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Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:03 -- Xuan Zhong
Tesvolt and Samsung SDI to unveil new lithium cell

German energy storage firm Tesvolt has teamed up with Korean cell manufacturer Samsung SDI on a new high voltage lithium-ion battery.

The battery contains Samsung SDI’s new prismatic lithium cells, which were recently introduced into BMW’s electric cars.

 
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German UPS company to steer flywheel firm after buyout

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:17 -- Xuan Zhong

Two powerhouses in the flywheel and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) markets have merged after Active Power was sold to Piller Group.

The German firm’s purchase, which was announced in September but only finalised recently, comes as it angles itself for a greater share of the critical power market.

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German OEM launches US arm of ESS subsidiary

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:11 -- Xuan Zhong

German vehicle OEM Daimler is opening an US arm of its energy subsidiary as it looks to break into one of the biggest and most congested energy storage markets in the world.

After founding Mercedes-Benz Energy, based in based in Kamenz/Saxony, Germany, earlier this year.

 
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Is a European petrol and diesel powered vehicle ban in sight?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:47 -- Xuan Zhong

European ban on fossil-fuel powered vehicles has gained further momentum after Germany’s Bundesrat voted to ban petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2030.

Although not binding, the resolution passed by the Bundesrat (the federal council of all 16 German states) calls on the European Commission to evaluate how member states are promoting zero emission vehicles.

 
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German firm offers flywheel for wind farm storage

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:26 -- Xuan Zhong

German energy storage company STORNETIC recently presented its energy storage solution EnWheel® for wind farms at WindEnergy Hamburg fair.

EnWheel is entirely a mechanical energy storage system with no chemcials.

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German project to double battery energy storage

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 09:25 -- Xuan Zhong

Work has begun to double the energy power of a lithium-ion battery-park after the technology proved it was capable of providing grid-scale services in Germany.

The project will see the Schwerin battery-park’s energy output increased to 10MW (14.5MWh) to help stabalise the areas grid frequency as more renewable energy comes on stream.

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Germany enters lithium-ion war with industrial scale plant

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:22 -- Paul Crompton
Germany enters lithium-ion war with industrial scale plant

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) is celebrating its first successful year of testing Germany’s ability to produce lithium-ion cells on an industrial scale.

In its first year the plant has processed 1,300 kilograms of active materials into slurries, coated 11 km of electrode sheets, and assembled more than 1,000 cells.

The plant can manufacture one automotive-grade, standard lithium-ion cell in PHEV 1 format fully at a rate of one per second.

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German hydro-power gets 3MW lithium-ion upgrade

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:39 -- Paul Crompton
German hydro-power gets 3MW lithium-ion upgrade

A hydro power plant in Germany is using lithium-ion battery power to help it stabilise its grid frequency.

The 3MW battery system by German lithium-ion storage system manufacturer ads-tec is using a battery to regulate fluctuations in grid frequency at the hydro power plant in Dörverden

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Younicos Li-ion BESS to give German grid black start back-up

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:40 -- Paul Crompton
Younicos Li-ion BESS to give German grid black start back-up

Europe’s first commercial battery park will provide regional grid black-start back-up, the first time a stationary battery storage system has been able to do so in Germany. 

In 2014, German energy storage systems developer Younicos installed the 5MW lithium-ion battery plant at Schwerin-Lankow for energy and natural gas utility WEMAG.

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LG Chem to supply Li-ion batteries for 90MW German project

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 15:49 -- Paul Crompton
LG Chem to supply Li-ion batteries for 90MW German project

Six lithium-ion based battery storage systems totaling 90MW are set to be built in Germany.

German electricity supplier STEAG is investing €100million ($107million) in the large-scale lithium-ion battery systems from mid-2016 to early 2017, with each one having a capacity of 15MW.

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