Energy storage news headlines

As we reach our second birthday, Energy Storage Report is changing the way it brings you the global energy storage news headlines.

As we reach our second birthday, we are changing the way Energy Storage Report brings you the global energy storage news headlines. Photo credit: Anssi Koskinen

Believe it or not, Energy Storage Report is two years old this week. We’d like to thank the growing number of fans who have followed us via email, online and on Twitter over the last 24 months.

Our annual anniversary is also a time when we take stock of progress and bring in changes that we hope will improve our value to you, our readers.

A year ago we gave up simply re-packaging industry news in order to provide a deeper level of analysis, which seems to have gone down well in terms of bringing in new readers and generating comment.

This year we are ringing the changes again, albeit in a smaller way. For reasons too tedious to mention, we feel there isn’t much value in reproducing our weekly headlines, which already appear in our weekly free newsletter and on our Twitter feed, on our website.

So, effective today, we’ll be dropping the news headlines from our website. As a newsletter subscriber, you will of course continue to get them for free every week in your inbox. If you are not already receiving our newsletter, why not subscribe now? Or, if you want, you can find out about breaking energy storage news as soon as we do, on Twitter.

Energy storage news: 17.09.14

A supercapacitor made of hemp fibres is as good as a graphene supercapacitor for energy storage, according to Dr David Mitlin of the University of Alberta, Canada.

A supercapacitor made of hemp is as good as a graphene supercapacitor for energy storage, says Dr David Mitlin of the University of Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Vote Hemp

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

  • The Strati, the first 3D-printed electric car, was printed in 44 hours at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago on 13 September.
  • The NY-BEST conference and exhibition for the New York energy storage industry has been reviewed by Democrat & Chronicle.

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Energy storage news: 10.09.14

The process of lithium plating taking place during the charging of lithium-ion batteries has been observed by scientists at Technische Universität München, Germany.

The process of lithium plating taking place while lithium-ion batteries charge has been observed at Technische Universität München, Germany. Photo: Andreas Heddergott/TUM

This week’s energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed.

  • NEC Energy Solutions will supply a large utility in California with a 3.9MWh lithium-ion battery-based grid energy storage system.
  • ABB and BYD have announced a global energy storage collaboration, which will focus on electric vehicle charging, on- and off-grid renewable energy storage, batteries and marine energy storage.
  • WiTriCity plans to dramatically increase its electric vehicle wireless charging power transfer potential.

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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.

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Energy storage news: 6.08.14

  • OXIS Energy and Multi Source Power Technologies have formed a partnership to develop marine sulphur lithium batteries.

Energy storage news: 30.07.14

NRStor has opened its 2MW Temporal Power flywheel energy storage system in Harriston, Ontario – the first grid energy storage in Canada.

NRStor has opened its 2MW Temporal Power flywheel energy storage system in Harriston, Ontario – the first grid energy storage in Canada. Photo credit: NRStor

Energy storage news from our Twitter feed this week.

  • The India Energy Storage Alliance has detailed the ways in which energy storage in India is being encouraged by the government.

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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.

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