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Three ways we could improve lithium-ion batteries

25 May 2020, 09:08 • By Marcos Ierides
Three ways we could improve lithium-ion batteries

While the performance of lithium batteries has increased tremendously, there's still room for improvement to lower cost, increase sustainability and maximise their impact on decarbonisation, says Marcos Ierides, consultant and materials expert at innovation consultancy Bax & Company.

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Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

27 Apr 2020, 10:37 • By Molly Lempriere
Smart neighbourhood, smart microgrid

Microgrids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Molly Lempriere looks at some of the microgrids around the world that are transforming the way neighbourhoods produce and consume electricity.

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Spot the difference: Europe and North America’s energy storage markets

23 Apr 2020, 07:05 • By Andy Colthorpe
Spot the difference: Europe and North America’s energy storage markets

Why have battery energy storage and solar-plus-storage become such a key part of the US energy industry in a way that they have not in Europe, as yet? Corentin Baschet at technical consultancy and market analysis firm Clean Horizon took some of our questions.