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Technologies pv magazine
Technologies pv magazine

Energy storage systems come in many forms, leveraging different technology types. A class of electrochemical storage, lithium-ion batteries have established themselves as the industry standard.

But there are many new technologies vying for their market share.

Sodium-ion batteries are widely considered a sustainable and resource-saving answer to future energy storage, while flow batteries offer a viable alternative in long-duration storage applications.
However, the path to commercialization is not a straightforward one.

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all-solid-state zinc-iodine battery
New solid state zinc battery with superb cycle performance
Researchers in Australia have developed a new class of solid electrolytes for rechargeable aqueous zinc-iodine batteries, which has allowed for extended lifespan and high-efficiency. Symmetric cells employing this electrolyte have demonstrated excellent cycle performance, maintaining stability for approximately 5,000 hours at room temperature, while all-solid-state ZnI2 batteries exhibit over 7,000 cycles with a capacity retention exceeding 72.2%.
Marija Maisch
Jun 07, 2024
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Case of zinc-ion battery
Zinc-ion batteries: a less volatile alternative?
At a time of growing demand for battery energy storage, pv magazine spoke with Eloisa de Castro, CEO of Enerpoly, a Swedish company preparing to launch the world's first zinc-ion battery megafactory on its home turf. Having solved rechargeability issues, the company expects its safe and sustainable zinc-ion batteries, which rely solely on a European supply chain, to increase their market share in the years to come.
Sergio Matalucci
Jun 06, 2024
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Altris, Stora Enso to develop sodium-ion anode from lignin
Swedish sodium-ion battery specialist Altris has partnered with Stora Enso, Finish-Swedish cellulose and paper maker, to drive the adaptation of the corporation’s hard carbon solution Lignode as an anode material in its sodium-ion battery cells.
Marija Maisch
Jun 06, 2024
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Silver City
Long-duration storage key for Australia’s energy security, report finds
Australia's Clean Energy Council has launched a new report, exploring emerging long duration energy storage technologies capable of firming renewables in the wake of coal-fired power generation closures.
Ev Foley
Jun 05, 2024
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Torus building
US commercial real estate to host VPP-connected flywheels and batteries
US-based technology provider Torus has agreed to supply nearly 26 MWh of energy storage for Gardner Group's commercial real estate portfolio. The project will integrate battery and flywheel energy storage systems (BESS, FESS) with Torus' proprietary energy management platform. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 05, 2024
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Energy Vault unveils design partnership for gravity storage in skyscrapers
The partnership will see architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), responsible for some of the world’s tallest buildings, incorporate Energy Vault’s gravity energy storage technology into tall buildings in urban environments and deployable structures in natural environments.
Patrick Jowett
Jun 04, 2024
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Illustration of solid-state Na-air battery
High-efficiency, high-energy all-solid-state sodium-air battery
Researchers in South Korea have successfully demonstrated the use of free ambient air as a fuel leveraging a sodium-based solid electrolyte to tackle the carbonate issue that has been holding back the rollout of metal-air batteries. Their sodium-air battery cell has demonstrated high efficiency, incresed energy density, and a broad voltage range.
Marija Maisch
Jun 03, 2024
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all-solid-state zinc-iodine battery
New solid state zinc battery with superb cycle performance
Researchers in Australia have developed a new class of solid electrolytes for rechargeable aqueous zinc-iodine batteries, which has allowed for extended lifespan and high-efficiency. Symmetric cells employing this electrolyte have demonstrated excellent cycle performance, maintaining stability for approximately 5,000 hours at room temperature, while all-solid-state ZnI2 batteries exhibit over 7,000 cycles with a capacity retention exceeding 72.2%.
Marija Maisch
Jun 07, 2024
View article
Case of zinc-ion battery
Zinc-ion batteries: a less volatile alternative?
At a time of growing demand for battery energy storage, pv magazine spoke with Eloisa de Castro, CEO of Enerpoly, a Swedish company preparing to launch the world's first zinc-ion battery megafactory on its home turf. Having solved rechargeability issues, the company expects its safe and sustainable zinc-ion batteries, which rely solely on a European supply chain, to increase their market share in the years to come.
Sergio Matalucci
Jun 06, 2024
View article
Handshake
Altris, Stora Enso to develop sodium-ion anode from lignin
Swedish sodium-ion battery specialist Altris has partnered with Stora Enso, Finish-Swedish cellulose and paper maker, to drive the adaptation of the corporation’s hard carbon solution Lignode as an anode material in its sodium-ion battery cells.
Marija Maisch
Jun 06, 2024
View article
Silver City
Long-duration storage key for Australia’s energy security, report finds
Australia's Clean Energy Council has launched a new report, exploring emerging long duration energy storage technologies capable of firming renewables in the wake of coal-fired power generation closures.
Ev Foley
Jun 05, 2024
View article
Torus building
US commercial real estate to host VPP-connected flywheels and batteries
US-based technology provider Torus has agreed to supply nearly 26 MWh of energy storage for Gardner Group's commercial real estate portfolio. The project will integrate battery and flywheel energy storage systems (BESS, FESS) with Torus' proprietary energy management platform. 
Blathnaid O’Dea
Jun 05, 2024
View article
Energy Vault unveils design partnership for gravity storage in skyscrapers
The partnership will see architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), responsible for some of the world’s tallest buildings, incorporate Energy Vault’s gravity energy storage technology into tall buildings in urban environments and deployable structures in natural environments.
Patrick Jowett
Jun 04, 2024
View article
Illustration of solid-state Na-air battery
High-efficiency, high-energy all-solid-state sodium-air battery
Researchers in South Korea have successfully demonstrated the use of free ambient air as a fuel leveraging a sodium-based solid electrolyte to tackle the carbonate issue that has been holding back the rollout of metal-air batteries. Their sodium-air battery cell has demonstrated high efficiency, incresed energy density, and a broad voltage range.
Marija Maisch
Jun 03, 2024
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Chart showing the fully installed energy storage system average capex and ranges by technology
LDES poised to outcompete lithium-ion batteries
While most long-duration energy storage (LDES) technologies are still early-stage and costly compared to lithium-ion batteries, some have already or are set to achieve lower costs for longer durations, finds BloombergNEF.
Marija Maisch
May 31, 2024
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Illustration of geomechanical energy storage project
Texas to host 300 MW of geomechanical energy storage projects
Quidnet Energy, a provider of geomechanical energy storage (GES) technology, has joined hands with distributed energy resources developer Hunt Energy Network to deliver 300 MW of storage projects in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid operating region.
Marija Maisch
May 30, 2024

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