German component and material provider Heraeus Battery Technology announced that its Porocarb line of functional carbon additives has been successfully implemented in a customer’s lithium-ion battery production in Taiwan. This marks the company’s first implementation in a full manufacturing environment and represents a major step forward in the additive’s global commercial rollout. The implementation project […]
By: Jim McDowall, Saft business development manager From remote islands to the frigid Arctic, residents of isolated communities across the globe rely on diesel-dependent microgrids to support their power needs. The high cost of diesel in these remote areas combined with potential challenges in fuel delivery logistics are driving operators to consider renewable energy integration. […]
EnerDel, a manufacturer of advanced lithium ion energy storage systems, is partnering with PlugVolt, which works to foster a joint development of advanced battery and energy storage technologies, to host the July 2018 Battery Seminar in Plymouth, Michigan. The Battery Seminar will include presentations by experts from more than 30 companies, including global OEMs, tier […]
According to a research report published by Technavio, the global lithium-ion battery market is projected to reach $81.65 billion by 2021 and at a CAGR of over 11%. The increased usage of lithium is due to rising demand for batteries to power portable consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Earlier this year Bloomberg reported that Volkswagen […]
In a recent podcast with Saft Batteries, company veteran Jim McDowall discussed how there is a lack of battery education. In an effort to share more educational information on batteries, Saft provided this infographic for easy-to-understand information, even for children. Infographic reposted from saftbatteries.com
This year, Saft is celebrating 100 years in advanced technology battery solutions. The company works in a range of markets, from space and defense to medical, transportation and more. But you’re probably most familiar with Saft’s work in the energy storage market, providing battery systems for integrating renewable sources. To learn more, we spoke with […]
VARTA Storage and E-One Moli Energy (Moli) have announced a collaborative relationship to develop the European market for high performance Lithium-Ion-Battery (LiB) applications. With the new cooperation the companies will meet the demand for LiB’s in high performance Lithium-Ion cells. The demand arises from major cell vendors and large scale energy storage applications. VARTA Storage, […]
Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement to supply its GridStar Lithium energy storage system to ComEd, Illinois’ largest electric utility. The 2-MWh system will be integrated into ComEd’s Bronzeville community microgrid project in Chicago. A microgrid is a small power grid with defined boundaries that can operate both when connected to the larger electrical grid and as an “island” when […]
In this episode of Energy Works, we spoke with John Schaaf, VP and GM of Johnson Controls’ distributed energy storage business. He shared what his company has learned so far in three years in the energy storage business, along with his thoughts on FERC Order 841 and the overall industry.
We spoke with Martin Hermann, CEO and founder of solar developer 8minutenergy. Prior to founding the company in 2008, Martin worked with solar panel manufacturer Advent Solar, and even owned a semiconductor tools company which he sold to Intel. Martin provided some great insight on the solar and storage markets.