Articles tagged with: Battery

Irish state-owned utility ESB announces 100MWh of battery energy storage

Irish state-owned utility ESB announces 100MWh of battery energy storage

7 Jan 2021, 12:38

Updated 10 January 2021: "These longer-duration 2 hour systems highlight a growing recognition of battery based energy storage systems as not only super-fast but also super-robust infrastructure assets that can serve a broader range of capacity and system balancing needs for 20 years or more."

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

17 Dec 2020, 12:11

The European Union (EU) looks set to introduce the “most extensive product legislation in the world for batteries,” but its potential shortcomings include the risk that battery prices could go up and that established manufacturers from Asia might be better positioned to benefit from the rules than the new European value chain.

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What you should know about manufacturing lithium-ion batteries

14 Dec 2020, 03:47 • By Benjamin Sternkopf, Ian Gregory, David Prince
What you should know about manufacturing lithium-ion batteries

Ensuring high quality levels in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is critical to preventing underperformance and even safety risks. Benjamin Sternkopf, Ian Greory and David Prince of PI Berlin examine the prerequisites for finding the 'sweet spot' between a battery's cost, performance and lifetime.

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Fire safety for battery energy storage systems: Responding to ‘gaps’ in the industry

8 Dec 2020, 08:34 • By Andy Colthorpe
Fire safety for battery energy storage systems: Responding to ‘gaps’ in the industry

US energy storage safety expert advisory Energy Storage Response Group (ESRG) was created through a meeting of minds from the battery industry and fire service. Andy Colthorpe speaks with ESRG principal Nick Warner and business manager Ryan Franks on what the industry needs to do to win the trust of firefighters, code officials and other stakeholders including banks and insurers.

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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.