Energy storage news: 21.05.14

Over 4,000 residential solar energy storage systems have been installed in Germany since it introduced subsidies for lithium-ion battery storage systems. Photo credit: ASD Sonnnenspeicher

Over 4,000 residential solar energy storage systems have been installed in Germany since it introduced subsidies for lithium-ion battery storage systems. Photo: ASD Sonnnenspeicher

The top energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are electronically modifying plentiful metals, such as tungsten, to mimic platinum-group catalysts.
  • The US Department of Energy has handed awards to Giner, to develop polymer electrolyte membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells and electrolysis, and to US Hybrid Corporation and Vision Industries, for fuel-cell electric-hybrid trucks.

  • NEC has completed its purchase of A123 Energy Solutions and is changing its name to NEC Energy Solutions.

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