Analysis & Features

Energy storage on a roll in run-up to 2030 with 31% CAGR 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Energy storage on a roll in run-up to 2030 with 31% CAGR

October 1, 2020: Global energy storage capacity could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31% in the decade ahead, according to a Wood Mackenzie report released on September…

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IQ International signs up two former JCI Power Solutions professionals full-time 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

IQ International signs up two former JCI Power Solutions professionals full-time

October 1, 2020: Swiss lead battery maker IQ International on September 25 said it had hired two former Johnson Controls Power Solutions (now Clarios) battery experts, Dennis Brown and Ray…

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‘Tera is the new giga’, says Musk, vowing to be world leader in energy storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

‘Tera is the new giga’, says Musk, vowing to be world leader in energy storage

October 1, 2020: If the world is to achieve 100% renewable energy it’s going to need at least 135 gigafactories to make 20 terawatt-hours’ of lithium batteries, and with a…

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USTDA provides Senegal with $1m grant for BESS study 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

USTDA provides Senegal with $1m grant for BESS study

October 1, 2020: The US Trade and Development Agency has handed $1 million to African multi-country power company Lekela Energie Stockage to pay for a feasibility study into what would…

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Rolls-Royce to install battery system for microgrid on Cook Islands 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Rolls-Royce to install battery system for microgrid on Cook Islands

October 1, 2020: Rolls-Royce, the UK multinational engineering company, is to supply the batteries for a microgrid on the remote Pacific island of Rarotonga, one of the Cook Islands roughly…

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Four-fold rise in 13 years for global batteries and storage patents 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Four-fold rise in 13 years for global batteries and storage patents

October 1, 2020: A study released in September by the International Energy Agency and European Patent Office shows that patenting activity in batteries and other electricity storage technologies grew four…

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Overhaul of interconnection rules in California to have major impact on storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Overhaul of interconnection rules in California to have major impact on storage

October 1, 2020: Sweeping adjustments to California’s Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources and storage can connect with the state’s grid, will pave the way to more…

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RWE, CMBlu to trial organic electrolytes in 100kW/1,000kWh project 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

RWE, CMBlu to trial organic electrolytes in 100kW/1,000kWh project

October 1, 2020: RWE Gas Storage West and CMBlu Energy announced on September 30 they had started a collaborative project to investigate whether organic electrolytes can be used in a…

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Amazon Web Services’ energy projects manager joins ESA board 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Amazon Web Services’ energy projects manager joins ESA board

October 1, 2020: The US Energy Storage Association has appointed Amazon Web Services’ energy projects manager Peter Hans Hirschboeck to its board, the trade association announced on September 21. His…

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Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed lithium-ion solid-state batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed lithium-ion solid-state batteries

September 17, 2020: Blackstone Technology announced on September 16 that its proprietary 3D-printing technology had advanced sufficiently to allow it to move into mass production of lithium ion solid-state batteries.…

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