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How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination

How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination For an energy source that’s been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride. It’s worked its way up from primitive cellular phones to cameras and laptops before entering everyone’s pockets inside smartphones. But only now that the electric car has … Continue reading How Batteries Went From Primitive Power to Global Domination

Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050

Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050 BNEF predicts that solar PV capacity will grow 17-fold, and wind six-fold, by 2050, to account for nearly half of global electricity generation. Investments will reach $11.5 trillion. Cost reductions will drive this charge, particularly in the battery market. Despite this, the electricity … Continue reading Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050

New battery storage and microgrid service launched

New battery storage and microgrid service launched Younicos and modular power infrastructure provider Aggreko will combine solar, batteries and microgrids into a single contract A battery storage integrator has teamed up with its parent company Aggreko to launch a new microgrid and battery storage service. Younicos and modular power infrastructure provider Aggreko will provide low-cost … Continue reading New battery storage and microgrid service launched

Viridity Energy breaks ground on two 20 MWh battery storage projects in New Jersey

Viridity Energy breaks ground on two 20 MWh battery storage projects in New Jersey Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. (“Viridity”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) and a leader in energy storage, is pleased to announce groundbreaking on two 20 MW / 20 MWh standalone utility-connected battery energy storage projects that the company … Continue reading Viridity Energy breaks ground on two 20 MWh battery storage projects in New Jersey

Rivals Rise Up to Threaten Tesla ‘s Battery Business

Rivals Rise Up to Threaten Tesla’s Battery Business Batteries to run cars. Batteries to store solar power. Batteries … to prevent blackouts. Everywhere you look in the field of battery technology, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) seems to be there already. The company’s even building a battery gigafactory in the Nevada desert to keep its battery empire well-supplied, … Continue reading Rivals Rise Up to Threaten Tesla ‘s Battery Business

Utilities join with #Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback

Utilities join with Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback Electric vehicles are a key area of growth for electric utilities, many of which have seen their power demand stagnate or decline since the 2008 recession. Charging an EV, experts say, typically doubles the electricity consumption of a small residential customer. But EV proponents … Continue reading Utilities join with #Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback

Getting paid to charge a battery is an attractive but limited opportunity, analysts say

Getting paid to charge a battery is an attractive but limited opportunity, analysts say While Tesla’s Australian energy storage facility apparently made a windfall from negative prices, analysts say such prices are too rare to be reliable. A lot of analysis has been done around the variety of revenue streams an energy storage system can … Continue reading Getting paid to charge a battery is an attractive but limited opportunity, analysts say

Battery energy storage on verge of competing with natural gas, but questions remain

Battery energy storage on verge of competing with natural gas, but questions remain The degree to which energy storage can compete economically with natural gas peaking plants is still being determined, but better price signals are needed to incentivize the most cost-effective reliability solutions regardless of technology, experts and analysts said Monday. Related video: Platts … Continue reading Battery energy storage on verge of competing with natural gas, but questions remain