Articles tagged with: Safety

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Preventing thermal runaway in lithium-ion energy storage systems

10 May 2021, 09:43 • By Alan Elder, Derek Sandahl
Preventing thermal runaway in lithium-ion energy storage systems

Safely managing the use of lithium-ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS) should be priority number one for the industry. In this exclusive Guest Blog, Johnson Controls' industry relations fellow Alan Elder, with over four decades of experience in the field of gaseous fire suppression systems and Derek Sandahl, product manager for the company's engineered fire suppression products, talk about the best ways to achieve prevention of fire incidents stemming from thermal runaway in lithium cells.

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VIDEO: Ensuring fire safety for lithium-ion battery storage

3 May 2021, 12:51 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Ensuring fire safety for lithium-ion battery storage

Safety is a consideration when it comes to any energy asset and lithium-ion batteries are no exception. Fires are rare, but do happen, particularly when you consider how much juice lithium storage systems can pack into a fairly small space. In this panel from the Energy Storage Summit 2021, experts including firefighter Charlie Pugsley of London Fire Brigade talk about the strategies stakeholders should be using today and in the future to ensure a safe industry for all.

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Leading by example: New York Power Authority, energy storage and a vision for the climate battle

16 Feb 2021, 08:39 • By Andy Colthorpe
Leading by example: New York Power Authority, energy storage and a vision for the climate battle

New York Power Authority (NYPA) said on the release of its strategic plan VISION2030 in December that it wants to lead by example with a commitment to cost-effective clean energy that could see NYPA reach emissions-free electricity by 2035. Energy-Storage.news speaks with chief commercial officer (CCO), Sarah Salati to find out more.

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For lithium to still lead the way…

18 Nov 2020, 09:53 • By Andy Colthorpe
For lithium to still lead the way…

Although lithium-ion is currently the market leading battery technology in energy storage, this status cannot be guaranteed in perpetuity. Three leading figures from the lithium-ion battery industry give Andy Colthorpe their views on how the technology can continue to prosper.

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Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

6 Jul 2020, 06:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

Battery system integrators must navigate a broad array of technologies and varying market drivers when putting systems together. Andy Colthorpe speaks to Powin Energy and Sungrow about the engineering challenges involved in building lithium-ion battery storage.

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Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

13 Apr 2020, 07:48 • By Gerhard Klein, Robert Puto
Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

Ensuring battery systems used in conjunction with solar perform safely and optimally is essential in the continued roll-out of storage technology. Robert Puto and Gerhard Klein of TÜV SÜD examine independent technical assessments that must be undertaken before a storage system is built.