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    1. Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

      Richmond, B.C - March 29, 2016 - Corvus Energy (Corvus), the industry leader in advanced lithium ion energy storage systems (ESS) for maritime hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems has announced a multi-year agreement with LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem). Under this agreement, LG Chem, the world's leading manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, will be a key supplier of lithium-ion pouch cells for Corvus' next generation maritime energy storage systems (ESS). 

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    2. A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      A123 Systems To Open Battery Plant In Ostrava, Czech Republic

      The noted lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems will be opening a new battery manufacturing plant in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, as part of its plans to expand its operations in Europe, according to recent reports. The new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility is being developed owing to the expectation of a continuing surge in demand in the European market for low-voltage automotive products (a focus of the company’s). The manufacturing facility is intended to complement A123 Systems’ technical facility in the German city of Stuttgart, as well as work in cooperation with its manufacturing facilities in Changzhou, China; Hangzhou, China; and in Michigan, in the US.

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      Mentions: Europe Germany China
    3. Cheaper Battery Technology for Solar Storage

      Cheaper Battery Technology for Solar Storage

      Researchers at WMG, University of Warwick have formed a new research partnership with battery technology innovators Faradion, and smart energy storage specialists Moixa Technology, to develop sodium-ion cells as a significantly lower cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries for solar energy storage. This collaboration is being part funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.   A significant proportion of the cost of current solar energy storage systems comes from the commonly used lithium-ion battery. However by using highly abundant sodium salts rather than lithium, Sodium-ion cells are anticipated to be 30% cheaper to produce. This makes solar storage more accessible and opening up the possibility of domestic renewable energy storage to a greater number of households and businesses worldwide. Developments in this area could lead to a CO2 reduction of 500,000 tonnes each year.

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      Mentions: UK Moixa
    4. Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Redflow Targets Home Storage Market with 'Plug-and-Play' Flow Battery

      Australian flow battery innovator Redflow has announced it will launch a residential energy storage product in late March 2016, with the first installations completed by June. This will put Redflow’s zinc bromine flow battery in direct competition with lithium-ion storage products from the likes of Tesla and Enphase.

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      Mentions: RedFlow Tesla
    5. Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft Lights up Champ de Mars in Port-au-Prince with Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered an advanced Lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) to power lighting and Wi-Fi for the Champ de Mars, the grand public square in Port-au-Prince, Haïti. The contract with Montreal-based Geninov Group, a diversified energy and engineering technology company, was finalized in May 2015. The Champ de Mars is the largest recreational park in Haïti. The Saft ESS, to be installed in the vicinity of the Triumphe Cultural Centre in conjunction with approximately 110kW of solar panels, is comprised of one Intensium® Max 20E energy battery container. The configuration is designed to collect power during sunlight hours and to illuminate the entire park area at night while providing Wi-Fi coverage in the immediate vicinity.

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      Mentions: U.S. Africa Europe
    6. Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Groundbreaking Ceremony for Battery Energy Storage System

      Representatives from the Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Energy Storage Partners gathered today to mark the start of construction of the new IID battery energy storage system. General Electric will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners with an integrated storage solution. This is GE's largest energy storage project to date and the third lithium-ion storage project announced in recent months for the energy giant.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. GE
    7. Report: Global Grid Storage Hits 1 GWh Milestone for 2015

      Report: Global Grid Storage Hits 1 GWh Milestone for 2015

      So far this year, the grid storage market has more than doubled from the totals booked in 2014, even though not all of the 1,090 MWh installed in 2015 will be commissioned this year. In terms of technology, much of the recent growth in the storage market has been dominated by the increasing market penetration of Li-ion batteries. Stationary Li-ion applications have grown sharply, but that growth is dwarfed by the growth of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Plug-in and hybrid vehicles accounted for 2.3 GWh of Li-ion batteries in second-quarter 2015, according to Lux Research’s Automotive Battery Tracker.

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      Mentions: U.S. PJM
    8. New Batteries Make Rapid Progress, But Market Expectations Move Faster

      New Batteries Make Rapid Progress, But Market Expectations Move Faster

      Whether it's electric cars or smoothing over the ever-shifting output from solar panels, saving and supplying electricity on demand is an important part of the technical solution to climate change. But as the technology inches forward, smartphones still struggle to make it through a whole day without charging up, battery-powered cars are too expensive or too limited in range for most consumers, and grid operators are still scratching their heads over how to price energy storage alongside power plants. Getting energy storage to the right performance and price targets would be a huge boon to many clean technologies, but progress has been frustratingly slow, especially for those hoping for humanity to invent its way out of global warming.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    9. Panasonic Enters Europe's Burgeoning Home Battery Market

      Panasonic Enters Europe's Burgeoning Home Battery Market

      Competition was always going to be fierce in the promising European storage market. But it looks like it’s going to get a whole lot more intense now that Tesla’s No. 1 lithium-ion battery supplier, Panasonic, will soon be rolling out its own domestic unit in Germany and other European countries. Daniel Roca, senior business developer for 
Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe, was tight-lipped on the exact launch date and product details. However, he did provide some interesting bits of information on Panasonic’s future plans.

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      Mentions: Japan France Europe
    10. Low-Cost Saltwater Battery Wins $500,000 Award

      Low-Cost Saltwater Battery Wins $500,000 Award

      A relatively cheap and environmentally friendly battery that uses saltwater and other commonly available materials to solve one of the biggest technical challenges facing renewable energy technologies was awarded a prize whose past recipients have gone on to have significant impact on technology and society at large. An Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery roughly the size of a dishwasher or small refrigerator potentially stores enough solar or wind energy to power a single-family home completely off the grid in a region where sunlight is relatively plentiful, according to Dr. Jay Whitacre, a professor of materials science at Carnegie Mellon who invented the battery.

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      Mentions: TX MIT Aquion
    11. Saft America Receives $6.13 Million USABC Award for Lithium-Ion Stop-Start Battery Technology Development

      Saft America Receives $6.13 Million USABC Award for Lithium-Ion Stop-Start Battery Technology Development

      Saft America Inc. announced it received a competitively bid, $6.13 million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 12-volt stop-start battery technology development. The contract includes a 50 percent cost-share by Saft.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. FL
    12. UET Backs Up Energy Storage Challenge To Tesla With More Flow Battery Info

      UET Backs Up Energy Storage Challenge To Tesla With More Flow Battery Info

      Flow batteries offer a promising solution for utility-scale wind and solar energy storage, and the US company UniEnergy Technologies is part of a new demonstration program in the Pacific Northwest that pits the technology against lithium-ion batteries. When its flow battery was fully commissioned earlier this summer, UniEnergy’s press materials raised this point: “The Uni.System’s levelized cost ($/total GWh delivered over 20 year life) is multiple times lower than the cost of lithium-ion systems such as Tesla.”

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      Mentions: DoE OR Germany
    13. World's First "Aqueous Solar Flow Battery" Outperforms Traditional Lithium-Iodine Batteries

      World's First "Aqueous Solar Flow Battery" Outperforms Traditional Lithium-Iodine Batteries

      The scientists that revealed the "world's first solar battery" last year are now, following some modifications, reporting its first significant performance milestone. The device essentially fits a battery and solar cell into the one package, and has now been tested against traditional lithium-iodine batteries, over which the researchers are claiming energy savings of 20 percent.

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    14. Bosch + Gs Yuasa “On Target” To Offer Lithium-Ion Batteries With Twice The Energy Density At Half The Cost By 2020

      Bosch + Gs Yuasa “On Target” To Offer Lithium-Ion Batteries With Twice The Energy Density At Half The Cost By 2020

      Bosch and its partner GS Yuasa are apparently now “on a good path” towards the production of a lithium-ion battery with two-times the energy density for half the cost — with the aim being for production to begin by 2020, according to Bosch Japan President Udo Wolz.

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    15. Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

      Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

      Samsung researchers have developed a new technology that enables them to coat silicon battery cathodes with high crystal graphene. This means that they can now virtually double the capacity of lithium-ion batteries! This energy density increase could almost double the range of electric vehicles without adding a single pound of weight. This could also double the electric-mode range of plug-in hybrid cars, significantly reducing reliance on their built-in gasoline engines.

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      Mentions: U.S.
    16. 24M Unveils the Reinvented Lithium-Ion Battery

      24M Unveils the Reinvented Lithium-Ion Battery

      On Monday, the Cambridge, Mass.-based startup unveiled the results -- a lithium-ion battery that it says can be built at $100 per kilowatt-hour at scale, or half the cost of today’s competition. And by using a fluid-like set of electrodes that can be formed into a working cell in one step, 24M says its manufacturing facilities could be one-tenth the cost of today’s battery plants, and come in much smaller, modular packages.

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      Mentions: Japan DoE Thailand
    17. Samsung SDI Launches Residential ESS Products

      Samsung SDI Launches Residential ESS Products

      Samsung SDI launched two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 exhibition under way in Munich, Germany. The 5.5kWh and 8kWh devices strengthen Samsung’s residential ESS portfolio which currently has only a 3.6kWh system. With the expansion the company hopes to cater to the needs of different segments of German residential ESS market.

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      Mentions: Europe Germany Canada
    18. Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      Imergy Continues To Forge Ahead In The Energy Storage Race

      These days, all of the headlines on energy storage seem to be focused on Tesla’s lithium ion Powerwall storage systems, and indeed the company has made significant progress. But that doesn’t mean the storage race is over. Large companies like BYD (which plans at least one gigafactory of its own), Samsung (which sells batteries to BMW and other automotive companies) and LG Chem are moving ahead with their lithium ion products. And some of the smaller start-ups have made significant progress in advancing their storage technologies as well.

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    19. Welcome to the Revolution of Low Cost Batteries and Software

      Welcome to the Revolution of Low Cost Batteries and Software

      Like Tesla before them, many of the startups building software, data analytics, user interfaces, visualization and simulation tools, and plug-and-play electronic product designs, on top of low-cost, lithium-ion batteries are coming out of Silicon Valley and backed by venture capitalists. These include Stem, Greensmith Energy, Green Charge Networks, GELI, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Coda Energy and Sonnenbatterie.

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      Mentions: CA NV HI
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