Analysis & Features

AKASOL chooses Detroit for its first North American battery plant 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

AKASOL chooses Detroit for its first North American battery plant

June 27, 2019: AKASOL, the German manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems for commercial vehicles, ships, buses, rail and industrial vehicles, plans to open its first facility in North America,…

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Leclanché signs up Comau to build automated line to make transport batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Leclanché signs up Comau to build automated line to make transport batteries

June 27, 2019: Industrial automation company Comau has been commissioned by energy storage firm Leclanché to develop an industrial-scale automated manufacturing line for lithium battery modules for transport applications, the…

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VARTA hires Stahlschmidt as GM, energy storage systems 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

VARTA hires Stahlschmidt as GM, energy storage systems

June 27, 2019: Bengt Stahlschmidt, former business development manager at vanadium battery firm RedT, has been appointed general manager energy storage systems within the Power & Energy division, the firm…

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Industry award by ees in Munich celebrates mix of energy storage technologies 640 427 Energy Storage Journal

Industry award by ees in Munich celebrates mix of energy storage technologies

May 30, 2019: This year’s ees prestigious annual award recognised solid-state lithium metal polymer and redox flow battery technologies during a ceremony held on the first day of The Smarter…

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Audi pilot project to test used EV packs to deliver grid services 1024 682 Energy Storage Journal

Audi pilot project to test used EV packs to deliver grid services

May 30, 2019: German vehicle OEM Audi announced on May 24 it had commissioned a 1.9MWh lithium ion energy storage system on its EUREF Campus in a bid to test…

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Consortium inaugurates 22MW German BESS 200 200 Energy Storage Journal

Consortium inaugurates 22MW German BESS

May 30, 2019: Three companies — renewables management firm Enel Green Power Germany (a subsidiary of Enel), renewable energy company Enertrag and energy storage company Leclanché — have inaugurated a…

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Batteries to back up hydro in Swedish project 220 215 Energy Storage Journal

Batteries to back up hydro in Swedish project

May 30, 2019: Clean energy firm Fortum (office pictured) announced on May 16 it had activated its latest project that combines hydro-electric power with a 5MW/6.2MWh lithium ion energy storage…

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Tesla completes buy-out of supercapacitor firm Maxwell 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Tesla completes buy-out of supercapacitor firm Maxwell

May 30, 2019: Tesla, the US electric car company, has finalized its purchase of supercapacitor maker Maxwell Technologies, it announced on May 16. Headquartered in California, US, Maxwell develops ultracapacitors…

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Rebranding and fresh goals for new look Johnson Controls Power Solution 1024 198 Energy Storage Journal

Rebranding and fresh goals for new look Johnson Controls Power Solution

May 30, 2019: Johnson Controls Power Solutions — the former battery arm of tech giant Johnson Controls that was bought by Brookfield Business Partners on May 1 for $13 billion…

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Lithium Australia forms alliance with China’s DLG Battery 640 448 Energy Storage Journal

Lithium Australia forms alliance with China’s DLG Battery

May 30, 2019: Lithium Australia announced on May 9 it had signed a letter of intent with Chinese battery producer DLG Battery to establish a business that would supply and…

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