14 décembre 2016

Recycling EV Batteries More Cost-Competitive Than Using For Home Energy Storage - Lux Research Echoes Tesla CTO JB Straubel

It makes more sense from an economic standpoint to recycle old plug-in electric vehicle batteries than to reuse them directly for home energy storage, according to a new report from Lux Research. The primary reason? According to Lux Research, reused plug-in electric vehicle batteries will “deliver questionable returns on account of reduced performance, limiting them to application with less frequent and shallower depth of discharge cycles.” This echoes what Tesla CTO JB Straubel said earlier this year. Tesla has said repeatedly... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2016

How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour?

credit photo Tesla Where does the lithium-ion battery industry -- and most notably, Tesla/Panasonic -- stand today on battery costs? Solar veterans will recall a time not so long ago when the industry's biggest dream was a PV module with a cost of 99 cents per watt. Obviously, the solar industry has long left that figure in the dust -- module costs of 40 cents per watt are a reality in today's market. In fact, the 99-cent figure was more a VC-funding, press-ready construct than a real economic calculation. Ben Kallo at equity... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

    We have another confirmation that Apple is very serious about its Titan project and electric iCar is in the making. This announcement will change the EVs market overnight. You can find my investigation on this rumour mill below on the links. Now London's City is paying attention and Lithium plays will be back on the radar screens - security of supply is the name of the game here. Our International Lithium is developing supply chain for this rEVolution with its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium. Lithium Race:... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2015

Graphene Could Kill Lithium-Ion Batteries

Don’t break out the widow’s weeds just yet, but it looks like momentum is building for energy storage to move past the lithium-ion phase and get into the more powerful territory of lithium-sulfur technology. In the latest development, a multinational research team has figured out how to overcome a major obstacle in the path of lithium-sulfur energy storage, by using graphene as a “bridge” between different components. In theory, lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries possess far greater energy density than the familiar lithium-ion (Li-ion),... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2014

What's Next For Magnesium-Ion V+Batteries: Molecular Foundry Coughs Up A Clue

For those of you new to the topic, lithium-ion is currently the gold standard for electric vehicle batteries among many other applications (lithium is a soft metal, and ion refers to a charged atom or molecule). Just ask our good friends over at Tesla Motors, they’ll tell you how good Li-ion batteries are. However, we’ve been catching wind of some new developments in Mg-ion batteries here and there, and Toyota, for one, has been in hot pursuit of the technology for electric vehicle batteries. As described in the Berkeley Lab’s... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2014

Welcome WattStorage !

The competitivness cluster Mov'eo is proud to announce the newly signed SMEs groupment on the Energy Storage area ! Find out more on this blog soon !
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19 septembre 2014

4 Things You Should Know About Energy Storage

We don’t fawn over battery technology like we do over shiny gadgets and smart apps, but know this: it’s set to play an important role in our attempt to use more low-carbon energy like solar and wind. Batteries and other energy storage equipment make it possible to store solar and wind electricity and use it whenever it’s needed, not just when it’s produced. That ability will help utilities to manage their power supply and demand. More interestingly, it will help businesses and homeowners to do the same as a growing number of them... [Lire la suite]