The capacity of lithium-ion batteries might be increased by six times by using anodes made of silicon instead of graphite, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) discovered.
Thyssenkrupp, VARTA, BMW and other partners launched a collaborative project EffiForm for optimized lithium-ion batteries. Main goal is to bring the costs down through better formation.
French renewable energy developer Voltalia has finalized the acquisition of the Portuguese PV developer Martifer Solar. The group`s operating capacity has more than doubled to over 1 Gigawatt.