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

Advanced lead ‘reliable and competitive for storage’

Advanced lead batteries are proving an “effective energy storage and distribution option” for projects including frequency regulation, wind and solar generated electricity and local energy grids, an international conference was told.

Ameresco provides energy reinforcements at military base in Texas

Chapel at JBSA

US-based energy infrastructure company Ameresco is to deploy battery storage as part of an “energy resilient project” for the US Department of Defense.

‘Safer lithium’ start-up Soteria named ‘most fundable’ company

South California start-up Soteria Battery Innovation Group has been ranked top of a ‘Most Fundable Companies’ league table launched by a leading US business school.

Victoria readies for launch of first utility-scale BESS

D'ambrosio at Victoria launch

The first utility-scale battery energy storage system in the Australian state of Victoria has entered the final phase of testing in preparation to start relieving pressure on the regional grid ahead of summer.

Redflow to supply batteries for South African telecoms towers

Tim Harris

Australian flow battery producer Redflow has won an order to supply five of their zinc-bromine units to provide standby energy storage for remote telecoms towers in South Africa.

Caterpillar invests in Fisker for solid-state battery tech.

The Caterpillar engineering group’s investment arm, Caterpillar Venture Capital (CVC), has invested an undisclosed sum in Fisker— a Californian electric vehicle start-up that is developing solid-state battery technology.

Ireland pilots hybrid flywheel battery system

A ‘hybrid flywheel battery’ system has started operation in Ireland as part of a pilot system service project.

 

BYD initiates energy storage in Poland

Chinese batteries and automotive manufacturer, BYD, has started operating its first energy storage project in the Polish market— a system that it was “actively invited” to supply.

BASF to build battery materials plant in Finland

German chemical company BASF is to build a battery materials production plant— its first serving the European automotive market— in Harjavalta, Finland.

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