20 May 2020
Large Battery Storage Project for California
Construction is ready to begin on Ventura Energy Storage, a battery project near Oxnard, California that will be among the biggest in the country.
11 May 2020
IDtechEx spoke with battery technology start-up company Addionics.
7 May 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground
When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
28 Apr 2020
Is Silicon the Key to Another Technological Revolution?
Silicon is one of the most important materials of the past century. It enabled the digital revolution and the advent of PCs, laptops and smartphones. Its value has been obvious during the recent Covid-19 crisis, allowing many companies, businesses and individuals to remain productive.
15 Apr 2020
to sell as many residential battery systems around the world as possible and provide consumers with energy independence from utilites. Many competitors diversified into selling home batteries from other markets, and as a result have less attractive products for the residential market, which is not their priority. Tesla for example started out making electric cars, and LG Chem the battery cells which are supplied to multiple industries.
-A competitive upfront price which seems to be half the cost of the industry average in its main market: Germany.
-There may be battery supply shortages as electric mobility is prioritised by battery makers. However, because automakers have converged on NMC for its higher energy density, Sonnen's choice of LFP cells may be an unexpected advantage.
8 Apr 2020
US Electric Pickup Trucks Part 1: Market Overview
Part one of a topic overview by IDTechEx analyst David Wyatt discussing US Electric Pickup Trucks, Addressable Market, and OEM Players
8 Apr 2020
US Electric Pickup Trucks Part 2: Players
Part two of IDTechEx Analyst David Wyatt's overview of electric pickup trucks, including: Ford, GM, FCA, Tesla, Rivian, Bollinger, Lordstown, Atlis, Workhorse, Nikola, Karma, Neuron & Hercules
8 Apr 2020
World's Only Patented Graphene Solar Panel
PV Graf technology eliminates thermal stress during production and cracking that results from that production - resulting in dramatically longer service life and far better, lasting efficiency. Production costs are also lowered by removing the need for metals like silver and copper.
6 Apr 2020
Could There be a Li-Ion Battery Shortage?
IDTechEx forecast Li-ion demand to grow almost 10-fold from 2020-2030, but can supply meet this demand? Automotive manufacturers the world over are pledging to electrify their fleets.
3 Apr 2020
Hot Performance and Cool Operation for Electric Vehicle Motors
The market for electric vehicles is set to exceed $1,000bn by 2030 but potential consumers are still concerned with range, cost and safety. Whilst this draws attention initially to the battery, an equally important factor and unifying component of electric vehicles is the electric motor and its effective thermal management.
30 Mar 2020
Silicon Anode Batteries Could Run 400km on a Five Minute Charge
The porous mostly-silicon films can hold more lithium ions and move them around super-fast. And they're cheap.
29 Mar 2020
Tesla Motors (Supercharger)
This profile discusses Tesla's Supercharger network and its electric vehicle charging strategies.
26 Mar 2020
Rising Copper Demand in an Evolving Electric Traction Motor Industry
As part of research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) IDTechEx outlines which electric traction motor technologies are winning in electric cars, with a view to how this will impact overall copper demand by 2030.
24 Mar 2020
Tesla Motors (battery development)
This profile discusses Tesla involvement in Li-ion battery development specifically.