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A new report shows emerging energy storage technologies in the US may face challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies. Photo credit: Discovery Cube OC science centre, site of a Southern California Edison energy storage project using lithium-ion battery technology, Edison International

Report reveals risk for energy storage technologies in US

A new report is expected to show emerging energy storage technologies may face commercialisation challenges as utilities stick to tried-and-tested technologies from reputable vendors. Early indications are that US power companies are shunning innovative technologies and…


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California seen as key for energy storage commercialisation

California is set to become a global powerhouse for energy storage technology commercialisation in the next half decade, a new guide says. ‘Commercializing Energy Storage in the United States’, published by Energy Storage Update, forecasts that California’s…


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Electricity storage guide available

Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage. The book was created in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and was funded by the…


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Helping people to ditch diesel

Energy storage could help remote communities ditch a nasty diesel habit, according to an article in Scientific American. For isolated communities being off-grid is not a matter of choice, but a fact of life, which means their daily lives…




Wind farm in Xingiang, China.

China to spend $166bn on energy storage

Analyst group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is predicting China could spend between USD$164bn and $192bn on energy storage between now and 2030. The figures are from a study released this week that considers four possible future…