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

C&D Technologies to acquire Trojan

US-based lead-acid battery maker C&D Technologies has agreed to acquire Californian deep-cycle lead manufacturer Trojan Battery in a deal that will create a combined company with more than US$1 billion of revenue.


Study slams EU on lithium recycling and praises 'climate-friendly' lead

More than half of Europe’s used batteries “disappear” without proper treatment because of “outdated” recycling rules and inadequate targets for collecting lithium-ion batteries, according to a damning report.


Tesvolt supplies battery for solar facility on BEST’s doorstep

German battery manufacturer Tesvolt has delivered a 4 megawatt storage system to a solar plant in West Sussex, UK, BEST Battery Briefing’s own home county.

Trojan rolls into lithium territory

Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is expanding with an incursion into the lithium sector.

First solar-plus-storage project for Washington State

Energy Northwest (EN) has committed to building a 1 megawatt energy storage system in Washington— the US state’s first solar-plus-battery plant.

JCI ‘in Power Solutions sale talks’ with investment firm

George Oliver

North American firm Brookfield Asset Management is at the centre of fresh speculation about a possible sell-off of Johnson Controls’ batteries business.

Luminant awarded large-scale Texas storage grant

Texas-based electric utility Luminant has been awarded a US$1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to build a battery energy storage system at Luminant’s Upton 2 Solar Power Plant.

Arlington Energy to invest £200m in UK storage

Arlington Energy logo

UK clean energy investment company Arlington Energy has secured an initial £200 million funding line to build “a significant portfolio” of battery storage and gas peaking units in the UK.”

CMI Energy launches mixed-tech BESS pilot in Belgium

CMI pilot project

Belgium-based engineering group CMI Energy has launched a full-scale pilot project that integrates solar with battery energy storage at the firm’s headquarters in Seraing.

Chinese and Canadian firms seal Argentina lithium partnership

The Cauchari-Olaroz project. Photo: Lithium Americas

China's largest lithium compounds producer, Ganfeng Lithium, and Canada’s Lithium Americas (LA) have finalised a deal to develop and operate Argentina’s Cauchari-Olaroz lithium brine project.