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Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:46 -- John Shepherd
Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

UK-based BESS developer and operator Kiwi Power has launched its biggest behind the meter battery to date— a 4MW Tesla Powerpack in Wales.

Kiwi said the 4.8MWh lithium-ion battery started providing firm frequency response (FFR) to the National Grid this month from the Parc Stormy renewable technologies site operated by Cenin Renewables near Bridgend.

 

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Montenegro opts for Li-battery storage for telecoms

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:35 -- John Shepherd
Montenegro opts for Li-battery storage for telecoms

A telecoms operator in Montenegro has signed a 10-year lithium-ion battery storage supply contract for its cell towers situated across the country.

Crnogorski Telekom (CT), part of Deutsche Telekom, currently uses a combination of diesel generators and lead-acid batteries for backup power.

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Saft launches advanced batteries R&D with Siemens, Solvay

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:03 -- John Shepherd
Saft launches advanced batteries R&D with Siemens, Solvay

French battery firm Saft is teaming up with European companies for a seven-year programme to develop next generation batteries— “focusing on advanced high-density lithium-ion and solid-state technology”.

Saft, which is owned by French oil and gas giant Total, said German technology group Siemens and Belgium-based chemicals firm Solvay have already committed to join the R&D initiative that will “develop and industrialise” next generation batteries for “all markets” including electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

 

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Battery storage project boost for Bavaria

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:06 -- John Shepherd
Battery storage project boost for Bavaria

Germany’s mountainous Allgäu region in Bavaria has switched on its “first large-scale battery storage system”.

The StoraXe lithium-ion grid-balancing battery system supplied by ADS-TEC has been installed in the remote community of Bruck, adjacent to a hydroelectric power plant that serves the region run by utility Allgäuer Kraftwerke.

 

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Li batteries “can be charged five times faster”— UK study

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Li batteries “can be charged five times faster”— UK study

Researchers in the UK say they have developed “precise” testing technology that shows existing automotive lithium-ion batteries can be safely charged five times faster than the current recommended charging limits.

The team led by Dr Tazdin Amietszajew (pictured) of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) said the technology works in-situ during a battery’s normal operation— without impeding its performance.

 

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Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:13 -- Xuan Zhong
Younicos swaps lead for lithium storage in Hawaii

Younicos is to replace a lead-acid battery storage system at one of the largest wind farms in Hawaii with Samsung SDI lithium-ion technology.

Younicos, a subsidiary of Scotland-based Aggreko, said it has signed a deal with US renewable power operator, TerraForm Power, to install a 10MW lithium battery system that marries with its Y.Q Younicos control software, to upgrade energy storage at the Kaheawa wind farm, on the island of Maui.

 

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Alelion building Sweden’s “first large-scale Li battery plant”

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:43 -- Xuan Zhong
Alelion building Sweden’s “first large-scale Li battery plant”

Swedish battery manufacturer Alelion Energy Systems has announced plans to build “Sweden’s first large-scale” lithium batteries plant near Gothenburg.

The facility, which is expected to be complete this year, will produce batteries for industrial and other applications near the Volvo manufacturing plant in Torslanda. It will have an initial production capacity of 500MWh per year.

 

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BYD ‘plans summer start for new battery plant’

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:16 -- Xuan Zhong
BYD ‘plans summer start for new battery plant’

Chinese battery giant BYD is reportedly set to start operations at a new CNY4 billion ($636 million) lithium-ion battery production plant in western China this June.

The first of three production lines expected to start rolling at the plant in Xining, Qinghai Province, will have an annual production capacity of 10GWh, according to China’s state Xinhua News Agency.

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Australia’s Magnis takes 45% stake in German battery venture

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:09 -- Xuan Zhong
Australia’s Magnis takes 45% stake in German battery venture

Australian graphite producer Magnis Resources is to hold a 45% stake in a new company building a 30GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Germany.

Plans to build the gigafactory in the state of North Rhine Westphalia were unveiled last year, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Magnis in a public-private partnership with WIN Emscher-Lipper— a consortium of firms including energy and chemicals companies, government agencies and financial institutions.

 

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Tesla mulls lithium investment in Chile

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:03 -- John Shepherd
Tesla mulls lithium investment in Chile

BBB has confirmed that Tesla is considering proposals to invest in lithium production in Chile— and that the carmaker could also support the launch of a battery cathodes production facility in the country.

The CEO of Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo), Eduardo Bitran (pictured), met Tesla bosses in the US recently to discuss a potential initial investment in Chilean lithium producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), the agency told BBB this week.

 

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