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Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

UK-based technology firm Plessey has installed a two-megawatt Tesla battery for behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage at its flagship manufacturing and R&D site in Plymouth, England.

UK battery energy storage developer and operator Kiwi Power— whose ‘Kiwi Fruit’ hardware and software platform controls the battery— completed the project.

 

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Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00 -- John Shepherd
Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Tesla has given the green light to launch its first Gigafactory for batteries production outside the US in China, company chief Elon Musk has confirmed.

The new Shanghai plant confirms a pledge by Musk to one day set up business at the heart of Asia’s booming batteries sector.

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Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:14 -- John Shepherd
Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Australian miner Kidman Resources has signed a three-year fixed-price deal to supply battery raw material to Tesla.

Kidman said details of the take-or-pay agreement for lithium hydroxide, which includes options to extend, remain confidential.

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Panasonic chief hints at battery tie-up with Tesla in China

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:51 -- Xuan Zhong
Panasonic chief hints at battery tie-up with Tesla in China

The head of Japan’s Panasonic Corp has floated the idea of jointly producing electric vehicle batteries in China with Tesla.

Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga (pictured) said during an earnings briefing on 10 May that the move could be on the cards, Reuters reported.

 

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BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:55 -- John Shepherd
BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP Wind Energy, part of the BP oil and gas group, has signed a deal to launch its first lithium battery wind energy storage facility in the US later this year.

BP has signed a purchase agreement through its Rolling Thunder I Power Partners subsidiary for a Tesla 212kW/840kWh lithium-ion battery to be integrated with the Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota. The battery will be configured to help manage internal electricity demands of turbines.

 

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Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:50 -- John Shepherd
Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Armenia is reportedly in talks with Tesla over plans to kickstart a national energy storage plan.

Ministers in the eastern European nation want to build the country’s first 14MWh battery by 2020, according to the Armenian news agency, Armenpress.

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Samsung SDI invests in Chile cathode project

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:29 -- John Shepherd

South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI is part of an international consortium cleared to invest in developing battery materials facilities in Chile.

Samsung is among companies from South Korea and China expected to invest a total $754 million in the project, the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) confirmed.

 

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Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:46 -- John Shepherd
Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

UK-based BESS developer and operator Kiwi Power has launched its biggest behind the meter battery to date— a 4MW Tesla Powerpack in Wales.

Kiwi said the 4.8MWh lithium-ion battery started providing firm frequency response (FFR) to the National Grid this month from the Parc Stormy renewable technologies site operated by Cenin Renewables near Bridgend.

 

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Sonnen set for Australia battery battle with Tesla

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:11 -- John Shepherd
Sonnen set for Australia battery battle with Tesla

German battery storage firm Sonnen is to open a major production plant in South Australia— squaring up to business rival Tesla in the ‘backyard’ of the US titan’s 100MW Powerpack battery project.

Sonnen confirmed to BBB it plans to manufacture 50,000 of its lithium iron phosphate battery storage systems over the next five years in Adelaide. The company will also switch its Australian HQ to Adelaide from Sydney.

 

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South Australia in new Tesla deal for home batteries

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:54 -- John Shepherd
South Australia in new Tesla deal for home batteries

South Australia has done a fresh batteries deal with Tesla— this time to provide the US firm’s Powerwall 2 units free to up to 50,000 homes to create the “world’s largest virtual power plant”.

The state government will provide one of the 13.5kWh lithium-ion batteries to each home as part of the solar-energy storage project.

 

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