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Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Leclanché is to build a combined solar power and lithium-ion battery storage facility for the two-island country of St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.

 

Lead-acid firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

Lead-acid firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

A project deploying five lithium-ion residential energy storage systems in Greece is further proof that even a lead-acid battery brand with more than 130 years of history must move with the times.

 

Exide Industries’ India EV battery plant nears start-up

Exide Industries’ India EV battery plant nears start-up

India’s biggest lead-acid battery maker, Exide Industries, will start producing lithium-ion cells from a new plant in Gujarat, India, by the close of this year. 

 

Lithium-ion an ‘unacceptable risk’ claims Arizona regulator

Lithium-ion an ‘unacceptable risk’ claims Arizona regulator

Alternative battery chemistries to lithium-ion should be used in utility-scale battery storage projects because the technology poses an ‘unacceptable risk’ in the case of a fire, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has claimed.

 

Korea invests to protect EV battery makers in trade spat with Japan

Korea invests to protect EV battery makers in trade spat with Japan

South Korea has confirmed plans to invest about 7.8 trillion won (US$6.5 billion) in supporting the country’s battery sector and other key domestic industries in a trade row with Japan.

 

ESS capacity reaches 2GWh as YoY deployment in the US almost doubles

ESS capacity reaches 2GWh as YoY deployment in the US almost doubles

Deployment of energy storage has reached a cumulative capacity of almost 2GWh in the US, according to the latest report by the non-profit power organisation Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

 

Aviation firm looks to Oxis and Li-S for next gen electric aircraft

Aviation firm looks to Oxis and Li-S for next gen electric aircraft

Battery developer Oxis Energy will work with Bye Aerospace to produce a lithium-sulfur battery cell for a high-voltage battery pack system for possible use in the US aircraft maker’s electric aircraft.

Clarios pledges future in advanced lead batteries for EVs

Clarios pledges future in advanced lead batteries for EVs

It has been three months since Clarios launched onto the battery industry with a pledge to invest in its lead-acid and lithium products. In an exclusive interview with BEST Battery Briefing, the company explains why it is focusing on AGM and 12V lead-acid batteries for electric vehicles.

 

Li-ion anode materials firm latest innovator to receive USABC funding

Li-ion anode materials firm latest innovator to receive USABC funding

Lithium-ion anode materials maker NanoGraf Technologies, formerly SiNode Systems, has been awarded a US$7.5 million grant to develop its graphite anode replacement product ahead of commercialisation plans.

 

Saft invests in electrolyte expansion in France

Saft invests in electrolyte expansion in France

French company Saft, the battery subsidiary of fossil fuel giant Total, has started work on a €9 million ($10m) project to expand its electrolyte manufacturing site in Poitiers, western France.

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