Honda is to launch an “energy management solutions” business in partnership with UK-based battery tech company Moixa.
The partnership will utilise Moixa’s ‘GridShare’ batteries aggregator technology to “create additional value for electric vehicle (EV) customers and power system operators”.
Honda announced at this week’s Geneva Motor Show that it has also increased its ambitions in the transition toward EVs— and now intends to move 100% of its sales to electrified powertrains by 2025, up from the goal of two-thirds that was announced in 2017.
Residential battery storage firm Moixa is working on a major project to expand electric vehicle smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in the UK.
Moixa, which won UK government funding in 2017 to expand its ‘GridShare’ batteries aggregator technology, is preparing a “scale proposition” for the project, BEST Battery Briefing has learned.
Moixa co-founder and chief technology officer Chris Wright told BBB the company was not yet able to divulge details. “I am limited to what I can say, but we have a big project in the UK that will demonstrate control of EV smart charging and also V2G technology.”
The Cleantech Group has unveiled its Global Cleantech 100 list for 2019— the 10th iteration of the list— which includes more than 10 energy storage companies.
The annual Cleantech 100— which will be formally announced at the company’s (17th) annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco— is “a list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe”.
UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa is among those listed, following the firm’s expansion into the Japanese market in October 2018— where it its GridShare software alongside partners Itochu and Trende.
UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa has begun installing on an archipelago off the Cornish coast in southwest England as part of a £10.8 million (US$14.1m) ‘smart energy’ project.
Hitachi Europe is leading the project, which Moixa said will be “a global test-bed”, electric vehicles and heating systems on islands that have no gas supply and rely heavily on imported fossil fuels and electricity.
UK-based residential energy storage firm Moixa is to export British battery technology to Japan under a partnership agreement with the country’s Itochu trading house.
The deal, which includes a GBP5 million ($7.1m) investment in Moixa by Itochu, a Fortune 500 company, will enable Moixa to launch its GridShare platform in Japan— technology that manages and optimises home energy storage systems.