Lithium-ion batteries are (still) headed for tariffs as of September 1 The energy storage market is set to be the latest affected by Trump’s trade war, and lithium-ion batteries were not included in a group of Chinese imports where tariffs will be delayed until December 15. Solar cells. Solar panels. Inverters. Steel. Aluminum frames for … Continue reading Lithium-ion batteries are (still) headed for tariffs as of September 1
Could Iron Replace Lithium in Batteries? Transitioning to renewable energy across society will require many changes, including more batteries. Energy storage is crucial for making sure that inconsistent renewable sources, like wind or solar, can stay humming even when the weather isn’t going their way. But batteries have their own problem in the form of … Continue reading Could #Iron Replace #Lithium in Batteries?
6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in California Energy Toolbase hosted a webinar recently entitled “Modeling the Economics Residential Energy Storage Projects in California” where we shared our latest insights on the market. We’re constantly learning and adjusting our thinking as the market evolves. We’re fortunate to have a … Continue reading 6 thoughts on the current state of the residential energy storage market in #California
Gravity over lithium-ion: SoftBank invests $110 million in Swiss storage company Energy Vault The investment of Japan-based SoftBank, which has made a name for itself by pouring money into technology companies such as Uber, WeWork and Slack, further validates the growth of the energy storage industry. “The size of SoftBank investment in Energy Vault is … Continue reading Gravity over lithium-ion: SoftBank invests $110 million in Swiss storage company Energy Vault
How Electric Cars and Renewables Could Beat Oil Solar and wind sent European utilities into financial disarray, and U.S. utilities are facing a similar fate. Are global oil companies next? A new report from one of the world’s biggest banks, BNP Paribas, says that solar and wind paired with electric cars provide up to seven … Continue reading How Electric Cars and Renewables Could Beat Oil
Is a California solar+storage boom about to happen? CAISO has warned state regulators that there could be a 4.7 GW capacity shortfall in 2022, in the early evening hours of the annual peak demand events of September. The grid operator has suggested alteration of water cooling laws, as well as increased procurement of resources. The … Continue reading Is a #California solar + storage boom about to happen?
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BASF and NGK Partner to Sell Stationary Energy Storage Batteries BASF New Business GmbH (BNB) and NGK announced a sales partnership agreement that gives BNB non-exclusive rights to sell NGK’s NAS® batteries (sodium-sulfur (NaS)-based batteries) via BASF’s global channels. NGK’s NAS battery is the first commercialized megawatt-class battery which has the capacity to store large … Continue reading #BASF and #NGK Partner to Sell Stationary Energy Storage Batteries
Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries Tesla might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries if it wants to expand its product lineup and scale production, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The comments came after Musk talked about … Continue reading Tesla might get into the mining business to secure minerals for electric batteries
Oxnard, California: The City That Stopped A Gas Plant When NRG Energy, one of the largest electric power producers in the country, won a contract to build a new gas plant on the beach in Oxnard, California, in 2014, nearly everyone assumed it was a done deal. The region’s electric utility, Southern California Edison, needed … Continue reading Oxnard, California: The City That Stopped A Gas Plant