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    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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.
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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
    12. Redflow Says Tesla Lifts Storage Profile, But It Can Still Compete

      Redflow Says Tesla Lifts Storage Profile, But It Can Still Compete

      Australian battery storage developer Redflow says it welcomes the public profile created by the release of the Tesla battery storage products from Tesla, and insists that its technology will be able to compete in what will be a rapidly expanding market. Tesla, as we know, has grabbed headlines and much interest with the release of its home, business and utility-scale battery storage products, and its pricing guide, which beats the offerings of any of its lithium-ion battery storage rivals by at least half. The question for many investors, consumers and the energy industry has been: what does it mean for Tesla’s rivals? Brisbane-based Redflow responded to those questions with a release to the stock exchange on Friday, reassuring investors that Tesla may have brought public attention to the possibilities of battery storage, but it will not conquer all in its wake.

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    13. Huge Payoff For EV Battery Range — Potentially 3X More Capacity — If Quirky Iron Fluoride Can Be Tamed

      Huge Payoff For EV Battery Range — Potentially 3X More Capacity — If Quirky Iron Fluoride Can Be Tamed

      We were just talking about the prospects of graphene and perovskite for improving EV battery range, and iron fluoride is starting to generate similar excitement. According to the UW-Madison team, when used in a cathode, its potential for lithium storage capacity is “four or five times higher” than cathodes without iron fluoride (the cathode is the part of the battery that collects a charge).

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      Mentions: DoE Brookhaven WI
    14. Tesla Motors to Unveil Home and Utility Batteries April 30

      Tesla Motors to Unveil Home and Utility Batteries April 30

      Tesla Motors Inc. will announce a home battery and a “very large” utility-scale battery on April 30, according to an e-mail sent to investors and analysts. The maker of luxury electric cars is using its lithium-ion battery technology to position itself as a front-runner in the emerging market for energy storage that supplements, and may ultimately threaten, the traditional electric grid.

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      Mentions: CA Tesla
    15. New Lithium-Sulfur Battery With Cycle Performance Comparable To That Of Lithium-Ion Batteries & Double The Energy Density

      New Lithium-Sulfur Battery With Cycle Performance Comparable To That Of Lithium-Ion Batteries & Double The Energy Density

      A new lithium-sulfur battery that demonstrates cycle performance that’s comparable to that offered by currently available commercial lithium-ion batteries and possesses roughly twice the energy density has been developed by an international team of researchers from South Korea and Italy. This research team — which was led by researchers from Hanyang University — utilized a highly reversible dual-type sulfur cathode (solid sulfur electrode and polysulfide catholyte) and a lithiated Si/SiOx nanosphere anode, in order to achieve its new results.

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      Mentions: Italy S. Korea
    16. Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft Leads the Way in Lithium-Ion Energy Storage for Smart City and Clean Tech Applications

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is presenting its portfolio of leading-edge lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery solutions at Hannover Messe. The emphasis is on effective, fully commercialized energy storage that is being deployed worldwide across the full spectrum of smart city and clean tech industrial applications.

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      Mentions: Japan India Canada
    17. Researchers Enhance Ionic Conductivity Of Solid Electrolyte By 3 Orders Of Magnitude — Potential For High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries

      Researchers Enhance Ionic Conductivity Of Solid Electrolyte By 3 Orders Of Magnitude — Potential For High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries

      The ionic conductivity of polymer-based solid electrolyte has been enhanced by more than 3 full orders of magnitude by researchers at Stanford University, through the use of ceramic nanowire fillers, according to a recent press release from the university. The new ceramic-nanowire-filled composite polymer electrolyte also possesses a better (enlarged) electrochemical window of stability.

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    18. #1 EV Battery Supplier Now LG Chem With New Daimler Deal?

      #1 EV Battery Supplier Now LG Chem With New Daimler Deal?

      Top car manufacturer Daimler has selected LG Chem as its supplier for the lithium-ion batteries that’ll be used in its forthcoming “smart” electric vehicle (EV) — which is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2016, according to a recent press release. As per the terms of the new agreement, LG Chem will simply provide the lithium-ion battery cells itself, while Daimler will be the one assembling them into working vehicular battery packs.

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    19. Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

      Battery Tests Show Some Lithium-Ion Cells Last Over 5x Longer

      Researcher Andreas Gutsch from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology said at the PV Symposium in Germany recently that some lithium-ion cells working in storage systems experienced up to 30% capacity loss after 1,000 cycles, while some cells have a better capacity after 5,000 cycles. In other words, there can be quite a lot of variation in lithium-ion cell performance.

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      Mentions: Japan Germany China
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