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Pay monthly lead-acid battery leasing initiative launched in South Africa

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:55 -- Paul Crompton
Pay monthly lead-acid battery leasing initiative launched in South Africa

South African firm Elektron Energy has launched a lead-acid battery leasing initiative targeting the country’s commercial and industrial sectors.

The system can be paid for monthly and used to generate revenue by offering back-up storage services, as well as delivering peak-load shifting services for customers generating power with solar panels.

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South African Pb start-up awarded bipolar development grant

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:37 -- Paul Crompton
South African Pb start-up awarded bipolar development grant

Elektron Energy, the South African lead-acid battery start-up, has been awarded around €250,000 (US$282,000) from the EU and national funding authority (DST)-backed Eureka Eurostars initiative to develop its next generation bipolar batteries.

The manufacturer plans to begin initial pilot production of its bipolar batteries— using intellectual property from UK-based Mega Amps and nano-structured leady oxide from Aurelius Environmental— in its facility in Strand, Western Cape. The project is due to begin commercialisation by mid-2022.

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