Batteries

Imperium3 New York Picks Up Alevo’s US Factory Assets for Battery Gigafactory

A battery development consortium called Imperium3 New York (IM3NY) has fast-tracked plans for a gigafactory after picking up Alevo’s North Carolina factory machinery in auction. Australian consortium member Magnis Resources, which is planning to launch three gigafactories worldwide, said IM3NY ...

Solar-Storage for Homes: PetersenDean Partners With SolarEdge and LG

Solar module-level power electronics maker SolarEdge has been quietly putting its own solar-battery inverter control system, dubbed StorEdge, into the field over the past couple years. But energy storage still makes up only a tiny fraction of its growing share of business in the highly competitive ...

Volkswagen Vizzion Teased Ahead Of Geneva Reveal

The Volkswagen Vizzion electric concept car will be on display at the Geneva auto show this year. It will feature a 111 kWh battery, a range of 413 miles, and a top speed of 112 miles per hour ...

In Nigeria, a Template for Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

On a humid November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu (pronounced bomb-ou bomb-ou), Akinola Oduola clambers down a wooden ladder propped against a minaret that overlooks a tight cluster of adobe, wood and concrete homes. “This is my work,” Oduola says by way of introduction, ...

Mexico’s Solar Market Is Booming, but Still Has Key Hurdles to Clear

Mexico's solar industry shot out of nowhere to become a world leader within the last three years. Now everyone involved is trying to take a step back and figure out what happens next. The combination of tangible opportunities with abundant unknowns animated GTM's Solar Summit in Mexico City last ...

Hawaii Solar Permits See Sharp Decline in 2017

The number of rooftop solar permits issued in Hawaii fell significantly in 2017. But solar advocates say they're are cautiously optimistic the market will soon turn a corner despite ongoing struggles.  On the island of Oahu, the state’s largest solar market, a total of 2,993 PV system permits ...

Tesla smartens up the grid in Nova Scotia with Powerpacks and Powerwalls

No ducks were killed in this installation of big batteries. ...

Researchers Claim Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Be Safely Recharged 5 Times Faster

Researchers at the University of Warwick have created a probe that can be inserted into a lithium ion battery cell to read its internal temperature. They say a typical cell can be charged up to five times faster without risk of fire or explosion. ...

6 Trends Driving Vehicle Electrification in 2018

The numbers are in, and in the U.S. alone, electric vehicle sales increased 21 percent last year -- from 158,614 vehicles sold in 2016 to 199,826 vehicles sold in 2017. December 2017 also marked the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases for EVs, led by the Chevy Bolt, followed b ...

Cobalt: From Drama To Calmer, & Car2Go Success In Vancouver (#CleantechTalk 47)

Episode #47 of Cleantech Talk is here! This episode covers cobalt, EV batteries, BMW batteries, Tesla batteries, and Car2Go ...