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Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 17:06 -- John Shepherd
Batteries in ‘golden period’, but vigilance needed for lead

Battery technology is in a “golden period”, but lead-acid in particular still faces potential regulatory obstacles in Europe, manufacturers have been warned.

Dr Steve Binks (pictured), regulatory affairs director of the International Lead Association, told the Pb2019 conference in Madrid there had “never been a period where battery technology was so recognised as being critical” to e-mobility, energy storage and combating climate change.

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California solar policy boost for battery storage

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:52 -- Xuan Zhong
California solar policy boost for battery storage

Virtually all homes built in California from 2020 will be required to incorporate solar panels— a policy move being seen as encouragement to ramp up battery storage in the state.

The California Energy Commission, which approved the policy on 9 May as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, said in terms of homes the move would “encourage demand-responsive technologies including battery storage”. 

 

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Draft Australia home storage fire-risk rules dropped

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:04 -- Xuan Zhong
Draft Australia home storage fire-risk rules dropped

Regulators in Australia have dropped initial proposals that could have banned the introduction of on-site lithium-ion battery storage in homes.

The potential ban came to light earlier this year when Standards Australia launched consultations into draft fire safety regulations for the use of lithium-based batteries.

 

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