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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

Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes

Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes Chakratec Ltd., an Israel-based battery startup, raises $4.4 million as it tackles some of the last obstacles holding back electric cars Even as electric vehicles appear to be on the verge of going mainstream, there are at least two major roadblocks holding back the technology. … Continue reading Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener A new device that converts water to hydrogen gas could help solve an emerging carbon emissions dilemma for businesses and other electricity consumers. Companies want to be applauded for switching to wind or solar energy, but here in the US that choice is not necessarily … Continue reading New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener

Is This The Perfect Battery?

Is This The Perfect Battery? he quest for the perfect battery continues. Increasingly often called the Holy Grail of energy storage, it needs to be energy dense, cheap, and durable. Existing batteries usually fail in at least one of these respects, with lithium-ion ones being on the expensive side despite their energy density and durability, … Continue reading Is This The Perfect Battery?

Could We Finally Be Close to A Major Breakthrough In Solid State Battery?

Could We Finally Be Close to A Major Breakthrough In Solid State Battery? Axios reports that some of the world’s biggest industrial companies including Samsung, Japan’s Hitachi and an alliance of auto giants consisting of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic Materials. The little-known startup claims to have developed … Continue reading Could We Finally Be Close to A Major Breakthrough In Solid State Battery?

Moody’s: Battery Storage Viability is Increasing

Moody’s: Battery Storage Viability is Increasing Battery storage’s emergence as a tool to boost grid reliability and a viable project finance opportunity is good news for utilities and grid operators, said Moody’s Investor Service in an infrastructure and project report on March 19. The ratings agency noted that currently, lithium ion battery costs hover at … Continue reading Moody’s: Battery Storage Viability is Increasing