Tag: energy storage

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Volvo secures ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ to support its electric car plans

Volvo, both through Polestar and its own brand, plans to bring several new all-electric vehicles to market and in order to do that, it needs significant battery supply. The automaker now says that it has secured ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ with CATL and LG Chem. According to a press release issued earlier today, Volvo…
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17th May 2019 0

Green Energy Metals And rEvolution – Reuters: “Tesla Expects Global Shortage Of Electric Vehicle Battery Minerals.”

Reuters joins Bloomberg in sounding the alarm that Green Energy Metals are needed to build a green and beautiful future for all us and they can not be just found on Instagram among motivation quotes and inspiring pictures. Even worse, the metals which are making all our gadgets tick are the result of very long multi-year…
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16th May 2019 0

Solar-plus-storage is ‘chasing gas off the grid’

The price of power from solar-plus-storage is already cost-competitive with some new build gas generators in the US and not just for gas peaker plants. In a study by Fluence and a group of MBA candidates at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, it was found building new mid-merit gas plants was no…
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14th May 2019 0

Lithium-Ion vs Lead Acid Battery Life

For years, lead-acid batteries have been the “go to” source of power for electronics, vehicles and equipment. However, thanks to several features that promote efficiency and safety, lithium-ion batteries are becoming a popular choice across several industries. One of the most important characteristics for a company that uses batteries in its forklift fleet is the…
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7th May 2019 0

France, Germany agree on first battery cell consortium, report says

France and Germany have earmarked 1.7 billion euros to support several company alliances looking to produce electric car battery cells to help reduce the dependence of European automakers on Asian suppliers such as China’s CATL, which plans to start operations at a cell factory like this one (shown) in Germany in 2022. BERLIN — France…
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3rd May 2019 0

Build battery industry or risk missing out, experts warn

Industry experts have renewed calls for Australia to capture more of the growing battery supply chain or risk losing the opportunity to international peers. Australia’s chance to move from just a raw materials producer to a processor and manufacturer will not remain open indefinitely, Queensland University of Technology’s Peter Talbot said. Among those building a…
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29th April 2019 0

The world has never needed so many batteries

From your everyday smart device to energy storage facilities, lithium-ion batteries of all sizes are just about everywhere. But over the last few years, one market trend has been driving this sector like never before: the rise of the electric car. Sure, electric cars aren’t exactly crowding the streets, whereas smartphones are in the pockets…
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24th April 2019 0

How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about…
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12th April 2019 0

UCI Student ‘Accidentally’ Invents a Rechargeable Battery That Lasts 400 Years

A University of California Irvine student may have stumbled upon an invention to end your phone-charging woes for good. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of where that could take us as a society. Forget about your phone; the world would be a different place without ever having to worry about replacing car…
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11th April 2019 0

New Thermal Battery Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Storing Renewable Energy

A South Australian company has unveiled the world’s first operational thermal energy device (TED). The TED creators report the battery can store renewable energy, has higher storage capacity than traditional batteries, and is completely recyclable. The thermal battery has similar functionality to lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries; it can take any form of electrical input and…
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9th April 2019 0