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

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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.

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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. 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.

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

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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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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

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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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

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.

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

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.

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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

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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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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.

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

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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

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

2016 46

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.

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.

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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.

2015 29

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.

2016 38

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.

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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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,

2015 26

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.

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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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.

2015 15

French oil company Total agrees to buy battery maker Saft

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Energy storage has never been the subject of more research, capital investment, and business interest than it's experiencing in this decade. With lithium-ion cells at the forefront of both electric cars and stationery batteries used to store renewable energy for later use, batteries are hot. Green battery pack energy infrastructure energy storage lithium-ion oil

2016 33

3 California battery storage sites come online, one from Tesla

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Long a leader in the push to reduce vehicle emissions and switch to renewable energy, California marks another milestone this week. The last of three battery energy-storage sites will come online in Southern California, providing storage and buffering for unpredictable renewable energy. Batteries California renewable energy energy energy storage

U.S. advanced research agency optimistic on storage-battery progress

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The Federal government's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy said last week that it has made huge strides toward creating a next generation of batteries for energy storage. The agency is tasked with kickstarting energy-related projects in the private sector; its director suggested that the new technologies could be on the market soon. Batteries research renewable energy energy storage grid storage

2016 32

Ultracapacitor Resistance Breaking Down Among Automakers?

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Ultracapacitors have been the next big thing in energy storage for well over a decade. And while automakers have been hung up on their far greater price (per energy stored), and prices haven’t decreased all that significantly, there are some indications that automakers are softening in their resistance. Batteries energy storage ultracapacitors

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Tesla, SolarCity, and Ta'u: sun, storage batteries, clean energy (video)

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emissions renewable energy solar clean energy energy storage Solar CityThe combination of Tesla and SolarCity is already promoting its potential synergies, albeit in a location far away from the mainland United States.

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Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

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As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of wind and solar. Batteries research plug-in cars energy storageTesla Motors hopes to exploit this potential market with packs that use the same lithium-ion cells as its electric cars. DON'T MISS: Are Vanadium Flow Batteries.

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.