Can Electricity Decarbonize the Energy Sector?

The energy sector currently accounts for two-thirds of global carbon emissions; Expedited progress on energy efficiency and low-carbon sources in the energy mix is required to achieve deep decarbonization; As the demand to “electrify everything” grows, the carbon footprint associated with every step of the electricity generation process must be …

Panasonic Is Building a Comprehensive Energy Management System for Homeowners

Panasonic’s batteries underpin the electric vehicle revolution as we know it today, thanks to an early partnership to supply its 18650 lithium-ion cells from Japan to Tesla for its Model S and X vehicles. More recently, Panasonic’s new 2170 cells built at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 outside Sparks, Nevada are now …

Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-Powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the …

Tidal Energy Firm Makes Waves with Tesla Battery Storage

Nova Innovation claims it has developed the world’s first grid-connected baseload tidal power station. Scottish cleantech firm Nova Innovation is using Tesla batteries with its tidal energy technology to deliver what it claims is the world’s first grid-connected baseload tidal power station. Since October, the company’s Tidal Energy Storage System (TESS) demonstrator is …

Could Salt Be the Key to Cheaper and More Efficient Batteries?

A new design of rechargeable battery created using salt could boost efficiency and reduce costs. That’s according to researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, who claim to have found a novel method of energy storage. They have developed an iron-oxygen battery …

New York Announces ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to Hit Low Carbon Goals

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025. This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion …