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CATL: Staying on top of the battery game

For the seventh year in the row, China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL) looks set to claim the title of the world’s biggest battery maker. There are a number of reasons why it continues to maintain its lead in the electric vehicle (EV) and battery energy storage system (BESS) markets.


Performance parameters for residential heat pumps linked to PV, storage

German researchers measured a PV-powered heat pump with battery storage in a single-family home in Freiburg, Germany, for a period of a year. It features smart grid-ready tech that adjusts operations based on the grid.

Future of long-term energy storage isn’t about lithium, it’s about battery supply chains

Dr. Thomas Nann examines the benefits and limitations of lithium-ion batteries, imploring Australia to embrace disruptive innovation, not incrementalism.


Northvolt unveils 160 Wh/kg sodium-ion battery

Swedish battery maker Northvolt has developed its first sodium-ion battery. The cell has been validated for an energy density of more than 160 Wh/kg and is designed for energy storage applications.

Winners of nation’s largest storage tender include two ex-coal plant big batteries, VPP series

More than 1 GW of firmed storage capacity is set to be delivered by the six winning projects from the New South Wales (NSW) tender combining state and federal schemes. Akaysha Energy’s 415 MW / 1660 MWh battery in Wellington and AGL’s 500 MW / 1000 MWh Liddell battery are the round’s two biggest projects.


Around 6,000 recalled LG home batteries have still not been located

Around 6,000 batteries involved in the years-long LG battery recall have not yet been located, the ACCC has said. To date, there have been at least nine reported incidents involving the batteries, including one personal injury and one house “completely destroyed.”

Modular tech has Territory solar and storage project on fast track

A solar and battery energy storage project that will deliver a major boost to the renewable energy system that helps power a remote community on Bathurst Island off Australia’s northern coastline is rapidly nearing completion with a team of four workers taking just four days to roll out 1.2 MW of solar.


Fortescue continues US expansion with new clean energy manufacturing plant

Australian mining and green energy major Fortescue has revealed plans to establish a new clean energy technology manufacturing plant in the United States as it looks to take advantage of America’s $565 billion (USD 369 billion) Inflation Reduction Act.


Tesla to take on incumbents in Australia’s retail market

Electric vehicle and battery energy storage manufacturing giant Tesla is aiming to “disrupt the traditional incumbents” in Australia’s electricity retail sector with its application for an electricity retailer licence having been accepted by the market regulator.

UNSW researchers claim to have developed method for viable, decentralised green ammonia production

Researchers from UNSW say they have found a commercially viable pathway to the decentralised production of green, renewable ammonia. An alternative to the traditional Haber-Bosch method, the researchers used nanosecond pulsed plasma bubbles coupled with electrocatalysis.

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