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Leclanché shows global ambition in lithium-ion market

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:43 -- Xuan Zhong

After securing its first ESS deal in the US, Swiss firm Leclanché has almost immediately forged an Asian alliance for the low-cost manufacture and development of its Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) and Lithium Graphite/NMC (GNMC) batteries.

The European ESS company has formed a strategic partnership with Chinese lead-acid and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Narada Power Source.

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German firm offers flywheel for wind farm storage

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

German energy storage company STORNETIC recently presented its energy storage solution EnWheel® for wind farms at WindEnergy Hamburg fair.

EnWheel is entirely a mechanical energy storage system with no chemcials.

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Corvus Energy wins Environmental Award for its Lithium-ion ESS

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:50 -- Paul Crompton
Corvus Energy wins Environmental Award for its Lithium-ion ESS

Canadian firm Corvus Energy’s lithium-ion battery-based energy storage system has won the ‘Environmental Award for its significant contribution to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the off-shore vessel industry.

Halvard Hauso, executive v.p. sales and marketing at Corvus, picked up the award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards & Exhibition in London.  

The firm was shortlisted by the Offshore Support Journal Conference Advisory Panel before readers of the publication voted for the winner.

“We are honored to receive the Environmental Award at the OSJ's Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Awards and Exhibition” said Andrew Morden, Corvus Energy's President & CEO.

“Corvus is the leader in providing safe and proven energy storage solutions to hybrid offshore vessels, enabling operators to dramatically reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.”

Read all about Corvus in the latest edition of BEST magazine online here 

PIC: Corvus' Halvard Hauso, executive v.p. sales and marketing,  picks up the award

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Battery and storage Venture Capital funding down while interest grows in flow batteries

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:44 -- Paul Crompton
Battery and storage Venture Capital funding down while interest grows in flow batteries

A report has highlighted a global upswing in interest toward flow batteries after the technology secured the majority of the $397million invested in the battery/storage sector in 2015.

Flow battery companies received $120 million of funding, followed by energy storage system companies with $96 million, according to Mercom Capital Group’s annual 2015 Funding and M&A Report.

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E.ON and Samsung sign lithium-ion ESS MOU

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 11:05 -- Paul Crompton
E.ON and Samsung sign lithium-ion ESS MOU

One of Europe’s biggest utilities and a South Korean battery giant are set to join forces to take advantage of the growing lithium-ion energy storage system market.

Germany's top utility E.ON and battery firm Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding to pool together resources and knowledge to enter the market.

The ESS market is predicted to explode in 2016 as Tesla’s Powerwall and a number of rival residential and commercial systems come on stream.

E.ON said in a statement that both groups would develop "profitable energy storage solutions and... assess and develop a potential business model for targeting applications for lithium-ion batteries in selected regions and markets.”

As part of the agreement it is understood that E.ON and Samsung SDI will run battery projects in the United States, Germany, Britain and the Czech Republic, with the aim of expanding these to other countries.

No financial details were disclosed.

 

Sonnenbatterie launches Powerwall rival weeks after hiring Tesla staff

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 14:44 -- Paul Crompton
Sonnenbatterie launches Powerwall rival weeks after hiring Tesla staff

German ESS company Sonnenbatterie has announced the launch of a battery-backed solar power storage system to rival Tesla’s Powerwall.

Sonnenbatterie’s lithium-ion solar power storage system, ‘SonnenCommunity’, connects households with battery-backed solar panels to store and use power on demand.

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UL publishes storage safety standards for ESS market

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:06 -- Paul Crompton
UL publishes storage safety standards for ESS market

With an increase in energy storage systems being brought to market Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has published a standard to increase safety in all areas of the industry.

UL 9540, aims to set new
 safety standards for energy storage systems, primarily using lithium-ion technology.

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Sungevity and Sonnebatterie in Li-ion ESS partnership

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:43 -- Paul Crompton
Sungevity and Sonnebatterie in Li-ion ESS partnership

Germany Sonnenbatterie’s lithium-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS) will be marketed to the U.S and Europe following a deal with Solar company Sungevity

Through the partnership, Sungevity will offer Sonnenbatterie smart ESSs to its network of customers from the second half of 2015. 

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Webinar on energy technologies

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:00 -- Paul Crompton
Webinar on energy technologies

A webinar on energy storage technologies and strategies in Europe is being held by Intertsolar on May 20.

The webinar will outline the latest of energy storage technologies, show advanced operating control strategies to cover grid issues and allow DSOs the access to flexibility options, which are enabled by the combination of PV systems with batteries.

Speakers include Dr. Matthias Vetter, Fraunhofer ISE; Alfons Westgeest, EUROBAT and the moderator will be Daniela Schreiber, IBESA Storage Alliance.

Registration for the webinar is free, just follow this link: www.intersolarglobal.com/en/webinars/upcoming-webinars/pv-battery-system...

Intersolar Europe exhibition will be held on June 10-12th in Munich.

The event’s exhibition and conference focuses on photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and renewable heating technologies. 

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Another deal in LG Chem’s plan to dominate ESS market

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:34 -- Paul Crompton
Another deal in LG Chem’s plan to dominate ESS market

Another week, another deal for lithium-ion firm LG Chem as the South Korean company positions itself to dominate the energy storage system (ESS) market.

LG Chem’s latest deal with Canadian power control and conversion solutions manufacturer Eguana Technologies aims to develop a fully integrated AC Battery ESS system for home use.

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