Saft batteries keep Kazakhstan wind farm operating in the depths of winter

Saft has delivered Uptimax maintenance-free nickel batteries to provide essential backup power for electronic monitoring, mechanical braking, pitch control and grease supply systems at the Badamsha wind farm in the remote and exposed steppe of the...

Battery pack prices cited below $100/kWh for the first time in 2020

Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100/kWh in 2010, have fallen 89% in real terms to $137/kWh in 2020. By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, according to the latest forecast...

Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

The European Commission has proposed to modernise EU legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle...

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage

SolarPower Europe has released the first edition of its new European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage, which analyses the market of residential battery energy storage systems (BESS) across the continent, and forecasts capacity...

EPO-IEA study: rapid rise in battery innovation playing key role in clean energy transition

Improving the capacity to store electricity is playing a key role in the transition to clean energy technologies. Between 2005 and 2018, patenting activity in batteries and other electricity storage technologies grew at an...

TÜV SÜD improves sustainability in battery production

The market for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and stationary battery storage systems is growing rapidly. Ensuring the underlying technologies are both climate friendly and sustainable requires an integrated approach. TÜV SÜD has developed a...

China dominates the lithium-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade. China’s success results from its large domestic...

Rolls-Royce expands battery container production

The Rolls-Royce's business unit Power Systems is increasing its capacities for producing battery containers. From 2021 the MTU EnergyPacks are to be manufactured in the Siemens-Technopark in Ruhstorf, Bavaria, where Rolls-Royce already has a...

Harmony and FRV commission megapack storage project

Harmony Energy and global renewable energy solutions provider Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, announced today the commissioning of their first utility-scale energy storage project at Holes Bay, Poole, Dorset...

Scale-up of solar and wind puts existing coal, gas at risk

Solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new-build generation for at least two-thirds of the global population. Those two-thirds live in locations that comprise 71% of gross domestic product and...