Analysis and Features

  • Ion Energy announces acquisition of BMS firm Freemens


    March 8, 2018 8:14 am by Jade Beevor

      Indian headquartered energy storage Ion Energy announced on February 4 it had bought French lithium ion battery management system firm Freemens in a cash and equity deal. Freemens’ engineering and sales employees will join the core team of Ion, with Alexandre Collet, founder and CEO of Freemens, becoming the Indian start-up’s vice president of read more

  • Work starts on Caribbean’s most significant ESS project to date


    March 8, 2018 8:03 am by Jade Beevor

      A ground-breaking ceremony was held on March 3 as construction began on utility Jamaica Public Service Company’s 24.5MW hybrid project using high and low speed flywheels and containerized lithium ion batteries. The project at Hunts Bay Power Plant sub-station, Jamaica, will use the hybrid system for grid stabilization and reliability services as the country read more

  • CEO appointment as firm moves toward vertically integrated VRFB goal


    March 8, 2018 7:53 am by Jade Beevor

      Vanadium firm Stina Resources announced on March 5 it had made Brian Ricker president and CEO of its subsidiary Jet Power and Controls to oversee the company’s goal of becoming a vertically integrated manufacturer of redox flow batteries. Ricker will integrate Jet Power’s electronic switchgear technology with Gildemeister’s vanadium redox flow batteries with the read more

  • UK project to develop real world capability of V2G technology


    March 8, 2018 7:48 am by Jade Beevor

      A consortium of industry and academic partners will develop vehicle-2-grid technologies in a three-year project to advance the electric vehicle-charging infrastructure on UK roads, the University of Warwick announced on February 23. The £5.6 million ($8 million) project, funded by Innovate UK, is due to begin exploring the technology’s viability and worth to businesses read more

  • First for Cyprus as it commissions PV and ESS project


    March 8, 2018 7:40 am by Jade Beevor

      German storage firm Autarsys has delivered and commissioned Cyprus’s first community 75kWh energy storage system, the company announced on February 27, as the country investigates how to scale up grid-connected renewable energy on the island. The Berlin-based company, which has kW to MW-scale systems for on and off grid applications, designed and implemented a read more

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