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Lithium producers hit by first big downturn of electric vehicle era

Albemarle Corp, Tianqi Lithium Corp and others have been producing more lithium than automakers need. Global supply exceeds demand by about 5 percent, according to Canaccord data. LOS ANGELES: The burgeoning lithium industry, which produces the powerhouse metal used to make electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has entered its first major downturn, an unwelcome bruising for […]

Indian Oil to place its bet on metal-air battery technology over lithium-ion

He said lithium-ion battery technology is ridden with challenges for large scale adoption in the Indian market owing to scarce lithium resources, recycling of lithium and the environmental hazards associated with the element’s chemistry. New Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the country’s largest fuel-retailer, plans to focus on developing metal-air batteries using indigenous metals which […]

Navigant Research Expects Annual Added Capacity from Distributed Energy Storage Systems Worldwide to Grow Nearly Twentyfold by 2028

Primary growth drivers include cost declines, government incentives, and increased solar PV integration BOULDER, Colo. : A new report from Navigant Research provides market forecasts for newly installed distributed energy storage systems (DESSs) in terms of power capacity, energy capacity, and revenue across 26 countries. The distributed energy storage industry has seen significant growth over […]

NEC Energy Solutions partners with Stem for solar-plus-storage optimization

Stem, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage services, announced today that it is partnering with NEC Energy Solutions, headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, to simplify and optimize the deployment and operation of solar-plus-storage projects. Through a master supply agreement, Stem will resell and integrate its Athena AI platform with NEC’s GSS end-to-end grid storage […]

Flex and flexibility

Power markets are evolving and beginning to value flexibility ahead of generation. As the UK’s networks companies move to embrace flexible generation assets, Liam Stoker spoke to some of the country’s leading providers to identify the hurdles and solutions to a more flexible power grid, in an article first published in PV Tech Power Volume […]

Long lasting and safer projects: DNV GL’s new battery scorecard benchmarks performance and safety of comprehensive range of battery technologies

Scorecard addresses cost, delay and transparency challenges. Batteries should not be treated the same: similar chemistries will have varying sensitivities to degradation. Ventilation and water as a combined toolkit are essential for managing battery fires OAKLAND, California: DNV GL today released its second annual Battery Performance Scorecard, which provides an independent ranking and evaluation of […]