Lux predicts energy storage market will hit $546B by 2035

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The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a report released by Lux Research. Stationary storage is expected to grow to $111.8 Batteries Forecasts Sales

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Hydro-Québec launches EVLO subsidiary specializing in energy storage systems

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Hydro-Québec has launched EVLO Energy Storage Inc. EVLO ), a subsidiary that designs, sells, and operates safe, efficient and sustainable energy storage systems. These storage systems are intended mainly for power producers, transmission providers and distributors, as well as the commercial and industrial markets for medium- and large-scale storage. EVLO systems also include power control and energy management software.

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Qatar invests $125M in energy storage company Fluence

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Fluence, the global energy storage solutions joint venture between Siemens and AES, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) pursuant to which QIA will commit to invest $125 million in Fluence through a private placement transaction. Its technologies provide storage solutions for energy produced by wind farms and other renewable sources. Batteries Market Background Power Generation Smart Grid

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Northvolt & Mälarenergi partner to deploy battery energy storage for EV charging

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Northvolt and Mälarenergi are partnering to establish a battery energy storage system at an electric vehicle charging station in Västerås, Sweden. The battery system will provide power output up to 220 kW and a usable energy capacity of 320 kWh.

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DOE launches design & construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility at PNNL

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has begun work on the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75-million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage. The GSL will speed up the process considerably by doing the work needed to develop and deploy new grid storage technologies.

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Tesla releases specs for its new Powerwall+ energy storage system

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Tesla is releasing the specifications for its new Powerwall+ energy storage system, according to a new product information sheet that a potential customer posted. Tesla’s Powerwall is the energy storage system that the company utilizes for Solar customers.

BNEF projects impact of COVID-19 on renewables, energy storage, EVs, etc.

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BloombergNEF has issued a research note highlighting some of the likely effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak over the next year on the transition to a clean economy: including renewable power, energy storage, electric vehicles, heating, cooling and the circular economy.

2020 337

Apple to buy over $50 million worth of batteries from Tesla for new energy storage project

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Apple announced a massive new energy storage project in California, and we learned that Tesla will supply its Megapack battery systems for the project.

India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery-based energy storage system

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India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery-based energy storage system. India’s first grid-connected li-ion battery. MWh battery energy storage system will provide a better solution of power backup to preferential consumers in case of a grid outage.

Northvolt & Vattenfall introduce modular energy storage solution to replace diesel generators

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Northvolt and Vattenfall have launched of a new battery energy storage solution, Voltpack Mobile System—a rugged, highly modular lithium-ion battery system envisioned as a zero-emission alternative to replace diesel generators. Batteries Power Generation

2020 274

DOE releases draft energy storage grand challenge roadmap and requests stakeholder input

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap. Categories of storage included in the Energy Storage Grand Challenge.

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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). The global energy storage market will grow to a cumulative 942GW/2,857GWh by 2040, attracting $1.2 This will transform the economic case for batteries in both the vehicle and the electricity sector. Batteries Forecasts

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Tesla’s shift to LFP cells for Megapack batteries heralds an energy storage revolution

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Canaccord Genuity analyst Jed Dorsheimer recently noted that Tesla has shifted to cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries for its flagship energy storage product, the Megapack. It took Tesla some time before it decided to use LFP batteries for its vehicles.

Electrochemical energy storage startup SPARKZ licenses ORNL cobalt-free battery tech

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Stealth-mode electrochemical energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five battery technologies from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed to eliminate the use of cobalt metal in lithium-ion batteries. The advancement is aimed at accelerating the production of electric vehicles and energy storage solutions for the power grid. Energy density is especially important for EVs. Batteries

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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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Study: California needs up to 55 GW of long duration energy storage by 2045; 150X the storage deployed since 2010

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By 2045, California will require the deployment of up to a staggering 55 gigawatts (GW) of long duration energy storage (LDES) to support its 100% clean electricity goals, according to a new modeling study released by the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA). This quantity represents more than a 150X increase in the amount of energy storage deployed in the state since 2010 and is the energy equivalent of powering 37 million homes.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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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.

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. The US has been the largest market for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) both in terms of cumulative installed capacity and by market value for projects installed up to 2018 and is likely to continue to lead the market at the country level.

2019 195

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

SCE signs 7 contracts for 770 MW of battery-based energy storage for grid reliability

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Southern California Edison recently signed seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region’s electric system reliability needs. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts make up one of the country’s largest energy storage procurements. The projects will enhance electric grid reliability and help address potential energy shortfalls identified in California.

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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

2019 195

ABB partners with Vigor selects ABB as propulsion and energy storage partner for hybrid-electric ferries

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American shipbuilding company Vigor Fab LLC has selected ABB as the hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage system provider for the newest additions to the Washington State Ferry fleet—the largest US ferry system. Batteries Fleets Hybrids Ports and Marine

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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.

DOE to provide $6M for research to develop energy storage technologies for deployment with fossil assets

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced up to $6 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002332 , Energy Storage for Fossil Power Generation. Energy storage combined with fossil energy assets offers a suite of benefits to asset owners, the electricity grid, and consumers. Batteries Hydrogen Power Generation

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EGEB: These energy storage startups just got a big cash injection

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Battery materials and second-life battery recycling trailblazers just secured millions in VC funding. The Biden administration wants to replace fossil fuel subsidies with clean energy incentives.

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. MOLECULAR REBAR technology from BDS is believed to offer great potential for enhancing the performance of energy storage applications, such as lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries used in the mobility industry. Batteries Nanotech

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DOE awards Group14 Technologies $3.96M as Energy Storage Grand Challenge winner; nano-silicon within an engineered carbon scaffold

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Group14 Technologies, a provider of silicon-carbon composite materials for global lithium-ion markets, announced that it has been selected as a winner of the Department Of Energy’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge and will receive a $3.96-million award. Group14 is leading a $5-million project to integrate best-in-class synergistic technologies, delivering batteries that will meet the performance objectives for tomorrow’s electric vehicles. Batteries Electric (Battery

2020 195

Cornell team suggests engineered bacteria could address current limitations of energy storage technologies

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Raising the penetration of renewable —an intermittent—sources of energy into the grid will require large scale electrical energy storage and retrieval. However, at present, no existing technology provides such storage and retrieval at a low financial and environmental cost. We think biology plays a significant role in creating a sustainable energy infrastructure. Batteries Biotech

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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. Conventional wisdom may suggest that these storage systems—essentially household batteries such as the Tesla Powerwall—could be instrumental in weaning ourselves off greenhouse gas-emitting energy sources.

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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.

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. Unlike previous work on Li/S batteries with discharge products such as solid state Li 2 S 2 and Li 2 S, the catholyte is designed to cycle only in the range between sulfur and Li 2 S 4. Energy Environ.

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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 On 29 May, Daimler announced that it was entering the commercial and residential stationary energy storage system (ESS) market with its wholly-owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. Up to eight battery modules with an energy content of 2.5

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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.

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 standard Aurora 1000|4000 product, a containerized 1 MW DC battery system providing four continuous hours of discharge, offers a cost-effective energy storage solution competitive with gas peaking generation and utility distribution infrastructure.

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Maxwell Technologies sells HV product line to Renaissance to focus on energy storage for EVs

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a leading developer and manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery technology, has simultaneously signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell its High Voltage (HV) product line to Renaissance Investment Foundation. It is becoming increasingly clear that our DBE technology holds significant advantages over currently available energy systems for electric vehicles (EV) and positions us for significant long-term value creation as a result. Batteries

2018 240

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

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California Energy Commission to award up to $11M for non-Li-ion energy storage projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has released a solicitation (GFO-19-305) to fund innovative, non-Li-ion energy storage research projects, including green electrolytic hydrogen systems. The timing is right for supporting emerging technologies that can out-perform existing energy storage technologies because a substantial amount of the energy storage in California was installed in the last few years and will need to be upgraded or replaced in the next 7-15 years.

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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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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

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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”.

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

2019 195

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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