Li-ion battery dominating choice in grid storage tech

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become the dominant technology in grid storage, accounting for 90 percent of systems proposed in 2014, according to Lux Research. Credit: Lux Research Molten salt batteries still account for a majority…

Technology Battery Advances for Smart Grids

Energy storage systems are increasingly recognized as a key element for smart grids. It comes at a time where batteries in particular are already dominating the portable devices and transportation sectors. It is noteworthy to…

12 energy storage startups to watch in 2015

If you care about the world’s transition to clean power, then you should pay attention to the emerging market for energy storage. A lot of times when “grid-scale” energy storage is discussed, it’s usually meant…

The next growth area in energy has nothing to do with oil, wind, or solar. It’s batteries.

Imagine a new, advanced cooling technology that uses … ice? Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Leigh Prather/Thinkstock and Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images The notion of a giant utility regarding the melting…

Regarding power fluctuations from Hawaii’s largest solar plant

Why It Matters The intermittent nature of solar power is limiting how much and how widely it can be used. Shipping containers full of lithium batteries will stabilize Kauai’s grid when passing clouds interrupt power…

The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application

Recent advancements in energy storage technology could finally make renewables, such as wind and solar, truly viable economic alternatives to fossil fuels when it comes to generating power. The ability to store power bridges the…

Where the energy storage expansion will happen first and why

The commercial-industrial segment of the market is ready to buy in People who watch the energy storage market say they now know where and how it will break out commercially.New numbers show solar plus storage…