1. Articles in category: Flow Battery

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    1. Transforming Tech: PNNL on Cutting Edge of ARPA-E Research

      Transforming Tech: PNNL on Cutting Edge of ARPA-E Research

      The 41 projects selected under OPEN 2015 will pursue novel approaches to energy innovation across the full spectrum of energy applications, with approximately 36 percent of the projects led by universities, 39 percent by small businesses, 10 percent by large businesses, 10 percent by national labs, and 5 percent by non-profits. For example, three technologies -- a computational tool to improve power grid planning, a process to create biofuel from kelp, and a hybrid device that makes hydrogen and stores energy -- are being developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its partners.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. GE
    2. UofL's Renewable Energy Prize Goes to Harvard Chemist Daniel Nocera

      UofL's Renewable Energy Prize Goes to Harvard Chemist Daniel Nocera

      World-renowned chemist and professor Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rookwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University, has won the 2015 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville, which recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Nocera is recognized for two energy storage creations. The first is his “Artificial Leaf,” a renewable energy device that synthetically duplicates the direct solar-to-fuel steps of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen to create fuel for themselves.

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    3. Redflow Powers up for Battery Battleground

      Redflow Powers up for Battery Battleground

      Australian company Redflow is charged up to meet growing demand for robust long-life batteries that enable both homes and businesses to store electricity generated by their solar panels. A recent report by the Climate Council states that Australia is predicted to become one of the world’s largest markets for battery storage due to its high cost of electricity, the large number of households with solar panels and Australia’s excellent solar resources.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia Africa
    4. Redflow to Miners: Store Energy to Cut Costs

      Redflow to Miners: Store Energy to Cut Costs

      Australian energy storage specialist Redflow has advised the country’s beleaguered mining companies to deploy renewable energy with on-site power storage to cut energy costs at remote mine sites. As iron ore and coal prices have halved while metals such as copper and aluminium fell to near six-year lows, miners are increasingly looking for ways to maintain their profitability or even viability.

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    5. Eguana and Primus Power Deliver Distributed Flow Battery Systems

      Eguana and Primus Power Deliver Distributed Flow Battery Systems

      Eguana Technologies Inc. a leading supplier of power control and conversion solutions announced today that a Primus Power EnergyCell system installation has been completed at ICL Chemicals in Rancho Cucamonga on October 19th, 2015. Primus' patented EnergyCell is a 20 kW/72 kWh zinc bromide energy storage system for distributed applications that incorporates Eguana's Bi-Direx power control system to connect to the grid and control battery charge and discharge functions. Production continues to scale with deliveries planned for installation in the USA and in Asia where Primus Power has just signed a 25MW supply contract from Samruk-Energy, the principal electricity provider in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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    6. Distributed Storage Will Enable More Efficient, More Secure Energy Infrastructure

      Distributed Storage Will Enable More Efficient, More Secure Energy Infrastructure

      Energy and its ubiquitous supply are taken for granted in our lives today. A spontaneous loss of power at grid level, instigated by manmade or natural disaster, would cause failures and chaos on a massive scale. We propose the establishment of a revitalized energy infrastructure predicated on a robust network of distributed energy storage devices that can provide the necessary backup and instantaneous readiness to fill any void in grid supply.   

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      Mentions: U.S.
    7. 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
    8. Opposites Attract: A Story of Sun & Ice and Other Energy Storage Innovations

      Opposites Attract: A Story of Sun & Ice and Other Energy Storage Innovations

      Ice Energy harnesses the properties of freezing and thawing water and offers this as a distributed energy storage solution for the grid. Already installed in several commercial buildings, their ‘Ice Bear’ freezes water when demand for power is low and then uses the ice for cooling purposes, making power-hungry Air Con units redundant. But this innovative company is going even further by showing that opposites really do attract. They announced at ESNA that they plan to pair their ice with – yes, that’s right, solar, using excess PV energy to create their ice.

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    9. Magnetically Controlled Battery Could Store Energy for Power Grids

      Magnetically Controlled Battery Could Store Energy for Power Grids

      Scientists have built a battery containing a magnetic fluid that can be moved in any direction by applying a magnetic field. The magnetically controlled battery concept could be especially useful for flow batteries, where it could eliminate the need for the pumps that are typically required for moving the electrolyte from an external storage tank to the inside of a power stack to provide electricity. Flow batteries are being actively researched as large-scale energy storage devices for power grids, where they could store energy captured by intermittent alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

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      Mentions: Stanford
    10. Flow Battery Funding: Vionx Teams With Siemens, UTC, 3M, Starwood and Jabil

      Flow Battery Funding: Vionx Teams With Siemens, UTC, 3M, Starwood and Jabil

      Flow batteries are energy-storage systems that pump electrolyte through stacks of electrochemical cells. It's one of the few battery formats that might affordably store energy for multiple hours at a time. And it's that potential for economical, long-duration energy storage that has lured VC investment and R&D -- but so far, the investment has yielded very little commercial, competitive flow battery product. Nevertheless, today, two flow battery startups are reporting new funding and new strategic direction as this high-potential technology looks to win a larger share of the growing energy storage pie.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. OR
    11. Renewables Won't Succeed Without Energy Storage—But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

      Renewables Won't Succeed Without Energy Storage—But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

      "Energy storage is perhaps the most significant enabling technology, providing the ability to both smooth and shift renewable generation to match [electricity] demand profiles," says a comprehensive new report looking at the present and future of energy storage. The report, prepared by the AECOM consultancy for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, explores the technologies of energy storage, including lithium-ion batteries (the standard today), new types of flow batteries and mechanical methods like compressed air storage and pumped hydroelectric storage.

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      Mentions: CA Japan HI
    12. Redflow CEO Set to Fire Up US Conference

      Redflow CEO Set to Fire Up US Conference

      The CEO of Australian energy storage trailblazer Redflow, Stuart Smith, will next week inform a global gathering of industry leaders about its breakthrough battery technology. Mr. Smith said soaring power bills, fossil fuel-related emissions from power plants and intermittent power supply were just a few of the problems that affordable energy storage could solve.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia Africa
    13. Can Flow Batteries Ever Help Power Off-Grid Villages and Remote Telecom?

      Can Flow Batteries Ever Help Power Off-Grid Villages and Remote Telecom?

      Flow battery builder, Imergy Power Systems, is working with China's Juno Capital to develop energy storage and backup power for China’s telecommunications market. This phase is a pilot program looking to replace diesel backup at remote telecom equipment sites with vanadium redox batteries.

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      Mentions: India HI China
    14. A Rechargeable Battery to Power a Home from Rooftop Solar Panels

      A Rechargeable Battery to Power a Home from Rooftop Solar Panels

      A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a rechargeable battery that could make storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind safe and cost-effective for both residential and commercial use. The new research builds on earlier work by members of the same team that could enable cheaper and more reliable electricity storage at the grid level.

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      Mentions: Harvard Europe CO
    15. Storage Companies Vie for Attention at Solar Power International Show

      Storage Companies Vie for Attention at Solar Power International Show

      As with other international solar events including Intersolar Europe in June and Solar Energy UK in October, the show will put more emphasis on energy storage and batteries than before, running a dedicated energy storage pavilion. While there has been a growing understanding that solar and storage are likely to be two separate industries in future, or rather, two separate parts of the distributed energy networks of the future, the use of storage in combination with solar is still very much likely to be a focal point for the show.

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      Mentions: CA HI Europe
    16. Energy Storage Free-For-All Heats Up With “Ultimate Electron Warehouse”

      Energy Storage Free-For-All Heats Up With “Ultimate Electron Warehouse”

      Ever since Tesla announced its Powerwall lithium-ion battery last spring, new energy storage solutions have been popping up like mushrooms after a rain. The latest one to pop up is a flow battery from Primus Power. This US company just got a $25 million thumbs up thanks to the global green venture fund I2BF Global Ventures, and an I2BF spokesperson describes the technology as “the ultimate electron warehouse.”

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      Mentions: CA DoE Russia
    17. Battery Storage Will Be As Common As Broadband In 10 Years, Says Simon Hackett

      Battery Storage Will Be As Common As Broadband In 10 Years, Says Simon Hackett

      “The future of the energy storage and handling sector is increasingly about the deployment of smart and dynamic control mechanisms to manage energy flows,” Simon Hackett, chairman of Redflow says. “Here’s the analogy: Redflow makes hard drives, and what I am designing here is a high availability file server for them to be put into. What you will get early next year is battery system that can be easily configured and also easily scaled up later, and managed with a web browser.”

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    18. 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
    19. ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems' 2MW Zinc-Iron Redox Flow Battery System Selected by Hecate Energy for Ontario IESO Project

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility applications, announced today that it has won a contract with Hecate Energy, a leading United States based developer of power projects, to supply a 2 MW zinc-iron redox flow battery system for the provision of ancillary services to the Ontario grid operated by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

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      Mentions: U.S. Europe TX
    20. Redflow’s High Energy Density Flow Battery with Small Footprint Enters the European Energy Storage Market

      Redflow’s High Energy Density Flow Battery with Small Footprint Enters the European Energy Storage Market

      Redflow – pioneer in long-life, cost-effective and safe energy storage flow batteries – has announced its entry into the European market. Redflow is the first energy storage company to enter large-scale commercial manufacturing through global giant, Flextronics. "As we expand worldwide, we know our battery technology is ideal for applications required by the European market, such as on and off grid remote rural power, telecommunications BTS sites, utility energy, commercial applications, and renewable integration," said Stuart Smith, Redflow CEO.

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      Mentions: Australia Asia Europe
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