Energy storage firm Kore Power announced on 22 October it plans to build a 10GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the US based on the model it is using at its 6GWh plant in China.
The location of the new plant has not been disclosed, with the Idaho company reviewing potential sites in a handful of states within the US.
The one million ft2 facility will manufacture and produce the company’s Mark 1TM Energy Storage System using fully automated battery assembly lines and processes based on those at a plant in Jiaozuo, China, which is owned by the Idaho firm’s manufacturing partner Do Fluoride Chemicals (DFD).
Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of Kore Power, said: “This new manufacturing plant is another step in our mission to increase our capacity to supply North American markets, and also to grow our international presence.
“We are looking forward to selecting a location to construct a sustainable, state-side energy storage manufacturing plant— something we believe the US market desperately needs.”
Last month, BEST Battery Briefing reported how the company said it would have a 6GW annual production capacity of its energy storage systems (ESS)— 5,000 nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cells (or 10 of its Mark 1 ESS) a day— by the end of next year.
Kore believes the existence and use of DFD’s testing and development production lines will minimise the time and risks often associated with the construction and design of new facilities.