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Infinity Lithium eyes battery supply market with Spanish project

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

Australia-listed lithium developer Infinity Lithium has unveiled a scoping study for its San Jose project in Spain’s Extremadura region, including the production of battery grade lithium hydroxide.

Infinity had previously released a lithium carbonate scoping study for San Jose, but said it was shifting the project’s focus towards lithium hydroxide.

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Second life for Nissan batteries in Endesa power plant

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Melilla power plant

Spanish utility Endesa is to re-use batteries taken from Nissan Leaf electric vehicles in a “pioneering” storage system at its Melilla power plant.

Endesa said the system at the oil- and gas-powered plant, in the Spanish enclave city of Melilla in Morocco, will use more than 90 interconnected batteries from EVs to create a 4 megawatt storage unit with a with a maximum storage capacity of 1.7 megawatt-hours.

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Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:18 -- Xuan Zhong
Siemens Gamesa tests redox flow ‘BESS hybrid’ in Spain

A vanadium redox energy storage system is being tested in Spain by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as part of a hybrid renewables project.

SGRE said the next-generation redox flow battery at its La Plana test site near Zaragoza offers a 120-kilowatt energy output with 400 kilowatt-hour storage capacity. 

 

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AEG reveals lead-acid ESS project in Spain

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:34 -- Laura Varriale
AEG lead-acid ESS

Electronic systems provider AEG (AEG) working alongside Spanish utility Iberdrola and European research foundation Tecnalia, has delivered a lead-acid battery energy storage system (ESS) located at Iberdrola’s substation in Vitoria, Spain.

The grid-connected system designed for peak shaving times. The ESS is designed to have an energy capacity of 0.6MWh and allow the utility to monitor the grid load as well as to integrate the locally generated wind power.

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Irizar introduces sodium-nickel battery-powered electric bus

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25 -- Laura Varriale

Spain's Irizar Group has launched a sodium-nickel battery-powered electric city bus to be used in San Sebastian, Spain.

The 99% recyclable sodium-nickel battery pack has a capacity of 376kWh. The electric bus i2e is designed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) with a single charge. According to Irizar, five hours of charging guarantee 14h to 16h of driving with an average speed of 17km/h in city traffic.

 
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Win Inertia integrates Maxwell ultracaps in energy recuperation system for Spanish rail

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:07 -- Laura Varriale
Maxwell ultracapacitors

Power electronics firm Win Inertia has incorporated Maxwell Technologies’s ultracapacitors in its energy recuperation system at an electric rail system in Cerro Negro, Spain.

The braking energy recuperation system comprises Win Inertia's hybrid control technology that integrates batteries and Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors to increase energy recovery efficiency and reduce stress on the batteries as well as extending the battery service life by 20% to 25%.

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