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Flood of announcements from flow battery makers

Flood of announcements from flow battery makers

22 Nov 2017, 15:40

Over the past couple of weeks, various flow battery makers have touted new sales and supply chain agreements as the fledgling sector fights for a share of the stationary energy storage market.

Guest blog
Industrial-scale flow machines: Unlocking the full potential of renewable energy

Industrial-scale flow machines: Unlocking the full potential of renewable energy

19 Apr 2017, 11:18
• By Scott McGregor

Clearly, renewable energy is now a viable alternative to traditional generation from a cost perspective. However solar and wind's penetration of the grid is constrained by ageing infrastructure, high grid connection costs and their intermittent, weather-dependent nature. Scott McGregor looks at how long-duration energy storage on an industrial scale can help.

Interviews
Go with the flow: RedT on revenue stacking and the coming of long duration storage

Go with the flow: RedT on revenue stacking and the coming of long duration storage

20 Apr 2016, 17:26
• By Andy Colthorpe

While the effectiveness of flow batteries in islanded situations is quickly being recognised, on the grid, the cost of providing that storage is still seen as something of an inhibitor to uptake. Andy Colthorpe spoke with the RedT CEO, Scott McGregor, to get his views on how flow batteries can thrive – and why lithium-ion is not the enemy.

Lockheed Martin buys into MIT flow battery spinoff

Lockheed Martin buys into MIT flow battery spinoff

27 Aug 2014, 10:22

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has acquired energy storage company Sun Catalyx, which was founded by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor and has recently been developing flow batteries for grid storage.

Guest blog
Quinone looks to challenge flow battery incumbents but project cost remains an issue

Quinone looks to challenge flow battery incumbents but project cost remains an issue

31 Jul 2014, 09:53
• By Cosmin Laslau

A team at Harvard is pursuing a metal-free battery chemistry based on organic molecules called Quinones. The technology potentially offers an abundant and safe material to use for scaling up flow batteries, but according to the energy storage team at Lux Research in Boston, there are significant limitations based on project cost.

Guest blog
New York, New York: A ‘fundamental transformation’ through storage

New York, New York: A ‘fundamental transformation’ through storage

21 Jul 2014, 15:52
• By Bill Radvak

Earlier this year New York governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans for an “energy modernisation initiative that will fundamentally transform the way electricity is distributed and used in New York State”. This will include the creation of a leading energy storage marketplace, argues Bill Radvak, chief executive officer of American Vanadium, whose company recently installed a vanadium flow battery storage system for New York’s Metropolitan Transport Authority in Manhattan.