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Bushveld and Invinity JV to rent electrolyte to vanadium redox flow battery developers

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 10:16 -- Paul Crompton

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has formed a company with Invinity Energy Systems to rent vanadium electrolyte to energy storage system end users. 

The new company is part of Bushveld Minerals' strategy of supplying material, electrolyte and electrolyte rental products to vanadium redox flow battery companies, which it announced last November. 

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EnerVenue launches with boast its metal-hydrogen batteries can beat lithium-ion in the ESS market

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 15:12 -- Paul Crompton

Metal-hydrogen battery maker EnerVenue began its journey to disrupt lithium-ion’s dominance of the large-scale energy storage system market on 27 August with $12 million in seed funding.

The firm will use cash from two investors to accelerate development of technology tested in aerospace conditions— including powering the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.

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Hybrid ESS to use flywheels to extend lithium-ion battery life in grid application

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 09:26 -- Paul Crompton

A hybrid energy storage system has been completed in the Netherlands utilising lithium-ion batteries from Leclanché and flywheel technology from S4 Energy. 

Swiss company Leclanché partnered with Netherlands firm S4 Energy on the project in Almelo for energy management provider S4 Ancillary Services.

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Zinc hybrid ESS firm secures 1.5GWh of orders as US states tackle security of supply concerns

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:48 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage system maker Eos Energy Storage has received 1.5GWh of orders for its zinc hybrid cathode battery systems in two US states.

The systems will be manufactured in Pittsburgh, US, by Hi-Power— the firm’s joint venture manufacturing facility co-owned with Holtec International.

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Fossil fuel nation The State of Qatar launches lithium-ion battery ESS project

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 09:13 -- Paul Crompton

The State of Qatar has begun a pilot project to store grid-scale power using a 1MW/4MWh lithium-ion energy storage system— a first for the state that relies completely on power from gas and oil. 

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) launched the QR 10 million ($2.8 million) project in cooperation with Al Attiyah Group and Tesla.

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European Commission funds research into hybrid VRFB energy storage system

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:41 -- Paul Crompton

The European Commission is backing plans by scientists in Russia to develop a hybrid energy storage system combining a vanadium flow battery and supercapacitor.

During the next three years, researchers at Moscow’s research institute Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) will work on the HyFlow energy storage system.

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Connected Energy to deploy second-life battery ESS for real-time energy use and research project

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 11:59 -- Paul Crompton

Second-life battery developer Connected Energy is set to install an energy storage system in the UK using 24 used Renault Kangoo electric vehicle battery packs.

The £20 million ($25 million) 300kW/360kWh E-STOR system will help optimise energy use and peak loads across a system including PV, EV chargers and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).

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Renewable energy firms apply Tesla’s lithium-ion ESS and AI trading software in UK project

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:23 -- Paul Crompton

Renewable energy firms Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and Harmony Energy have commissioned a 15MWh lithium-ion energy storage system using six Tesla Megapack batteries.

The project in Dorset, UK, will store energy from renewable sources and deliver peak-load shifting to the UK National Grid via distribution network operator Scottish and Southern Electric Power.  

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EES firm NEC Energy Solutions to wind down operations as it sets to close

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:58 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-ion energy storage system provider NEC Energy Solutions— the US subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corp— is set to wind down operations.

The Massachusetts-based company is set to ‘orderly wind down’ by not seeking new business, but will finish projects under development, according to reports by media company Bloomberg. 

NEC had not replied to BEST's questions at the time of publication.

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Fluence hires new CEO as it looks to accelerate energy storage adoption

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 16:04 -- Paul Crompton

Lithium-ion energy storage system firm Fluence, a joint venture of Siemens and AES, has chosen Manuel Perez Dubuc to be the company’s new chief executive officer.

Dubuc will succeed Stephen Coughlin on 1 May in a change the company said was a “strategic move intended to further accelerate energy storage adoption around the world”. 

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