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Leclanche ESS first but will future plans be trumped by US president-elect

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:17 -- Xuan Zhong

Having secured their first US energy storage system deal, Swiss firm Leclanche will be hoping for a bright future— despite America’s president-elect vowing to de-rail the country’s renewable energy market.

The election of fossil-fuel fan Donald Trump may yet prove a thorn in the US renewable market, but for now Leclanche is celebrating a deal to supply a 20MW/10MWh turnkey system.

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Rising European ESS and EV market drives UK lithium-ion deal

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:29 -- Xuan Zhong

UK energy storage system manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation has become the first firm to secure a supply of lithium-ion cells and modules from Japanese vehicle OEM Nissan.

The deal with fellow Sunderland-based firm Nissan will allow the firm to launch a scalable 48V/66Ah, 3.5kWh ESS and use the cells in bespoke battery packs for electric motive applications.

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Samsung lithium-ion batteries power 30MW US storage system

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

With buzzwords such as ‘environmentally friendly’ and ’green energy’ entering the energy industry lexicon batteries are proving the go to technology for grid scale projects integrating renewable energy.

The latest energy storage system (EES) to come on stream in the US will be powered by Samsung SDI America batteries and management system.

 
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Trial starts on second life lithium-ion energy storage system

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:19 -- Paul Crompton
Trial starts on second life lithium-ion energy storage system

Trial operations have begun on a second-life lithium-ion energy storage system for frequency regulation in Hamburg, Germany.

The 2MW (2,800kWh) project, which uses 2,600 battery modules from more than 100 BMW electric vehicles, began after successful completion of the design phase.

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Australian flow battery ESS firm announce new CEO and COO

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:37 -- Paul Crompton
Australian flow battery ESS firm announce new CEO and COO

Australian zinc bromide flow energy storage system firm Redflow has made a series of managerial changes ahead of the first deliveries of its ZCell residential flow batteries.

Redflow executive chairman and shareholder Simon Hackett has been named as acting chief executive officer (CEO).

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Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 14:02 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid Energy storage system-company breaks into transport market

Swedish-American energy storage system company Northstar will supply its Ultra High Performance pure lead AGM batteries to a major truck maker.

The batteries will be fitted into the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia Truck following a collaborative deal with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA).

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Africa shows potential for off-grid lead-acid energy storage

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 09:45 -- Paul Crompton

Lead-acid energy storage system firm BBOXX has closed a $20 million Series C investment to increase its share in the African micro-grid market.

The UK company’s ESS connects a 12V lead-acid battery with a battery management system and a solar panel to deliver off-grid energy at a utility scale.

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SOLARWATT announces move into UK solar storage market

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:38 -- Paul Crompton
SOLARWATT announces move into UK solar storage market

German solar energy firm Solarwatt is revving up to unleash its ‘MyReserve’ lithium-ion energy storage system onto the UK residential market.

The move has come on the back of rising energy prices in the UK, says Solarwatt international sales manager Pol Spronck

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ESS uses hybrid technology to stabilise grid

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:57 -- Paul Crompton
ESS uses hybrid technology to stabilise grid

Testing on a hybrid sodium-ion and ultracapacitor energy storage system has begun in the US to investigate if it can be used to stabilise a grid using renewable energy.

Duke Energy started testing the first-of-its-kind battery technology at its Rankin Substation in Gaston County, North Carolina last month in a bid to demonstrate its ability to cope with multiple service needs.

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800 kW lithium-ion system to power aboriginal community

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:55 -- Paul Crompton
800 kW lithium-ion system to power aboriginal community

Australia’s vast untapped solar energy resources are set to be utilised in a diesel-PV-lithium-ion battery hybrid project to bring power to an Aboriginal community.

Energy storage solutions manufacturer QINOUS will supply a 800 kW / 1,987 kWh lithium-ion battery system to store excess solar energy and provide grid-forming functions of the diesel generators after winning an international tender.

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