Advances in thin film technology could lead to safer and more powerful lithium based batteries, U.S company PATHION claims.
Tesla has unveiled its not so secret ‘secret’ new product – wall mounted lithium-ion energy storage devices for home use.
In a much hyped event, Elon Musk’s company unveiled two versions of its Tesla Powerwall, which offer load shifting, backup power and solar power storage.
Both the bigger, $3,500 10kW version for backup applications, and the $3,000 7kWh product designed for daily use applications, can be connected to PVs or to a grid.
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging.
Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important for improving their design to make them safer to use and transport, say the scientists behind the study.
Forecasts for China’s lead-acid industry may be bleak but the country’s lithium-ion secondary battery market is expanding, reports Business Korea.
The report goes on to claim Korean battery manufacturers, which currently dominate the market, are mainly using cheaper Chinese products.
Another week, another deal for lithium-ion firm LG Chem as the South Korean company positions itself to dominate the energy storage system (ESS) market.
LG Chem’s latest deal with Canadian power control and conversion solutions manufacturer Eguana Technologies aims to develop a fully integrated AC Battery ESS system for home use.
Italian EAS Elettronica and JSR Micro have announced the release of their collaborative lithium-ion capacitor module intended for low duty applications such as short-term backup power and UPS systems.
The modules can operate in temperatures ranging from -30 to 70 degrees Celsius, and can be used both as stand-alone products and integrated as a basic energy storage component in a larger system.
A partnership between Younicos and lithium-ion manufacturer Leclanche will create a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) used to stabilise power grids.
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has become the latest airline to ban shipping lithium-ion batteries on both its passenger and cargo aircraft.
Not to be outdone by fellow technology rivals dipping a toe in the battery sector, Google is researching lithium-ion technology, according to Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.
Exide Technologies has secured a deal to supply lithium-ion batteries to Norwegian discount wholesaler Europris.