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NeoVolta surfs California wave of energy storage investment

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 15:36 -- John Shepherd
NeoVolta surfs California wave of energy storage investment

Californian residential battery storage start-up NeoVolta said it is set for a “300% increase in manufacturing capacity” as the state embraces investment in renewable energy systems.

NeoVolta, launched last year, said its move to a new 21,150 sq ft production facility in San Diego this summer will allow it to increase production of its lithium iron phosphate home battery units to more than 10,000 annually.

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Sonnen fends off Asian firms in battery storage ‘league table’

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:29 -- John Shepherd
Sonnen fends off Asian firms in battery storage ‘league table’

Two Asian battery makers are challenging the dominance of Germany's Sonnen as the top provider of energy storage systems in the country, according to latest research.

Sonnen is still ranked No.1 in the annual ‘league table’ of home storage systems with a market share of 18%, according to an annual study compiled by Bonn-based market and opinion research institute EuPD. But South Korea’s LG Chem and China’s BYD are…

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Moixa working on EV charging blueprint for UK

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

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.”

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Germany go-ahead for ‘virtual battery’ grid balancing plan

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Sonnen home battery system

German residential battery storage provider Sonnen and Swiss smartgrid developer Tiko have been given the green light to provide grid balancing using a “virtual battery” comprising home energy storage systems networked across Germany.”

Transmission system operator TenneT has pre-qualified the system— under which Tiko will deploy its real-time smartgrid network technology paired with Sonnen’s network of lithium iron phosphate batteries.

According to Sonnen, the company has “around 30,000 SonnenBatterie systems in Europe” for a total network capacity of up to 300MWh— enough to supply around 120,000 households with power for one hour.

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Australia’s home battery storage sector gets multi-million dollar boost

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 16:07 -- Paul Crompton
Australia’s home battery storage sector gets multi-million dollar boost

The burgeoning residential battery storage market in Australia has been boosted further by a multi-million dollar investment by the country’s largest publicly traded energy retailer AGL Energy Ltd.

AGL agreed to invest $20 million into US firm Sunverge’s lithium-ion Solar Integration System (SIS), a second generation.

The SIS combines advanced lithium batteries with a control platform that allows power to flow to and from the grid as part of a virtual power plant.

The AGL investment comes on top of £7 million already put in to Sunverge by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Siemens Venture Capital (SBCVC) and Total Energy Ventures International.

“This will help Sunverge establish operations in Australia and overcome barriers to the widespread deployment of storage systems,” said ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht.

“Residential battery storage is currently in its infancy in Australia. While only a small number of systems are currently installed, there is a lot of interest in the technology.

“The partnership between AGL and Sunverge will accelerate the roll-out of a state-of-the art grid-integrated battery storage solution to Australia’s large household storage market.”

Home storage system makers are lining up to get their products into the Australian market.

Queensland-based Energex installed the country’s first Tesla Powerwall in January along with one of Sunergy’s storage systems.

And in February, Brisbane firm Redflow announced it would be launching its residential energy storage system – backed by its zinc bromine battery – in March, with the first installations expected for June.

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