April 2017. Maryland Becomes First in the Nation to Pass Storage Tax Credit.
March 2017. Fluidic Energy’s First Zinc-Air Battery Storage Systems Reach Five Year Milestone, Setting Performance Records and Paving the Way for Renewables
March 2017. A recharging hoverboard sparked a fire in a Pennsylvania home, killing a toddler.
March 2017. Despite technological advances, flow batteries struggle against market giant lithium-ion.
March 2017. Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany.
Jan 17, 2017 – Energy Storage Dusseldorf 14-16 March.
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Nov 23, 2016 – South Korea’s battery makers face a major setback in the world’s largest electric vehicle market as they would most likely to become unqualified for a government subsidy program that is essential to keep EVs affordable under a strengthened battery guidelines going effect as early as January 2017. See http://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?sc=30800018&year=2016&no=815048
Nov 4, 2016 – EV violently burst into flames causing cells from its lithium-ion battery to explode.
The video above shows parts of the batteries, which can burn for up to 24 hours, bursting into flames after the crash and shooting into the air like fireworks. The single-vehicle crash, which killed the driver and a passenger, occurred Thursday morning in Indianapolis, WTHR reported.
By Nicole Gallucci, Nov 4th 2016
May 11, 2016 – SWARM project: First publicly accessible hydrogen station opens in Belgium .The first publicly accessible hydrogen station in Belgium opened on 22nd of April 2016 as part of the FCH2 JU funded project, SWARM. The Air Liquide station opened in the presence of the Flemish Minister and Director of Innovative and Sustainable Mobility at the European Commission, with SWARM partners H20 e-mobile and Microcab Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles on show. The Air Liquide station is located on the Toyota premises in Zaventem. The event was attended by a large group from the press, European Commission representatives as well as Flemish Minister A. Turtelboom. FCH2 JU Head of Operations Unit, Jean-Luc Delplancke, gave a keynote speech highlighting the benefits of the project which brings together a public private partnership: “The SWARM project illustrates also that in Europe we are stronger if we are cooperating. Indeed the project includes 17 beneficiaries from 4 different Member States. Most of these beneficiaries are SMEs or research institutes showing the importance of SMEs involvement in the FCH JU programme and illustrating the innovation potential of these SMEs. Just look at the 50 new concept cars to be built and operated in the SWARM project. These cars will not be built by the traditional well known OEMs of the automobile sector but well by these SMEs.”
May 11, 2016 – Saft signs up to supply batteries for Scandinavia’s largest storage project. French battery developer and manufacturer Saft will provide the lithium-ion batteries for the largest energy storage project in Scandinavia to date.Finnish energy company Fortum, which focuses on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland and Russia, has signed up Saft to supply it with a containerised megawatt-scale battery system with a nominal power output of 2MW and energy capacity of 1MW.