Category: battery storage market

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

What are the implications for manufacturers of electronic devices that contain batteries?

There are clear requirements relating to the presence of batteries in EEE devices: Batteries placed on the market in European member states shall be compliant with the specific battery directive. OEMs, manufacturers, importers, distributors and e-commerce businesses shall ensure when arranging WEEE compliance that batteries are also compliant. Obligations on battery producers are often underestimated,…
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5th September 2019 0

How Cheap Must Batteries Get For Renewables To Compete With Fossil Fuels?

While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features plenty of fossil fuel plants that can provide constant baseload or ramp…
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2nd September 2019 0

SCHLENK’s new high-tensile battery foils boast enhanced mechanical strength

German metal foil specialist SCHLENK has developed a line of thin-rolled metal foils based on high-tensile alloys. Used as a current collector foil in batteries, these foils are designed to improve the stability of battery coatings. Companies have invested a lot of R&D effort in the field of high-power electrode coatings based on silicon or…
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29th August 2019 0

The highway to electrification

How fast we will transition from the internal combustion engine to the battery electric vehicle. All around the world, markets are transitioning from the internal combustion engine to rechargeable vehicles (EVs). The global automotive marketplace is going through a period of ultimate technological disruption. Commercial models, customers, and suppliers are all in a state of…
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20th August 2019 0

Gupta wins approval for Playford big battery, key part of ambitious solar plan

A 100MW/100MWh battery that forms a key part of Sanjeev Gupta’s ambitious plans to power South Australia’ manufacturing sector with solar and storage – has won development approval from the state government. The Playford Utility Battery (PUB) project – located near the former coal-fired generator in Port Augusta that shared its name – this week…
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19th August 2019 0

Europe is beating the US in the battery race—with China’s help

The biggest reason we hear so much about electric cars is because of the falling costs of batteries. Lithium-ion batteries today cost less than one-fifth as they did in 2010. Within the next five years, some experts estimate that the total cost of owning an electric car—that is, upfront cost plus lifetime fuel cost—will be…
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2nd August 2019 0

As electric vehicle production ramps up worldwide, a supply crunch for battery materials is looming

As car manufacturers ramp up production of electric cars, metals used to make the vehicles’ batteries may face a supply crunch by the mid-2020s, according to a Wood Mackenzie report released Wednesday. Lithium, cobalt, and nickel supplies are expected to be worst hit. As car manufacturers ramp up production of electric cars, the metals used…
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1st August 2019 0

Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems – The risks and how to manage them

The rapid rise of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS’s) that use Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology brings with it massive potential – but also a significant range of risks. AIG Energy Industry Group says this is one of the most important emerging risks today – and organisations that use this technology must balance the opportunities with…
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24th July 2019 0

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

This month, officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever while also addressing its chief flaw: It works only when the sun shines. The deal calls for a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world’s largest batteries. It would provide 7%…
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22nd July 2019 0

Toyota, China’s CATL in partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to partner with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) to supply and develop batteries for new energy vehicles. The Japanese automaker said on Wednesday that the firms had also started talks covering a range of areas including new technology development and the reuse and recycling of batteries. “To further…
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18th July 2019 0