Analysis and Features

Energy storage firm NRStor C&I re-launches as Aypa Power 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Energy storage firm NRStor C&I re-launches as Aypa Power

August 6, 2020: Canadian energy storage supplier NRStor C&I, which was bought by investment firm Blackstone Energy Partners in March, has relaunched as Aypa Power, the firm announced on August…

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First grid-scale energy storage system to be installed in Ukraine 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

First grid-scale energy storage system to be installed in Ukraine

August 6, 2020: Energy investor DTEK and US technology company Honeywell on July 22 signed an agreement to develop a 1MW/1.5MWh lithium battery storage system in Ukraine that will be…

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Tesla breaks ground on world’s biggest battery installation in California 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Tesla breaks ground on world’s biggest battery installation in California

August 6, 2020: Tesla and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company on July 29 broke ground on a 182.5MW/730MWh lithium-ion battery installation at Moss Landing, California that they say will…

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EIB rubber-stamps loan for Europe’s first lithium-ion battery gigafactory 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

EIB rubber-stamps loan for Europe’s first lithium-ion battery gigafactory

August 6, 2020: The European Investment Bank on July 29 rubber-stamped a €350 million ($416 million) loan to finance Europe’s first gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, being built by Swedish…

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LG Chem rejects report that blames Arizona battery explosion on thermal runaway 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

LG Chem rejects report that blames Arizona battery explosion on thermal runaway

August 6, 2020: A lithium battery fire at a 2MW/2MWh Arizona Public Service facility in April 2019 was caused by thermal runaway, a final report by risk management company DNV…

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Audi teams up with Hager to research bidirectional charging technology for V2H 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Audi teams up with Hager to research bidirectional charging technology for V2H

August 6, 2020: German carmaker Audi and the Hager Group, a manufacturer of electrical installations,  are working together to put bi-directional charging in 20 models of electric cars to enable…

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Redflow and CarbonTrack join forces to develop VPPs in South Africa 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Redflow and CarbonTrack join forces to develop VPPs in South Africa

July 23, 2020: Redflow, the zinc-bromine flow battery firm, said on July 22 it had signed an agreement with CarbonTrack, the smart energy system company, to join both firms’ technologies…

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UK government removes 50MW barrier to larger battery installations 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

UK government removes 50MW barrier to larger battery installations

July 23, 2020: Planning changes will eliminate the need to get government approval for battery installations above 50MW, the UK secretary of state for business, energy and industry strategy announced…

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Largest battery in the US connected to California ISO grid 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Largest battery in the US connected to California ISO grid

July 23, 2020: California Independent System Operator on July 13 said it had connected a 62.5MW battery to its San Diego County power grid, which supplies about 80% of the…

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First IEA Clean Energy summit lists batteries as critical emerging technology 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

First IEA Clean Energy summit lists batteries as critical emerging technology

July 23, 2020: Forty government ministers and representatives from the world’s banks, climate groups, energy companies and other agencies met online at the first IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit on…

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