Sony has announced that it’s entered into negotiations to sell its battery business to Murata, a Japanese components company that plans to use the purchase to expand its energy operations. Financial details of the deal aren’t yet available; binding agreements are set to be made by October, and the transfer should be completed by the…Details
Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic that “we need an energy miracle”. The same article quotes him as saying that storage costs roughly an order of magnitude too much. How quickly will the cost of storage drop? I attempt to answer that question here.
Earlier this year, Telsa Motors made headlines when it announced that the company would start selling Tesla-branded stationary storage batteries. The move was expected, but a bit odd—battery storage for homes has been around for years, but it has never really been cost-effective enough in most households to merit the kind of treatment that Tesla…Details
As the market for energy storage emerges, startups, Valley investors, big solar companies and Tesla are looking for a way in.
The investment opportunities and business models in the energy storage industry need to be identified, writes Ernst & Young. In the energy industry in general, more focus needs to be placed on the customer, with utilities adapting their traditional supply and demand models. Energy security in the Mediterranean is also a top priority.
Inventor Yi Cui doesn’t just talk about how next-generation batteries will tranform the way we live. He talks on a phone that actually uses one of those next-generation batteries.
A promising advance that came to nothing suggests what it will take to make cheap batteries for electric cars.
The chances are you have never heard of—nor, until looking at this page, ever seen—John Bannister Goodenough. But you know his work. In fact, you almost certainly own some.
As Julie Blunden explains, California’s system operator is already hitting “duck curve” projections for 2020.
Matching output to demand is hard with wind and solar power. The answer is to store surplus juice on the grid until it is needed.