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Battery Technology: Of the Past, but Lifeblood for the Future

March 26, 2014 by John Steller

Batteries and the Future

Before the massive electrical grids and power lines that our current infrastructure relies so heavily upon, batteries were how we made electricity. As batteries advanced, so did our technology. From lead-acid to lithium ion, battery technologies dominate the majority our our appliances, and amenities.[read more]

FERC Affirms Support for Removing Market Barriers to Energy Storage, Other Clean Energy Resources

February 28, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

FERC and Energy Storage

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has once again demonstrated its commitment to removing unfair market barriers standing in the way of the grid flexibility necessary to incorporate high levels of renewable energy like wind and solar.[read more]

EnerVault Nears Completion of Its First Commercial-Scale Flow Battery

January 11, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Enervault and Commercial-Scale Flow Batteries

The flow battery market is defined more by grandiose claims than by commercial projects in the ground. But with $24.5 million in funding and an executive team hailing from SunPower, Tesla, and a range of other companies, EnerVault is now going public with its performance expectations.[read more]

633 Energy Storage Projects Now Underway Worldwide

August 12, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Energy Storage Projects

633 advanced energy storage projects are currently in operation or under development worldwide. Government funding for energy storage tech is creating returns on investment around the world with industries taking shape in Europe, North America, and Asia.[read more]

Another EV Startup Failure and What This Means for the Industry

April 13, 2013 by Sandy Tung

Since the birth of the EV, a number of innovative startups have been set up and failed. Does the latest failure mean bad news for the EV industry? Or is it too soon to tell?[read more]

Lithium-Ion Market on Verge of Dramatic Growth

February 24, 2013 by James Greenberger

The real growth driver for the lithium-ion battery market, however, is something I have written about before: Economic growth in advanced economies depends upon making all aspects of modern technology more and more efficient.[read more]