Iberdrola announces new unit dedicated to green hydrogen

The company has joined the technological challenge of producing and supplying hydrogen from clean energy sources, using 100% renewable electricity in its electrolysis process

US provides $24m for battery and methane detection technologies

Natron Energy and Bridger Photonics will share the funding to further the commercialisation efforts of the technologies

Tesla signs up to Fair Cobalt Alliance to improve human footprint of battery metal mining

The recently-launched Fair Cobalt Alliance aims to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Azores island installs giant battery energy storage system

The Gridstack system will have a power capacity of 15MW and will enable an increased share of renewable energy while limiting the consumption of fossil fuels

Solar-powered gaming device allows ‘indefinite gameplay’…. uh oh!

The console is equipped with a set of solar panels around the screen while button presses by the user are the second source of energy

Social Energy lands domestic smart grid weekly trading contract with National Grid

Battery-powered households are set to provide 4MW of firm frequency response capacity to ESO throughout the day

US startup unveils battery made from nuclear waste that could last up to 28,000 years

The nano-diamond battery’s power comes from radioactive isotopes used in nuclear reactors

Chinese manufacturer allows customers to buy new EV without battery to slash cost

Chinese manufacturer NIO has launched battery-as-a-service (BaaS) providing customers with the flexibility to change battery capacity depending on their needs

British Lithium Limited awarded £500k of government funding for hard rock lithium extraction

Lithium is a highly reactive metal used in batteries, for which demand has soared as sales of zero emission vehicles increased by nearly 160% in 2020 so far

Mercedes-Benz strengthens EV battery alliance with China’s CATL

The luxury carmaker is accelerating its ‘Electric First’ strategy with advanced, CO2-neutrally produced battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL