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

Massive increase in car-battery failures

Massive increase in car-battery failures

The demands put on lead-acid batteries by modern cars is causing a massive increase in failures.

 

Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Aqua Metals prepares for ‘explosive growth’

Aqua Metals, the US start-up which aims to commercialise a water-based process for recycling lead-acid batteries, is preparing for “explosive growth in 2018”.

 

Batteries beaten by ‘campfire’ generator

Batteries beaten by ‘campfire’ generator

Two new battery systems were beaten to the top spot in an international energy and sustainability competition by a hand-held thermoelectric generator that converts excess heat from any stove or fire into useable electricity.

 

New container system set to shine at Intersolar

New container system set to shine at Intersolar

Storage system manufacturer TESVOLT plans to unveil its new lithium battery storage container at Intersolar 2017 (Munich, 31 May to 2 June 2017).

 

NEC signs deal with Chilean utility firm

NEC signs deal with Chilean utility firm

Japan’s multinational technology firm NEC Corporation has signed a deal for a smart energy project in Chile. Through its subsidiaries NEC Chile and NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), it will supply a 2MW/2MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) to ENGIE Energía Chile (EECL), a Santiago-based utility company.

 

Man City scores with ESS deal

Man City scores with ESS deal
One of the UK’s leading football teams, Manchester City, is using its power to promote a residential energy storage system (ESS) that uses recycled car batteries.

 

 

Arizona to integrate Li tech into the grid

Arizona to integrate Li tech into the grid

US electric utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is planning to enhance the performance of Arizona’s electric grid by using two 10MW lithium battery systems.

 

Blockchain tech trialled in international projects

Blockchain tech trialled in international projects

Dutch electricity transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT is working with German battery storage firm Sonnen, Amsterdam-based energy company Vandebron and IBM to launch pilot projects integrating storage batteries into the power supply system via blockchain technology.

 

Daramic opens PE battery separator plant in India

Daramic opens PE battery separator plant in India

Global manufacturer Daramic has opened the first major manufacturing facility for high-performance polyethylene (PE) battery separators for lead-acid batteries in India.

 

US firms team up to provide ‘all-American’ solution

US firms team up to provide ‘all-American’ solution
US lithium-ion energy storage firm Sunverge Energy and San Francisco-based solar installer PetersenDean Roofing & Solar are teaming up to provide an “all-American” energy solution to Californian homes.
 

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