Chinese battery producer Jiangsu Pylontech has announced plans for a 5GWh a year lithium-ion battery production plant in China’s southeast Jiangsu province.
Pylontech, a subsidiary of Chinese telecom operator ZTE, that mainly produces lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries expects the plant to be completed in three phases by the end of 2022.
Construction of the plant will cost around 1.5bn yuan ($210million).
Another ZTE subsidiary E-Power began producing nickel-cobalt-manganese ternary lithium-ion batteries at Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province in November 2018.
Tests on Pylontech’s US2000B system by the Canberra Institute of Technology suggested the technology retained a SOH of ~85% after ~1,675 cycles.
The most recent capacity test suggests a SOH of 86%. Based on the linear regression between estimated SOH and cycles completed, the Pylontech US2000B is on track for 60% SOH at ~4,340 cycles, stated a ITP Renewables’ report on the testing.