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Tesla signs battery material deal with China’s Ganfeng Lithium

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:54 -- John Shepherd
Ganfeng Lithium

China's largest lithium compounds producer, Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, has signed a deal to supply a fifth of its production to Tesla.

Under the terms of the agreement, Tesla will designate its battery suppliers to buy lithium-hydroxide products from Ganfeng, according to a Shenzhen exchange filing on 21 September.

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UK's Camborne Energy Storage crashes into administration

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:14 -- John Shepherd

Camborne Energy Storage, a large scale developer of energy storage projects in the UK, has crashed out of the market and gone into administration.

Camborne had built up an “extensive portfolio of sites” suitable for battery storage since its launch in 2015, according to administrators Damian Webb and Phillip Sykes of restructuring advisory firm RSM.

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Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:07 -- Xuan Zhong
Kiwi Power BESS bears fruit for Plessey

UK-based technology firm Plessey has installed a two-megawatt Tesla battery for behind-the-meter (BTM) battery storage at its flagship manufacturing and R&D site in Plymouth, England.

UK battery energy storage developer and operator Kiwi Power— whose ‘Kiwi Fruit’ hardware and software platform controls the battery— completed the project.

 

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Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00 -- John Shepherd
Musk confirms Tesla Gigafactory plans for China and Europe

Tesla has given the green light to launch its first Gigafactory for batteries production outside the US in China, company chief Elon Musk has confirmed.

The new Shanghai plant confirms a pledge by Musk to one day set up business at the heart of Asia’s booming batteries sector.

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Panasonic chief hints at battery tie-up with Tesla in China

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:51 -- Xuan Zhong
Panasonic chief hints at battery tie-up with Tesla in China

The head of Japan’s Panasonic Corp has floated the idea of jointly producing electric vehicle batteries in China with Tesla.

Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga (pictured) said during an earnings briefing on 10 May that the move could be on the cards, Reuters reported.

 

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BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:55 -- John Shepherd
BP tilts at storage with Tesla wind farm battery

BP Wind Energy, part of the BP oil and gas group, has signed a deal to launch its first lithium battery wind energy storage facility in the US later this year.

BP has signed a purchase agreement through its Rolling Thunder I Power Partners subsidiary for a Tesla 212kW/840kWh lithium-ion battery to be integrated with the Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota. The battery will be configured to help manage internal electricity demands of turbines.

 

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Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:50 -- John Shepherd
Armenia ‘talking to Tesla’ to launch national battery storage plan

Armenia is reportedly in talks with Tesla over plans to kickstart a national energy storage plan.

Ministers in the eastern European nation want to build the country’s first 14MWh battery by 2020, according to the Armenian news agency, Armenpress.

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Samsung SDI invests in Chile cathode project

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:29 -- John Shepherd

South Korean battery maker Samsung SDI is part of an international consortium cleared to invest in developing battery materials facilities in Chile.

Samsung is among companies from South Korea and China expected to invest a total $754 million in the project, the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) confirmed.

 

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Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:46 -- John Shepherd
Kiwi Power unveils 4MW BESS in Wales

UK-based BESS developer and operator Kiwi Power has launched its biggest behind the meter battery to date— a 4MW Tesla Powerpack in Wales.

Kiwi said the 4.8MWh lithium-ion battery started providing firm frequency response (FFR) to the National Grid this month from the Parc Stormy renewable technologies site operated by Cenin Renewables near Bridgend.

 

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