Energy Storage

Fluence Energy Stock: A Global Energy Storage Leader

Some disruptive tech themes generate more interest than others for reasons we can only speculate on. For example, investors have shown a great deal of interest in energy storage. With all these electric cars driving around, makes sense to invest in lithium batteries, right? Well, that’s easier said than done, something we talked about in […]

Energy Vault Stock: Gravity Storage Using Giant Bricks

You can tell when people have too much money because they’re willing to invest in businesses that plan to lose money for a long, long time, especially when it comes to the green economy. For example, we just read about a company called Climeworks that recently opened a new carbon capture facility in Iceland. The […]

5 Energy Storage Systems for the Electrical Grid

Most of our articles about green technologies often end with the same complaint: Where are the greenbacks? Profitability in the low-carbon, environment-first economy remains largely elusive. For example, everyone is suddenly interested in carbon capture after Elon Musk backed a $100 million XPRIZE for the best solution for mitigating emissions. But, as we’ve pointed out […]

A Good Battery Stock With Exposure to Multiple Tech Trends

Investing in lithium batteries is an easy-to-understand thesis. Electric cars use lithium batteries, so you’re investing in the Chevrons and Exxons of tomorrow by investing in companies that produce batteries. That’s a good theory, but it’s not so easily executed on. Do you invest in the raw materials like lithium? We’ve always advised against that, […]

Three Energy Storage Stocks Going Public in 2020

In her award-winning documentary, The OxyContin Express, Mariana van Zeller showed the world the type of problems that fly under the radar in countries where everyone is consumed by politics. Now she’s back at it in a series called Trafficked. The first episode opens with her penetrating Jamaica’s multi-million-dollar scamming culture which preys on what they call […]

Meet the Companies Doing Energy Storage for Space Travel

It seems everyone is chasing Elon Musk’s dream of electric vehicles in every garage, even as investors bet against the success of Tesla (TSLA) through short selling its stock. A big part of Musk’s strategy seems predicated on taking control of key parts of his supply chain, with energy storage obviously playing an outsized role. […]

How Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Continue to Improve

We’ve recently begun the rather interesting exercise of going through and summarizing the more than 1,600 articles published on Nanalyze since we began waxing poetic almost seven years ago. We were surprised to see that when it comes to grid-scale storage, flow batteries just never really achieved the traction investors were looking for, with more […]

Sustainable Lithium Batteries from Sweden’s Northvolt

Back in 1969, the Apollo lunar module used 29 volt, 400 amp hour batteries during its historic moon landing. The cells responsible for the safe landing and subsequent return of the crew were 60 kg beasts with plenty of built-in redundancy to ensure the success of the mission. Today, you can order a battery pack with similar […]

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Renewable Energy

We learned last month that we have about a dozen years or so left before this big blue ball goes up in flames. While we are stridently apolitical at Nanalyze, we also strongly believe in the power of science and technology to understand and tackle humanity’s biggest challenges (and to create a bit of wealth along […]