Analysis & Features

Leclanché secures $64 million to fund expansion plans 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Leclanché secures $64 million to fund expansion plans

February 20, 2020: Battery maker Leclanché has secured funds of up to $40 million to be spent on company operations and expansion, the firm announced on February 18. The company…

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Koolen Industries’ new Smart Grid to specialize in large-scale energy storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Koolen Industries’ new Smart Grid to specialize in large-scale energy storage

February 20, 2020: Dutch energy conglomerate Koolen Industries announced on February 6 the launch of Smart Grid, a company spun off from its lithium battery designer and producer subsidiary Super…

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JenaBatteries and BASF develop new power storage technology for flow batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

JenaBatteries and BASF develop new power storage technology for flow batteries

February 20, 2020: JenaBatteries and BASF are working together to produce a redox flow battery technology with organic materials in what would be the world’s first commercially available technology of…

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IRENA makes case for V2G storage — the ‘massive capacity of batteries on wheels’ 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

IRENA makes case for V2G storage — the ‘massive capacity of batteries on wheels’

February 20, 2020: EVs will carry so many batteries by 2050 that there will be more than enough of them to support a grid system powered by wind and solar,…

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Microgrid controllers integrate generating sources and storage in ‘Cyclone City’ 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Microgrid controllers integrate generating sources and storage in ‘Cyclone City’

February 20, 2020: Horizon Power, the Western Australia power utility, announced on February 18 that it had commissioned a demonstration project that could form a template for integrating various generating…

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Australian energy reforms to enable more grid-scale storage projects 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Australian energy reforms to enable more grid-scale storage projects

February 20, 2020: Legislation to fast track priority renewable energy projects such as grid-scale batteries will introduced in the state of Victoria ‘to improve the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply’,…

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Tennessee awards 200MWh battery storage contract to Origis Energy 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Tennessee awards 200MWh battery storage contract to Origis Energy

February 20, 2020: The federal power agency Tennessee Valley Authority announced on February 11 it would install 200MW of solar generation and 200MWh of battery storage by the end of…

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Trading places in the energy storage world of work 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Trading places in the energy storage world of work

February 6, 2020: Our pick of recent personnel changes in the energy storage sector: Jonathan Main, NES; Mary Doswell, Leeward; Michelle Hack, Lundy; Seth Kiner, Brightmerge. Global smart grid solution…

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100MW/100MWh UK battery installation ‘largest in Europe’ 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

100MW/100MWh UK battery installation ‘largest in Europe’

February 6, 2020: Installation of what some claim will be the largest battery storage project in Europe began at the start of December, to deliver 100MW/100MWh grid balancing power in…

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300MW/1,200MWh of utility-scale battery storage planned for NY State 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

300MW/1,200MWh of utility-scale battery storage planned for NY State

February 6, 2020: US asset management firm Ares Management Corporation and Dimension Renewable Energy will work on a portfolio of more than 300MW/1,200MWh of utility-scale battery storage in New York…

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