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    Nidec ASI joins German utility to install one of world’s largest BESS


    December 2, 2016 8:14 am by Jade Beevor

    Italian generating firm Nidec ASI and German utility STEAG have installed one of the world’s largest battery energy storage systems with a total capacity of 90MW across six different sites in Germany. LG Chem, the Korean electronics giant, supplied the batteries for the BESS, which was installed at three sites in North Rhine Westphalia, in read more

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    RedT deploys 17 Vanadium flow energy storage machines


    November 16, 2016 10:08 am by Jade Beevor

    RedT Energy, the UK-based vanadium redox flow energy storage machine company, confirmed mid-November that it had finished its so-called ‘Gen 1 market seeding phase’. This is where its first manufacturing run of 17 machines have been sold and deployed to customers in various market sectors around the world. The flow batteries have been manufactured under read more

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    Analysis and Features

    November 14, 2016 11:05 am by ESJ

    Using the grid as a communication network has long been a goal of internet developers — there is a wired connection into every home in the country — but now it looks possible to use this connection to manage the demand-side response market.   Time to communicate better with the demand-side response   Demand-side response, read more

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    The case for recycling high voltage advanced batteries


    November 14, 2016 10:56 am by ESJ

    The issue of recycling lithium ion and nickel metal batteries has been neglected too long, says NAATBatt International’s Jim Greenberger.   The recycling of high voltage advanced batteries used in automotive, industrial and stationary energy storage (ESS) applications has long been a regular topic of conversation in the battery industry. The topic is a challenging read more

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    South Korea incentivizes energy storage deployment with solar PV plants, LG Chem set to benefit


    November 14, 2016 8:47 am by ESJ

    The South Korean goverment is offering concessional terms on RECs if energy storage facilities are co-located with existing solar plants   The South Korean government plans to encourage PV plant operators to build accompanying energy storage, to support the integration of renewable energy into the grid. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Energy read more

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