Category Archives: Industry

  • Younicos replaces lead acid with Li-ion at Hawaiian wind farm

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:57 am by Jade Beevor

      Energy storage firm Younicos is to replace lead acid batteries with lithium ion ones after signing a deal with renewable energy firm TerraForm Power to upgrade a system in Hawaii, it was announced on January 30. Younicos will install and commission a 10MW energy storage system using cells from Samsung SDI, and its YQ read more

  • UK distribution operator dips toe into V2G technology

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:50 am by Jade Beevor

      Distribution operator UK Power Networks announced on January 23 it is to launch four vehicle-to-grid (V2G) projects to demonstrate how electric vehicles can be used for peak shaving and possibly deferring reinforcement costs. The projects, in the south east and east of England as well as London, will look at how the technology can read more

  • VizN C-level shake up as former CEO resigns

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:45 am by Jade Beevor

      US energy storage firm ViZn Energy Systems has appointed Stephen Bonner as the president and interim CEO of the zinc iron flow battery, the company announced on January 26. Bonner, who was named chairman of its board of directors on January 1, assumed the additional roles following the resignation of Ron Van Dell, who read more

  • PV and storage installations rises 1,832% on Hawaii island

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:40 am by Jade Beevor

      Installations of PV plus battery systems have risen by 1,830% on the Hawaii island of Oahu helped in part to falling prices, according to a report from the state’s department of business economic development and tourism released on January 31. The report, based on building permit data released by the Honolulu Department of Planning read more

  • Power behemoth GE partners with start-up Arenko on 41MW UK ESS

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:31 am by Jade Beevor

      Energy storage start-up Arenko announced on February 5 that it had chosen General Electric to deliver a 41MW lithium ion energy storage system to ensure security of supply to 100,000 UK homes. The strategic alliance will combine GE’s technology with London-based Arenko’s experience of the UK market as well as its proprietary energy trading read more

  • South Australia adopting cutting edge grid-scale ESS technology

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:25 am by Jade Beevor

      South Australia’s adoption of the latest technology to address its energy problems will involve a trial of virtual power plants and installation of a 4.3MWh lithium ion micro-grid, its government announced in early February. The state’s energy minister Tom Koutsantonis said the South Australian Produce Market would install 2.5MW array using 1,600 solar panels read more

  • Itochu partners Moixa to push AI in Japan’s home ESSs market

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:21 am by Jade Beevor

      Moixa, the UK residential storage company, announced on January 29, it is to export its virtual power plant software to Japan after a deal with the country’s second largest international industrial group Itochu. Itochu will include GridShare in its own battery products, market the technology to its lithium ion battery material customers and a read more

  • Global microgrid deployment touches 21GW as ME&A increases capacity

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:17 am by Jade Beevor

      Grid-tied and remote microgrid deployment has reached almost 20GW through 1,869 different projects, according to a report by industry analysts Navigant Research. As of the fourth quarter of 2017, the firm’s Microgrid Deployment Tracker found microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages had steadily risen throughout 2017 across seven microgrid segments and read more

  • German 2.5MW Li-ion research BESS commissioned

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:11 am by Jade Beevor

      Energy storage firm Ads-Tec announced on January 18 it had commissioned a 2.5MW/2.5MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system and would be testing the technology’s ability to smooth renewable energy generation on the Germany grid. The ESS will be used for grid services and to research smart grid functionality as the federal states of read more

  • Canadian mineral firms set to compete in ESS arena

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:06 am by Jade Beevor

      Two Canadian mineral firms — MGX Minerals and Golden Share Resources Corporation — announced on January 30 that they were looking to make moves into unusual forms of large scale energy storage. Vancouver-based MGX Minerals is developing a scaled-up zinc-air battery through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZincNyx Energy Solutions. MGX has also taken control of 20 read more

  • Litarion insolvency process to protect parent company

    Industry

    February 8, 2018 10:01 am by Jade Beevor

      Electrovaya announced on January 25 it had begun a voluntary insolvency process on its German lithium ion battery subsidiary Litarion, amid financial concerns and the termination of its manufacturing facility leasehold. Li-Tec Battery, the wholly owned Daimler subsidiary, and owner of the premises had notified the company that it would terminate Litarion’s lease on read more

  • Connected Energy secures investment to push second-life ESS

    Industry

    January 25, 2018 9:25 am by Jade Beevor

      UK-based Connected Energy secured a £3 million ($4.2 million) investment to develop its E-Stor technology that promises to bridge the gap between end of life electric vehicle batteries and grid-scale storage, the company announced on January 11. As questions remain about the recyclability of end-of-life EV batteries, the company is aiming to push sales read more

  • Flow batteries to flourish in deep energy storage

    Feature

    January 18, 2018 9:20 am by Jade Beevor

    Vanadium redox flow batteries,  the not-so-new kids on the block, are being promoted and researched in more and more countries around the globe. Here, Energy Storage Journal spoke to RedT’s Scott McGregor about why he believes his firm is poised to capitalize on a the new tipping point for the price of renewable energy, by Debbie read more

  • Belgium Li-ion ESS fire cause still unknown two months later

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 11:10 am by Jade Beevor

      The cause of a fire at Belgium’s first grid-connected lithium ion battery energy storage park is still unknown two months after the incident, the park’s operator Engie Electrabel, a subsidiary of French utility Engie, has confirmed to ESJB. The fire on November 11 occurred during the commissioning phase at the Engie Ineo battery container at read more

  • UK decentralized energy stalwart receives award from the Queen

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 11:06 am by Jade Beevor

      Sustainable energy expert Joanne Wade was awarded an OBE for her work in promoting energy efficiency in the Queen’s New Year honour’s list, it was announced on December 29. Wade, the former CEO at the UK’s Association for the Conservation of Energy, is the incoming deputy director at the Association for Decentralized Energy as read more

  • UK’s largest lithium ESS commissioned as part of EFR tender

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 10:57 am by Jade Beevor

      Commissioning of two lithium ion energy storage systems totalling 50MW has been completed in the UK by VLC Energy Facilities using Japanese firm NEC Corporation’s grid storage technology, it was announced on January 8. The portfolio by VLC Energy, a joint venture between renewable energy investment company Low Carbon and VPI Immingham, includes a read more

  • Siemens invests in blockchain tech start-up LO3 Energy

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 10:50 am by Jade Beevor

      Manufacturing firm Siemens has invested an undisclosed amount of money in US tech start-up LO3 as the German company aims to get first mover advantage in the use of block-chain technology as it explores ways of ensuring a secure future power supply, it was announced on December 19. The company joined British gas firm read more

  • Plans for Europe’s biggest ESS to be built in Ireland

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 10:45 am by Jade Beevor

      Ireland could be home to Europe’s biggest electro-chemical energy storage system if plans for a 100MW lithium ion project by Greener Ideas,  a joint venture set up between Bord Gáis Energy and Mountside Properties, are approved on February 13. If approved by Kilkenny County Council, the project in the county would beat the previous read more

  • India set for large-scale ESS deployment in 2018, says IESA

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 10:40 am by Jade Beevor

      India is set to deploy a number of megawatt-scale lithium ion energy storage systems in the next six months in both the renewable, commercial and industrial sectors, according to a statement by the Indian Energy Storage Alliance on January 3. The organization’s executive director Rahul Walawalkar said the country will see megawatt-scale deployments during read more

  • New York governor sets out plans for 1.5GW storage by 2025

    Industry

    January 11, 2018 10:18 am by Jade Beevor

      Ambitious plans by the governor of New York state, governor Andrew Cuomo, to update an energy infrastructure includes investing $200 million to install 1.5GW of energy storage by 2025, it was announced on January 2. Cuomo unveiled the 20th proposal in the 2018 State of the State address, which outlined the state’s agenda to reduce greenhouse gas emissions read more

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