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.