September 17th, 2016 | by James Ayre
As a result of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak earlier this year, and the facility’s subsequent closure, the California [&hellip
May 30th, 2013 | by Tina Casey
Researchers at Stanford University are working on a new rechargeable zinc-air battery that could provide a low cost energy storage [&hellip
December 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The question of what to do with EV batteries that are no longer able to meet the needs of a vehicle drive system will get larger in coming years. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working on the answer today.
December 4th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released the results of its 2019 Battery Price Survey, finding that industry-weighted average battery pack prices have already fallen to $156 per kWh. This is over 13% lower than the 2018 average ($180/kWh, when adjusted for inflation), and BNEF foresees cost reductions continuing, with $100/kWh potentially being reached by 2023. Let's dive in
December 4th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
Sila Nanotechnologies says its silicon-based materials can increase battery energy density by 20% and potentially up to 40%. Three former Tesla employees are executives at Sila, Kurt Kelty, Alex Jacobs, and co-founder and CEO Gene Berdichevsky. They all worked on battery technology at Tesla. Berdichevsky answered some questions for CleanTechnica about Sila’s work
December 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Nikola Corporation is making a push into the EU with partner trucking company IVECO after the pair showed off the design model of the battery electric version of the Nikola TRE for European customers. Launching the battery electric Nikola TRE gives Nikola a bridge to the hydrogen-powered future the team envisions as the reality of the investment and lead time required for hydrogen to manifest in the global transportation marketplace are realized
November 24th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal
Following the Cybertruck reveal, I went to bed not being sure exactly what I had just seen, and woke up still thinking about it. My oldest son took one look and said it was the "sickest" car he had ever seen (this is a good thing), and my wife thought it was far more interesting than I expected
November 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today's lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today's lithium-ion cells
November 6th, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai
Just like many EV brands blame the slow ramp-up of EV production on battery supply constraints, lithium-ion home batteries have not been produced in large volumes. With a huge world market to address, a limited quantity of the batteries from these global brands get to reach Africa
August 31st, 2019 | by Winter Wilson
Knowledge transfer between academia and industry has the potential to affect a lot of change for a small off-grid solar company like M-KOPA Solar, a Kenya-based company and 2015 recipient of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. This is why Harini Hewa Dewage joined M-KOPA Labs, the research branch of M-KOPA, in November of 2016 as its battery technology specialist
August 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Jeff Dahn, one of the leading battery researchers in the world, says he and his team have devised new lithium-ion pouch cells that outperform solid-state batteries. Dahn is the principle battery researcher for Tesla.
August 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
sonnen has built the most advanced residential energy storage solution in the world in its ecoLinx home energy storage solution and its thermally stable lithium iron phosphate-based batteries. Here's a look behind the scenes at the lab in Wildspoldried, Germany where the ninth generation of sonnen's lithium iron phosphate-based batteries are assembled and tested
July 28th, 2019 | by Anand Upadhyay
Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting super hot in India. Having missed out on building its own manufacturing base for solar PV, India seems conscious about not missing the EV opportunity, especially for lithium-ion battery manufacturing (LIB)
July 8th, 2019 | by Smiti
The Indian government is planning to give another try at promoting the manufacturing of solar cells in the country. The Indian finance minister announced some important measures to attract investment into this and other energy-related sectors
April 14th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Another month has passed, and yet another 89 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of lithium-ion battery factory capacity has been added to the planning pipeline for production in 2023. This represents growth of 9% in just a single month (more than 100% annualized growth)!
April 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Swiss startup Innolith says it has created a lithium ion battery with a non-combustible inorganic electrolyte that has an energy density of 1000 Wh/kg. The best part is one of its batteries has already moved out of the lab and into commercial service.
March 31st, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Another month passes, another 43 GWh of battery factory capacity is brought into the planning pipeline for production in 2023, adding over 4% to the global total, in just a single month (50% annualized growth)
March 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has completed the installation of 42 Powerpack batteries for Kintetsu Raiways in Osaka, Japan. The 4.2 MW/7 MWh system will provide enough electricity to operate stalled trains for up to 30 minutes in the event of a power outage.
March 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The Levelized Cost of Electricity of lithium-ion batteries and offshore wind have plummeted in the last year, according to new figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
February 26th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
BYD has officially broken ground at its new Chongqing battery plant in a move that diversifies its battery cell production capacity beyond its older factories in Eastern China. In a ceremony on Friday, BYD officially started work on the new factory that was announced last year