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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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Project combines LI-ion ESS with wind farm power

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:29 -- Paul Crompton
Project combines LI-ion ESS with wind farm power

A 2.3MW lithium-ion Energy Storage System (ESS) will be used alongside a wind farm in Europe’s first commercial project of its kind.

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ViZn inks leasing partnership deal to boost ESS sales

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:28 -- Paul Crompton
ViZn inks leasing partnership deal to boost ESS sales

US energy storage system provider ViZn Energy Systems has entered into a partnership with LFC Capital in a bid to boost sales of its zinc/iron redox flow battery ESS.

The partnership with the equipment leasing and financial services firm is set to make ownership of battery-enhanced solar PV systems more affordable to end users.

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Blattner Energy completes 20MW Li-ion ESS

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:58 -- Paul Crompton
Blattner Energy completes 20MW Li-ion ESS

US power generation contractor and renewable energy company Blattner Energy has completed construction of a 20MW lithium-ion battery storage project.

The Lee/DeKalb energy storage system (ESS) in Illinois, US, is now providing the regional transmission organisation, PJM Interconnection, with the frequency regulation support needed for the area.

The project included Greensmith Energy Management Systems as the integrator of eight containers, 10 feet by 40 feet in size, housing 2.5MW of LG Chem lithium-ion batteries each.

Blattner Energy engineered the system, procured the technology and equipment, oversaw the installation and interconnection of the system technology, as well as completing the testing and start-up activities.

Stephen Jones, director of solar, Blattner Energy, said: “Battery storage will be a key technology in supporting the stability of our grid and the intermittency of some renewable generation sources.”

Picture: Stephen Jones, director of solar, Blattner Energy

S&C Electric Company in senior post shuffle

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:40 -- Paul Crompton
Andrew Jones, Senior Vice President of International Business at S&C

US based smart grid and ESS firm S&C Electric Company has appointed Andrew Jones as Senior Vice President of International Business.

Jones was General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Business Unit for seven years. He succeeds Grant Buchanan who will remain the President of S&C Electric Canada Ltd until his retirement on 31st December 2015.

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