1. Articles in category: Lithium

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    1. In Search for Cheaper, Longer Energy Storage, Mountain Gravity Could Eventually Top Lithium-Ion

      In Search for Cheaper, Longer Energy Storage, Mountain Gravity Could Eventually Top Lithium-Ion

      Mountain gravity energy storage could be a viable way to store electricity for longer durations and at larger scales than lithium-ion battery storage can, according to a study recently published in the academic journal Energy. The idea of gravity as a form of storage is an example of ongoing research into additional storage options beyond lithium-ion batteries. Despite large cost reductions over the past several years, some experts still view lithium-ion systems as not economically-efficient enough at scale to fully back up the amount of renewable energy expected to come onto the grid due to states’ long-term clean energy goals.

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    2. Storage Player Unveils US Battery Plant Plan

      Storage Player Unveils US Battery Plant Plan

      US company Kore Power is planning to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in its home country to support global growth efforts for its energy storage system. The 305,000-square-metre plant aims to support up to 2000 jobs by providing batteries for the Mark 1TM storage system. Kore Power said it is reviewing potential sites in a handful of states within the US and has narrowed the search down to places with broad access to labor and logistics hubs.

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    3. Duke Energy Carolinas Partners with Anderson County, S.C., on Major Battery Storage Project

      Duke Energy Carolinas Partners with Anderson County, S.C., on Major Battery Storage Project

      Duke Energy Carolinas is partnering with Anderson County, S.C., to build an energy storage project at the Anderson Civic Center that will be part of the company’s long-term strategy to integrate battery technology into the smart-thinking grid it is building in the Carolinas. The battery project will also provide power to a facility that is critical during emergency situations, such as being the site of a hurricane evacuation shelter. This project is part of the company’s ongoing plans to invest $500 million in battery storage projects across the Carolinas over the next 15 years.

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    4. Energy Storage with Second Life Batteries by ENGIE and Umicore

      Energy Storage with Second Life Batteries by ENGIE and Umicore

      On October 8, 2019, an industrial 'second life' battery system was first put into use in Belgium. The system consists of 48 used batteries from electric cars, and now forms one large storage battery of 1.2 MW or 720 kWh. Now that the electric car is gaining popularity, the question arises as to what will happen to all batteries once the cars are no longer being used; the partnership between Engie and Umicore will develop applications for these ex-EV batteries.

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    5. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019

      The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019

      The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries.' This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles. It can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.

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    6. Nantucket Gets New Backup Energy Supply

      Nantucket Gets New Backup Energy Supply

      National Grid on Tuesday unveiled the largest battery storage project in the Northeast, with hopes that the project can help make the island’s electric supply system more reliable and resilient. The utility installed a 6 megawatt/48 megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery energy storage system that will work alongside a new 15 megawatt generator and power control house on the island.

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    7. 'Germany's Largest' EV Battery-Powered Stationary Storage System Will Give Grid Flexibility

      'Germany's Largest' EV Battery-Powered Stationary Storage System Will Give Grid Flexibility

      A battery storage project using second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries is set to be built in Germany, with an aim of developing an installed capacity of 20MW. The project is being billed as the largest stationary electricity storage system using EV batteries in Germany, following on from an initial 45MW project in France. The stationary storage system is to be built using EV batteries compiled in containers, using both second-life batteries and new batteries stored for future use in standard replacement during after-sales operations.

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    8. Battery System to Provide Frequency Regulation for PJM

      Battery System to Provide Frequency Regulation for PJM

      A 72 MW/72 MWH battery system owned by a global independent power producer is expected to soon start providing grid services in PJM territory, signaling the storage industry’s increasing maturation and ability to compete with traditional resources. Industry supporters have argued that getting more storage online to support renewables integration and provide other grid benefits would require compensation schemes that allow storage to compete.

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    9. DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize

      DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize

      The U.S. Department of Energy announced the 15 winners of Phase 1 of the Battery Recycling Prize, a prize that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology. For a total of $1 million in prizes, these projects focus on cost-effective recycling processes to recover as much economic value as possible from spent lithium-ion batteries.

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    10. SmartFlower Solar Partners with NEC to Incorporate Storage Capabilities to its Smartflower System

      SmartFlower Solar Partners with NEC to Incorporate Storage Capabilities to its Smartflower System

      SmartFlower Solar has partnered with NEC Energy Solutions, who will be supplying the batteries for the Smartflower +Plus. With battery storage being a major area of growth for the clean energy industry, SmartFlower will be able to continuously provide customers with the ability to produce and store clean, reliable energy whether they’re on or off the grid. The Smartflower +Plus is a self-contained solar energy system with 5.5 kWh of battery storage and is fully integrated.

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    11. Ameresco Completes Energy Storage Project for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator

      Ameresco Completes Energy Storage Project for Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator

      Ameresco, Inc. has announced the completion of a comprehensive energy storage project on behalf of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The project began in 2015 when Ameresco secured two Energy Storage Facility Agreements from the IESO to design, build, own and operate 2 MW, four-hour “Battery Solid” energy storage systems. These recently completed systems provide 16 MWh in overall energy storage capacity. Both systems absorb power during periods of excess energy supply and deliver it back to the grid when energy demand is high.

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    12. Bolivia in Push to Become Global Battery Industrial Hotspot

      Bolivia in Push to Become Global Battery Industrial Hotspot

      Bolivia will try and capitalize on its large lithium reserves to set up an industrial ecosystem around batteries and other storage technologies, according to a top government official. The country’s vice president Alvaro García Linera described the government’s plans for a “lithium industrialization” drive as he attended the opening of a PV project in Oruro, in Bolivia’s west. “Oruro won’t just produce mineral and power but also lithium, lithium hydroxide, cathodes and lithium batteries,” García said as he toured the 50MW first batch of a 100MW PV complex.

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    13. Coeur d'Alene Energy Storage Company Looking to Site 2000-Employee Battery Factory

      Coeur d'Alene Energy Storage Company Looking to Site 2000-Employee Battery Factory

      KORE Power is developing battery storage technology which could lead to a manufacturing facility being sited in the state with up to 2,000 jobs. KORE Power produces lithium ion batteries using a similar technology to batteries today, but with higher density and less cost, said CEO Lindsay Gorrill. The cells can be used in a variety of products, ranging from an electric bicycle to the massive storage a utility company would use, he said.

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    14. Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry

      This white paper describes how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management is currently being addressed in the storage industry, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries due to their current market dominance in new deployments. The paper outlines the types of operational risks in energy storage applications, the history of the industry’s attention to fire and thermal event prevention, current codes and standards governing battery storage systems, and additional best practices.

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      Mentions: ESA
    15. New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      New Risk Management Publication Marks the Latest Step in Energy Storage Industry’s Commitment to Safety

      The U.S. Energy Storage Association today published a white paper on operational risk management, advancing the industry’s ongoing effort to reinforce industry-wide safety standards. The paper, Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Lithium-Ion Fire and Thermal Event Safety, examines how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management are currently being addressed in the energy storage industry; outlines the operational risks associated with energy storage applications; and analyzes best practices as well as codes and standards governing battery storage systems.

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    16. KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production

      KORE Power Increases Gigawatt Capacity for Mark 1 Energy Storage System Production

      KORE Power, a developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions, provides an update about the manufacturing, assembly, testing and development process for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System in advance of expected production in Q1 2020. The KORE Power team met with manufacturing partner, Do-Fluoride Chemicals (DFD) to enhance the structural design of the Mark 1 solution and review the cell technology and processes for manufacturing, assembly and quality control. The trip was a success and KORE Power anticipates that production of the cells will be at full capacity in February 2020, a full month ahead of schedule.

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    17. At 97, Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer John Goodenough Says His Work Is Not Done

      At 97, Lithium-Ion Battery Pioneer John Goodenough Says His Work Is Not Done

      Without fail, the name John Goodenough crops up during Nobel Prize season. Many scientists believe he’s deserving of chemistry’s top honor. The University of Texas at Austin materials scientist is credited with developing a material that led to mass commercialization of lithium-ion batteries, the technology that powers our smartphones, laptops, electric vehicles, and other gadgets big and small. Though Goodenough, aged 97, hasn’t yet won a Nobel Prize, he’s not mired down by what could have been. He is renowned for his scientific accomplishments, warm personality, and infectious laugh.

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    18. The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      The Biggest Batteries Coming Soon to a Grid Near You

      Sure, small-scale batteries in homes and businesses can link up and deliver veritable megawatts of capacity. But there’s nothing like the sheer adrenaline rush of stacks and stacks of lithium-ion cells packed into climate-controlled boxes and blasting electrons faster than a coal plant operator can say “secular decline.” So who’s got the biggest battery?

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    19. East Penn Expands Innovation Investment by Acquiring Majority Share of Navitas Systems

      East Penn Expands Innovation Investment by Acquiring Majority Share of Navitas Systems

      East Penn has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Navitas Systems, a leader in larger-format lithium battery technology and systems for heavy-duty commercial/industrial as well as government/defense market segments. The acquisition will accelerate East Penn’s expansion of its Motive Power battery offering, as well as its strategic integration into other market segments. Navitas products will complement East Penn’s offerings, and its lithium Research and Development expertise will add to East Penn’s current lithium R&D program.

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    20. Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      Stacks on Value Stacks: The Large-Scale Solar Plus Storage Market Is Coming Together

      The United States will grow to be the largest global market for solar + storage this year, where peaking capacity requirements are driving procurement, according to a recent IHS Markit study. Utility-scale solar + storage projects now are online or being built in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana and Florida, and the list grows. In March, NextEra Energy said it would build the Florida Power and Light Manatee Energy Storage Center’s battery system, with four times the capacity of the world’s largest battery system currently in operation.

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    21. LG Chem Battery Systems Power Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

      LG Chem Battery Systems Power Atlanta's First Smart Neighborhood

      LG Chem and its project partners have officially opened Atlanta's first Smart Neighborhood. Each of the 46 technology-enhanced townhomes in the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood will be served by Georgia Power with power supplemented by individual rooftop solar installations and in-home battery energy storage. LG Chem is supplying two home battery systems to each of the townhomes in Atlanta. The latest residential energy technologies will deliver innovative and creative solutions to Georgia Power's customers to more efficiently manage their energy needs.

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    22. Solar + Batteries Help the Grid Recover in Kaua'i

      Solar + Batteries Help the Grid Recover in Kaua'i

      On Sunday a cable failure took the largest power plant on the island of Kaua’i in Hawaii offline, which led to cascading failures in other oil-fired and hydro power plants, leading to a 2+ hour blackout for the island’s 66,000 residents. Despite work on the Port Allen oil-fired power plant continuing and still waiting on parts to repair the Kapaia oil-fired power plant which started it all, the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) did not have to implement further rolling blackouts on Tuesday. This was in part due to the contributions of solar and storage.

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