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SK Innovation starts work on US battery factory

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:58 -- John Shepherd
Artist's impression of SK Innovation's EV plant

SK Innovation has broken ground on a US$1.1 billion electric vehicle batteries production plant in the US state of Georgia.

The South Korean group said the plant would have an annual production capacity of around 60 gigawatt-hours of lithium-ion batteries annually by 2022— when full production is slated to start.

SK Group vice-chairman Choi Jae-Won said the facility— being built on a 278-acre site in Commerce City— would be completed in the second half of 2021 and help to strengthen Korean-US economic cooperation.

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Georgia in mind for solar-plus-storage

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Eguana residential battery system

Creative Solar USA and Canada’s Eguana Technologies have installed and commissioned a fleet of more than 20 residential energy storage systems (ESS) in the US state of Georgia.

The initiative is part of the state’s ‘Solarize Atlanta and Carrollton-Carroll (SACC) campaigns.’

In 2018, Creative contracted more than 170 solar PV installations under the SACC campaign, for a total capacity >1.2MW. As part of the initial roll out, “two dozen of Eguana’s ‘Evolve’ ESS units were selected by Georgia homeowners as their battery system of choice.

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SK Innovation battery project targets US automotive market

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Governor Nathan Deal

SK Innovation plans to invest 1.98 trillion South Korean won (US$1.01 billion) to establish an electric vehicle (EV) batteries production base in Jackson County, Georgia as they look to establish themselves in the US, “the largest battleground of global automakers”.

The plant will be built on a 278-acre site in Commerce City and is expected to have an annual production capacity of 9.8 gigawatt-hours.

The announcement confirms speculation of such a project reported earlier this year.

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BYD gets Georgia battery buses nod despite Trump’s trade feud

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:16 -- John Shepherd

Chinese batteries and buses maker BYD been pre-selected as a potential supplier of battery-electric buses to the state of Georgia— despite an escalating trade tariffs feud between the US and China.

BYD’s US arm is among firms chosen as a supplier for mass transit and transportation projects under Georgia’s ‘convenience state-wide contracts’ system.

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