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Industry news

All the news and views from the world of energy storage and associated industries.

KiWi Power to partner UK Power Networks in 10 MWh energy storage project

Demand response provider KiWi Power is to partner distribution company UK Power Networks in developing a 10 MWh energy storage system with lithium-ion batteries.

US energy storage firm cuts staff

US-based energy storage company Xtreme Power has cut most of the staff at its plant in Grove, Oklahoma.

Second life for EV batteries

ABB, along with General Motors and Duke Energy, is testing whether used electric-vehicle batteries can have a second life on the electric grid.

Question marks over FG Wilson'’s future after job lay-offs

3-6Genset manufacturer FG Wilson has announced 760 job losses at its four manufacturing facil

Aggreko creates new global management structure

3-8Temporary power firm Aggreko is to create a new global management structure in a bid

Asia, Africa drives global boom in genset sales

Diesel and gas generators are experiencing a sales boom across Africa and Asia as they step in to backfill unforeseen power shortages in developing countries.

GE Energy Storage boasts promising Durathon sales

3-9GE Energy Storage has secured US$63 million in orders for its Durathon battery since the busines

SMA Solar to target off-grid with hybrid genset controls

Germany’s leading solar power company SMA Solar is to launch a genset control system in 2013 that will allow diesel generators to draw power from solar panels, potentially bringing down the cost of power generation in remote areas.

Microsoft to abandon diesel gensets for data centre back-up power

Microsoft is looking to swap diesel gensets for more environmentally-friendly solutions to provide back-up power for its data centres.