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Nickel zinc firm wins million-dollar contract to deliver backup power to US Air Force

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:02 -- Paul Crompton

The US Air Force will use a nickel zinc energy storage system for black-start power services after signing a two-year deal with ZAF Energy Systems.

The Missouri, US, battery developer won a $1.4 million contract, to deliver a prototype stationary ESS to deliver back-up power until standby generators can be started at an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground facility.

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Liquid metal firm signs JDA with lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:12 -- Paul Crompton
Liquid metal firm sign JDA with lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions

Lithium-ion battery maker NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) will design and develop an energy storage system based on liquid metal technology after signing a joint development agreement with US firm Ambri.

NEC will combine its AEROS® operating platform to optimise system performance of Ambri’s batteries in ESS applications including utility, independent power producers (IPPs) and project developers.

 

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Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:32 -- John Shepherd
Leclanché Li-ion BESS to power islands with Caribbean sunshine

Leclanché is to build a combined solar power and lithium-ion battery storage facility for the two-island country of St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.

The project, said to be the biggest of its kind in the Caribbean, will see a 35.6MW solar plant and 44MWh battery storage facility built adjacent to the City of Basseterre on St Kitts.

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Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:20 -- Xuan Zhong
Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Lockheed Martin is to provide a 2MWh GridStar lithium energy storage system for a microgrid project in Chicago.

The Bronzeville community microgrid project, funded by the US Department of Energy, features a lithium-ion BESS coupled with solar photovoltaics to serve as backup power for critical facilities— including the Chicago Police Department.

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Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Lockheed plans flow battery BESS

Lockheed Martin has announced plans to launch a flow battery energy storage system based on what it said would be a new electrochemistry, comprising “engineered electrolytes”, within “little more than a year.”

The company told BBB its proprietary flow battery, which would be marketed under its GridStar storage brand, would be designed for utility-scale projects to provide “flexible, durable, and over six hours energy storage”.  

 

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Emergency power built in for Ontario light transport project

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:16 -- John Shepherd
Emergency power built in for Ontario light transport project

Canada’s Ontario province is partnering with electricity distribution company Toronto Hydro to build an “innovative energy storage system” as part of a CAD9.1 billion ($7.2bn) public transportation project in Toronto.

The Ontario transportation ministry said Toronto Hydro had agreed that Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES) would design and build the battery facility for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line.

 

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‘First community ESS’ commissioned for Cyprus

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:13 -- John Shepherd
‘First community ESS’ commissioned for Cyprus

The first “community energy storage system” in Cyprus has been delivered and commissioned by Germany’s Autarsys, the company has announced.

Autarsys said the lithium-ion NCM battery system, with a capacity of 75kWh and an inverter that can produce up to 30kW, “aims to be a test ground for how to scale up grid-connected renewable energy” on the Mediterranean island.

 

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Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Younicos is to replace a lead-acid battery storage system at one of the largest wind farms in Hawaii with Samsung SDI lithium-ion technology.

Younicos, a subsidiary of Scotland-based Aggreko, said it has signed a deal with US renewable power operator, TerraForm Power, to install a 10MW lithium battery system that marries with its Y.Q Younicos control software, to upgrade energy storage at the Kaheawa wind farm, on the island of Maui.

 

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Moixa investment boost to export battery tech to Japan

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:12 -- John Shepherd
Moixa investment boost to export battery tech to Japan

UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa is to export British battery technology to Japan under a partnership agreement with the country’s Itochu trading house.

The deal, which includes a GBP5 million ($7.1m) investment in Moixa by Itochu, a Fortune 500 company, will enable Moixa to launch its GridShare platform in Japan— technology that manages and optimises home energy storage systems.

 

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First grid scale storage system in India

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:38 -- News Editor
First grid scale storage system in India

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation are to build India’s first utility-scale energy storage system, a 10MW solution that will serve the electric grid operated by Tata Power.

The companies will own the ‘Advancion’ storage solution, which is being supplied by Fluence. Once completed later this year, the system will enable better peak load management, add system flexibility and enhance reliability for more than seven million customers in the Delhi region, the firms said.

 

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