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Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:42 -- News Editor
Electrovaya swaps lead-acid for Li-on in Walmart forklifts

Canadian battery maker Electrovaya has signed a CAD4.3 million ($3.5m) deal to supply its lithium-ion ceramic batteries to power forklifts for Walmart Canada.

Walmart is converting the forklifts in one of its distribution centres to use Electrovaya’s ‘Elivate’ forklift battery line instead of lead-acid, Electrovaya said.

 

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Walmart signs up for 40MWh battery storage in California stores

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:46 -- Xuan Zhong
Walmart signs up for 40MWh battery storage in California stores

US supermarket giant Walmart is to install 40MWh of battery storage technology across selected supermarkets in Southern California after signing a deal with clean technology start-up Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS).

Under the initial phase of the agreement, San Francisco-based AMS will design, install and operate its 'Hybrid Electric Building' technology at 27 supermarkets for "no upfront cost" to Walmart, with the aim of improving energy efficiency and providing flexible grid support for local utilities.

 

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