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Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:09 -- Xuan Zhong
Battery makers take safety case for lead to regulators

Lead industry leaders in California are to hold talks with regulators as part of a review of lead-acid batteries under the state’s ‘safer consumer products’ (SCP) initiative.

State governor Jerry Brown (pictured) ordered the review last year in the wake of the closure of Exide Technologies’ troubled Vernon lead-acid battery recycling plant.

 

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Wood you believe it?

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:51 -- Xuan Zhong
Wood you believe it?

Sharp Electronics and CivicSolar are teaming up to prove they can knock thousands of dollars off Californian businesses’ energy bills.

US solar equipment distributor CivicSolar is now offering Sharp’s SmartStorage energy storage system through its network of solar PV installers.

 

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US firms team up to provide ‘all-American’ solution

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:23 -- Xuan Zhong
US firms team up to provide ‘all-American’ solution

US lithium-ion energy storage firm Sunverge Energy and San Francisco-based solar installer PetersenDean Roofing & Solar are teaming up to provide an “all-American” energy solution to Californian homes.

Sunverge’s lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (BESS) allows Californian residents to capture the power they generate from their rooftops as well as automatically use it when demand and energy prices are highest. By integrating Sunverge’s energy management platform with each storage system, PetersenDean can offer backup power during electric outages.

 

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SDG&E seeks storage plans go-ahead to boost reliability

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:21 -- Xuan Zhong
SDG&E seeks storage plans go-ahead to boost reliability

US utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is asking regulators to give the green light to contracts it has signed for five new local lithium-ion battery storage facilities with a combined total of 83.5MW.

If approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), two of the five four-hour energy storage facilities will be owned and operated by SDG&E.

 
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Batteries natural replacement for gas in California energy crisis

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:55 -- Paul Crompton
Batteries natural replacement for gas in California energy crisis

Speed of deployment and rapid demand response functions at grid-scale has seen California embrace battery energy storage systems in the face of potential blackouts.

Just over a year since a gas leak in the Aliso Canyon region of the US state utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has been busy tendering projects to tackle the threat of blackouts in the area.

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Pb-A recycling start-up establishes new HQ

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 10:09 -- Paul Crompton
Pb-A recycling start-up establishes new HQ

Green recycling start-up Aqua Metals, Inc. has established its new global headquarters in Alameda, California,US.

The facility will include engineering and design laboratories, offices and an assembly line for AquaRefining modules, due to start production in Q4 of 2015.

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ZBB Energy name change reflects new business model

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:10 -- Paul Crompton
ZBB Energy name change reflects new business model

Californian Energy Management firm ZBB Energy has undergone a rebranding and changed its name to EnSync Inc to signify its business evolution.

The name change reflects its current business development that synchronises energy storage equipment with microgrids and electric utility providers.

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PATHION offers up license LiRAP electrolyte material

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:40 -- Paul Crompton
PATHION offers up license LiRAP electrolyte material

Californian firm PATHION is offering two international sub-licenses for its Lithium Rich Anti-Perovskite (LiRAP™) solid state electrolyte.

Pathion acquired exclusive worldwide rights of the technology/IP from Los Alamos National Security, a part of Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Trojan opens R&D centre in Ireland

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:18 -- Paul Crompton
Trojan opens R&D centre in Ireland

Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is building a research and development centre in Ireland.

The facility will be known as Trojan Battery Ireland and be located at the Innovation Centre on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Picture: Sligo Innovation Centre

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Imergy to supply flow batteries to US Navy

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 16:22 -- Laura Varriale
Imergy flow battery

US energy storage firm Imergy Power Systems (Imergy) has been selected by Foresight Renewable Solutions to provide three of its flow batteries to a smart microgrid project in California, US.

The batteries will be deployed at the US Navy’s mobile utilities support equipment facility in Port Hueneme. The project, which focuses on developing applications and use-case scenarios to optimise power consumption at military bases, industrial parks and other institutions is, sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

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