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Firms renew silicon anode strategic partnership for lithium-ion batteries

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:21 -- Paul Crompton
Firms renew silicon anode strategic partnership for lithium-ion batteries

Chemicals firm Wacker Chemie has upped its interest in the silicon anode market with the purchase of a 25% stake in UK firm Nexeon.

The German firm has also invested an undisclosed sum into the Oxfordshire company that develops and supplies battery materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 

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Bosch teams up with China’s CATL for 48V battery cells

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:27 -- Paul Crompton
Bosch teams up with China’s CATL for 48V battery cells

German technology group Bosch is to work with China battery-making giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) on developing cells for Bosch’s 48V battery systems.

Bosch said the collaboration would see CATL design, develop and manufacture the cells “in accordance with Bosch requirements”.

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ALABC joins German partners for battery study

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:15 -- Xuan Zhong
ALABC joins German partners for battery study

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has joined forces with three German institutes for a study to evaluate DCA and water loss in lead batteries.

The study will focus on testing laboratory cells for standard sized industry electrodes “under real-world application profiles” with partial state of charge conditions, the ALABC said.

 

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German-Chinese JV on lithium-ion technology

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:23 -- News Editor
Germany-Chinese JV on lithium-ion technology

The German enterprise ElringKlinger (EK) has signed a framework agreement on a joint venture (JV) for lithium-ion battery technology with Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co Ltd (CITC) from China.

The JV will focus on the development, production, and distribution of lithium-ion battery modules for the global automotive market in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

 

 

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Lithium-ion reducing diesel use in micro-grid hybrid applications

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:03 -- Xuan Zhong

German firm Quinos is to provide its lithium-ion energy storage systems for two hybrid off-grid applications in the coming months.

The company’s ESS will allow micro-grid projects in Chile and Indonesia to curb use of diesel generators while storing renewable energy from solar photovoltaic (PV).

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German energy firm buys into energy storage market

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:33 -- Paul Crompton
German energy firm buys into energy storage market

Energy company Innogy SE has bought fellow German large-scale lead-acid energy storage system firm Belectric Solar and Battery. 

The two companies signed the relevant share purchase agreement — believed to be in a high double-digit million Euro range— at the end of August, but completion was only announced on January 3.

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Sonnen secures $85m to boost domestic and international market share

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 13:00 -- Xuan Zhong

German lithium-ion energy storage system firm the Sonnen Group has completed a $85 million financing round to strengthen its domestic and international market share.

The financing enables Sonnen to continue growth in its energy sharing platform sonnenCommunity and further expansion into the US, Australia, UK and Italy.

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Sonnen (not Tesla) is the global leader in solar linked energy storage

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:57 -- Paul Crompton
Sonnen (not Tesla) is the global leader in solar linked energy storage

German battery storage companies have had a strong business showing in the first half of 2016 with Sonnen in the lead.

According to recent analysis by EuPD Research, around 12,700 solar energy storage systems were sold within the first half of 2016 with a significant share of storage solutions by German companies.

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Regen shocks open route to 48volt future

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:39 -- Paul Crompton
Regen shocks open route to 48volt future

German vehicle-maker Audi is in the middle of testing a 48V lithium-ion system for full electric and mild-hybrid vehicles.

The prototype system allows the battery to offer 0.5 kWhs and a peak output of 13 kW through the use of electromechanical rotary dampers to harness regenerative breaking energy.

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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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