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Charge and discharge cycles are a meaningless metric, SolarEdge founder says

The way the industry talks about batteries needs to change, SolarEdge founder Lior Handelsman has said, arguing that knowing the number of cycles of charge and discharge a battery can perform in its lifetime is essentially “meaningless”. The company’s frequently outspoken VP of marketing and product strategy spoke with Energy-Storage.news at SolarEdge’s main R&D centre […]

Navigant: ‘Risk of slower than expected price declines’ for lithium batteries but prices will fall

Lithium-ion battery cell costs could fall to as little as US$76 per kWh by 2030, from around US$139 per kWh this year, according to new analysis by Navigant Research. The Colorado-headquartered firm issued its latest market data on ‘Advanced battery and energy storage pricing trends’ this week. Author Alex Eller, a senior research analyst, told […]

IEEFA: Solar-plus-storage undermines coal economics by ‘hundreds of millions’ of dollars

Tumbling solar-plus-storage costs could see the hybrid technology become a money saver for US firms grappling with expensive legacy coal portfolios, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Utilities shutting down coal units ahead of their end-of-life point and replacing them with renewables, stand to reap savings in the “hundreds of […]