoption of affordable energy storage. Until now, the energy storage field has had two options to try to drive down costs – build massive and complex factories to produce lithium-ion batteries in high volumes or pursue entirely new chemistries that may never move from the lab to the commercial floor. With the invention of the semisolid lithium-ion battery, 24M presents a third option – work with the world’s preferred energy storage chemistry and unlock new opportunities for cost reductions through new cell design and manufacturing innovations. 24M’s platform is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology since its debut more than 20 years ago.

UniEnergy Technologies Announces Commissioning of Largest Capacity Flow Battery in North America and Europe

The largest capacity flow battery operating in North America and Europe.

POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe ends on a high

The conference and exhibition gave the energy industry the chance to celebrate achievement, tackle challenges and highlight future opportunities

Parker Hannifin Selected by Alevo to Support North America's Largest Energy Storage Deployment

Parker's energy transfer systems will connect energy from Alevo's battery modules as part of large-scale 200 Megawatt energy transfer operation

European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) announces research project around Electric Vehicle (EV) smart charging with Enexis and ElaadNL

ENCS is conducting research as a consortium member of the FP7 AMADEOS project

INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2015: INTELLIGENT CONCEPTS FOR A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SUPPLY

The sun sets on the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners in Munich

Intersolar - THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY TURNS OUT IN FORCE

ees Europe 2015 packs a punch with higher exhibitor numbers and dedicated conference

Nissan to incorporate used Leaf batteries in home energy storage system

Following in the footsteps of Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, Nissan is now set to become the latest automaker to offer battery packs for stationary energy storage. Although pricing information has yet to be provided, the Nissan product should be relatively affordable, as it will incorporate used batteries from Nissan Leaf electric cars. Nissan designed the battery packs as part of the 4R Energy joint venture with Sumitomo Corp., and has partnered with commercial energy storage company Green Charge Networks to manufacture them. While Nissan is the source of the actual "second life" lithium-ion batteries that no longer meet the demands of automotive use, Green Charge is providing the power management software. According to Nissan, this is the first time that used EV batteries have been commercially utilized for such an application. "A lithium-ion battery from a Nissan Leaf still holds a great deal of value as energy storage, even after it is removed from the vehicle, so Nissan expects to be able to reuse a majority of Leaf battery packs in non-automotive applications," says Brad Smith, director of Nissan's 4R Energy business in the US.   Cont'd..

BioSolar Announces Development of a Super Battery Technology

The company's technology doubles the capacity, lowers the cost, and extends the life of lithium-ion batteries

Designer Carbons Are Getting a Boost from Nanotechnology

By Richard Martin for The MIT Technology Review:  A group of Stanford researchers have come up with a nanoscale “designer carbon” material that can be adjusted to make energy storage devices, solar panels, and potentially carbon capture systems more powerful and efficient. The designer carbon that has reached the market in recent years shares the Swiss-cheese-like structure of activated carbon, enhancing its ability to catalyze certain chemical reactions and store electrical charges; but it’s “designed” in the sense that the chemical composition of the material, and the size of the pores, can be manipulated to fit specific uses. The designer carbon tested at Stanford is “both versatile and controllable,” according to Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering and the senior author of the study, which appeared in the latest issue of the journal ACS Central Science. “Producing high-surface-area carbons with controlled chemical composition and morphology is really challenging,” says Bao. Other methods currently available, she says, “are either quite expensive or they don’t offer control over the chemical structure and morphology.”   Cont'd...

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