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Dutch firm expands battery usage in renewable projects

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:46 -- Paul Crompton
Dutch firm expands battery usage in renewable projects

Dutch company Alfen has developed and delivered a “mega” energy storage system featuring BMW’s lithium-ion car batteries to electric utility Nuon’s 122MW onshore Prinses Alexia wind farm at Zeewolde, in the Netherlands.

A 3MW battery storage system will gradually be expanded to 12MW, making it the “largest storage project in the Netherlands”, Alfen said.

 

 

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UK wind farm to use BMW batteries

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:28 -- Xuan Zhong
UK wind farm to use BMW batteries

A storage plant featuring BMW car batteries is to be built at Swedish utility firm Vattenfall’s largest land-based wind farm, in Pen y Cymoedd, South Wales, UK.

The site’s 76 wind power turbines are now running at full capacity and it is expected they will generate about 700 GWh annually – enough to provide electricity to about 188,000 homes.

 

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WAE to supply Li-ion battery to Aston Martin

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:49 -- Xuan Zhong
WAE to supply Li-ion battery to Aston Martin

Williams Advanced Engineering, the Formula 1 racecar design firm and part of the Williams Group is set to make lithium-ion batteries for luxury carmaker Aston Martin.

The surprise announcement that Williams was even in the EV battery business comes as the UK government pumps £62 million ($77 million) in the so-called The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) UK.

 

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Vattenfall and BMW Group 33kWh lithium-ion supply contract

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:39 -- Xuan Zhong
Vattenfall and BMW Group 33kWh lithium-ion supply contract

Swedish utility firm Vattenfall has signed a deal with the BMW Group for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries for use in its energy storage projects.

The 33kWh batteries, each equipped with a BMW-owned battery management system, will come from the German OEM’s plant in Dingolfing.

 

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BMW joins the queue of carmakers to enter home energy storage

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:09 -- Paul Crompton
BMW joins the queue of carmakers to enter home energy storage

German carmaker BMW has become the latest automaker to develop home energy storage systems using car batteries.

BMW will work with compatriot firm Beck Automation to use complete new or second life i3 battery packs as its offering.

BMW’s version, which was revealed at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition in Montreal, will differ from Tesla’s and Daimler’s in using the entire battery pack, and the 22kWh or 33 kWh system will be capable of powering an average home for a full 24 hours, the company claims.

BMW claims the batteries will retain most of their original capacity after the vehicle has finished with them, and that they will offer years of in-home service afterwards.

Second-life MINI E batteries will be used to create a stationary solar energy storage system at BMW's technology office in Mountain View, California.

Daimler AG began delivering its first home energy storage systems in April this year, following months of commercial deliveries.

Its lithium-ion storage units are manufactured by Deutsche Automotive. 

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Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 13:26 -- Paul Crompton
Fengfan opens stop-start Pb-A plant

One of China’s largest lead-acid battery manufacturers has opened a factory to make start-stop batteries that it will supply directly to OEM firms such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen.

The factory, in Boading in the Hebei province, China, has an annual capacity of five million batteries.

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BMW and PG&E partner for EV charging demand response programme

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:30 -- Laura Varriale
vehicle-to-grid

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and BMW are to collaborate in a pilot programme to test the potential for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to provide services to the electric grid.

During the 18-month-programme, BMW will provide at least 100KW to PG&E’s demand response management services.

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ZSW to open li-ion battery research centre in Germany

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:46 -- Laura Varriale
ZSW battery research centre

The Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) has inaugurated a lithium-ion battery research centre for the development of electric vehicle batteries in Ulm, Germany.

The 3,600 square metres centre comprises of a complete industrial-scale battery manufacturing line supplied by Manz in order to develop automotive cells under real-world industrial conditions.

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Patent applications for stationary energy storage batteries doubled – study

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:18 -- Laura Varriale
Battery storage patent boom

Patent family applications for batteries suitable for stationary energy storage have doubled. From 2006 to 2011, the number of patents increased from 2,800 to 5,900, according to a study by Technical University Munich.

The lithium segment is most dynamic with a steep upward trend since 2008 and 4,900 patent family applications in 2011. Simon Müller, physicist and economist at TUM told BEST: “A lot of companies have high market expectations for lithium batteries that result in extensive research development.

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