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    1. Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

      Lithium Batteries: Far More Widely Recycled than Second-Hand Statistics Imply

      Lithium-ion batteries are far more widely recycled than many people think, while China and South Korea are already leaders of the emerging circular economy of lithium, a report commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency has found. The report has been republished in English after a launch in Spring in Swedish. The author stated that many misconceptions and poor observations are made and repeated around lithium recycling and that more than 70% of lithium-ion batteries recycled today are processed in China and South Korea, with “high” recovery rates of materials.

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    2. AES Breaks Ground on 400 MWh Energy Storage Project in Southern California

      AES Breaks Ground on 400 MWh Energy Storage Project in Southern California

      AES Alamitos, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, announces the groundbreaking of a 400 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery-based energy storage system for Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) as part of a larger modernization and replacement project of the existing AES Alamitos Generating Station. The energy storage facility in Long Beach will provide up to 400 MWh of local energy to ensure power flexibility and reliability for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers, while helping the state meet its aggressive target of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.

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    3. Creating a domestic market is paramount for US Battery Industry to Close the Gap with China

      Creating a domestic market is paramount for US Battery Industry to Close the Gap with China

      Spurred by increased global demand for electric vehicles, energy storage systems and consumer electronics, lithium-ion batteries have become invaluable in today's global society. Industry experts say the United States has to create incentives for lithium-ion battery products to encourage manufacturers and decrease its dependence on Chinese imports.

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      Mentions: Asia China
    4. GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      GlidePath Builds Merchant Battery Plant in ERCOT, Bucking Industry Wisdom

      Renewables developer GlidePath has begun construction on a rare standalone storage project in the tricky Texas market. The 10-megawatt/10-megawatt-hour Prospect Storage plant will bid into the ERCOT markets for energy and ancillary services. Though small by the standards of today’s utility-scale market, the project, located 50 miles south of Houston, is notable for making the economics work in ERCOT.

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    5. Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola to Build Largest UK Wind Power Battery

      Iberdrola is to build the UK’s largest battery linked to a wind farm, said the Spanish group’s ScottishPower unit. The 50MW lithium-ion battery will store power from the 539MW Whitelee project in Scotland that is currently Britain’s biggest operating onshore wind facility. The battery is set to be operating by the end of 2020. Adding large-scale storage capability is seen as a key strategy to allowing variable renewable sources such as wind power to respond effectively to demand. The Whitelee battery will be able to offer services such as reactive power and frequency response to the National Grid.

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    6. How Can the US Reduce Battery Costs and Foreign Dependence? Recycle, Argonne Official Tells Senators

      How Can the US Reduce Battery Costs and Foreign Dependence? Recycle, Argonne Official Tells Senators

      Recycling lithium-ion batteries could significantly reduce the cost of battery storage and other applications, George Crabtree, director at Argonne National Laboratory's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. The U.S. Department of Energy earlier this year launched a program that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials from lithium-based battery technology. Sen. Manchin, D-W. Va., voiced concerns that the current trade war between the United States and China, and general instability of the bilateral relationship, could affect the supply of minerals such as lithium or cobalt commonly used in battery storage.

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      Mentions: U.S. Argonne Congress
    7. Siemens to Modernize Industrial Power Plant from BASF in Germany with Key Components

      Siemens to Modernize Industrial Power Plant from BASF in Germany with Key Components

      Siemens recently took part in a ground-breaking for a new energy storage project in Schwarzheide, near Dresden, Germany. For this project, Siemens will use a SIESTART energy storage solution with a Fluence battery energy storage system. The energy storage will provide black-start capability for a natural gas power plant, ensuring it can be quickly ramped up at any time.

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    8. Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      Adding Giant Batteries To This Hydro Project Creates A 'Virtual Dam' With Less Environmental Impact

      A Chilean utility has broken ground on a 50 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage project paired with a run-of-river hydroelectric facility. The battery will be capable of storing electricity produced from the hydro generation without needing to construct a dam or make use of a water reservoir, creating instead a “virtual dam” that can deliver 10 megawatts (MW) of power for 5 hours.

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      Mentions: Chile
    9. North Carolina Approves Duke's First Solar+Storage Residential Microgrid

      North Carolina Approves Duke's First Solar+Storage Residential Microgrid

      North Carolina regulators on Friday approved a solar+storage microgrid project proposed by Duke Energy, designed to help maintain reliable power for a small town called Hot Springs in the western part of the state. The project includes a 2 MW solar array and 4 MW lithium-ion battery, and will be Duke's first utility-scale solar+storage project for residential customers. The microgrid is a small part of Duke's broader plan to roll out more storage on its system.

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    10. Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum Pairs Li-ion Storage with Hydropower Plant in Sweden

      Fortum has started operating a 5 MW/6.2 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the Forshuvud hydropower plant in Dalarna, Sweden. It plans to use the storage system to lower the risk of network disturbances, while minimizing what Fortum describes as “wear and tear” on the hydropower facility. The batteries at Forshuvud will compensate for increasingly rapid changes in electricity generation caused by wind power, for example. The system will improve the hydropower plant’s role as a regulator and more effectively take advantage of capacity regulation.

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      Mentions: Sweden
    11. Energy Storage To Go - Aggreko Launches New Mobile and Modular Battery System

      Energy Storage To Go - Aggreko Launches New Mobile and Modular Battery System

      Aggreko is adding mobile and modular energy storage to its 10 gigawatt (GW) fleet of distributed energy assets. The Y.Cube is a fully integrated, ready-to-install lithium-ion battery system, built on the decade-long expertise of energy storage pioneer Younicos, which Aggreko acquired in 2017. Housed entirely within a standard 20-ft container, the 1-megawatt (MW) units can be delivered and quickly deployed worldwide.

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    12. SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      SUSI Partners Buys 50% Stake in AMS Commercial Battery Fleet

      Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners acquired a 50 percent stake in AMS’ Southern California portfolio of distributed battery storage systems. The package includes more than 90 lithium-ion systems adding up to storage capacity of 63 megawatts and 340 megawatt-hours. AMS will continue to operate the assets. AMS secured contracts with utility Southern California Edison back in 2014 to install batteries at commercial and industrial sites to lower both customer bills and grid demand in constrained areas. As of mid-March, AMS had brought online 27 megawatts and 142 megawatt-hours of energy storage capacity at 40 sites within SCE territory.

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    13. Solar + Storage Projects to Drive Utility-Scale Deployment of Batteries: Navigant

      Solar + Storage Projects to Drive Utility-Scale Deployment of Batteries: Navigant

      Storage-plus PPAs are already less expensive than the levelized cost of energy for combined cycle natural gas in the United States, according to a recent report from Navigant Research. Lithium-ion batteries are one of the main drivers in the growth of the utility-scale energy storage market, accounting for almost 30% of non-pumped storage capacity developed since 2011, the report found.

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      Mentions: Hawaii U.S. Navigant
    14. Ultimate Five-Year Plan: 24 Hour Solar+Storage Power Plants, in Design Pipeline Now

      Ultimate Five-Year Plan: 24 Hour Solar+Storage Power Plants, in Design Pipeline Now

      In an interview with pv magazine USA 8minutenergy President & CEO Tom Buttenbach talked of the USA solar market, a 14 GW pipeline and energy storage being a fundamental – not an add-on – feature. Tom’s opening words to pv magazine USA included that energy storage is no longer a cool feature, but something that our grid will increasingly depend upon as renewable penetration continues to increase.

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      Mentions: 8minutenergy
    15. Arkansas Utility Contracts NextEra to Build 100MW PV Project with 30MW Storage

      Arkansas Utility Contracts NextEra to Build 100MW PV Project with 30MW Storage

      NextEra Resources will build a 100MW solar farm for Entergy Arkansas, to include 30MW of battery energy storage, as Entergy seeks to build out solar capacity in the state. Entergy Arkansas said yesterday that it has contracted NextEra Resources, one of the three main NextEra power producer companies along with Florida Light & Power and NextEra Energy, to build the project near Searcy, in White County Arkansas. Scheduled for completion in 2021, Entergy will own and operate plant once it has been designed and built by NextEra, bringing the utility’s solar generation capacity in its service area up to 281MW.

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    16. How Three Battery Types Work in Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems

      How Three Battery Types Work in Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems

      Storage systems may support renewable projects, such as wind and solar, by regulating the variability of these energy sources and increasing reliability to deliver on-demand power. Picking an ideal battery application and designing the best system and operating strategy can make or break the economics of an energy storage project. There are performance-specific features and applications for each of these battery systems, however, the goal of energy storage developers is the same: to choose a battery application that will ensure an affordable, reliable, and efficient energy-storage system.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Singapore
    17. New Battery Storage for Private Homes

      New Battery Storage for Private Homes

      Siemens has launched its first battery storage geared to the requirements in private homes. Homeowners can use the Junelight Smart Battery to maximize consumption of self-generated energy, minimize energy procurement cost and reduce emissions. The lithium-ion storage combines intelligent and safe energy management and a modern design, says the company. Junelight coordinates predictive charging and discharging depending on the weather-related yield forecast of the photovoltaic system and the household’s consumption profile.

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      Mentions: Siemens
    18. Evolution of Li-ion Batteries: From the Garage to the Grid

      Evolution of Li-ion Batteries: From the Garage to the Grid

      Li-ion with all its variants is the most used battery type today. It has a commanding 40% share among different battery types and this number is expected to grow even more because of increased use in EVs and consumer electronics. Because of its ever-increasing importance in e-mobility, consumer electronics and special applications like marine and defense, a lot of research is being done on this technology. This article summarizes some recent advancements and trends in Li-ion battery technology that are expected to have a significant impact on market dynamics.

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    19. Advanced Batteries Can Help in a Polar Vortex

      Advanced Batteries Can Help in a Polar Vortex

      The US Midwest is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures in modern history. In addition to rendering millions of people throughout the region with no power, extremely cold temperatures introduce several challenges to conventional electrical infrastructure. Certain types of advanced batteries can help solve these problems. Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are able to discharge with minimal efficiency losses over a wide range of temperatures. And several companies have built their battery businesses around providing energy storage system solutions that can operate in extreme environmental conditions.

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    20. Energy Department Announces Opening of Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Lab

      Energy Department Announces Opening of Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Lab

      Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced the opening of a Battery Recycling Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Aiming to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology, this recycling center focuses on cost-effective recycling processes to recover as much economic value as possible from spent lithium-ion batteries. Also announced today is the opening of the Energy Department’s Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. Previously announced by Secretary Perry, the prize encourages American entrepreneurs to find innovative solutions to collecting, storing, and transporting discarded lithium-ion batteries for eventual recycling.

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      Mentions: DoE Argonne
    21. Department of Energy Commits $20.5M to Spark Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

      Department of Energy Commits $20.5M to Spark Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

      The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans for a $20.5 million investment in lithium-ion battery recycling, with the goal of boosting capture rates to 90%, from a current rate of less than 5%. These investments include $15 million to create a new Lithium Battery R&D Recycling Center in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The remaining $5.5 million will be used as prize money in a contest seeking "solutions to collecting, storing, and transporting discarded lithium-ion batteries for eventual recycling." According to DOE, the contest will be "designed to accelerate the development of solutions from concept to prototype to demonstration."

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    22. Costs Continue to Decline for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaics in 2018

      Costs Continue to Decline for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaics in 2018

      Continuing an annual NREL cost benchmarking effort that began in 2010, “U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018,” found installed costs of PV systems declined across two of three sectors in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier. The other report, “2018 U.S. Utility-Scale Photovoltaics-Plus-Energy Storage System Cost Benchmark,” establishes NREL’s first benchmark of PV-plus-storage costs. Both reports and their models can be used to estimate future cost-reduction opportunities for PV and PV-plus-storage systems, helping to guide research and track costs.

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      Mentions: U.S. NREL
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