EU project to improve battery lifecycle and performance launched in Spain

Researchers plan to use neutron diffraction techniques to help produce the next generation of advanced lead batteries

World’s ‘largest corporate solar and battery project’ to power Google data centre

The power will be sourced from roughly 350MW of solar photovoltaics and up to 280MW of battery storage, located at one or more hybrid projects in the region

IBM unveils cobalt-free battery tech

The firm says the innovation could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production

Alaskan energy co-operative signs deal with Tesla for 93MWh battery system

The Homer Electric Association, which supplies around 50,000 people living on the Kenai Peninsular, plans to install the storage infrastructure towards the end of 2021

Gresham House Energy Storage charges up portfolio by 66%

The firm has bought what it claims are ‘two of the UK’s largest energy storage facilities’

Swedish firm wins €5.8m for battery recycling plant

Northvolt aims to use 50% recycled materials in all its new battery cells by 2030

EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

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Battery prices plummet 87% between 2010 and 2019

By 2023, average prices will be close to $100/kWh, at which point EVs will start to reach price parity with internal combustion engine vehicles

Shipping giant Maersk to trial battery solution

The shipping giant says it expects the upgrade to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing carbon emissions

Moixa breaks 10k battery milestone in Japan

The firm claims it is now managing the world’s largest single fleet of smart batteries