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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Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

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As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Mercedes-Benz Energy announced yesterday that it is working with Vivint Solar to develop home. Batteries Daimler solar roof plug-in cars solar energy storageNow, a Daimler company will go up against Tesla in that field under the branding of its most famous luxury-car make.

Energy storage batteries face biggest test in California

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From the perspective of both renewable-energy advocates and electric utilities, grid-scale energy storage offers many potential benefits. By storing energy in battery packs for later use, energy storage can make intermittent renewable sources like solar and wind into more reliable forms of power. California energy policy renewable energy energy energy storage

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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UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Batteries Behavior Market Background

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Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

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The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with. Batteries plug-in cars energy storageThe Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena.

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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UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

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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. For fleet operators who recharge large fleets of electric vehicles overnight, however, the load on electric grids and consequent demand charges pose a.

Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storage

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

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Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such storage comes at a cost on top of that of the photovoltaic solar panels that generate the energy. But the promise is that such batteries vastly increase the utility of solar panels. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

Tesla to provide batteries for energy storage farm in Kauai, Hawaii

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While its electric-car manufacturing continues to get the most attention, Tesla quietly continues to build up its energy-storage business as well. Today, the still-incomplete "gigafactory" in Nevada is assembling standalone battery packs for the company's Tesla Energy stationary energy-storage division. Batteries energy infrastructure plug-in cars Hawaii solar energy storage Solar City

What maker offers electric cars, plus solar panels and energy storage, beside Tesla?

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Japanese automaker Nissan previously offered home-energy storage solutions in Europe, dubbed Nissan xStorage, that utilized cells recycled from Nissan Leaf batteries. solar roof plug-in cars solar energy storage Solar CityWhile Tesla may be the automaker most known for marketing home-solar equipment, it's actually not the only player on the block.

BMW electric-car batteries to be used as home energy-storage devices

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Tesla Motors was the first carmaker to branch out from selling electric cars to offering standalone battery packs for energy storage, but others have followed the company's lead. Mercedes-Benz and Nissan have stated their intentions to enter the energy-storage market, and now BMW is jumping on the bandwagon as well. Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage BMW i

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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Cummins acquiring Brammo for energy storage technology

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which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important step for Cummins in its efforts to become a global electrified power leader. Brammo began developing and building electric motorcycles in 2007; the company originally developed custom battery modules for electric racing motorcycles that could compete and win against gas equivalents. BatteriesCummins Inc.

Mercedes-Benz residential energy storage systems now available for reservation

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The Mercedes-Benz energy storage systems for private use are now available for reservation; interested parties can place a reservation at www.schlauerspeichern.de Up to eight battery modules with an energy content of 2.5

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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. Eos’s grid-scale product is designed to reliably integrate renewable energy, improve grid efficiency and resiliency, and reduce costs for utilities and consumers.

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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.

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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Mercedes Follows Tesla, Will Offer Home Energy Storage Batteries Too

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That includes reaching beyond the automotive sector with its recently-announced plans to sell standalone battery packs for home and commercial energy storage. Batteries Mercedes-Benz Tesla Motors plug-in cars energyAs the newest carmaker on the block, it's perhaps not surprising that Tesla Motors likes to do things differently.

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Lux Research: transportation and stationary energy storage passing consumer electronics as largest energy storage markets by next year

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Although consumer electronics—devices such as smartphones and laptops—have traditionally driven the most demand for energy storage devices, transportation and stationary applications will soon become the largest energy storage markets, according to Lux Research.

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Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

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But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for the company: selling or leasing lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage. It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday''s 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. DON''T MISS: In 10 Years, Electric Cars Make Home Solar Practical Without Subsidies: UBS The

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Daimler enters stationary energy storage market with ACCUmotive battery systems; 500 kWh unit already on line for grid stabilization

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Daimler is entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5 Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

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Lux Research charts complex partnership networks in stationary energy storage

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Lux Research is analyzing partnerships in stationary energy storage, and has produced a graphic showing some of the key partnerships of seven leading stationary storage battery suppliers.

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Dynapower to supply 250kW energy storage inverters for Tesla Powerpack

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Dynapower Company will be supplying the 250 kW energy storage inverters as an integral part of Tesla’s recently announced Powerpack Commercial battery systems for large commercial and utility customers.

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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.

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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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.

Daimler extends stationary energy storage business to US

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Daimler AG is expanding its stationary energy storage business to the US market. Boris von Bormann, US solar industry expert, has been selected as the CEO for the new Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC. Working in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America in Sunnyvale, California, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas will bring initial product offerings to the United States starting early 2017. Each battery module has an energy content of 2.5

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Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors

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Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. The new product line includes Powerwall home battery packs for the home, as well as a separate line of battery packs designed for businesses and utilities. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy Tesla Powerwall

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US DOE releases Grid Energy Storage report

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The report identifies the benefits of grid energy storage, the challenges that must be addressed to enable broader use, and the efforts of the Energy Department, in conjunction with industry and other government organizations, to meet those challenges. —“Grid Energy Storage”.

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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BASF pitching NiMH batteries for grid energy storage applications

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BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8 th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany. One technology that has been largely overlooked for grid storage is NiMH. —Michael Zelinsky, Market and Business Development Manager, BASF Battery Materials.

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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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Study looks at electrical energy storage

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With the increased penetration of renewable energy, it seems it is widely accepted that electrical energy storage is becoming more important along with the implementation of smart grids and an improvement in power reliability and quality. Now a report by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory takes a closer look [.].

Kokam deploys 30 MW, 11.4 MWh energy storage system in Australia

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Ltd, successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium-ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia. MWh Kokam Containerized ESS (KCE) units using Kokam Ultra High Power Lithium-ion NMC (UHP NMC) batteries. This enables UHPNMC batteries to dispatch more power when needed. Australia Batteries Smart GridKokam Co.,

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China unveils battery energy storage station

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It is thought to be the world’s largest battery energy storage station – and its construction has now been completed in China. It combines 140MW of renewable energy generation with a smart power transmission system and [.]. Green cars Latest news BYD China energy storage renewable energy State Grid CorporationThe utility-scale project in Zhangbei Hebei Province has been led by BYD and the State Grid Corporation of China.

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. Batteries

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Argonne opens new collaborative centers for energy storage and nanotechnology

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Argonne National Laboratory has opened two new collaborative centers—one for energy storage, the other for nanotechnology—that provide an pathway for business and industry to access Argonne’s scientific resources. Chamberlain is familiar with the potential of energy storage as a transformational technology, having led the formation of Argonne’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).

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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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Samsung SDI introduces 5.5 kWh and 8.0 kWh residential energy storage units

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Samsung SDI unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. The new residential EES integrates the PV inverter, battery PCS and Li-ion battery.

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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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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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