lithium-ion



One battery to rule them all?

By Jason Deign The Tesla Powerwall launch three weeks ago focused attention on energy storage but may also have been a nail in the coffin for non-lithium-ion (Li-ion) technologies. In drastically reducing prices, Tesla removed…



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

Energy storage news: 10.09.14

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…


REACT energy storage system, with Aurora inverter. Photo credit: Power-One

Power-One shows off REACT in UK

Power-One, of the ABB Group, will showcase its residential REACT Renewable Energy Accumulator and Conversion Technology at this year’s Solar Energy UK, from October 8 to 10 in Birmingham. REACT will be available in 2014 and consists of a…


GM has expanded its electric vehicle battery systems laboratory in Michigan. Photo: © General Motors

GM to beat Tesla on batteries

Earlier this week General Motors made a bold statement of intent: to sell a production-line electric vehicle at half the price of Tesla’s Model S, with a similar range. And GM says it will be…


NSCU have aligned silicon-coated carbon nanotubes like a layer of drinking straws.

Battery design gets nanotube boost

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer. The research, published online in Advanced Materials, shows…