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. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles come in next, growing from $600 million a year in 2019 to a projected $3.6 Batteries Forecasts Sales

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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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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.

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.

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DOE releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap; 44% reduction in manufactured cost for 300-mile EV pack by 2030

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap , the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy. billion into energy storage research and development—$400 million per year, on average.

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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

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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.

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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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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

2020 209

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.

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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. For this demonstration, the consortium linked Hitachi’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charger to ENGIE’s office building in Zaandam, The Netherlands. Moreover, it is possible to connect solar panels and external storage directly to the recharger, allowing a more efficient electricity supply to buildings.

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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.

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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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

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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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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

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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

2016 191

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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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. This strategy will extend the useful life of the battery for the owner, even beyond in-vehicle use, BMW said. Batteries Electric (Battery

2016 190

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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BNEF ups forecast for global investment in stationary energy storage, sees majority of capacity likely to be grid-scale

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Energy storage installations around the world will multiply exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). The total demand for batteries from the stationary storage and electric transport sectors is forecast to be 4,584GWh combined by 2040, providing a major opportunity for battery makers and miners of component metals such as lithium, cobalt and nickel.

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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. By 2025 the energy storage market will top $100 billion with applications in transportation alone reaching $69 billion, Lux forecasts. Batteries Forecasts

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UPS adds battery energy storage for 118 electric vans in UK

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Electric 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. electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) London Commercial vehicle fleet energy storage UPS

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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 announcement comes four weeks after Tesla Motors announced its own entry into the ESS market with the home PowerWall Li-ion battery system ( earlier post ), although Daimler has been considering the move for several years. The battery modules with an energy capacity of 2.5 Batteries Infrastructure Smart Grid

2015 295

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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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. At the Electric Vehicle. Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage BMW i

Bosch, Toyota and startups join CalCharge energy storage effort

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CalCharge , a California initiative designed to accelerate breakthrough energy storage technologies, welcomed six new member companies, including Bosch and Toyota Motor Corporation. The newly announced charter members, Bosch and Toyota, along with general members Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems will have access to CalCharge’s programs, services and network, all of which help clear the path to commercialization.

2015 192

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. These line thicknesses were developed using the total amount of capacity deployed as tracked in the Lux Research Grid Storage Tracker (client registration required), as well as publicly available partnership information.

2016 185

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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Daimler establishes Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH for stationary energy storage

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Daimler AG has established Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH to take over the development and global sale of Mercedes-Benz brand stationary energy storage ( earlier post ) with immediate effect. Daimler AG, with ACCUMOTIVE, began delivery of domestic storage solutions for the German market in April. Work also started on setting up the first large-scale industrial projects in the field of primary regulation energy. Up to eight battery modules with an energy content of 2.5

2016 150

Zinc-air battery company Eos Energy Storage raises $15M

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Eos Energy Storage, a developer of zinc-air grid-scale battery technology, completed its $15-million Series B financing round with participation from a syndicate of 21 strategic and financial investors. Eos has developed Znyth, a zinc hybrid cathode battery technology. The company saus it has overcome historical limitations of zinc-air batteries, with its innovations improving round-trip efficiency, energy density, cycle life, and run time.

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. With more than 178,000 sales since its launch in late 2010, Nissan LEAF is the world’s top-selling electric vehicle. Batteries Electric (Battery

2015 236

Berkeley Lab and Hydro-Québec partner on transportation electrification and energy storage

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Hydro-Québec and the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have agreed to explore collaborations toward the research and development of manufacturing and scale-up technology to advance transportation electrification and energy storage. The technologies developed will be transferred to battery manufacturers, leading to job creation in Québec and California. Batteries Canada

2017 175

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

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Bloomberg recently reported that the Volkswagen Group has made an investment in QuantumScape, a Silicon Valley stealth startup commercializing a novel solid-state energy storage technology—the “All-Electron Battery” (AEB), originally developed at Stanford and supported by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) ARPA-E BEEST program ( earlier post ), as noted by Katie Fehrenbacher at GigaOM. All-electron battery having area-enhanced electrodes US 8524398 B2.

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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

2016 196

Ford favoring bulk-type solid-state battery for next-gen energy storage

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Ford is exploring a variety of “beyond Li-ion” solutions, including Lithium-sulfur, Lithium-air and solid-state lithium-ion batteries. Of those, Ford is currently favoring a solid-state solution for several reasons, among them the better volumetric energy density this approach offers, said Ford engineer Venkat Anandan in a presentation at SAE WCX 17 in Detroit this week. A Li-air battery, with its air cathode, is a low-cost system, Anandan said.

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ARPA-E awards $43M to 19 energy storage projects to advance electric vehicle and grid technologies

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The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has selected 19 new projects to receive a total of $43 million to develop breakthrough energy storage technologies and support promising small businesses. military at forward operating bases in remote areas —Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Advanced Management And Protection Of Energy-Storage Devices (AMPED). batteries during charge and discharge cycles.

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV 

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Low-cost 5V dual carbon battery development for EV . A 5V Dual Carbon Battery that uses self-standing carbon fibre mats as both electrodes such as cathode and anode has been developed by the Electrochemical Energy Storage Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH).

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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