A new digital age requires new approach for digitalizing our energy network. We must all utilize the opportunities offered by technological innovation and increase the "smartness" of our energy system while paying increasing attention to our systems’ cyber security. The growing importance of information and communication technologies is becoming…(Show moreShow less)
Where lithium resources are found and how companies like Tesla rely on lithium batteries. Spoiler alert: Video ends by saying we have a long time before having to worry about a lithium shortage and in the mean time we are likely to see other battery storage technologies emerge.
Dear All, The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is inviting students who have completed their master theses in the field of Energy Storage for its annual student award . Attached you can find an invitation from. EASE is sponsored by different companies to go forward with the topic of energy storage and it consists of Europe's…(Show moreShow less)
The battery installation will be 100MW in capacity and will be able to produce 129 megawatt hours of electricity, making it the largest in the world when it is completed by December 1. What does this project mean for the energy storage industry? https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/all-the-details-on-teslas-giant-australian-batteryt/
Co-authored by Lukas Keller (Master Thesis cand. and Associate Energy Analyst Intern at InnoEnergy) Where can you get the cheapest battery or ‘Energy Storage System (ESS)’ in Europe? If you have an interest in the battery market the answer should be no surprise. Yes, it is Tesla and their Powerwall. On their Norwegian website, Tesla is selling…(Show moreShow less)
Yes I totally agree with your point that the li-ion life time is a complicated topic. But back to the main article to understand why batteries for EVs are much cheaper as for ESSs, and if this could change in the future or not. So one difference is the required life time. For EVs this is around 500-1000 full load cycles, which leads depending on…
anaam just tipped me off to a cool innovation in the world of batteries: flow batteries that can provide instant charge to give electric vehicle owners the same luxury as conventional car owners. Purdue University developed these batteries and claim that it can be used with normal gas station pumps since the electrolyte is replaced, thus avoiding…(Show moreShow less)
That's an interesting concept, I just didn't found any information about the energy density of the fluid. If I have to exchange for example each 100 km 500l of fluid it might be not that practical. As far as I know flow batteries have low energy densities.
A new study proves decentralized storage improves the efficiency and resiliency of the digital grid, highlighting the importance of including batteries in the development of a smarter electricity system. Lower costs coupled with proven system performance are allowing photovoltaic (PV) plus batteries to compete with retail electricity prices and…(Show moreShow less)
Basic guide/factsheet explaining energy storage basics to consumers. I'm sharing the link here because I thought the document contains easy to understand text to help explain energy storage concepts to beginners. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/reports/Factsheet_Energy_storage_version_1.1.pdf
Topics presented: nZEB concept overview Business case and perspective of distributed power generation systems Smart energy management systems with energy storages Residential and small commercial energy storage systems, prototype presentation Registration deadline 05.06.2017, I can forward your details to the organisers of the event.