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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) 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).