Energy storage news: 19.03.14

Vincent Bollore is investing $166m in the UK’s Source London electric car-sharing network, which will include 6,000 electric vehicle charging stations.
Vincent Bollore is investing $166m in the UK’s Source London electric car-sharing network, which will include 6,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Photo credit: Transport for London
Vincent Bollore is investing $166m in the UK’s Source London electric car-sharing network, which will include 6,000 electric vehicle charging stations.

Vincent Bollore is investing $166m in the UK’s Source London electric car-sharing network, which will include 6,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Photo credit: Transport for London

Energy storage news from our Twitter feed over the last week.

  • The Rocky Mountain Institute, which recently reported that solar energy storage systems were reaching economic parity with the grid, explains why this doesn’t automatically mean customers will defect and why defection may not be the best option.

  • Billionaire Vincent Bollore is investing USD$166m in the UK’s Source London electric car-sharing network, which will include 6,000 charging stations.
  • Scientists at Mie University in Japan have developed an aqueous lithium-air battery with twice the energy storage capacity of equivalent lithium-ion batteries.
  • Taxi Electric, which operates in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will be the first private taxi company to include the Nissan e-NV200 in its fleet.
  • Sonnenbatterie, the German battery energy storage company, has entered the US market in a distribution deal with SK Solar USA.
  • The US Federal Transit Administration may block the purchase of BYD electric buses by Long Beach Transit of California.

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