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
The sun sets on the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners in Munich
ees Europe 2015 packs a punch with higher exhibitor numbers and dedicated conference
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..
The company's technology doubles the capacity, lowers the cost, and extends the life of lithium-ion batteries
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...
Intersolar Europe is taking place from 10-12 June in Munich, Germany
CA Energy Commission Awards Grant to Center for Sustainable Energy for First Standards-Based Smart EV Charging Platform
CSE will work closely with KnGrid, a leader in vehicle-grid communications, to create a standardized platform that optimizes charging benefits for both grid operators and vehicle owners.
Samsung SDI (KRX:006400) unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS), 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh, at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany.
To keep up with these trends, LG CNS, a leader in the Korean IT service market, has emerged as a new force in energy storage system integration around the globe.
eMotorWerks and Slingshot Power announce bundled solar power and EV charging solution for industry-leading efficiency
Unique bundle integrates the most advanced smart grid electric car charging solution with the most efficient solar systems.
ESNA is seeking project nominees in three categories: Centralized Storage (utility-scale), Distributed Storage (commercial, industrial or residential) and Mobility (transportation, electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure).
Battery cell control system extends lifespan of storage devices and reduces costs
Creating the perfect solution for home and commercial "prosumers" keen to maximize their self-consumption.
Intersolar - THE INNOVATION PRIZE FOR THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY - WE UNVEIL THE WINNERS OF THE ees AWARD
The three winners won over the panel with their pioneering solutions that boost the efficiency, profitability and functionality of energy storage systems.
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