EV battery makers up the ante as competition intensifies

China’s electric vehicle battery market is expected to embrace better-quality products with lower prices as the nation opens the industry to both domestic and international players, leading to fierce market competition and helping bring better batteries to the market, industry… Read moreEV battery makers up the ante as competition intensifies

Researchers make next-generation, high-toughness battery component

A team of Brown University researchers has found a way to double the toughness of a ceramic material used to make solid-state lithium ion batteries. The strategy, described in the journal Matter, could be useful in bringing solid-state batteries to… Read moreResearchers make next-generation, high-toughness battery component

Spontaneous formation of nanoscale hollow structures could boost battery storage

An unexpected property of nanometer-scale antimony crystals – the spontaneous formation of hollow structures – could help give the next generation of lithium ion batteries higher energy density without reducing battery lifetime. The reversibly hollowing structures could allow lithium ion… Read moreSpontaneous formation of nanoscale hollow structures could boost battery storage

Strata Solar Completes Pre-Construction Development on Battery Project

Strata Solar says its battery project, Ventura Energy Storage (VES), a 100 MW, 400 MWh battery energy storage system in unincorporated Ventura County, Calif., has completed pre-construction development.  The project, developed by Strata, has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction… Read moreStrata Solar Completes Pre-Construction Development on Battery Project

High-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle

Lithium ion batteries have already become an integral part of our everyday life. However, our energy-hungry society demands longer life, faster charging, and lighter batteries for a variety of applications from electric vehicles to portable electronics, including lightening the load… Read moreHigh-performance electrolyte solves battery puzzle

Vistra Announces Expansion of Previously Announced Oakland Battery Energy Storage Facility

Planned urban battery storage system capacity to increase by more than 80 percent Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced that it is increasing the size of its battery energy storage project located at the site of its Oakland Power Plant. The… Read moreVistra Announces Expansion of Previously Announced Oakland Battery Energy Storage Facility

Clean Power Alliance signs large-scale 100MW battery Energy Storage Agreement

Demonstrating its commitment to invest in local clean energy during a time of economic uncertainty, Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has inked its first Energy Storage Agreement (ESA). Approved by the CPA Board of Directors on April 2nd, the 100MW Luna… Read moreClean Power Alliance signs large-scale 100MW battery Energy Storage Agreement

USC scientists develop a better redox flow battery

USC scientists have developed a new battery that could solve the electricity storage problem constraining widespread use of renewable energy. The technology is a new spin on a known design that stores electricity in solutions, sorts the electrons and releases… Read moreUSC scientists develop a better redox flow battery

Navigant Research Report Shows Rapid EV Growth and Battery Cost Declines Are Creating a Renewed Interest in Battery Swapping

Previous market failure does not reflect future opportunities, report finds A new report from Navigant Research examines the challenges and opportunities currently faced by organizations seeking to promote electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping. Rapid EV Growth and Battery Cost Declines… Read moreNavigant Research Report Shows Rapid EV Growth and Battery Cost Declines Are Creating a Renewed Interest in Battery Swapping