The impact of the economic slowdown in China has been widely reported in western media.
In an exclusive report in Best magazine, we report on how the slowdown has impacted on the lead-acid battery industry.
More than 100 battery firms which supply the e-bike sector having closed, the big industrial battery makers are seeing almost zero growth and a price war is breaking out among the major SLI makers.
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Tawianese lead-acid battery manufacturer CSB Battery has become a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical after the Japanese firm bought around 33.7 percent of its shares.
Hydro Tasmania is set to install a 300kWh lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to power an Australian Island.
Although not decided the company plans to install a lithium-ion battery with around 800kW power transfer for the AUS$12.88million (US$9.7m) Flinders Island project.