Category: battery storage market

28th March 2019 | International Centre | Telford | The Future of Energy Management Technology

24M Unveils ‘Dual Electrolyte’ Battery Tech to Unlock Higher Energy Density

If commercialized, this design could produce lithium metal batteries that pack twice as much energy as what’s on the market today. Battery materials startup 24M revealed Wednesday that it has developed a “dual electrolyte” architecture that could unlock significant gains in battery performance for electric vehicles. The ongoing effort to improve lithium-ion batteries triggers a…
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22nd March 2019 0

Mophie’s Palm battery pack may be the most niche charging accessory ever made

It costs $59.95 and your dignity The Palm phone is not a good phone. It is not a good replacement of a phone. But it is now a phone to join an incredible rare club: it now has a $59.95 Mophie Juice Pack battery case, making it the only device to get a custom case…
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13th March 2019 0

Tesla apparently negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. Bloomberg Quint reported the negotiations with reference to inside information. However, it is still unclear whether the deal…
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12th March 2019 0

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

This is what a 5-megawatt, lithium-ion energy storage system looks like. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University and Joseph F. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics. You might only think about energy…
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8th March 2019 0

THE MUSTARD SERVICES LAUNCHES NEW ‘MUSTPOWER+’ RANGE OF NIMH HIGH PERFORMANCE BATTERIES

Pioneering UK based battery & power management Company announces a new device that offers a critical power source in extreme conditions. Key Features: • FUNCTIONALITY – NiMH Next Generation Technology • PERFORMANCE – Incredible temperature and performance parameters, Non-Hazardous Class 8; • CHARGING – full charge inside 6 hours, using unique charging technology; • STYLISH…
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5th March 2019 0

Cobalt’s “Perfect Storm” Rattles Electric Car Supply Chain

Cobalt has been enjoying a booming bull run as the auto industry gears up for a major EV push, but now it’s hit a speed bump. So what happened? Over the last few years cobalt has emerged as one of the most critical materials powering the shift to electric vehicles, and as automakers have announced…
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4th March 2019 0

Siemens Enters Residential Storage Market With Junelight Smart Battery

German industrial giant Siemens announced last week that it was entering the residential battery storage market with the introduction of its new Junelight Smart Battery, which is intended to meet the requirements of private homes generating and storing their own energy. Already invested in renewable energy generation technologies such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass…
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27th February 2019 0

Japanese startup plans to test an experimental battery on the Moon

Wanting to use solid-state batteries in space is nothing new, but the technology hasn’t gotten off the ground yet here on Earth A type of battery still in development here on Earth could head to the Moon as early as 2021 on board a commercial lunar lander. Japanese startup ispace plans to be the first…
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25th February 2019 0

Battery replacement intervals

So you bought a battery with a nominal design life of “X” years. The realistic service life is actually significantly less than that, but you don’t know what it is. At around the “half-life” (i.e., half way through the design life) an individual cell-unit fails, then another. You replace the cell-units with new ones (maybe…
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19th February 2019 0

BATTERY DAY

Get a charge out of National Battery Day!  Observed each year on February 18th, this is a day to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives. Today we would be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who doesn’t derive a benefit from a battery.  Even those who live “off the grid” have…
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18th February 2019 0