Electriq has partnered with Mattamy, which describes itself as North America’s largest privately owned homebuilder, to offer ‘PowerPod’ lithium-ion battery storage systems as part of an “advanced energy programme” to reduce electricity bills.
Lead-acid battery maker Enersys has completed a US$750 million deal to acquire US-based Alpha Technologies.
Enersys president and CEO David Shaffer said the finalisation of the deal, unveiled last month, creates the only fully-integrated DC power and energy storage solution provider for broadband, telecom and energy storage systems.
Nissan is partnering with a university in Brazil to study the potential for used electric vehicle (EV) batteries to power energy storage systems in the country.
The Japanese car maker’s business in Brazil has signed a memorandum of intent (pictured) with the Federal University of Santa Catarina for (UFSC) to “test solutions and future applications” for the lithium-ion systems.
Battery storage systems in Germany will scale new heights over the next decade as renewable energy developers become increasingly reliant on the technology, says a new study.
Analysis by the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) shows the vast majority of energy market experts in Germany believe capacity requirements of energy storage systems “will continue to rise”.