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Energy-storing carbon fibre composites pave the way to weightless batteries Building on research work at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology, Sinonus has developed carbon fiber-based structural batteries that not only store energy but also become an integral part of a product's structure. Their possible span of energy density is said to be around 25-50% of a conventional lithium-ion battery at current technology level.
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Pumped storage: Planning for 1.5 GW in Scotland, new alliance for 500 MW in Italy, progress on 600 MW Scottish project Scottish energy storage company ILI Group has lodged plans for a major pumped hydro facility at a famous Scottish loch. Meanwhile, renewable energy developer Drax has appointed engineering firm Voith Hydro to move forward its plans to build a 600 MW project near Oban in Scottland. In Italy, Edison and Webuild have joined hands for a 500 MW pumped storage development.
Marija Maisch
4 hours ago
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Somalia opens tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage plants Somalia’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has launched a tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage power plants to serve 46 education facilities in the southeast of the country. The deadline for bids is August 1.
Patrick Jowett
3 hours ago
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Potential sites for battery energy storage systems identified in South Australia South Australian electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet has undertaken a high-level assessment to identify the potential of locations near land it controls as future sites for grid-scale battery energy storage systems.
Ev Foley
6 hours ago
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Deye releases residential battery with integrated hybrid inverter Chinese manufacturer Deye says its new residential battery and integrated hybrid inverter system has a rated output power ranging from 14 kW to 20 kW.
Lior Kahana
6 hours ago

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World’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery Researchers in the U.S. have created a new sodium battery architecture with stable cycling for several hundred cycles, which could serve as a future direction to enable low-cost, high-energy-density and fast-charging batteries.
Marija Maisch
Jul 09, 2024
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Battery cell prices continue to plummet as lithium prices hit new low The analysis from Taipei-based intelligence provider TrendForce finds that the average price for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) energy storage system cells was CNY 0.41/Wh ($ 0.056/Wh) in June, posing a challenge to cost control for most cell makers.
Marija Maisch
Jul 08, 2024
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Tesla energy storage
In Conversation: How cheap can battery storage get? Rapidly declining battery energy storage prices are on everyone’s lips, but rare are the ones who can say for how long costs can stay on a downward trajectory. pv magazine ESS News sat down with Taipei-based InfoLink Consulting to hear their take on the market developments.
Marija Maisch
Jul 04, 2024
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China southern power grid
World’s largest sodium-ion battery goes into operation The first phase of Datang Group’s 100 MW/200 MWh sodium-ion energy storage project in Qianjiang, Hubei Province, has been connected to the grid.
Marija Maisch
Jul 02, 2024
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How grid operators and renewable energy producers can use batteries to develop a flexible energy system As the urgency of mitigating the impacts of climate change intensifies with each passing year, it is the collective responsibility of grid operators and renewable energy producers to spearhead the transition to a renewable energy system.
Viggo Aavang, Thomas Dalgas Fechtenburg
Jun 28, 2024
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China’s battery price war catalyses global energy storage innovation The plummeting costs of energy storage, driven by China’s relentless price war, are expected to catalyse more economic deployments worldwide. Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries are surging in market share due to their lower costs and higher cycle life compared to nickel-based lithium-ion batteries.
Ali Imran Naqvi
Jun 24, 2024
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The prospects for battery investment in Germany Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been heating up in Germany but increased competition and high interest rates are affecting renewables project values. Baris Serifsoy, partner at GreenCap Partners, examines the investment landscape in one of the world’s most developed PV markets.
Baris Serifsoy
May 28, 2024
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Diagram: Planned non-lithium storage projects by technology
Can anything topple lithium-ion? The need for long-duration energy storage in a net-zero world is undeniable but with conventional battery prices tumbling, can anything dislodge the mainstream grip of lithium ion? S&P Global’s Susan Taylor provides an update on non-lithium storage technologies.
Susan Taylor
May 24, 2024

Press Release

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ZincFive Announces 1 GW of Mission Critical Data Center Power Solutions Delivered and Contracted the world leader in nickel-zinc (NiZn) battery-based solutions for immediate power applications, has surpassed 1 gigawatt (GW) in power delivered and contracted across multiple continents, underscoring the industry’s demand for safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions.
ZincFive
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Sungrow’s PowerTitan to equip the Vilvoorde BESS 800MWh project by ENGIE in Belgium Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, is happy to announce the supply of its state-of-the-art liquid-cooled BESS (Battery Energy Storage Systems) solution, the PowerTitan, for the 800MWh Vilvoorde BESS project in Belgium. The project will be developed by ENGIE, an international utility group who is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.
Sungrow
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WEIHENG ECACTUS showcases comprehensive product upgrade at Intersolar 2024 On June 19, 2024, the three-day Intersolar Europe 2024 opened grandly. WEIHENG ECACTUS showcased its comprehensive energy storage system (ESS) solutions for 2024, attracting terminal customers and strategic partners worldwide to discuss new trends in energy storage development.
WEIHENG ECACTUS
Jul 11, 2024
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Statkraft signs first PPA with re:cap for 80 MWp Yorkshire solar farm and 8MW Battery The ten-year Power Purchase Agreement covers one of the largest solar schemes in the UK
Statkraft
Jul 10, 2024

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Pumped storage: Planning for 1.5 GW in Scotland, new alliance for 500 MW in Italy, progress on 600 MW Scottish project Scottish energy storage company ILI Group has lodged plans for a major pumped hydro facility at a famous Scottish loch. Meanwhile, renewable energy developer Drax has appointed engineering firm Voith Hydro to move forward its plans to build a 600 MW project near Oban in Scottland. In Italy, Edison and Webuild have joined hands for a 500 MW pumped storage development.
Marija Maisch
4 hours ago
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Somalia opens tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage plants Somalia’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has launched a tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage power plants to serve 46 education facilities in the southeast of the country. The deadline for bids is August 1.
Patrick Jowett
3 hours ago
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Tesla energy storage
Legal win for 150 MW UK BESS as safety objections ruled unreasonable  Local authority ruling quashed as planning inspector orders Swale Borough Council to pay developer’s legal costs, paving the way for one of the largest solar and storage projects in the United Kingdom. 
Matthew Lynas
Jul 11, 2024
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USA: Powin to supply 880 MWh for Michigan’s largest standalone BESS, e-STORAGE to deliver 498 MWh to Texas project Two major standalone battery energy storage projects in the USA have secured their technology providers this week.
Marija Maisch
Jul 10, 2024

Technologies

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Brazil’s strategic R&D initative helps learn about energy storage integration into the grid A total of BRL 300 million ($ 55.5 million) has been allocated to 20 projects proposed by 13 companies. The Brazilian National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) announced the results of the winning projects, which should help inform future integration of energy storage projects.
Livia Neves
Jul 11, 2024
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Battery energy storage container
Volytica, Sinovoltaics launch new analysis service for 100% battery pack review at factory The newly launched BESSential analysis goes deeper than traditional Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), which is performed at the container level. The service evaluates each battery energy storage system pack down to the cell level and detects and corrects thermal, electrical, and capacity imbalance issues. The analysis is performed directly at the factory, reducing the risk of post-deployment setbacks.
Marija Maisch
Jul 11, 2024
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World’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery Researchers in the U.S. have created a new sodium battery architecture with stable cycling for several hundred cycles, which could serve as a future direction to enable low-cost, high-energy-density and fast-charging batteries.
Marija Maisch
Jul 09, 2024
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kehua semi-solid
World’s first grid-scale, semi-solid-state energy storage project goes online The 100 MW/200 MWh energy storage project featuring lithium iron phosphate (LFP) solid-liquid hybrid cells was connected to the grid near Longquan, Zhejiang Province, China.
Marija Maisch
Jul 05, 2024

Projects & Applications

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Pumped storage: Planning for 1.5 GW in Scotland, new alliance for 500 MW in Italy, progress on 600 MW Scottish project Scottish energy storage company ILI Group has lodged plans for a major pumped hydro facility at a famous Scottish loch. Meanwhile, renewable energy developer Drax has appointed engineering firm Voith Hydro to move forward its plans to build a 600 MW project near Oban in Scottland. In Italy, Edison and Webuild have joined hands for a 500 MW pumped storage development.
Marija Maisch
4 hours ago
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Somalia opens tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage plants Somalia’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has launched a tender for off-grid solar-plus-storage power plants to serve 46 education facilities in the southeast of the country. The deadline for bids is August 1.
Patrick Jowett
3 hours ago
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Tesla energy storage
Legal win for 150 MW UK BESS as safety objections ruled unreasonable  Local authority ruling quashed as planning inspector orders Swale Borough Council to pay developer’s legal costs, paving the way for one of the largest solar and storage projects in the United Kingdom. 
Matthew Lynas
Jul 11, 2024
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Australian energy retailer inks offtake deal on 1040 MWh battery storage system Energy retailer Origin Energy has expanded its commitment to the Queensland-based Supernode hyperscale data centre and 250 MW, four-hour battery energy storage system with exclusivity for the full capacity of the project’s second stage.
Ev Foley
Jul 11, 2024

Products & Services

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Deye releases residential battery with integrated hybrid inverter Chinese manufacturer Deye says its new residential battery and integrated hybrid inverter system has a rated output power ranging from 14 kW to 20 kW.
Lior Kahana
6 hours ago
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Battery energy storage container
Volytica, Sinovoltaics launch new analysis service for 100% battery pack review at factory The newly launched BESSential analysis goes deeper than traditional Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), which is performed at the container level. The service evaluates each battery energy storage system pack down to the cell level and detects and corrects thermal, electrical, and capacity imbalance issues. The analysis is performed directly at the factory, reducing the risk of post-deployment setbacks.
Marija Maisch
Jul 11, 2024
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Tesla energy storage
Legal win for 150 MW UK BESS as safety objections ruled unreasonable  Local authority ruling quashed as planning inspector orders Swale Borough Council to pay developer’s legal costs, paving the way for one of the largest solar and storage projects in the United Kingdom. 
Matthew Lynas
Jul 11, 2024
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Anker SOLIX X1
Anker launches new all-in-one home storage solution Anker has developed a new all-in-one home storage solution with up to 30 kWh of capacity, available in single-phase and three-phase configurations.
Lior Kahana
Jul 11, 2024
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