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Nissan tests LEAF for electric storage

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A successful field test has been carried out, focusing on a system that will allow companies to regulate electricity bills using batteries from [.].

ALTe Powertrain and Inmatech form JV for hybrid electric storage devices; Li-ion cells, supercaps, and control electronics

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ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertrain used to repower light commercial vehicles up to 26,000 GVW ( earlier post ), has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to form a joint venture with Inmatech, Inc. , The applications will range from automotive batteries to stationary grid power leveling devices.

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch test second-life EV battery electricity storage in Hamburg for grid stabilization

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The electricity storage facility comprises 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 electric vehicles.

Total to acquire battery-maker Saft in US$1.1-billion deal

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The combination of Saft and Total will enable Saft to become the Group’s spearhead in electricity storage. The acquisition of Saft is part of Total’s ambition to accelerate its development in the fields of renewable energy and electricity, initiated in 2011 with the acquisition of SunPower. per share, ex-dividend of €0.85

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BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. ChargeForward.

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Long Electric Range (PHEVLER - pronounced “fevler”) is a new category emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. PHEVLERs are defined as PHEVs with sufficient battery capacity for all electric driving of twice the average daily distance. [ and UC-Davis Emeritus and Bruce R.

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Volvo Buses officially launches the all-new plug-in Electric Hybrid bus

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Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid with overhead conductive charging station and pantograph extended. Volvo Electric Hybrid drive system. miles).

SAE technical experts: fuel cell technology has advanced significantly, FC vehicle production has begun, further cost reductions & infrastructure development required

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Questions were raised at the panel related to driving range and storage for electric and fuel cell vehicles. Honda. Earlier post.).

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Nissan develops vehicle-to-home power system for LEAF

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Soon the electricity stored in the lithium-ion batteries of a Nissan LEAF could make its way into the home. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Nissan electricity storage Nissan energy storage Nissan LEAF vehicle to home electricity

California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The paper, —“Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”—outlines the feasibility and economics of renewable energy storage solutions using P2G.

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New $30M ARPA-E program to develop new solar conversion and storage technologies; targeting higher solar penetration in mix

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Schematic comparing the cost and dispatchability of PV to CSP with thermal storage. b) Hybrid storage system (award Category 2). 400 °C.

Report: VW invests in novel energy storage company QuantumScape and its solid-state “All Electron Battery”

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The charge and discharge rates and storage capacities of the devices can be selected by appropriate geometrical design and material choice.

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Researchers work on process to store renewable electricity

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Austria and Germany have combined their intellect to develop a process to store renewable electricity. They believe it is possible to store the renewable electricity as synthetic natural [.].

Nissan and 4R Energy develop new EV charging system combining solar and Li-ion batteries

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and 4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture established by Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation in September 2010 to explore second-life applications for automotive battery packs ( earlier post ), have developed a charging system for electric vehicles that combines a solar power generation system with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Ltd.);

Lux Research: the $40,000, 200-mile-range EV is the biggest coming growth opportunity for energy storage in transportation

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According to Lux Research’s Automotive Battery Tracker, in 2014 EVs used $2.1-billion worth of energy storage. billion worth. Click to enlarge.

4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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The proposed project would generate more than twice the amount of electricity produced by the giant 1930s-era hydroelectric dam in Nevada: 9.2

BMW i ChargeForward Program to demo contribution of intelligent EV charging to grid efficiency

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, BMW announced the BMW i ChargeForward Program—a pilot study to be undertaken by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). This makes it possible to take advantage of flexible electricity pricing that varies depending on the time of day.

Nissan developing new vehicle-to-home power system for LEAF in Japan, aiming for commercialization this fiscal year

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introduced a system which enables electricity to be supplied from the lithium-ion batteries installed in Nissan LEAF to ordinary households (i.e., With this system, Nissan LEAF can be used as an electricity storage device for houses in preparation for power outages and/or shortages. Nissan Motor Co., vehicle-top-home). Brief

CEC awards Eos Energy Storage $2.1M to demo AC-integrated zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology for grid storage

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million to Eos Energy Storage, LLC to demonstrate an AC-integrated system incorporating the company’s zinc hybrid-cathode battery technology (“Zynth”) to enhance renewable energy generation and provide grid-scale, multi-hour energy storage. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $2.1 Brief

New cathodes for low-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells

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Researchers at Korea University in Seoul have developed high-performance, low-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) using silver cathodes surface-treated with yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) nano-particulates fabricated by atomic layer deposition (ALD). SOFCs are of great interest because of their efficiency and fuel flexibility. Resources.

Toyota Motor to sell electricity management system using recycled NiMH vehicle batteries to Toyota dealers in Japan

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Starting this April, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will sell an electricity management system that uses recycled nickel-metal hydride batteries from hybrid vehicles to Toyota vehicle dealers throughout Japan. The 10 kWh systems will be sold via TMC’s energy business company, Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc., Brief

STEAG investing €100M in a total of 90 MW of grid energy storage systems with LG Chem Li-ion batteries

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German utility STEAG is investing around €100 million in grid energy storage systems (ESS) totalling 90 MW, equipped with Li-ion cells from LG Chem. Storage facilities and the creation of flexibility are essential elements in the implementation of the energy transition in Germany. Brief

ARPA-E awards $33M to 13 intermediate-temp fuel cell projects; converting gaseous hydrocarbons to liquid fuels

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The projects, which are funded through ARPA-E’s new Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, are focused on improving grid stability, balancing intermittent renewable technologies, and reducing CO 2 emissions using electrochemical distributed power generation systems. Lead organization. Partners). Description.

Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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Cycling of this quinone–bromide flow battery showed more than 99% storage capacity retention per cycle. Cell schematic. Huskinson et al.

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MIT team calls initial performance results of magnesium-antimony liquid metal battery “promising”

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The use of Sb as the positive electrode and the self-segregating nature of the liquid components may enable a low-cost energy storage solution.

PowerCell Sweden receives first marine order for two S3 prototype stacks; on-board H2 production via solar electricity

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The ship will be supplied with a system that encompasses on-board production of hydrogen gas from solar electricity, storage of hydrogen gas and two fuel cells each one 30 kW, which amounts to 80 hp in total. PowerCells’ partner Swiss Hydrogen is developing energy systems for a range of fuel cell applications. Brief

Electrovaya Partners on Approx. $7.5M Utility Energy Storage Demonstration

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is the energy storage partner for a utility demonstration project led by CEATI International Inc., The large-scale, multi-site, multi-partner initiative will demonstrate the capabilities, versatility and economics of utility-scale electricity storage based on Electrovaya’s modular Lithium Ion SuperPolymer battery technology.

California Energy Commission awards more than $5.5M for green transportation projects and $1.8M for 20 energy research projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $5,580,773 for clean-energy transportation projects including biodiesel production, power control electronics for medium-and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles, and buydowns for propane vehicles. Electricity: Negawatt Consulting, Inc. Motiv Power Systems, Inc. Tour Engine, Inc. ,

MIT researchers conclude fundamental changes in the US energy-innovation system are needed to meet challenges of climate change and energy supply

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Lester says that it is essential to pursue parallel innovation strategies aimed at different timescales: changes over the next decade focused on efficiency improvements such as building insulation and gas mileage; midrange efforts to reduce the costs and risks of known low-carbon energy-supply and electricity-storage technologies; and.

sonnen accelerates US market efforts with solar-plus-storage technology package

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The new solar-plus-storage package offers US homeowners a straightforward path for using renewable energy. Brief

Liquid Air Energy Network forms in UK; focus on transportation and energy storage

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The main potential applications are in electricity storage, transport and the recovery of waste heat. liquid air) Dearman piston engine.

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Continuous test operation begins for large-format Li-ion energy storage system at power plant

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Evonik Industries, STEAG, and other project partners put a lithium electricity storage system (LESSY) into operation at STEAG’s Fenne power plant in Völklingen, Saarland, Germany. The large-format energy storage system was developed under a research initiative sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Toshiba begins demo operation of power-to-gas system; solar-to-H2

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Hydrogen tank storage capacity. Electricity storage capacity. 95% (55% for electricity and 40% for hot water). 30 kW.

Eos Energy Storage introduces grid-scale battery system at $160/kWh

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Eos Energy Storage announced the commercial availability of its MW-scale Aurora system for deliveries starting in 2016. Source: EOS. Brief

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JRC study finds 8 metals for low-carbon energy technologies at risk of shortages; EVs, wind and solar, and lighting the applications of most concern

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The applications, i.e. technologies, of particular concern as a result are electric vehicles, wind and solar energy, and lighting. Dysprosium was identified as being the most at risk, as the EU is expected to require 25% of the expected world supply in 2020-2030 to meet the Union’s demand for hybrid and electric vehicles and wind turbines.

PNNL study outlines requirements for grid storage, reviews four electrochemical energy storage systems: vanadium redox flow, Na-beta, Li-ion and lead-carbon

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Classification of potential electrical storage for stationary applications. The need for storage. Credit: ACS, Yang et al.

Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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Electricity prices in comparison. Our aim is to achieve a sustainable energy system with secure supplies and affordable electricity.

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems introduces Marine Hybrid System

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The XeroPoint Hybrid system consists of a diesel engine and an electric motor that independently or simultaneously drive a propulsion shaft. With only the diesel engine providing power, the electric motor acts as a shaft-driven generator providing power to meet the vessels hotel loads. Source: AKA. Click to enlarge. whale-watching.).

Researchers in China investigate use of coal as source of lithium

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Worldwide annual consumption of lithium grew from 15,100 tonnes in 2003 to 37,000 tonnes by 2012, a 145% increase; demand is expected to rise even further with the move towards sustainable power and electrical storage capacity increases. Indeed, the extraction of lithium from coal would offer an ironic twist to its continued use.

ITM Power launching enhanced Power-to-Gas range; two new reference plants in Germany

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Recognizing the market pull for ever larger electrolyzer systems for Power-to-Gas energy storage, ITM Power has brought to fruition two key technical initiatives in order to better meet the requirements of widespread uptake. The major Power-to-Gas energy storage adoption markets today are Germany and the US. Brief

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