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BYD builds on its closed loop dream with second-life lithium-ion battery partnership

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 14:34 -- Paul Crompton

Chinese battery OEM and electric vehicle maker BYD will transform old batteries into energy storage systems through a partnership with Chinese lithium-ion recycling start-up Pandpower and Japanese trading house Itochu.

Old battery packs from buses, taxis and other vehicles manufactured by BYD will be collected from dealerships across China and turned into ship-container-sized power units for renewable energy and factories.

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Greenpeace highlights need to repurpose lithium-ion as EV markets surge

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:06 -- Paul Crompton

Repurposing lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) into energy storage systems can help meet the world’s power needs as early as 2030, research by Greenpeace East Asia shows.

The organisation is calling for manufacturers to track the sale and re-collection of all their batteries, and introduce life cycle as a core performance metric for product design, emphasising standardisation and recyclability. 

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Zinc8 announces agreement to deploy zinc-air batteries across Australia

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:05 -- Paul Crompton

Canadian firm Zinc8 Energy Solutions has signed an agreement in principle with engineering firm SmartConsult to explore joint-venture projects concerning the deployment of zinc-air energy storage systems in Australia.

The Agreement focuses on deploying Zinc8's ESSs at aquatic centres, remote mines and behind-the-meter applications throughout Australia. 

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Work begins on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion ESS

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:06 -- Paul Crompton

Construction has begun on the world’s biggest utility-owned lithium-ion energy storage systems by California, US, -based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla.

Work on the 182.5MW/730MWh system at PG&E's electric substation in Moss Landing, Monterey County will be designed, constructed, and maintained by PG&E and Tesla, and will be owned and operated by the US utility.

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Audi to cooperate with German utility to build grid-scale ESS using used lithium-ion battery packs

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:57 -- Paul Crompton

A project to repurpose used electric vehicle battery packs into energy storage systems is being developed by German vehicle OEM Audi and utility EnBW.

The project will focus on using second-life EV batteries from Audi with EnBW working on developing a stationary facility that stores power from its wind and photovoltaic parks.

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Tesvolt to supply 2MWh of energy storage capacity to Europe’s largest EV charging park

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 14:03 -- Paul Crompton

German manufacturer Tesvolt is supplying 2MWh of its lithium-ion energy storage systems to Europe’s largest electric car charging park in the German state of Hilden.

The ESSs at Kreuz Hilden junction park will deliver power to 114 charging stations, including 40 V3 Tesla Superchargers and 22 fast charging stations from Dutch supplier Fastned with a combined charging power of up to 350kW.

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Tesvolt begins first stage of its European lithium-ion ESS manufacturing plant despite Covid-19

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:24 -- Paul Crompton

Energy storage manufacturer Tesvolt began semi-automated production of its commercial lithium-ion systems in Wittenberg, Germany, on 1 April

The production process is semi-automated full-cycling, with every battery module fully charged and discharged and checked for anomalies in terms of temperature, voltage and internal resistance.

 

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Firms sign MoU to develop and commercialise vanadium redox flow batteries

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton

Minerals firm VanadiumCorp Resource announced a partnership to develop vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage systems with Indian company Delectrik Systems.

The memorandum of understanding aims to develop and scale up commercial production of VRFB systems, electrolytes and model application uses.

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Innolith secures tax break to deploy 12MW of storage in US

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 14:27 -- Paul Crompton

Inorganic battery technology firm Innolith plan to build two grid-scale energy storage systems in Maryland, US, to compliment its lithium-ion Gridbank system from the now defunct Alevo. 

The two new battery storage facilities– 4.8MW and 7.3MW–should be operational in Washington County by late 2020 or 2021, according to local press reports who quoted Stephen Wiley, vice president of Innolith’s US business development.

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US/China joint venture to target Asia Pacific energy storage market

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:46 -- Paul Crompton

China firm GCL System Integration and US company Powin Energy have formed a joint venture to target Asia-Pacific’s front-of-the-meter energy storage systems market.

The new firm, branded as G-Powin Energy Solution, will use lithium-ion phosphate batteries in its G-Powin Solution system, which also contain DC battery racks, BMS, containerisation, DC collection/protection, power control system integration and energy management systems (EMS). 

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