03 juin 2015

The Japanese government backs large-scale storage to boost solar and help balance the grid.

credit photo NKG At first, Japan's push into energy storage seems odd. Why is a country awash with underused pumped hydro energy storage (44 projects and growing, providing almost 29 gigawatts) now looking to invest heavily in grid-scale batteries -- particularly when the major use for pumped hydro is to service the currently slumbering nuclear fleet? We were alerted to Japan's enthusiasm for large-scale battery deployment when Kyushu Electric Power and Tohoku Electric Power announced they are receiving significant government... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2015

Meet WattStorage members at the Mov'eo Days June 9th !

We will part of the exhibition show during  the Mov'eo Imagine Mobility  Competitiveness cluster annual convention on June 9th, at the Forum Armand Peugeot, PSA  Poissy , France. More information about the Mov'eoDays : http://moveodays.fr/  
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07 mai 2015

ZAF Energy Systems to Showcase Next-Generation Zinc-Air Battery Technology at CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium

ZAF’s Zinc-Air Chemistry Produces Twice the Energy Density at Half the Weight and Less Than a Fourth of the Cost of Lithium-Ion; Zinc-Air Is Safe and Environmentally Benign, More Technically and Economically Viable Than Lithium-Ion. ZAF’s zinc technology can double the travel distance of electric aircraft compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. ZAF’s zinc-air battery yields twice the energy density of lithium-ion at less than a fourth of the cost, making them smaller, lighter and less expensive. ZAF’s batteries can be used... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2015

Could the new Tesla battery transform the "energy infrastructure"?

  Elon Musk / Credit Photo Reuters Rebecca Cooks According to Elon Musk, founder and boss, Tesla was never a simple EV manufacturer But a technology company whose mission is to innovate in the field of energy. Thursday, April 30th, he made a new step in this direction, with the presentation Tesla Energy, a range of so-called stationary batteries designed to homes, businesses and energy producers. Mr. Musk does not only want to accelerate the energy transition. He dreamed of a planet where all the energy consumed ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2015

Energy Storage Enabling Technology Market to Surpass $20B by 2024

Global installed revenue for the energy storage enabling technology (ESET) market is expected to grow from $605.8 million in 2015 to $21.5 billion in 2024, according to Navigant Research. While battery prices have fallen anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent in the past 18 months, energy storage systems (ESSs) still vary widely in terms of price. This variation is a function of system size, volume ordering and business models. In its report, Energy Storage Enabling Technologies, Navigant covers three ESETs: power... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2015

Aluminium battery from Stanford offers Fast Charge and Low Cost

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminium battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today. "We have developed a rechargeable aluminium battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteries, which are bad for the environment, and lithium-ion batteries, which occasionally burst into flames," said Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford. "Our... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

‘Batteries are just a ticket to the ball game’ - an interview with Greensmith

Battery modules as represented in Greensmith's energy storage modelling and design software. Image: Greensmith. According to GTM Research, the US deployed just over 60MW of energy storage in 2014, mostly at grid scale. One firm, Greensmith, which produces software control platforms for storage as well as delivering turnkey systems for customers including large power producers and utilities, claims that having worked on 23MW of projects last year, the company was involved in the installation of around one-third of the total... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2015

Goodyear Concept BH03 Electricity Generating Tire – A New Form of Range Extender?

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the BH03, a radical concept tire at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show that directly effects the plug-in electric car and hybrid markets. This tire generates electricity through both static and dynamic actions through materials that transform the energy created by heat when it flexes as it rolls during normal driving conditions as well as heat from light when it is stationary. The materials used optimize the tire’s electricity generation capabilities as well as its rolling... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

NanoFlowcell : the power of electricity without the disadvantages

In presenting the taste of modern technology a principle known since the 70s in the space industry, NanoFlowcell offers electric vehicles going far and fast. However, it must be transported several hundred liters of ionic fluids. And if it was the future of electro-mobility? Flow Cell technology operates from two ionic liquids, one positively charged and the other negatively charged, which fill two separate wells in the car, in the same way we do currently with hydrocarbons.Slurries to metal salts particles continuously supplied a... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2015

Ford MoDe:Me e-bike tackles cities with smart sensors

The car firm revealed its take on the e-bike segment at Mobile World Congress today, a commuter-friendly cycle dubbed the MoDe:Me and a companion app running on an iPhone 6 mounted on the handlebars for delivering navigation directions, smart re-routing, controlling the power-assist pedaling, and even integrating with the SYNC infotainment system in Ford's cars.  The design of the e-bike actually came from Ford employees challenged to come up with an urban transportation option as part of the company's "Handle on Mobility"... [Lire la suite]
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