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Samsung SDI first to meet stringent new UL installation standards

Samsung SDI first to meet stringent new UL installation standards

4 Nov 2019, 13:50

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Samsung SDI has claimed an industry first, passing UL9540A test certification for the safe installation of stationary energy storage systems (ESS), with particular regard to the fire risk posed by thermal runaway.

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

Vanadium producer Bushveld backs redT-Avalon flow battery merger deal

1 Nov 2019, 12:45

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has offered its backing to the merger of UK energy storage provider redT with US vanadium redox flow battery maker Avalon Battery, providing a loan to help the deal get over the line - and to help its own vertical integration ambitions.

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

RMI: Virtuous circle making batteries competitive ‘sooner than anticipated’

30 Oct 2019, 13:18

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.

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Bankable and insurable energy storage: a necessary next step for renewable energy

21 Oct 2019, 13:53 • By Jan Geder
Bankable and insurable energy storage: a necessary next step for renewable energy

The rapid acceleration in energy storage deployment expected over the coming years will require innovation in the quality and safety standards underpinning new battery and associated technologies. VDE’s Jan Geder looks at the technical work underway to ensure the coming storage boom has firm bankability and insurability foundations.

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Case study: Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance

16 Oct 2019, 11:57 • By Dieter Castelein
Case study: Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance

Batteries are increasingly widely used in grid balancing, but there are many more applications where a battery can play an important role. With electric grids requiring periodic maintenance, batteries can stand in for the grid during downtime in order to reduce the impact on industry and households, writes Dieter Castelein.