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Arsenal gunning for battery storage

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for BESS at Emirates Stadium

London-based Arsenal Football Club has becomes the first UK football club to install significant energy storage, after unveiling a lithium-ion battery system that will store enough energy to power Emirates Stadium for the duration of a match.

The battery at the 60,000-seater stadium will be used to avoid peak energy prices, and will store renewably generated electricity from Octopus Energy, with whom Arsenal has been in partnership since April 2016.

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BMZ takes control of TerraE to launch German cell production ‘by 2020’

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Sven Bauer

Lithium-ion developer and producer BMZ has taken control of German peer TerraE Holding, in a move to cement Germany’s position as a future leader in European battery cell manufacturing.

BMZ, which describes itself as Europe’s largest producer of lithium-ion battery systems, said taking majority ownership was part of plans to launch battery cells production in Germany by 2020.

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Study slams EU on lithium recycling and praises 'climate-friendly' lead

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

More than half of Europe’s used batteries “disappear” without proper treatment because of “outdated” recycling rules and inadequate targets for collecting lithium-ion batteries, according to a damning report.

The study criticises the European Union’s Batteries Directive for lacking “a target or provisions for a monitoring system” to keep track of uncollected batteries— which are said to be fuelling health and safety fears by being dumped with household waste.

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US consortium funds work on lithium-ion recycling

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced US$1.08 million in funding to spur development of lithium-ion battery recycling in Massachusetts.

USABC, a collaborative organisation of American car manufacturers, General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is backing the second phase of the lithium recycling contract by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

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CMI Energy launches mixed-tech BESS pilot in Belgium

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
CMI pilot project

Belgium-based engineering group CMI Energy has launched a full-scale pilot project that integrates solar with battery energy storage at the firm’s headquarters in Seraing.

The Micro Réseau Intégré Seraing (MiRIS) energy storage pilot plant comprises a 2MWp (megawatt peak— indicating the maximum output of a plant) 1.75 gigawatt-hours per year (GWh/yr) solar PV system, with 6,500 rooftop and carport panels. The 4.2 megawatt-hour energy storage system consists of a lithium-ion system and “two separate flow battery systems”.

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Luminant awarded large-scale Texas storage grant

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Texas-based electric utility Luminant has been awarded a US$1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to build a battery energy storage system at Luminant’s Upton 2 Solar Power Plant.

Luminant will install a 10 megawatt/42 megawatt-hour lithium-ion energy storage system at the 180MW solar facility— the largest in Texas— near McCamey in Upton County. The battery will capture excess solar energy produced during the day and release it in the late afternoon and early evening periods of peak demand.

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Trojan rolls into lithium territory

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Californian deep-cycle lead-acid manufacturer Trojan Battery is expanding with an incursion into the lithium sector.

Trojan said its new line of ‘Trillium’ “intelligent lithium-ion batteries”, with a life expectancy of “more than 5,000 cycles”, targets deep-cycling requirements across a wide range of stationary and motive power applications.

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Tesvolt supplies battery for solar facility on BEST’s doorstep

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

German battery manufacturer Tesvolt has delivered a 4 megawatt storage system to a solar plant in West Sussex, UK, BEST Battery Briefing’s own home county.

The solar facility is on a 35-hectare former landfill site in the village of Westhampnett. Power generated at the 7.4MW solar park is sold on the electricity wholesale market; the 4.4MW lithium-ion battery will generate additional income from price arbitrage, frequency services, and triad management, by which stored power will be retained and then sold during one of the three daily periods of peak demand.

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BYD initiates energy storage in Poland

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Chinese batteries and automotive manufacturer, BYD, has started operating its first energy storage project in the Polish market— a system that it was “actively invited” to supply.

The 1.26 megawatt / 2.52 megawatt-hour lithium-ion system, operated in partnership with Polish firm ML Systems, will be coupled with a 1MW solar PV power plant— also produced and sold by Shenzhen-based BYD— to enable peak shaving and to create a more balanced network.

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Victoria readies for launch of first utility-scale BESS

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
D'ambrosio at Victoria launch

The first utility-scale battery energy storage system in the Australian state of Victoria has entered the final phase of testing in preparation to start relieving pressure on the regional grid ahead of summer.

The 30-megawatt-hour lithium-ion BESS, funded by the Victorian government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena), was inaugurated in Ballarat by state energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio (pictured centre).

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