Energy storage news: 03.09.14

Valhalla Energía is planning to build Chile's first hydroelectric pumped storage plant, Espejo de Tarapacá, for solar energy storage. Photo credit: Fundación Chile.

Valhalla Energía is planning to build Chile’s first hydroelectric pumped storage plant, Espejo de Tarapacá, for solar energy storage. Photo credit: Fundación Chile

Some of the energy storage news headlines from last week. Follow us on Twitter for more.

  • Highpower International’s electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries have been approved by China’s National Quality Control and Inspection Center for Buses.
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come out with a proposal to make solar panels from old car battery materials.

  • Japanese researchers are looking into hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries to overcome renewable energy intermittency, the Nikkei Asian Review reports.
  • A Japanese team has developed a high-energy-density magnesium battery that could replace lithium-ion, according to Japan Today.
  • Another Japanese team, from the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering, is looking to beat lithium-ion with a battery based on oxide-peroxide redox reactions.
  • Chile is planning its first pumped hydro storage project to store electricity coming off its growing PV estate.

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