World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system
In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Nexeon and partners funded for new battery materials initiative
Nexeon is leading a new project to optimise coating technology for its silicon material. This approach will result in improved cell performance, and also extend the system compatibility of silicon anode materials, allowing use of lower cost electrolyte formulations and lower overall battery cell costs.
BYD Auto discuss EVs, energy storage systems, solar farms and more
BYD Auto is an innovative independent national auto brand and develops electric vehicles with unique technologies. In the field of new energy, BYD has developed green products such as solar farms, battery energy storage stations, electric vehicles, and LEDs.
Hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria inaugurated
Greek power utility Public Power Corporation has launched Europe's second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage on the island of Ikaria.
Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029
Forecasts from IDTechEx report 'Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2019-2029'
Electric Buses: Chinese Now Win Abroad
In the protected Chinese market all the over 400,000 pure electric buses in use are all made in China. The Europeans cannot complain. It is more than a coincidence that all the recent order for 900 pure electric buses in Paris went to French companies and we find a belief that 80% of bus business in Germany is a carve up between two German companies.
How We Shall Cope with a Shortage of Lithium-ion Batteries
At some stage in the next ten year, there is likely to be a shortage of lithium-ion batteries. Included in this article are possible reasons and proposed solutions.
Very Large Li-ion Batteries a Growth Market Now
Lithium-ion battery packs of 300 - 2400kWh are appearing in electric vehicles travelling by land, water and air.
World Copper Conference 2019 Highlights
IDTechEx Analysts attend the World Copper Conference 2019, here is their report.
An affordable way to store clean energy
Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide - which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short service life, while redox flow batteries have, to date, been cost-prohibitive.
World's largest renewable energy storage project announced
The Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in central Utah is world's largest project of its kind, the ACES initiative will develop 1,000 megawatts of 100 percent clean energy storage.
Increasing the use of energy storage in developing countries
A new international partnership has been established to help expand the deployment of energy storage and bring new technologies to developing countries' power systems. The Energy Storage Partnership comprises the World Bank Group and 29 organizations working together to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries.
Highlights from the Battery Show - Europe 2019 (Pt 1 of 2)
Key findings from the Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. Stuttgart, Germany May 2019
Developments in High Power and Fast Charging Energy Storage
Why high power comes at the cost of energy and cycle life in current Li-ion chemistries and the technologies capable of charging and discharging at much faster rates.
Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow
A new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. Researchers coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals. This simplified process saves energy and eliminates toxic solvents
Battery Concerns for Electrification in Mining
International Mining May 2019 gives an interesting interview strongly supporting the conclusions of the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2019-2029"
Increasing energy sources for portable electronics
Scientists have proposed a new approach to replacing carbon atoms with nitrogen atoms in the supercapacitor's crystal lattice and developed a novel capacity enhancement method based on carbon lattice modification with the aid of plasma. Their findings can help create the next generation of power sources for portable electronics.
Expert Analysis On Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Technologies
Plug-in electric cars are forecast by IDTechEx to sell over 25million units per year in 2029 making up around 30% of total sales by that point. However, electrification does not stop at cars; buses, trucks, construction, mining, two-wheelers, boats, aircraft, and more are all progressing towards electric drive. This combined market shift makes the technologies enabling this transformation a key battleground with plenty to win and lose.
Investment in energy storage technology using concrete blocks
This investment follows a previously announced technology partnership with CEMEX to provide concrete and other composite material technology for Energy Vault's storage towers.
The supercapacitor market has bottomed out and is now into a sustained period of strong growth. Recent actions of three giant companies not usually associated with supercapacitors illustrate why.