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Roche sale in China

Roche sale in China

Chloride Technical & Trading has delivered an Atelier Roche punching system to an unnamed battery maker in China, senior project engineer Mike Dunn (pictured) told BBB.

 

South Africa utility opens testing facility

South Africa utility opens testing facility

 South Africa’s main utility Eskom – one of the biggest power suppliers in Africa – has built a battery system testing and demonstration facility to help with its plan to provide 2GW of storage for energy produced from renewable sources eventually.

 

Offshore wind farm adds battery system

Offshore wind farm adds battery system

A wind farm in the Irish Sea is integrating a 2MW battery system.

Huge growth in hybrid storage systems

Huge growth in hybrid storage systems

The capacity of installed hybrid energy storage systems (HESS) is expected to exceed 2GW by 2026.

Largest energy storage rollout for Canada

Largest energy storage rollout for Canada

Powin Energy, a US energy storage solutions provider, will partner with renewable energy company Hecate Energy to build and install six units with a total capacity of 12.8MW/52.8MWh at two sites in Ontario, Canada.

‘Ultracapacitor could have saved airline millions’

‘Ultracapacitor could have saved airline millions’

The systems meltdown at British Airways, which left 75,000 passengers stranded last month, was preventable.

Solstice sun ‘smiling on flow battery industry’

Solstice sun ‘smiling on flow battery industry’

As the northern hemisphere ushers in the summer solstice on 21 June, the auspicious event augurs well for the upcoming International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF) in the UK, say organisers.

 

Trump’s policies won’t take the wind out of renewables

Trump’s policies won’t take the wind out of renewables

Despite President Trump’s coal, oil and gas-friendly agenda, his impact in the US energy landscape is likely to be “minimal”, according to a new study.

New levels of protection for lead battery workers

New levels of protection for lead battery workers

The lead battery industry is aiming to reduce worker blood lead levels to below 20mcg/dL (microgrammes per deciliter).

Space: the final frontier for batteries

Space: the final frontier for batteries

US battery manufacturer EnerSys will supply lithium-ion cells and batteries valued at over $60 million to multiple space agencies and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. 

 

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