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UK unveils EES Good Practice Guide

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:05 -- paul Crompton
UK unveils EES Good Practice Guide

A Good Practice Guide (GPG) setting out the foundations for good practice in the Electrical Energy Storage (EES) sector has been developed in the UK.

By summarising ‘good practice’ for those deploying EES, in relation to the whole project life-cycle, the guide is set to become a go to reference text for the industry.

It covers battery technologies (lead-acid, nickel-candmium, high temperature sodium and Lithium-ion), flow batteries and thermodynamic cycle energy storage.

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US ESS guidelines could pave way for global standard

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:00 -- paul Crompton
US ESS guidelines could pave way for global standard

A revised set of guidelines outlining how to gauge the way large batteries and grid-scale Energy Storage Systems (ESS) are evaluated has been released.

The latest protocol is set to ‘level the playing field’ in the way companies determine how different ESSs handle similar situations.

The protocol was developed by a working group of more than 100 stakeholders working under the leadership of the U.S. Department of Energy and two of its laboratories: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.

 

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Flux Power secures Li-ion battery pack supply deal

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:02 -- paul Crompton
Flux's 24-volt LiFT Pack

Lithium battery developer Flux Power Holdings, Inc. has secured an order for its Flux's 24-volt LiFT Pack batteries to power the electric pallet jacks of a US based consumer packaged goods company.

The Californian company’s industrial ESS Li-ion LiFT Pack S5, was designed for use on Class III pallet jacks or "walkies," which are small forklifts operated by a user walking alongside.

The announcement follows technical approval of the Flux packs by the forklift OEM's, Toyota Material Handling Group North America and Crown Equipment Corporation.

As the packaged goods company assessed Flux's 250Ahe LiFT Pack battery, before expanding its evaluation to the 80Ahe and 135Ahe models

The packs produce 2000 cycles before battery capacity is 80% of the original size and able to produce 180Amp and max peak current, according to Flux.

Ron Dutt, Flux Power's CEO, said was excited to have secured approval for their lithium battery packs.

He added: “We are pleased that Crown and Toyota recognise the value our advanced lithium battery packs bring to their key customers and thank them for their support in making this happen. “Today's technical and purchase approvals are significant milestones that build Flux's reputation, brand and market position."

Vanadium flow batteries in Alpine renewable energy project

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:08 -- paul Crompton
Vanadium flow batteries in Alpine renewable energy project

Electrical energy generated by Slovian restaurant Trojane’s solar power system will used to deliver up to 32kWh to the eatery via vanadium batteries supplied by Californian company Imergy.

Two of the company’s ESP4 batteries are being used in a project to evaluate how Energy Storage Systems incorporating vanadium-based flow batteries can manage the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources.

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Eos raises $15m for zinc-air battery scale up

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:31 -- Laura Varriale
Eos Energy Storage

Grid-scale battery system developer Eos Energy Storage (Eos) has secured $15m of a planned $25m in funding for a pilot manufacturing scale-up of its energy storage system (ESS).

The US startup’s ‘Aurora’ battery promises 75% round-trip efficiency and 10,000 life cycles at a price of $160 per kWh.

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H2 paves its way for flow battery mass production

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:12 -- Laura Varriale
H2 ESS

South Korean energy storage company H2 is to set up a new battery production plant to scale up the production of its secondary vanadium redox flow battery.

The 4628m2 facility will be built in Yuseong, South Korea, with a targeted annual production capacity of 30MWh.

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Saft strikes li-ion ESS deal in South America

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:29 -- Laura Varriale
Saft ESS

Energy storage giant Saft has been contracted by Isotron SAU to supply two lithium-ion battery storage systems to a solar PV diesel hybrid plant in Bolivia’s Pando region.

Saft’s energy storage system (ESS) is aimed to enable solar storage at the site and integrate power into the diesel-powered grid. The ESS will combine two containerised lithium-ion battery systems, with a nominal storage capacity of 580kWh and 1.1MW peak power output each.

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American Vanadium gets first flow battery ESS order

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:37 -- Laura Varriale
CellCube ESS

Canada-based energy storage developer American Vanadium has received an order for the company’s vanadium redox flow battery energy storage system (ESS) CellCube.

Renewables company Newfound Energies contracted American Vanadium to deploy two 30kW to 130kWh CellCube ESS for the integration into a remote microgrid fuel and logistics centre.

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RedFlow completes trials of flow battery ESS

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:04 -- Laura Varriale
RedFlow ESS

Australia’s battery maker RedFlow has completed trials of a large-scale energy storage system (ESS) with its zinc-bromine flow batteries.

The company charged and discharged 48 batteries in four strings, producing 50V to 720V on a DC bus coupled and tested on a 14kW inverter connected to the grid.

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Primus Power names vice president of business and sales unit

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:28 -- Laura Varriale
Richard Brody, new vice president at Primus Power

Californian energy storage company Primus Power has appointed Richard J. Brody as vice president of business development and sales.

Before joining Primus Power, Brody led product, market and partnership initiatives for SustainX, a developer of isothermal compressed air energy storage systems. Previous to his position at SustainX, he worked for PowerGenix and served as Russia Foreign Policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore in the White House focusing on international technology policy.

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