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Study ponders lithium industry future for Quebec

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Sarah Houde

A study has been launched into the development of Canada’s Quebec province as a manufacturing and commercial hub for the lithium-ion battery industry.

The province’s electric and smart transportation organisation, Propulsion Quebec, said the initiative would “analyse opportunities Quebec could seize in connection with the manufacturing steps of components and battery cells and the recycling of batteries”.

Propulsion Quebec’s executive director Sarah Houde (pictured) said the study “will identify the concrete actions to be implemented in order to capitalise on the development of this promising niche and the province's important assets”.

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Former EPA chief to chair electrolyte tech advisory board for Tydrolyte

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Stephen Johnson

The former head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Stephen Johnson is to chair the advisory board of novel electrolyte technology company Tydrolyte.

Tydrolyte said the newly-formed advisory board would support the company in its “mission to replace toxic sulfuric acid in the US$40 billion-dollar lead battery market with a better performing, non-toxic substitute”.

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Canada’s Eguana to produce home BESS units in South Australia

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd
Evolve residential battery

Canadian energy storage firm Eguana Technologies has been approved to take part in a residential batteries scheme in the state of South Australia.

Eguana is to produce its ‘Evolve’ home battery systems in the state as part of the programme— which is backed by AUD100 million (US$72.5m) in subsidies and low interest loans to encourage residential storage.

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New owner for Alcad’s North American lead business

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:29 -- John Shepherd
Mesa batteries

US industrial power supply company Mesa Technical Associates is to acquire Alcad’s lead-acid business in North America for an undisclosed sum.

Mesa said the agreement would allow Alcad to “focus on its core business of providing complete solutions for nickel-cadmium battery systems”.

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Convergent boosts storage with flywheels investment

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:46 -- Xuan Zhong
Convergent boosts storage with flywheels investment

New York-based Convergent Energy+Power has acquired 40MW of flywheel projects to become “the biggest pure-play operator” of energy storage in North America.

Convergent said on 1 May it had bought the New York and Pennsylvania flywheel projects from energy investment firm Rockland Capital for an undisclosed sum.  

 

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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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