Corporations signed a record volume of power purchase agreements, or
PPAs, for green energy in 2017. The increase in activity was driven by
sustainability initiatives and the increasing cost-competitiveness of
renewables, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in a new
report on corporate procurement activity globally.
Mercom Capital Group, a clean energy research and communications firm, has released a report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the
Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for 2017.
New research led by WMG, at the University of Warwick has found an
effective approach to replacing graphite in the anodes of lithium-ion
batteries using silicon, by reinforcing the anode's structure with
graphene girders. This could more than double the life of rechargeable
lithium-ion based batteries and also increase the capacity delivered by
A type of battery first invented
nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy
storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT. Illustration modified from an original image by Felice Frankel