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California Sets $200M Budget for ‘Complex, Multi-Property Microgrid’ Projects

Utility funding for community resilience against fire-prevention outages doesn’t go far enough, microgrid groups argue. California regulators have approved a microgrid plan directing $200 million to help communities build networks that can supply power through the state’s extended wildfire-prevention blackouts, a task expected to take years to move from planning to completing its first projects. […]

Biden puts US back into fight to slow global warming

Core design strategy for fire-resistant batteries

All-solid-state batteries are next-generation batteries that can simultaneously improve the stability and capacity of existing lithium batteries. The use of non-flammable solid cathodes and electrolytes in such batteries considerably reduces the risk of exploding or catching fire under high temperatures or external impact and facilitates high energy density, which is twice that of lithium batteries. […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Energy Concepts From 2020

Even COVID-19 didn’t lock down the ingenuity of energy entrepreneurs this year. It’s been a remarkably business-as-usual year for renewables, despite the societal upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of our headlines this year have still been about conventional renewable segments such as solar and energy storage. On the margins, virtual power plants have […]

Exploring the Reasons behind Solis’ Rapid Growth

Batteries For Electric Cars Speed Toward a Tipping Point

The price of battery packs for electric vehicles is fast approaching a tipping point. According to a price survey conducted by BloombergNEF, EV makers soon will be producing models that are as affordable—and as profitable—as comparable combustion engine models, and without the help of tax subsidies. The average price per kilowatt-hour for a lithium-ion battery […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

Ever-Cheaper Batteries Bring Cost Of Electric Cars Closer To Gas Guzzlers

Battery prices are one of the biggest costs for electric cars, but that cost has plummeted over the past decade. The price of a lithium-ion battery pack has fallen 89% in real terms from more than $1,100/kWh in 2010 to $137/kWh in 2020, according to the latest forecast from BloombergNEF (BNEF). By 2023, average prices […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

Con Edison Contracts Its Biggest Battery to Date in New York City

A 400-megawatt-hour battery from 174 Global Power will balance NYC’s energy needs with increasing offshore wind power capacity. New York utility Con Edison has signed its biggest energy storage contract to date, a 100-megawatt/400-megawatt-hour lithium-ion battery project that will help balance a grid facing rising levels of offshore wind and other renewable power in the […]

Generac doubles down on US energy storage with reorganised energy tech division

Batteries in Solar Installations Becoming the New Norm: Q&A

Pairing batteries with solar in residential applications is quickly becoming the norm in the U.S., particularly in California, SunPower Corp. CEO Tom Werner said. “The integration of storage will go mainstream, maybe as soon as one year but certainly in three years,” Werner said. “Having battery storage with solar systems could be the rule and […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

Installers can understand the case for batteries

How can installers explain the value in batteries when talking to residential customers about solar PV? Jason Venning, FIMER: The value of batteries depends on what homeowners want to achieve. Just looking at the price of an energy storage solution may put off some households as pricing is still relatively high across the board and […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

EU says it could be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025

As part of its plan to become climate neutral by 2050, the EU wants to boost local production of the building blocks for green industries – including hydrogen fuel to make low-carbon steel and batteries to power clean vehicles BRUSSELS : The European Union could produce enough batteries by 2025 to power its fast-growing fleet […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

DETROIT : General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years. The technology also will increase the range per charge to as much as 450 miles. The companys product development chief promised a small electric SUV that […]

Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth