Japan’s Panasonic has shipped its first prismatic automotive lithium-ion batteries from a new factory in Dalian, China.
Panasonic said the move followed the start of “mass production” at the site— which was formally opened last year— with consignments of batteries being shipped to Chinese and North American customers.
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.
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”.
Panasonic is offering the smallest lithium-ion cell for smart glasses, which can fit into the arm of hit tech specs.
The so called pin cell is 3.5mm in diameter and charges in an hour. It shows no swelling over 1000 cycles.