31 Dec
2020

Global energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040

first_imgGlobal energy storage boom to Increase 122-fold by 2040 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:Global energy storage deployment is expected to increase 122-fold over the next two decades to 1,095 GW/2,850 GWh by 2040, according to a new BloombergNEF (BNEF) report, published Wednesday.BNEF estimates this storage boom will require $662 billion of investment, even though the cost of lithium-ion batteries is expected to fall by 50% over the next decade.The research company also forecasts that renewables will account for almost 40% of the world’s electricity by 2040, up from 7% today, due to falling prices.The global transformation of the power grid toward renewable energy sources is expected to catapult the deployment of energy storage systems to new heights, while the anticipated electrification of the transportation sector and the power demand from that will help further reduce costs.BNEF pointed to the stationary storage and electric vehicle markets as the main drivers of the upcoming battery boom. “Two big changes this year are that we have raised our estimate of the investment that will go into energy storage by 2040 by more than $40 billion, and that we now think the majority of new capacity will be utility-scale, rather than behind-the-meter at homes and businesses,” Yayoi Sekine, energy storage analyst for BNEF and co-author of the report, said in a news release. Despite this positive outlook for the storage industry, S&P Global Platts Analytics identified raw material prices, fire protection and potential import tariffs as potential risks to future price reductions.More: Global storage deployments to hit 2,850 GWh by 2040, increasing 122-foldlast_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Nicolette Serratore records 1,000th career kill in win over N.C. State

first_imgSunday’s game against North Carolina State started in the same, albeit unconventional, manner it always does for Syracuse outside hitter Nicolette Serratore.The senior waits for her name to be called in the starting lineup and runs past her teammates without giving them so much as a glance, only to turn back towards them and hit a dance move known as “the yeet” to a never failing chorus of laughter and smiles.“At the beginning of the season, we decided that the seniors should do something a little bit special when we’re coming onto the court,” said Serratore while her teammate, outside hitter Santita Ebangwese, sat alongside her trying to conceal a wide grin. “Some of the younger girls decided that was a good thing that I could do… I haven’t perfected it yet.”The popular dance move was far from the only special thing that Serratore was able to do during the four-set Syracuse (18-7, 9-5 ACC) win over NC State (14-12, 3-11 ACC). Serratore tallied the 1,000th kill of her career, a searing cross-court spike that brought the Orange to match point in the decisive fourth game.Syracuse rolled through the first two games, winning both, 25-17, but hit the wall during a Wolf Pack run in the third. NC State picked up momentum after a 5-1 run staked them to a 19-14 lead. With every point, NC State grew more and more confident, letting out triumphant screams that rang throughout the court after every winner. On the other hand, the body language of the Orange deteriorated with each passing play, Syracuse looked as low as they could be until Head Coach Leonid Yelin began to interject.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYelin, usually a reserved presence during and after points, began to gesture and yell instructions towards his players on the court. Yelin’s additional game management helped the Orange close the gap in the third, but the Orange ultimately dropped the set.“It (was) too late,” said Yelin about his additional effort in the third. “Every time we come into the third game we talk about being as strong as before but it doesn’t work… I’m still trying to figure out what to say.”However, the Orange was able to take control of the fourth set early, thanks to Outside Hitter Silvi Uattara bookending two consecutive service aces from Middle Blocker Leah Levert with kills. The Wolf Pack was unable to recover from the initial 4-1 deficit, and eventually lost the set, 25-16, and the match, 3-1.Coach Yelin was appreciative of his team for “taking care of business” against what he considered to be a lesser opponent, but took a moment to appreciate Serratore’s efforts as well.The outside hitter contributed 11 kills against NC State on Sunday and, according to Yelin, was of immeasurable value to the team over the four years prior.“The record speaks for itself, (without her) we wouldn’t be here, and we wouldn’t have these kinds of players.”Serratore personally had little to say about her 1,000th kill. In her eyes, anybody who plays four years should hope they reach this milestone in all that time. Looking back on the road to that accomplishment, Serratore was more proud of her contribution to Syracuse volleyball than anything else.Rather than personal acclaim, Serratore said that she wants her legacy to be, “Any contribution I have (made) to make my teammates better for the future and just build the program and tradition that I know that Syracuse can have.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm Contact Chris: cplucey@syr.edulast_img read more

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