Tag Archives: lithium-ion

Lithium-Ion Questions

Battery storage enters its boom-or-bust phase A recent fire at an APS (Arizona Pubic Service) battery storage facility in Surprise, Arizona was unfortunately not the first such incident for the company. Eight firefighters were injured in the April 19 incident, which made national news, but the extreme dryness and heat of the state and region […]

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Storage Wars: ‘A’ List

ABB and Amazon are all over the grid ABB just keeps making waves. The Swiss-based company, which officially absorbed Baldor in name to begin the month, has now released a new energy storage solution for residential “prosumers” that offers modular capacity increases, a high-voltage battery for greater efficiency, and flexibility in how the system is installed. […]

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Exelon Backs Volta

Exelon invests in energy storage One of the largest U.S. energy providers has invested in an energy storage startup, further indicating that the sector is on the rise within the utility world. Exelon’s undisclosed investment, announced December 12, will help fund Volta Energy Technologies, a startup based in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Ill., that […]

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Batter Up

World’s largest battery goes online in Australia In what some consider a landmark achievement for renewable energy, the world’s largest battery went online Monday in Australia. Hornsdale Power Reserve, in the state of South Australia, features the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, used to provide power to huge wind turbines. The project—a joint venture between French […]

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Nickel & Dime

Preventing lithium-ion batteries from overheating Scientists at Stanford University are optimistic that they have developed a solution for the overheating of lithium-ion batteries. Research led by Stanford chemical engineer Zhenan Bao has resulted in the development of a plastic sheet – a fast and reversible thermoresponsive polymer – that serves as a moderator for the […]

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NEMA publishes standard for portable rechargeable cells and batteries

The May issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will include a column on the importance of battery life for electrical testing equipment. This issue is also significant for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), that recently published ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2013 American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications. This publication applies to portable rechargeable, […]

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