Nick Flaherty for EE Times: After four years of evaluation, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (Chicago, IL) is backing two key technologies for the future of battery systems. The Center was set up four years ago with a five year remit to explore new battery technology for transportation and the electricity grid that, when scaled to commercial production, are capable of delivering five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost of commercial batteries available in 2011. The Center has investigated 1,500 compounds for electrodes and 21,000 organic molecules relevant for liquid electrolytes as well as filing 52 invention disclosures and 27 patent applications, says director George Crabtree. Five techno-economic models created by JCESR for designing virtual batteries on the computer are being used to evaluate the best pathways for beyond-lithium-ion systems to reach 400 watt hours per kilogram (400 Wh/kg) and $100 per kilowatt hour ($100/kWh). Cont'd...
Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Among High-Profile Appointees
The appointment of Richetta to head U.S. Sales comes on the heels of the company's announcement of an $85M minority equity financing in the global sonnen Group by several investors, including Envision Energy, and an earlier investment by GE Ventures.
The transaction enhances the focus of each company on core strengths. It fulfills SunSystem Technology's goal of efficiently and profitably servicing the nation's rapidly growing residential solar infrastructure, and enables Enphase to concentrate resources on continuing to bring to market innovative energy technology products.
The three-phase, high power variant of the Pika Islanding Inverter™ enables battery-integrated commercial applications with innovative split-phase islanding.
Deutsche Messe launches its first-ever energy-themed exhibition in the USA
The Emerging Relationship between Distributed Energy Resources and the Transmission System.
Megan Treacy for TreeHugger: We've seen our share of interesting wind power designs, but often the technology can't come anywhere close to matching what the traditional horizontal axis wind turbines can do. There's a reason that when we think of wind energy, we think of giant masts with rotating blades and it's because that design is incredibly effective -- just look at Scotland and other areas around the world that now get a majority of their electricity needs from wind power. The design isn't without its flaws; those rotating blades do pose a hazard to birds and bats and the cost of manufacturing and installing all of those giant parts can be expensive. When it comes to offshore wind power in the U.S., that has been a major roadblock. The energy generation potential is huge, but so is the cost. An energy start-up company called Accio Energy -- yes, a Harry Potter reference -- thinks it has a solution to that problem, one that will generate as much if not more energy from offshore wind than a traditional wind turbine, but at half the cost. There are no moving parts, instead Accio's technology consists of large permeable panels on masts that let the ocean winds blow right through. Cont'd...
New report from U.S. Department of Energy highlights top states helping advance fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies, and the economic and environmental benefits they find as a result.
The session is part of the Day 2 morning theme, "Scaling the Storage Supply Chain for a Gigawatt-Plus Market."
Powin Energy Wins Contract for Energy Storage System from the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington
Powin Energy Corporation announced that the University of Washington has ordered its 30 kW/40 kWh battery energy storage system (BESS) and will use it for research, demonstration, grid simulation and educational purposes.
Powerstorm ESS, a Global Humanitarian Technology Company, Announces an Expansion to Their Advisory Board Members - Nick Moelders
As another key advisor, Nick Moelders will provide significant strategic advice and vital complementary skills required to take the company's business to the next level.
Boutique agency announces four new innovative clients, eyes exponential growth in 2017
SolarEdge Inverters Confirmed to Meet Smart Inverter Functionality
Adara Power, a privately-held Silicon Valley company committed to providing safe, reliable, intelligent, and connected energy storage, announces its partnership with Diablo Solar Services to offer Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Solutions to customers in the East Bay area.
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