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South Australia gets more battery storage with wind farm deal

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:52 -- News Editor
South Australia gets more battery storage with wind farm deal

Singapore-based power company Nexif Energy has reached financial close for the first stage of construction of a wind farm with utility scale battery storage in South Australia.

Nexif said the 126MW first stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm, near Port Augusta, includes building and operating 36 wind turbines.

 

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BYD batteries to power US utility-scale system

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:44 -- Xuan Zhong
BYD batteries to power US utility-scale system

Chinese battery maker BYD has been chosen to supply batteries to Green Charge’s  “largest utility scale” energy storage system in the US state of Massachusetts.

BYD’s lithium-ion batteries will be deployed for the 3MW/6MWh storage system adjacent to the Mt. Tom Power Station in Holyoke, Green Charge has announced.

 

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Batteries plan to “alleviate” Fukushima grid challenges

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:42 -- News Editor
Batteries plan to “alleviate” Fukushima grid challenges

Japan’s IHI Corporation has unveiled plans to launch a lithium battery storage project in the country’s Fukushima Prefecture.

IHI said the 500kW, 2.5MWh storage facility, incorporating LG Chem Li-ion battery racks, will be developed by US-based subsidiary IHI Energy Storage.

 

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UK’s Drax poised to invest in battery storage

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:36 -- News Editor
UK’s Drax poised to invest in battery storage

UK power group Drax is considering proposals to build a 200MW battery storage facility at its Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire.

Drax has told planning chiefs it intends to consult local communities and others on the battery project, as part of “long-term options” to repower up to two coal units at the plant to gas with up to 3.6GW of new gas generation capacity.

 

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Australia issues draft home storage fire-risk rules

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:41 -- News Editor
Australia issues draft home storage fire-risk rules

Proposed regulations in Australia that would prioritise fire safety for the use of lithium-based batteries inside homes have been opened to consultation.

The draft regulations by Standards Australia follow reports that emerged earlier this year that new guidelines could ban the introduction of on-site lithium-ion battery storage in homes.

 

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“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:43 -- News Editor
“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Australian company Energy Renaissance (ER) is to build a “specific and niche” lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Darwin, in the country’s Northern Territory, which will start production by late 2018.

Our niche focus is to build the world's best batteries for hot and humid climates,” said Brian Craighead, managing director of Energy Renaissance, in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The battery storage systems will be designed for commercial and utility-scale uses in telecommunications, defence and government sectors, and target the Australian and South-East Asian markets.

 

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Zambia solar and storage project wins investment

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:48 -- News Editor
Zambia solar and storage project wins investment

Investment company InfraCo Africa has pledged $3.5 million for a project that aims to expand off-grid solar power with battery storage in Zambia.

InfraCo, part of the London-based Private Infrastructure Development Group, which is funded by governments and multi-lateral agencies, said it signed a convertible loan agreement for the “phased disbursement” of funds to Zambian firm Standard Microgrid Initiatives (SMI).

 

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Australia energy policy blueprint backs battery storage

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:43 -- News Editor
Australia energy policy blueprint backs battery storage

Australia should incentivise increased use of battery storage technology as part of moves to improve energy security, boost clean power generation and avoid major power outages, according to a new energy policy blueprint.

The ‘Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market’, led by Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel (pictured), said the federal Government should consider regulatory reforms that could “reward” consumers and others who invest in battery storage systems.

 
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Market services tender issued for Australian battery storage project

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:31 -- Paul Crompton
Market services tender issued for Australian battery storage project

A market services tender has been issued for an AUD660 million ($498 million) combined large-scale solar and battery storage project at Nowingi, in the northwest of Victoria, Australia.

Power sector investor the Lyon Group said Nowingi solar storage’s 250MW solar generation will charge an 80MW / 160MWh battery storage system, “making it the world’s second biggest such project after Lyon’s Riverland solar storage, which was announced in March this year”.

 

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Green tech firm aims to decentralise Australia’s energy model

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:01 -- Paul Crompton
Green tech firm aims to decentralise Australia’s energy model

Australian renewables and battery storage management software firm GreenSync has raised $8.7 million (AUS$11.5 million) to take its technology to international markets.

The cash was raised in a Series B funding round led by Australian government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) which committed $5million (US$3.78million) and Southern Cross Venture Partners. 

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