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Hella evaluates Powergenix’s NiZn battery for 48V hybrids

Hella will conduct real-world vehicle tests to evaluate NiZn’s ability in meeting the high-power requirements of 48V mild hybrid systems

Powergenix, a California-based developer of nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries, has signed a product evaluation contract with Germany’s Hella, a Tier 1 automotive battery system supplier.

GE powers California load shifting project

GE Energy Storage is providing the storage for a 500 kWh load-shifting project for the Southern California Edison project at the Discovery Science Centre in Santa Ana.

Clean Horizon licenses battery performance data from France’s CEA

Michael Salomon, CEO of Clean Horizon

Energy storage consultancy Clean Horizon has signed a deal to license battery performance data from France’s Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA).

India tightens battery disposal rules

Battery recycling in India

The Indian central pollution control board (CPCB) has told lead-acid battery manufacturers to set up collection points, individually or jointly, for used batteries from consumers or dealers.

European Commission invests in batteries for improving grid infrastructure

The European Commission holds the purse strings for the project

A 250MW battery storage installation in Italy is included in a list of 250 projects the European Commission is investing €5.85 billion in. The battery storage systems will be connected to the critical 150 kV transmission networks in Central South Italy.

Eagle Eye detector protects against hydrogen explosions in battery charging areas

Hydrogen build-up can cause explosions

Eagle Eye Power Solutions has introduced a hydrogen gas detector, the HGD-2000, to protect battery rooms from hydrogen gas build-up.

BMW's electric car exceeding demand expectations

Could this offering from BMW bring electrified cars into the mainstream?

Shock story of the week, BMW is considering ramping up production of its i3 electric car as demand exceeds the carmaker’s expectation.

South Korea considers mandatory energy storage

Keeping the lights on: South Korean energy providers have warned of power shortages

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is considering a restructure of its electricity rates to promote the inclusion of energy storage and demand management.

REDT installs flow battery system in Portugal

Vanadium is key to the battery

Energy storage technology firm REDT (Renewable Energy Dynamics Technology Ltd.) has installed a 5 kW vanadium redox flow battery system with 12 hours (60kWh) storage capacity at the University of Evora, Portugal.

Panasonic bags lithium order for Reliance telecom stations

Telecom towers are a common sight even in rural India


Panasonic is supplying lithium-ion batteries to Indian conglomerate Reliance Group for mobile communications base stations.