Posts tagged as batteries

Solid-state and polymer batteries 2019 to 2029: Technology, patents, forecasts 

A typical commercial battery cell usually consists of cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte. One of the most successful commercial batteries is the lithium-ion technology, which has been commercialised since 1991. However, their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles (EV) cannot hide their limitations in terms of safety, performance, form […]

South Africa’s electricity systems to change dramatically

Modern technologies, which have already impacted the way we communicate, are entertained, work and live, are about to change the way we generate, use and pay for electricity. The digital age, which was born with the invention of the microprocessor integrated circuit in the late 1960s, has revolutionised modern society. Digital techniques are used in […]

Partnership maximises second-life EV batteries

Wärtsilä and Hyundai Motor Group have signed a technology and commercial partnership designed to promote the use of second-life electric vehicle (EV) batteries in the growing energy storage market. The global partnership will combine Hyundai’s expansion in electric vehicles, with Wärtsilä’s energy business, which includes 67 GW of installed power plants, as well as advanced […]

Battery energy storage technologies for off-grid and transport applications

Energy storage systems play a crucial role in off-grid applications globally. Although various energy storage systems exist, this article considers different battery technologies for their suitability for off-grid and electric vehicle applications. Off-grid electricity can be defined as a stand-alone power system or mini-grid to typically provide a small community with electricity without the support […]

SA Energy Storage 2017 conference presentations and papers

Energy storage is globally considered the new wave in the energy sector following on from, and supporting, recent developments in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. To support this technological development, EE Publishers hosted the SA Energy Storage 2017 conference and exhibition at Emperors Palace in November 2017. This focussed conference and exhibition covered policy, […]

Battery pilot could power up 1600 jobs

A new research pilot plant for manufacturing materials used in batteries could ultimately lead to the creation of 1600 jobs.  Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor, launched the Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) precursor pilot plant facility, established in partnership with the University of Limpopo, in Mbombela this week. The facility’s project manager, Danie Theron, said […]