Energy Storage

Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Two Queensland workplace regulators are recommending that all battery storage units not be placed in either the home or the garage, and should instead be installed in a free standing, weatherproof enclosures.

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Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned inside Australian homes

Lithium-ion battery storage devices – including Tesla Powerwalls and other products – may be banned from being installed inside homes and garages in Australia under new guidelines being drafted by Standards Australia.

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Report shows France will triple storage capacity by 2020

A new report from Clean Horizon points to several major developments in the French energy market, which point to the nation becoming Europe’s next big market for storage.

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EU project aims for improved solar-based hydrogen

The €2.5 million EU Horizon 2020 project coordinated by HZB tests materials to stabilize a membrane for photovoltaic-based hydrogen production.

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Flex survives a $500 million loss in business after SunEdison flamed out

Through no fault of its own, the energy-storage manufacturer revealed on its most recent earnings call that the continuing SunEdison fiasco cost it $500 million in revenue in 2016 – but it lived to tell the tale.

Mercom: Battery storage funding shifts to deployment

The latest report by Mercom Capital shows that while debt and public market financing for battery storage companies declined in 2016, that battery storage project funds raised $820 million during the year.

AES, Mitsubishi tie up on India’s first grid-scale storage array

The U.S. power group and the Japanese industrial giant will jointly supply a 10 MW Advancion energy storage bank to help integrate renewables such as solar into a grid network operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) in New Delhi.

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China continues dominance of global renewable energy

A new report examines China’s clean energy investments, which go well beyond its borders, as well as its increasing dominance of PV production and the lithium-ion battery value chain.

Tesla/Panasonic begin battery cell production at Nevada Gigafactory

The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles

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Innogy completes acquisition of solar and battery specialist Belectric

German renewable energy developer has acquired international PV power and storage specialist Belectric for a sum in the double-digit million euro range, company confirms.