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    1. Imergy's Success in Vanadium Flow Batteries

      Imergy's Success in Vanadium Flow Batteries

      With renewable energy sources such as wind and solar becoming more economically viable, the need for large-scale energy storage is expected to grow dramatically in the next 5 years. While storing energy doesn’t sound like a very sexy investment, the staggering growth forecasts by Lux Research for grid energy storage should draw the attention of any investor.

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      Mentions: India U.S. Africa
    2. World's Largest Iron Chromium Flow Battery From Enervault

      World's Largest Iron Chromium Flow Battery From Enervault

      According to the Department of Energy’s global energy storage database, there are only 24 recognized flow battery installations in operation in the United States using technologies such as vanadium, zinc bromide, hydrogen bromine, and zinc-nickel oxide. One company that recently added their battery storage technology, iron chromium, to this list of successful installations is EnerVault.

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      Mentions: California DoE U.S.
    3. Compressed Air Energy Storage from LightSail Energy

      Compressed Air Energy Storage from LightSail Energy

      For many years now, compressed air energy storage has been regarded as the possibly lowest-cost technology available for large-scale energy storage. However, this potential has also been somewhat shelved due to the thermodynamic inefficiency of conventional air compressors and motors. For the first time in the history of energy storage technology, a group of experts claims to have designed a technology that enables large-scale storage systems with high round-trip thermal efficiency and high power density for a low cost. LightSail Energy aims to produce the world’s cleanest and most economical energy storage systems using compressed air.

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      Mentions: GE MIT LightSail
    4. Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

      Ice Energy Uses Ice to Cool Your Building

      According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings represent just under one-fifth of total U.S. energy consumption, with office space, retail space, and educational facilities representing about half of commercial sector energy consumption. Commercial building managers are always looking to improve their energy efficiency and sometimes the answer to this complex problem can be a simple one. Ice Energy has found a way to use ice to cool commercial buildings which also saves on energy costs and is environmentally friendly.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Colorado
    5. Progress of Redflow's Zinc Bromide Flow Battery

      Progress of Redflow's Zinc Bromide Flow Battery

      The McKinsey Global Institute has listed grid storage as one of the 12 disruptive technologies that could drive truly massive economic transformations and disruptions in the coming years.  Lux Research projects the energy storage market to reach 114 billion by 2017. While lithium-ion batteries for power applications captured nearly 80% of the market in 2012, Lux Research estimates that the market share for lithium-ion batteries market will fall to just 13% of the market by 2017. The remaining market will be vanadium redox (33%),  sodium sulfur (19%), sodium nickel chloride (15%), and zinc bromine flow (19%) batteries. This means a potential $21 billion market for zinc bromine flow batteries, and one publicly traded company looking to take advantage of this is Redflow.

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      Mentions: RedFlow
    6. ZBB Energy and Zinc Bromide Flow Batteries

      ZBB Energy and Zinc Bromide Flow Batteries

      With the strong growth in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, there comes the need for efficient battery storage for the electrical grid since these energy sources are intermittent. In a research report published last year by Lux Research titled “Finding the Perfect Partner in the Global Grid Storage Market“, the global grid storage market is expected to rise from a mere $200 million in 2012 to $10.4 Billion in 2017. To put this growth into perspective, in just over five years this market opportunity will grow by over 7000%. One company that is looking to benefit from this growth is ZBB Energy.

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      Mentions: U.S. China Wisconsin
    7. Black Goo Flow Batteries by 24M Technologies

      Black Goo Flow Batteries by 24M Technologies

      In previous articles on Aquion and Ambri we discussed the importance of new battery storage technologies for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Another need for improved battery technologies is in the electric vehicle space. Companies such as Altair Nanotechnologies are providing nano lithium titanate batteries to the growing electric bus company we highlighted recently, Proterra. One interesting startup that is building energy storage systems for grid and transportation applications is 24M Technologies.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. MIT
    8. Aquion Energy's Saltwater Batteries

      Aquion Energy's Saltwater Batteries

      As alternative energy sources such as wind and solar become more widely adopted, the problem of energy storage has become a hot topic since the power being provided is intermittent as is the energy being consumed. Typically, wind and solar farms are backed up by natural gas plants that can provide a level of stability in the energy output. This has created the need for a grid battery that can store many hours’ worth of energy from solar and wind power at a very low cost. 

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      Mentions: Pennsylvania DoE U.S.
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