Analysis & Features

EX Holdings in talks over bid for Exide Technologies 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

EX Holdings in talks over bid for Exide Technologies

July 9, 2020: Exide Technologies, the beleaguered US lead-acid battery firm that announced in May it was to be split up and sold, has entered talks for its American business…

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Hitachi completes $6.85 billion 80.1% take-over of ABB power grids division 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Hitachi completes $6.85 billion 80.1% take-over of ABB power grids division

July 9, 2020: Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi and ABB, the Switzerland-based technology company, on July 1 completed a $6.85 billion transaction that gives Hitachi 80.1% of ABB’s Power Grids business,…

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Energy storage award winners presented at online Smarter E ceremony 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Energy storage award winners presented at online Smarter E ceremony

July 9, 2020: Three awards were given in the Electrical Energy Storage category of the annual Smarter E awards in a ceremony that this year had to be held online,…

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Gresham House Battery Storage Fund adds 41MW to portfolio 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Gresham House Battery Storage Fund adds 41MW to portfolio

July 9, 2020: UK asset management firm Gresham House said on July 3 its Battery Storage Fund had completed the purchase of a 41MW storage facility, bringing its total operational…

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Bill Gates-backed start-up seeks new sources of cobalt for battery industry 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Bill Gates-backed start-up seeks new sources of cobalt for battery industry

July 9, 2020: Battery metals exploration start-up KoBold Metals has won the backing of a group of investors including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Richard Branson to search…

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Harmony Energy and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures commission first UK storage project 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Harmony Energy and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures commission first UK storage project

July 9, 2020: Harmony Energy, the UK renewable energy developer, and the Spanish firm Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) had their first utility-scale energy storage project commissioned in Dorset, England on…

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Another US utility lays out plans to expand battery storage capacity 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Another US utility lays out plans to expand battery storage capacity

July 9, 2020: Tucson Electric Power, the Arizona, US utility, said on June 26 it aimed to provide more than 70% of its power from wind and solar sources, to…

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MRI scanning to develop sodium battery design 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

MRI scanning to develop sodium battery design

June 26, 2020: Magnetic resonance imaging could be a key resource in developing a new generation of sodium batteries — a possible successor to the current lithium ion batteries —…

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GS Yuasa to provide hybrid battery system for UK international port 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

GS Yuasa to provide hybrid battery system for UK international port

June 26, 2020: Japanese lead-acid and lithium battery maker GS Yuasa has been selected to provide a 100kW pilot hybrid battery system at the port of Portsmouth in the UK,…

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New York grid operator sets out ‘most aggressive’ clean energy mandates in America 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

New York grid operator sets out ‘most aggressive’ clean energy mandates in America

June 26, 2020: New York State’s grid operator, NYISO, has set the most aggressive clean energy mandates in America, according to its CEO Richard Dewey in his introduction to the…

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