Tag: energy storage

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Los Angeles approves ‘historically low cost’ solar+storage project

Los Angeles regulators on Tuesday approved a “historically low cost” solar + storage project, which includes 400 MW of solar generation and a 300 MW / 1,200 MWh battery. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commission says its approval of the power purchase agreements for the Eland Solar and Storage Center,…
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12th September 2019 0

Next generation UK battery storage research receives US$68 million boost

A £55 million fund has been earmarked for five projects in the UK looking at developing the next generation of battery storage technology. The government-led Faraday Institution has allocated the funding to five consortium-led projects with the aim of overcoming battery challenges, in particular by improving performance and cost characteristics. The projects will look at chemistries, systems…
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9th September 2019 0

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

Renewable Energy Fire Suppression Systems

The threat of climate change and decentralisation in the energy industry have heralded a shift away from fossil fuels to alternative sources. Nobel has established itself recently as a significant player in this renewable energy sector across different technologies. Each technology requires a bespoke solution – the assets at risk being very different and sites…
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27th August 2019 0

Textile-based solar cells on a roll in Germany

A project aimed at boosting Germany’s textile industry has led to the development of pliable, textile-based solar cells that could be used on buildings and lorries. Dr Jonas Sundqvist, group manager for thin-film technology, with prototype textile-based solar cells (© Fraunhofer IKTS) Fraunhofer researchers and their partners envision the thin-film photovoltaics being used on lorry…
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23rd August 2019 0

Renesas’s new battery management IC maximizes range for hybrids and EVs

Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas Electronics has announced its fourth-generation Li-ion battery management integrated circuit (IC). The company says its new ISL78714 IC provides accurate cell voltage and temperature monitoring, cell balancing, and extensive system diagnostics to protect 14-cell Li-ion battery packs, all while maximizing drive time and range for hybrid and electric vehicles. The ISL78714…
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21st 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

SK Innovation secures ‘green loan’ to invest more in battery biz

SK Innovation has raised an 800 billion won ($657 million) “green loan” from banks in the United States, Europe and China in an effort to invest more in plants manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and lithium-ion battery separators (LiBS), the energy and chemical arm of SK Group said Thursday. A green loan is the…
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16th August 2019 0