When lithium-ion’s dominance of the energy storage market begins to wane, redox flow batteries are well positioned as a strong competitor, emerging technology market research and business intelligence group IDTechEx has said.
Zinc8 Energy Solutions is to deploy a 100kW / 1.5MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York City, with financial support to come from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Enabling longer duration storage and non lithium-ion technology, what to do with the storage capabilities of electric vehicles and how the industry is overcoming regulatory hurdles were all key topics discussed at this year's Energy Storage Summit in London.
The UK energy storage is currently “in limbo” despite improvements to regulation made in recent years, according to panellists at the Energy Storage Summit.
Battery storage in continental Europe “is not working anymore” following the integration of the European market, according to Next Kraftwerke CEO Jochen Schwill.
News in brief from around the world in energy storage.
Norwegian firm EnergyNest is to deploy its thermal battery storage technology at a manufacturing plant in Austria.
The proposed merger between flow energy storage companies Avalon Battery and redT continues to progress, with the transaction set to be completed around the end of March 2020.
As energy storage becomes an increasingly integral part of a renewables-based system, interest in and discussion around non-lithium (and non-pumped hydro) technologies increases. A team of experts from CENELEST, a joint research venture between the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technologies and the University of New South Wales take a deep dive into redox flow batteries.
Storelectric CTO Mark Howitt puts forward the case for his company's 'innovative' adiabatic compressed air energy storage, which he claims is a long duration technology complementary to other existing and advanced tech such as batteries.
While lithium-ion batteries get most of the headlines, long-duration solutions of various types are gaining ground. Alice Grundy and Andy Colthorpe profile some of the established and emerging concepts in this increasingly important field.
Highview Power is laying claim to the first installation of a long duration liquid air energy storage (LAES) system in the United States.
The latest volume of PV Tech Power, Solar Media's quarterly technical journal for the downstream sector, is now available to download free of charge.
Flow batteries have so far, failed to live up to the disruptive potential they promise, a new report says, but authors Alex Eller and William Tokash at Navigant Research have identified 12 leading vendors in the nascent field, based on metrics of strategy and execution.
14D to add unique heat and electricity storage solution to solar PV and CST project in South Australia, offering grid stability and powering greenhouses with stored heat.
Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin wants to be the first disruptive company of the flow battery era, with the expectation that its first devices will go into series production before the end of this year.
By the middle of the 2020s, using hybrid ‘portfolios’ of batteries and renewable energy sources will economically outperform existing gas power plants, while the combination of technologies is already cost-competitive with building new gas plants, a new report from the US-based Rocky Mountain Institute has said.
Softbank Group’s SB Energy subsidiary is among investors that contributed to a successful US$30 million Series C funding round for ESS Inc, a US-headquartered manufacturer of iron flow batteries that use a proprietary saltwater electrolyte.
Reports of Eos’ aqueous zinc battery being paired with small modular nuclear reactors (SMNRs) in a joint venture (JV) with Holtec appear to have been greatly exaggerated, according to an Eos representative.
A legislative package for energy storage research and development has been welcomed by the US Energy Storage Association after receiving approval from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
NEC will be using so-called 'liquid metal' batteries produced by Ambri in projects that could require more than four hours' duration of energy storage, the company announced at SPI / ESI this week.
While lithium-ion enjoys the most media and customer interest at the moment, alternative technologies for storing energy could become competitive – if investors are willing to take them on to the extent that manufacturing efforts can be greatly scaled up.
Sister site Current± has just taken an extensive look at the energy system operator’s (ESO) latest outline of potential outcomes for the next 30 years of Britain’s energy.
The International Flow Battery Forum is taking place this week and long-time organiser, Anthony Price of consultancy Swanbarton, wrote to Energy-Storage.news with some of his views on the market and a snapshot of where development currently lies.
Australia may be one of the leading major economies in terms of renewable deployments, but it’s woefully underprepared at a network level to actually make the transition...
Update included confirmation that cash reserves stand at around US$4.31 million, enough to continue meeting the firm's obligations until December this year.
Lithium-ion battery cell costs could fall to as little as US$76 per kWh by 2030, from around US$139 per kWh this year, according to new analysis by Navigant Research.
Duke Energy latest utility to test the technology, while manufacturer's partnership aims to introduce UK version next year.
“This year, we will build our first very large, or even our first ‘gigantic’ plant [in the UK],” CEO Javier Cavada said.
BASF is using NGK Insulators’ sodium sulfur batteries as its entry point into the energy market, with the German chemical company signing up as a sales partner to the Japanese manufacturer.