BNEF: energy storage is a $1.2-trillion investment opportunity to 2040

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The falling cost of batteries is set to drive a boom in the installation of energy storage systems around the world in the years from now to 2040, according to the latest annual forecast from research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). Global cumulative storage deployments.

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GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 Asia-Pacific (APAC) and EMEA will be the dominant markets for battery energy storage systems over the forecast period 2019-2023. Batteries Forecasts

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UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

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For fleet operators who recharge large fleets of electric vehicles overnight, however, the load on electric grids and consequent demand charges pose a. electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) London Commercial vehicle fleet energy storage UPSElectric vehicles are not only zero-emission and quieter and more pleasant to drive, they also clearly lower emissions of the carbon dioxide linked to climate change under most circumstances.

SABIC acquires majority stake in carbon nanotube business for energy storage applications

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BDS produces and commercializes MOLECULAR REBAR, a proprietary technology of modified carbon nanotubes that offers potential for enhancing the performance of energy storage applications using lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. Batteries Nanotech

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Natron Energy awarded $3M by California Energy Commission to pair energy storage with EV fast charging

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Natron Energy, a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has ( earlier post ), has been awarded a $3-million grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will utilize the funds to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.

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New class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications

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A team led by researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany is proposing a new class of high entropy materials for energy storage applications. Unlike conventional (non-entropy-stabilized) oxyfluorides, the new material shows enhanced Li storage properties due to entropy stabilization, which, in general, facilitates tailoring the cycling performance by varying the constituent elements in yet unprecedented ways. Batteries Materials

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SwRI opens Energy Storage Technology Center

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Southwest Research Institute has opened a new Energy Storage Technology Center , bringing its diverse scientific research, development and evaluation of energy storage systems under one roof. The facility houses SwRI technology to evaluate and to develop battery and energy storage systems for electric, plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles; grid storage; flywheels; and stationary systems such as flow batteries for electric power grid applications.

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Faraday Institution to award up to £55M to five consortia for energy storage research

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The Faraday Institution will award up to £55 million (US$67 million) to five UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research to make step changes in battery chemistries, systems and manufacturing methods. The ultimate aim of the research is to facilitate improvements in batteries used for transport and other applications such as grid storage with improved performance and cost characteristics. Next generation sodium ion batteries–NEXGENNA. Batteries

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Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are partnered in a project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. This energy can then be discharged back into the grid when appropriate. Hitachi Europe Ltd.,

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Kreisel Electric introduces Li-ion home energy storage systems; 9.6 kW output for faster EV charging

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Austrian manufacturer of high-performance batteries Kreisel Electric ( earlier post ) has introduced the MAVERO home energy storage system. The Li-ion battery packs are available in four different sizes, with usable capacity ranging from 8 kWh to 22 kWh.

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New lithium polysulfide flow battery for large-scale energy storage

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Stanford / SLAC’s new lithium-polysulfide flow battery design compared to conventional “redox” flow batteries. The new flow battery uses only one tank and pump and uses a simple coating instead of an expensive membrane to separate the anode and cathode. Energy Environ.

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years, this energy storage project will be the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts.

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Siemens targeting Li-ion energy storage for marine and offshore oil and gas applications; 6MW system to West Mira rig

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As part of a strategy to continue providing low-emissions solutions for harsh offshore operating environments, Siemens has opened a fully robotized and digitalized plant in Norway that will develop and manufacture energy storage technologies for both marine and offshore oil and gas applications.

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Ford MyEnergi Lifestyle adds home energy storage

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Ford Motor Company is expanding its MyEnergi Lifestyle program ( earlier post ), announced at last year’s CES, to include home energy storage. MyEnergi Lifestyle, a Ford Motor Company collaboration with Eaton, Infineon, SunPower and Whirlpool, retrofitted the homes of two families with energy-efficient appliances and solar panels, as well as providing the families with their own Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle.

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. The system utilizes BMW i3 high-voltage batteries and can be expanded to incorporate second-life batteries as they become available in the market.

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Connected Energy and Renault to collaborate on energy storage and EV charging technology; second-life batteries in E-STOR

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Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging solutions.

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Nissan and 4R Energy partner with Green Charge Networks for commercial energy storage featuring second-life EV batteries

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Nissan Motor Company and Green Charge Networks, a provider of commercial energy storage, are partnering to deploy second-life Li-ion vehicle batteries for stationary commercial energy storage in the US and international markets. Systems such as this also can be paired with renewable energy sources such as wind or solar to further reduce a facility’s environmental footprint and enhance energy savings. Batteries Electric (Battery

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UC Irvine study concludes intelligent PEV charging can minimize scale of stationary energy storage needed to meet renewable targets

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A new study by a team at the University of California Irvine highlights the importance of intelligent plug-in vehicle (PEV) charging for minimizing the scale of infrastructure required to meet renewable utilization targets. They found that for an 80% RPS in 2050, immediate charging of PEVs requires the installation of an aggregate energy storage system with a power capacity of 60% of the installed renewable capacity and an energy capacity of 2.3%

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

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Volkswagen executives have been hinting for awhile now about taking a different approach to high-energy-density electrical storage for long-range electric vehicles than the more “conventional” next-generation Li-ion or Li-metal battery pathways. Batteries

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MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with ABB to develop and commercialize new electro-thermal stationary energy-storage system

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MAN Diesel & Turbo Schweiz AG has signed a cooperation agreement with ABB Switzerland for the development, production and commercialization of a three-way energy-storage system. The heat and cold can be converted back into electrical energy on demand. Batteries

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SolarCity introduces energy storage for businesses; Tesla battery technology

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SolarCity has unveiled a smart energy storage system to address rising utility demand charges and increasing grid outages affecting businesses. Developed with battery technology from Tesla Motors, SolarCity DemandLogic storage includes learning software that automates the discharge of stored energy to optimize utility charge savings for customers.

ABB and BYD enter strategic global collaboration on energy storage

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announced today a strategic global collaboration to develop new solutions for energy storage, building on their complementary strengths. This collaboration will accelerate the introduction of new solutions for electric vehicle charging, the fast ramp up of renewables combined with energy storage in off-grid and on-grid solutions as well as battery and energy storage solutions for the fast growing marine segment. Solar energy.

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Lux: China’s advanced energy storage market to quadruple to $8.7B in 2025; 85% share by transport

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Driven by environmental problems, a growing auto industry, and a big policy push, China’s advanced energy storage market will be worth $8.7 billion, according to a new report from Lux Research called “ Clearing the Haze: Demystifying Energy Storage Opportunities in China ”.

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Toshiba delivers two SCiB Li-ion grid energy storage systems

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Toshiba Corporation has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company’s SCiB Li-ion battery ( earlier post ) to Kyushu Electric Power Co., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. Toshiba’s battery energy storage systems provide such islands with a solution for efficient and effective frequency regulation.

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Volvo Car Group testing lightweight structural energy storage material applied in trunk lid and plenum cover

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A composite blend of carbon fibers and polymer resin is being developed that can store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can. Earlier work has been focused on multifunctional structural batteries and dielectric capacitors.

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Wärtsilä installs first hybrid energy storage solution on LNG-fueled offshore supply ship

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The technology group Wärtsilä has completed the installation of a hybrid energy system on board Viking Princess. The Norwegian vessel is now the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship.

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Ultrahigh-capacity anodes derived from natural silk for Li-ion batteries; other energy storage applications

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Researchers at the Beijing Institute of Technology have found a way to process biomass-derived natural silk to create carbon-based nanosheets that could potentially be used in Li-ion batteries and other energy storage devices. a) charge–discharge curves at 0.1 Batteries

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EnerNOC and Tesla to collaborate on stationary energy storage

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a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), will collaborate with Tesla on the deployment and management of energy storage systems in commercial and industrial buildings. Tesla announced its PowerWall line of stationary Li-ion battery storage systems last night. EnerNOC and Tesla will enable enterprises to monetize the batteries through demand charge management and demand response using EnerNOC’s EIS. EnerNOC, Inc.,

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KIT/IIT team demonstrates suitability of high-entropy oxides (HEO) as conversion materials for reversible energy storage

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Novel materials can considerably improve storage capacity and cycling stability of rechargeable batteries. Top images: The active material studied with high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Among the most important properties of batteries are their storage capacity and their cycling stability, i.e. the number of possible charging and discharging processes without any loss of capacity.

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GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries; Duke Energy testing

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GM and ABB partnered to produce a prototype back-up power storage unit that repackages five used Volt batteries into a modular unit that becomes an uninterruptible power supply and grid power balancing system. —Pablo Valencia, GM senior manager of battery lifecycle management.

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Study suggests fuel cell hybrid with supercapacitors for energy storage the most fuel efficient

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This, the researchers suggested in a paper presented at the recent EVS 27 conference in Barcelona, was due to the use of the efficient supercapacitors for the majority of the transient-power requirements (the SC can be charged or discharged at a high current, at which the battery cannot function).

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Report: VW Group to decide how to proceed with Quantumscape solid state energy storage by July

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Bloomberg reports that the Volkswagen Group will decide by July how to proceed with solid state energy storage technology under development by Quantumscape ( earlier post) , citing Prof. According to the report, Winterkorn said that the technology’s potential to boost the range of battery-powered vehicles is compelling and tests are progressing. Other earlier patents relate to the electron battery. US 20100183919: Quantum dot ultracapacitor and electron battery.

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Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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Nissan and power management leader Eaton are broadening their portfolio of xStorage Home residential energy storage solutions—which can use second-life EV batteries—by introducing a range of six product configurations, giving consumers greater choice to meet their energy needs. The system gives consumers greater control over how and when they use energy in their own homes enabling them to avoid expensive tariff periods. Storage capacities are 4.2

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USC team develops novel organic redox flow battery for large-scale energy storage

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Scientists at USC have developed a novel water-based Organic Redox Flow Battery (ORBAT) for lower cost, long lasting large-scale energy storage. ORBAT employs two different water-soluble organic redox couples on the positive and negative side of a flow battery. These properties render quinone-based redox couples very attractive for high-efficiency metal-free rechargeable batteries, they found. We have termed this battery an Organic Redox Flow Battery (ORBAT).

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Integrated solar-driven system for electrochemical energy storage and water electrolysis for H2 production

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A team from UCLA and colleagues from Tarbiat Modares University and Shahed University in Iran have devised an integrated solar-powered system for both electrochemical energy storage and water electrolysis. A paper on their work is published in the journal Energy Storage Materials. The device developed at UCLA has a third electrode that acts as both a supercapacitor, which stores energy, and as a device for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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AllCell and Matra Debut Solar Energy Storage Battery Swap and Charging System at Paris Motor Show

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Solar Flow-R system distributes solar energy to light electric vehicle batteries and utility consumers. The Paris Motor Show saw the debut of a solar energy storage system to support light electric vehicle battery swaps and charging. kWh battery can do 2.88

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OSU smart membrane could enable new category of high-energy, high-power energy storage for EVs

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A team at the Ohio State University has developed a membrane that regulates bi-directional ion transport across it as a function of its redox state and that could be used as a programmable smart membrane separator in future supercapacitors and redox flow batteries. Batteries

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Stanford team develops new ultrahigh surface area 3D porous graphitic carbon material for improved energy storage

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Stanford University scientists have created a new ultrahigh surface area three-dimensional porous graphitic carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Electrochemical performance of 3D HPG carbon for Li−S batteries. (a)

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Toshiba to supply Li-ion battery energy storage system for frequency regulation project in US

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Toshiba Corporation has received an order to supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) for a power frequency regulation project in Hamilton, Ohio. The project will be carried out by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, a US renewable energy developer. Toshiba’s SCiB charges and discharges efficiently in a wide range of temperatures, high and low.

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Toshiba to supply Lithium-titanate battery for 2MW energy storage system project in UK; 1MWh SCiB

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Toshiba Corporation will supply the battery for the United Kingdom’s first 2MW scale lithium-titanate battery based Energy Storage System (ESS) to support grid management. The company’s 1MWh SCiB battery will be installed in a primary substation in central England in September. Large-scale ESS are seen as a versatile solution in managing electricity supply.

Rice University researchers create dual-purpose edge-oriented MoS2 film for energy storage, hydrogen catalysis

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A new material developed at Rice University based on molybdenum disulfide (Mo S 2) exposes as much of the edge as possible, making it efficient as both a catalyst for hydrogen production and for energy storage. These could be fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries.

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Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

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The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that goes into the battery? Why not change the battery itself?

US Subsidiary of GS Yuasa introduces energy storage systems for renewables and EV charging

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GS Battery (USA) Inc., , the US subsidiary of Japan-based battery maker GS Yuasa, announced the deployment of its Hybrid Energy System (HES) for renewable energy storage and EV charging. Equipped with 48 volts of ECO R advanced lead acid battery technology, the integrated, compact unit is targeted at common renewable energy storage needs and is packaged in an easily installed, indoor/outdoor cabinet.

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