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Sales of electric vehicles in China are set for huge growth, as 30% of all new government vehicles must be ‘new energy’ (electric, hybrid or fuel cell) by 2016. Photo: BMW Brilliance

Energy storage news: 16.07.14

A selection of energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week. LG is building a factory to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in China, with the intention of serving 100,000 cars per year. Pumped hydro energy…


BYD of China reports that its electric vehicle sales grew tenfold in the first four months of 2014, in comparison with 2013, with further growth hampered by insufficient batteries.

Energy storage news: 09.07.14

This week’s energy storage news from our Twitter feed. George Washington University has developed molten air batteries for electric vehicles, which are rechargeable, cost effective and have a very high energy storage capacity. The US Department of…


A Nissan Leaf battery replacement will cost electric vehicle drivers USD$5,500 and will incorporate new heat-resistant battery chemistry.

Energy storage news: 02.07.14

Here are the energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week. Between 2GW and 4GW of grid-scale energy storage could be installed in the USA in the next five years, according to a study from…


Redox Power Systems, University of Maryland, Microsoft and Trans-Tech collaborate on solid oxide fuel cells, with funding from ARPA-E.

Energy storage news: 25.06.14

A selection of energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week. Energy storage in Texas is seeing an increase in investment, with the utility Oncor spending USD$500,000 on a lithium-ion battery storage project. The California…


Abengoa, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Colorado School of Mines have been chosen by the US Department of Energy to research and develop new solar energy storage technology for thermo-electric plants.

Energy storage news: 18.06.14

The leading energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week. Boston-Power, based in China, is closing a round of funding worth about USD$250m in order to increase production at its Chinese electric vehicle battery plant and compete…


GE Energy Storage, MAECI Solar and Princeton Power Systems will create the largest solar microgrid in Africa, a 5MW project on Annobon Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Energy storage news: 11.06.14

The top energy storage news from our Twitter feed this week. Barclays Bank thinks 20% of US consumers will have cheap solar energy storage within four years and has downgraded the whole of the traditional utility sector as a…


RedFlow is collaborating with Schneider Electric to develop its zinc-bromide flow battery energy storage systems.

Energy storage news: 04.06.14

Energy storage news making the headlines on our Twitter feed this week. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has released a report assessing smart grids in Europe, which covers over 450 projects and an investment of €3.15bn. Tesla…


EnerVault has opened the largest iron-chromium flow battery in the world in California, which will be used for solar energy storage.

Energy storage news: 28.05.14

The important energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed over the last week. NANOHy, a European and South Korean research project, is testing novel nanotechnology materials for hydrogen storage. SolarCity has said it has no interest in…