Analysis and Features

Hammond appoints Goodearl as director, global accounts 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Hammond appoints Goodearl as director, global accounts

July 11, 2019: Hammond Group, Inc, the international battery additives and specialist chemical company, has appointed Ray Goodearl as global sales director, the company announced on July 1. Goodearl has…

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‘Grid-scale battery storage a must’ for UK Green Finance Strategy 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

‘Grid-scale battery storage a must’ for UK Green Finance Strategy

July 11, 2019: The launch of the UK government’s ‘Green Finance Strategy’ on July 2 has immediately provoked calls for greater investment in grid scale battery storage from potential investors.…

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Akasol opens first lithium plant in North America 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Akasol opens first lithium plant in North America

July 11, 2019: German lithium battery maker Akasol is to open its first production facility in the US in response to growing demand for its high-energy battery modules, the company…

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ABB sheds solar inverter business to Italian firm FIMER 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

ABB sheds solar inverter business to Italian firm FIMER

July 11, 2019: Engineering technology giant ABB has offloaded its loss-making solar inverter business to the Italian energy firm FIMER, the firms announced on July 9. The transaction, in which…

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BMZ, KION to launch joint venture for lithium ion batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

BMZ, KION to launch joint venture for lithium ion batteries

July 11, 2019: BMZ Holding, the European manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems, announced on July 11 it plans to form a joint venture with industrial truck and automation technology…

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Stem partners Syncarpha to provide solar + storage in Massachusetts 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Stem partners Syncarpha to provide solar + storage in Massachusetts

July 11, 2019: Stem, the US energy firm, has partnered Syncarpha Capital, the New York-based private equity firm that develops energy systems, to build 28.2MWh of large-scale solar plus storage…

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Largest solar plus storage system to be built in Nevada 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Largest solar plus storage system to be built in Nevada

June 27, 2019: A partnership between US energy firms NV Energy and 8minute Solar Energy and the Moapa Band of Paiutes Indian reservation has agreed to develop the largest solar…

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Highview Power unveils first giga-scale cryogenic battery 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Highview Power unveils first giga-scale cryogenic battery

June 27, 2019: Highview Power, a long-duration energy storage provider, announced on June 27 that it has developed a modular cryogenic energy storage system, the CRYOBattery. This is scalable up…

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AutoGrid, ENERES in world’s largest VPP venture in Japan 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

AutoGrid, ENERES in world’s largest VPP venture in Japan

June 27, 2019: Energy software company AutoGrid and Japanese energy services and trading company ENERES announced on June 17 their intention to create in Japan what will be the largest…

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Saft buys microgrid firm Go Electric in bid to build ESS 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Saft buys microgrid firm Go Electric in bid to build ESS

June 27, 2019: French battery company Saft has bought Go Electric, the US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency systems for microgrids and renewables and generators integration, the firms said on…

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