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NY BEST, Empire State Development unveil battery commercialisation facility

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  • Jan 20, 2017

New York’s chief economic development agency Empire State Development is launching a battery cell assembly facility in Eastman Business Park (EBP), Rochester, which will serve battery and capacitor companies, in collaboration with the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST).

Why lithium-ion is NOT the new silicon

To date, the vast majority of the entries into the energy storage market have depended on lithium-based battery chemistry, but, the idea that lithium-ion is the technological and economic front-runner in the stationary storage space is a myth that is in dire need of de-bunking, claims Ron Van Dell.

UK battery storage pipeline stands at 2.3GW, report finds

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  • Jan 18, 2017

The UK has a pipeline of 2.3GW of commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility scale battery-based energy storage projects, with many developers already looking to ‘stack’ revenues through providing multiple services, a new report has found.

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

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  • Jan 17, 2017

The cost of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage declined 65% in five years between 2010 and 2015, while battery storage’s use for electricity could hit 250GW by 2030, from just 1GW today, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Sonnen wins Zayed Future Energy Prize in SME category

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  • Jan 17, 2017

German residential and commercial energy storage company Sonnen earned a major accolade Monday, as the corporation received the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the small and medium enterprise (SME) category.