Energy Storage Systems 

Expert commentary

Is energy storage really the “Holy Grail” of the electric smart grid, as some pundits claim? Let’s hope not—since customers and utilities will need more than a mythical technology to ensure safe, reliable, and affordable service in years to come.

Researchers have now shown theoretically how to control or eliminate the formation of dendrites in lithium-ion batteries

Six pieces of news we've seen that showcase renewable energy ingenuity.

China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.   

The leading metrics influencing PV industry supply and demand (module production, supply and market-demand) are forecast to come to within 8% of the second-half market demand of 17.2 GW, according to recent findings in the latest NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report. 

A123 Systems introduced this month Nanophosphate EXT, a new lithium ion battery technology capable of operating at extreme temperatures without requiring thermal management. 
 

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