NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Battery Of The Future


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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, October 25:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Hooking Up With Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, October 25: Will Voters Back Trump’s Coal Or Clinton’s Climate Action On November 8?; Solar Building Corporate Balance Sheets; New Wires For More Wind Means Lower Power Prices


  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Future Of New England’s Power
  • QUICK NEWS, October 24: Small Wins In Climate Fight Point The Way To Victory; Seeing The Real Wind At Last; Al Gore Calls Florida Solar Amendment “Phoney Baloney”

  • Weekend Video: The Most Unlikely Eco-Warriors Of All Time
  • Weekend Video: A New Energy Vision
  • Weekend Video: Solutions – Solar
  • Weekend Video: Solutions – Wind

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-This Is How To Beat Climate Change. Now Get To It.
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China To Build World’s Biggest Solar Panel Project
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Europe’s Ocean Wind Boom
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Australia’s Huge Ocean Energy Opportunity


  • TTTA Thursday-How Climate Change Is A Health Insurance Problem
  • TTTA Thursday-World Wind Can Be A Third Of Global Power By 2030
  • TTTA Thursday-First U.S. Solar Sidewalks Installed
  • TTTA Thursday-Looking Ahead At The EV Market

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 'The future grid' and aggregated distributed energy resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Renewable Portfolio Standards offer billions in benefits
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Powered by PTC, wind energy expected to keep booming
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews


    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns


    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, October 26:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Beyond Net Metering To The Value Of Location
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Is A National Transmission System The Way To Cut Emissions?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How Utilities Can Partner With Vendors At The Grid Edge

    Wednesday, September 07, 2016

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Battery Of The Future

    Is lithium-ion 'the safest bet' in the future of battery storage?; A new study examines battery storage technologies beyond cost

    Herman K. Trabish, December 8, 2015 (Utility Dive)

    Lithiom-ion battery storage will likely remain the standard for electric vehicles and stationary energy storage well beyond 2025, according to The Next-Generation Battery Roadmap. The biggest growth in battery storage will come from "gradually evolving lithium-ion batteries, through incremental innovations. The race for the future of batteries kicked off in earnest this year with two landmark buy-ins by major corporations, the study reports. Automotive supplier Bosch bought Seeo, a solid-state battery manufacturer, to help Bosch meet its 75% energy storage cost-cut goal. Electronics giant Dyson bought solid-state battery manufacturer Sakti3 for $90 million. But these are only glimpses of the future.

    Lithium-ion battery technology continues to demonstrate consistent performance advances without presenting costly new design or manufacturing obstacles. Navigant Research forecasts the lithium-ion stationary storage market will grow from 2015’s $775.4 million to over $15.8 billion by 2024. Stationary applications for advanced lithium-ion energy storage ranges from distributed generation storage at the residential and commercial-industrial scales to utility-scale storage. The two top-tier providers are Tesla and Germany’s Sonnenbatterie, but Saft, Hitachi, Panasonic, LG Chem, and Samsung SDI should not be counted out. Many of the same companies, along with NEC and NGK, lead the market for utility-scale applications such as peaker plant replacement, deferring transmission and distribution system upgrades, and providing ancillary services… click here for more

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