Energy storage news: 16.07.14

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

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

A selection of energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week.

  • SolarCity is concerned that the same politics that slowed the introduction of solar energy storage in California will affect the uptake of the technology in international markets.
  • Beaudry Kock, of PlugShare, believes that utilities need to open up their grid data in order for a vehicle-to-grid revolution to happen.
  • The electric vehicle lithium-ion battery market will grow from USD$382m in 2014 to $7.6bn in 2020, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.
  • AGRION, Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have launched a website to advance energy storage in buildings. It includes technologies, incentives, regulations, case studies, developers and a business case tool.
  • Energy storage scientists looking to exhibit their research talents are being invited to post information for free on the Linknovate platform.

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