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Panasonic and Pika Energy tie-up on ‘smart battery’

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:46 -- News Editor
Panasonic and Pika Energy tie-up on ‘smart battery’

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America said it is teaming up with US-based inverter manufacturer Pika Energy to offer the DC-coupled solar smart battery Harbor 10P/15P.

The companies, which plan to start shipping in late 2017, said Harbor Smart combines Panasonic’s lithium-ion battery modules and Pika Energy’s power electronics in one “slim, floor-standing, wall-mounted enclosure”.

 

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Sungrow’s new BESS for North America

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:18 -- Xuan Zhong
Sungrow’s new BESS for North America

Sungrow, a Chinese Photovoltaics inverter system solution supplier, has unveiled a lithium battery energy storage system (BESS) solution for the North America market.

The product debuted at the recent Energy Storage Association's 27th Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado.

 

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LG Chem makes home batteries foray in North America

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:53 -- Xuan Zhong
LG Chem makes home batteries foray in North America

South Korea-based LG Chem Ltd has formally launched its residential battery systems line into the North American market.

LG said the debut lithium-ion range, which comprises AC- and DC-coupled solutions with capacities up to 9.8kWh, follows UL certification and marks the company’s “initial foray” into the North American residential market.

 

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US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong
US battery manufacturer to breath LiFePO4 into medical sector

North American battery maker Ultralife Corporation is due to launch its latest lead-acid battery replacement next week.

The company will launch its latest LiFePO4 battery aimed at applications such as carts, wheelchairs, scooters, robotics and motor bots or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.

 
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North America spearheads ESS market— but for how long?

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:22 -- Xuan Zhong

Market research company Navigant Research has indicated that North America remains the largest market for newly announced energy storage systems.

An estimated 1,997.3 MW of new ESSs have been announced worldwide in 2016 so far, with around 15.8% coming from North America.

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Renewable energy key driver in grid-scale energy deployment

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:34 -- Paul Crompton
Renewable energy key driver in grid-scale energy deployment

North American firm AES Corporation will supply a total of 37.5MW of lithium-ion energy technology to a utility firm as the US continues to embrace energy storage for grid stabalisation.

Through its subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, the company signed two contracts with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to install and commission two arrays.

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Perfect storm threatening to drown North America’s lead-acid industry

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:10 -- Paul Crompton
Perfect storm threatening to drown North America’s lead-acid industry

The lead industry in North America is facing some of the biggest threats to its existence as a perfect storm of extremely bad news and regulatory challenges come to a climax in the next few months, David Weinberg, legal advisor to Battery Council International told its 2016 annual meeting last week.

Weinberg, recognised as one of the USA’s leading environmental law specialists, said the PR storm was probably the worst he had seen in his 30 year relationship with the industry body.

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AES eyes global ESS markets with lithium-ion deals

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
AES eyes global ESS markets with lithium-ion deals

North American firm AES Corporation has signed two alliance agreements as it looks to dominate the global market with its lithium-ion Advancion® energy storage platform.

Both deals have been made through AES’s subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, and expands the firm’s reach to two thirds of the world.

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Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:31 -- Paul Crompton
Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Swiss firm Leclanché is due to deliver a 13MW / 53MWh Energy Storage Systems turn-key lithium-ion storage system for one of the North America’s largest Grid Ancillary Services projects.

Leclanché will work alongside Deltro Energy who will procure, design and construct the site facilities in Toronto, Canada.

Deltro will also be the operator of the facilities and Greensmith Energy will provide the energy management system, when the projects come on line, due for the end of this year.

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator plans to use the ESSs to meet its needs for fast-reacting ancillary services.

The service provided include voltage control and reactive power support, to handle intermittent wind and solar power now on Ontario’s high voltage transmission networks.

David Del Mastro, CEO of Deltro, said: “We have asked Leclanché to deliver these storage systems on a turn-key basis and will work closely with them to ensure this project is successfully constructed and fully integrated into the IESO grid”.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, adds: “We hope to start the construction in spring 2016 and start the first operation by the end of the year.”

New board members

Meanwhile, two shareholders were elected onto the company’s board as representative of investors.

Investors Peter G. Wodtke and Adam Said were approved during the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on January 21st.

In a joint statement on Leclanche’s website, Wodtke and Said, added: “The company is poised for growth and we look forward to participating in its exciting future.”

PIcutre: Left to right Adam Said and Peter G. Wodtke

Sonnebatterie stakes stronger foothold in US ESS market

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:33 -- Paul Crompton
Sonnebatterie stakes stronger foothold in US ESS market

Germany’s move into the North American energy storage system market is gathering pace as European energy storage provider Sonnebatterie teamed up with US’s Ideal Power.

The pair are set to launch a lithium-ion ESS for the North American commercial market based on a 30kW and 24kWh building block.

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