Posts tagged as Li-Ion

Decline in storage costs “staggering”

If the most recent numbers are to be believed, gas-fired peakers will increasingly be challenged by battery storage devices. Although it should come as no surprise to anyone following developments in the solar and energy storage technologies, it does.  The latest technology cost analysis released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that battery storage […]

Solar firm acquires battery company

SolarEdge Technologies has announced that it plans to acquire a major stake in Kokam, a provider of Li-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions. Founded in 1989, Kokam has been manufacturing Li-ion cells and providing reliable, safe, high-performance battery solutions for the past twenty-nine years. Kokam provides battery solutions for a wide-variety of industries, […]

Large scale energy storage test and demonstration facility launched

  Eskom’s Research Testing & Development (RTD) department has established a battery test and demonstration facility at its Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville. The objective of this facility is to compare different technologies and supplier products under identical conditions and to identify which of these products is suitable for Eskom’s future needs for energy […]

High capacity, deep cycle energy storage solution

  PowerBank is the latest addition to the well-known Omnipower brand by Sinetech. This lithium ion (Li-ion) energy storage solution was first launched at the Solar Show Africa 2016, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in March. The device is a high power and compact 48 V, 6,5 kWh energy storage solution capable of being discharged to […]

Counting on energy storage for better utility-scale PV output

  Photovoltaic (PV) plant operators are keen to adopt energy storage if the grid operator demands a certain ramp rate from their output. It is critical to assess how various stakeholders perceive energy storage and what sort of developments can be expected in the solar PV arena. Energy storage today can allow utility-scale PV to […]

Battery-charging considerations for high-power portable devices

Cell phones are a good example of how functionality and performance have both increased significantly in portable devices over the last few decades. They have become more complex and can do many basic tasks as well as any computer. The extra functionality that has transitioned the smartphone from a phone-call-only device to a multi-purpose portable […]

High power Li-ion battery for PV applications

  Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designed to store energy at a residential level for load shifting, backup power and self-consumption of solar power generation. Powerwall consists of Tesla’s Li-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system and software that receives dispatch commands from a solar inverter. The unit can be wall-mounted and integrated […]