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

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. 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. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line of battery packs was developed in concert with.

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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.

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

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. Batteries Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars energy storage gigafactory

Cummins acquiring Brammo for energy storage technology

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Brammo’s energy storage expertise evolved into Brammo’s “Energy of Things” platform, with solutions scaling from 1.5 Cummins Inc. is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., 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.

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 battery storage system electrified by BMW i can be equipped with new or second-life batteries.

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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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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. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars renewable energy Tesla PowerwallThe 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. But it's worth noting that Tesla.

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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 battery in the All-in-One is the same battery used in German premium EV cars and grid-scale energy storage system in Schwerin, Germany.

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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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California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

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Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it''s starting to be put into practice on a large scale. Southern California Edison (SCE) recently announced that it will purchase 250 megawatts of energy storage, as part of a larger 2,221-MW purchase of new generation assets

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

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

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University of Leeds aims for energy storage breakthrough

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A joint research institute has been formed between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Leeds (logo, pictured), in the UK, in an effort to boost next generation energy storage systems. Together, they will look at a number of technologies that can store energy – ranging from batteries to hydro power plants and [.]. Green cars Green credentials Latest news China energy storage green cars UK University of Leeds

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.

Navigant forecasts energy storage enabling technologies revenue to total nearly $75B from 2015 to 2024

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Navigant Research forecasts that worldwide energy storage enabling technology (ESET) revenue will total nearly $75 billion from 2015 to 2024. The report analyzes the ESET global market across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage; community storage; residential storage; and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024.

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E.ON and Samsung SDI to cooperate in Li-ion stationary energy storage business

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SE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung SDI on co-operation in the energy storage business. The co-operation includes the development of profitable energy storage solutions and, to this end, to assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for Lithium-Ion batteries in selected regions and markets. The agreement focuses on solutions for grid stabilization, industrial customers and appropriate energy systems.

SEPTA, Constellation, and Viridity Energy to deploy 8.75MW energy storage system to capture and reuse subway train braking energy

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An 8.75MW battery storage network which will capture and reuse the energy created by braking subway cars will help Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) reduce operating costs, ensure energy resiliency, and support the stability of the electrical grid.

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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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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

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.

TransAlta to use Tesla stationary batteries in Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project

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TransAlta Corporation has been awarded $250,000 from Alberta Innovates - Energy & Environment Solutions (AI-EES) to help launch Alberta’s first large-scale commercial energy storage project. AI-EES’s Next Generation Energy Storage Technologies initiative is an international competition seeking energy storage technologies with the highest potential for Alberta. Home and business energy storage is just starting to gain momentum in the U.S,

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IHS: late 2015 pipeline growth signals impending rise in global energy storage market

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Battery cost reductions, government funding programs and utility tenders led to a 45% increase in the global energy storage pipeline in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015 compared to the previous quarter.

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Porsche partnering with A123 Systems on energy storage for 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype

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Porsche announced that A123 Systems is its technology partner for the development of the energy storage system for the 919 Hybrid LMP1 Le Mans prototype. A123 Systems is the exclusive battery cell supplier for the LMP1 team. Porsche also announced Schaeffler Group and Veltins brewery as Official Partners of the works team for the return to the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Tesla stores to focus on energy as well as electric cars

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Its Tesla Energy division markets stationary lithium-ion battery packs for energy storage. Energy-storage systems can increase the utility of home solar arrays, meaning Tesla Energy will likely become more important now that Tesla is set to. plug-in cars renewable energy energy storage Solar City Tesla PowerwallTesla is perhaps best known for its electric cars, but the company has another prominent business as well.

Tesla And Panasonic: Partners In Electric Cars, Foes In Home Energy Storage

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Tesla and Panasonic work closely together on battery-cell production for the carmaker's high-end electric cars. Panasonic currently produces all cells for the Tesla Model S, and also owns a small stake in the carmaker. It's also helping to fund Tesla's massive Nevada "Gigafactory," and will oversee cell-fabrication operations once the factory is. Batteries Tesla Motors plug-in cars Panasonic gigafactory

BMW energy storage, Mercedes electric SUV, Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid pulled: Today's Car News

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Today, BMW debuts an energy-storage system that uses i3 electric car batteries, a Mercedes-Benz electric SUV concept is expected for the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is pulled form the U.S. BMW will use i3 electric-car batteries for home energy storage.

Used electric-car batteries should be recycled, not reused: report

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Even after they have degraded too much for continued automotive use, the lithium-ion battery packs in electric cars still have significant useful storage capacity. That's led several automakers to experiment with alternative uses for these "second-life" batteries in stationary energy storage. Battery packs can store energy generated by renewable. Batteries lithium-ion Recycling plug-in cars energy storage

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Battery-Based Energy Trading: Next Step After Reverse Metering?

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The combination of battery-based energy storage and solar power already has some electric utilities worried. They believe consumers' ability to store energy harvested by home solar arrays for later use could be a threat to their business model. Given that, they're probably not going to like this latest development in energy-storage economics. Batteries energy infrastructure electric utilities renewable energy solar energy storage

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Renault plans huge energy storage plant using old Zoe electric-car battery packs

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With more plug-in electric vehicles on the road today than ever, automakers are working to solve an impending issue: what to do with used lithium-ion batteries. Once the batteries are no longer suitable to power vehicles, automakers must recycle or repurpose them. Now, through a partnership with The Mobility House, the Renault Nissan Alliance is. Renault Batteries battery pack electric utilities Renault-Nissan Renault Zoe

California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. California envisions energy storage technology as a critical component in reducing global warming, improving air quality and promoting energy independence.

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Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

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SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its solar-energy business can be reinforced and complemented by Tesla's energy-storage business. electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy solar energy storage Solar CityEven before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating.

Tesla's solar and battery project in Hawaii: we do the math

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Tesla’s summer announcement of the world’s biggest battery-storage system in South Australia characteristically kept key details confidential. Fortunately, while mystery and mystique still shroud that project, more can be unearthed or inferred for Tesla's solar panel and battery energy-storage deployment in Kauai, Hawaii, which came. electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy energy storage Solar City Tesla Powerwall

Hawaiian Electric & Greenlots test combined EV fast charging and energy storage

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The fast charger’s integrated energy storage allows it to remain in full power using electricity stored at times when generation is abundant, such as mid-day when many rooftop solar panels are sending power to the grid. Stored energy is then available later in the day during peak use times when electricity is in high demand.

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. This material can then be used around the vehicle, replacing existing components, to store and charge energy.

Supercapacitor energy density could soar using contact-lens polymer

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That includes using supercapacitors to substitute for storage batteries in some circumstances. Batteries research plug-in cars charging energy storage capacitor ultracapacitorsEngineers are nothing if not creative. Significant research is going into improved ways of storing electricity, including alternatives to the currently dominant lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry in electric cars.

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

LG Chem to supply Li-ion battery modules for AES Advancion energy storage; 1 GWh of capacity

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AES Energy Storage and LG Chem have entered a multi-year agreement that provides access to a gigawatt-hour (GWh) of lithium-ion battery capacity with the option to procure additional capacity for the AES Advancion energy storage solution. The agreement covers the supply of several of LG Chem’s battery modules that have been designed and configured for AES’ Advancion grid-scale energy storage solution.

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