Batteries

Australian Government Considers Second Basslink Interconnector Between Tasmania & Mainland

The Australian Government is moving forward with plans to investigate the possibility of constructing a second Basslink interconnector between Tasmania and the mainland in a move which could bring to reality dreams of turning the country's southern-most state into the "battery of Australia."  ...

UK’s Connected Energy & Jaguar Land Rover Collaborating On Second-Life EV Battery Research Project

The UK-based site-integrated energy storage solutions provider Connected Energy will be heading a new £1.3 million (~$1.7 million) research project with Jaguar Land Rover and others that focuses on productive uses of second-life electric vehicle batteries ...

Tesla Completes World’s Largest Li-ion Battery (129 MWh) In South Australia (#NotFree)

Tesla has now finished construction work on the 129 megawatt-hour (MWh) energy storage facility that it was contracted to build in South Australia, the government of the region has revealed ...

Samsung SM3 ZE Electric Car Gets More Range, Comes With No Weight Penalty

The search for better electric car batteries focuses on factors like price, size, and weight. This week, Samsung announced at the annual Korean auto show that it has increased the size of the battery in its SM3 ZE to 36 kWh — enough to boost range by 57% to 132 miles — with no increase in the w ...

UGE will be profitable next year, Haywood says

UGE International CEO Nick Blitterswyk Following the company’s third quarter results, Haywood Securities analyst Pardeep Sangha is maintaining his bullish stance on solar player UGE International (TSXV:UGE). On Wednesday, UGE reported its Q3, 2017 results. The company lost (U.S.) $857,893 on re ...

Tesla kills the duck in Australia 45 days ahead of schedule

His giant bet on a giant battery pays off. ...

Battery Stores Solar Energy for Heating Later

By: Tim Sandle Boston – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable battery that can capture solar energy and then store the energy to be used as heat at a later point in time. The energy is released on exposure to light. The application of the battery coul ...

Emirates Transport Launching First All-Electric School Bus In Region

The first all-electric school bus in the UAE region is now in its final testing phase before full deployment by Emirates Transport — with the deployment of the 45 foot battery-powered bus representing one of the first in the world. The new electric bus was manufactured by the Shanghai Sunwin Bus ...

Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and Teck earlier this fall included the replacement of Well #3. Wells #1 and #2 remain unaffected, ...

Nikola Motor Company Selects Nel ASA To Build 16-Station Hydrogen Refueling Network

The somewhat controversial firm Nikola Motor Company — controversial because of the apparent flipflop from planning to offer an all-electric truck to offering a hydrogen fuel cell one, after numerous deposits were taken, amongst other reasons — has selected Nel ASA as the builder of its planned ...