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Russia to ignore lithium-ion and lead-acid in growing ESS industry

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:28 -- Paul Crompton
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak

Russia’s energy storage system (ESS) market is forecast to reach $3 billion by 2025 as production costs fall during the next five years, predicts the country’s Ministry of Energy.

However, neither lithium-ion nor lead-acid was included in an approved state program that will run until 2025 for the development of ESSs in Russia.

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Surprise lithium-ion ESS fire leads US cities to rush through safety laws

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:13 -- Paul Crompton
Cities across Arizona, US, have drawn up laws on deploying energy storage systems following a grid-scale battery storage facility fire in April.

Cities across Arizona, US, have drawn up laws on deploying energy storage systems following a grid-scale battery storage facility fire in April. 

Peoria, Phoenix and Surprise are enacting new laws that require homeowners, businesses and schools to apply for permits when installing energy storage systems (ESS).

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Nuclear and aqueous Zn firms form gigawatt-scale energy storage JV

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:07 -- Paul Crompton
Nuclear and aqueous Zn firms form gigawatt-scale energy storage JV

Nuclear equipment maker Holtec International and energy storage firm Eos Energy Storage (Eos) have formed a multi-gigawatt manufacturing joint venture to produce aqueous zinc batteries for industrial-scale energy storage applications. 

The JV— named Hi-Power— will build Eos’ battery systems that will then be paired with Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactors to store surplus power that can be used to deliver peak demand services to the grid.

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UL certification first for joint venture’s second-life ESS batteries

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 13:52 -- John Shepherd
UL certification first for joint venture’s second-life ESS batteries

A Japanese company that reuses electric vehicle batteries in second-life energy storage systems has become the first to be certified to UL 1974— an evaluation standard for repurposing batteries.

4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture of Nissan Motors and Sumitomo Corporation, is the first company worldwide to receive the certification from US-based international testing and certification organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

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Lead-acid firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:34 -- Paul Crompton
Lead-acid firm shows intent with Li-ion ESS deployment on Greek island

A project deploying five lithium-ion residential energy storage systems in Greece is further proof that even a lead-acid battery brand with more than 130 years of history must move with the times.

German firm Varta proved that even a brand with a rich history in the lead-acid market is willing to adapt with the deployment last month of its ‘Pulse’ lithium–ion ESSs as part of the European project WiseGRID.

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Plans for one of Europe’s biggest Li-ion ESS given the green light

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:14 -- Paul Crompton
Plans for one Europe’s biggest Li-ion ESS given the green light

Ireland could be home to one of the world’s biggest lithium-ion energy storage systems after planning permission to build a 100MW facility in Galway County, Ireland, was granted to power company Engie Developments Ireland, part of the French-owned Engie Group.

If built, the system would equal the capacity of the world’s biggest ESS, the 100MW/129MWh system near Jamestown, South Australia, that uses Tesla batteries paired with French utility Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm.

 

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BASF inks sodium-sulfur sales deal with NGK Insulators

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:41 -- John Shepherd
BASF inks sodium-sulfur sales deal with NGK Insulators

German chemicals group BASF is expanding its presence in the energy sector, after agreeing to sell lithium-ion and sodium sulfur (NaS) batteries developed by Japan’s NGK Insulators.

BASF New Business (BNB)— a subsidiary of the chemicals group— said on 11 June it had signed a non-exclusive rights agreement to sell NaS batteries through BASF’s international network.

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ESS flow batteries first taker of Munich Re’s ‘performance insurance’

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
ESS flow batteries first taker of Munich Re’s ‘performance insurance’

Munich Re has launched an insurance policy for battery manufacturers to insure against the risk of their products not delivering as promised.

The Germany-based insurance group said the move would allow manufacturers to offer long-term performance guarantees, “whose value is backed by the insurance coverage”.

And US-based all-iron flow battery maker Energy Storage Systems confirmed it was including 10-year insurance coverage on its long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re.

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North Carolina installs GridStar BESS with solar

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:12 -- John Shepherd
North Carolina installs GridStar BESS with solar

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables have commissioned 12MWh of GridStar lithium-ion energy storage systems for 12 solar-plus-storage projects in North Carolina.

Lockheed said the system will serve communities supplied by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation utility.

 

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European debut for ESS all-iron flow batteries

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:41 -- John Shepherd
European debut for ESS all-iron flow batteries

All-iron flow batteries from US-based firm Energy Storage Systems’ (ESS) are making their debut in Europe under a contract with German chemicals group BASF.

ESS said two of its 50kw/400kWh ‘Energy Warehouse’ batteries ordered by BASF “set the stage for active market development on the continent”.

 

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