US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

Enough wind power was curtailed in 2020 to power a million homes for a year

A new report suggests an additional 20GWh of battery storage could see the amount of wind power wasted annually reduced by up to 50%

Scottish Water to install £2m solar and storage facility at wastewater plant

The renewable energy generated is forecast to provide around a quarter of the electricity needed to treat water at site

Arizona State University and TEXEL team up for battery tech commercialisation

The new battery technology is said to include no rare metals, be potentially much more cost-effective than lithium-ion batteries in large scale and is 100% circular

Quick-response batteries and flexible gas plants ‘could boost renewable deployment at a lower cost’

Wärtsilä claims installing 7GW of flexibility capacity to balance renewable generation could see the share of clean power reach 62%, higher than it says would be possible by deploying wind and solar alone

Australia’s Victoria to become home of the ‘largest battery in Southern hemisphere’

The 300MW lithium-ion battery is predicted to have enough energy to power half a million homes for one hour

Australia unveils plans for first lithium-ion battery gigafactory

Almost 1,700 jobs are forecast to be created during the construction and operational phases of the project

Battery storage
Up to £10m up for grabs for innovative battery tech research

Innovate UK is providing the funding for feasibility studies and research and development into promising new battery technologies

Swedish battery tech start-up receives €47m EU backing

The loan will boost Nilar International’s research and development programme to demonstrate commercial viability of its technology

Western Australia to build battery larger than 20 tennis courts to power 160k homes

The 100MW battery is expected to support the uptake of renewables and long-term grid stability