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Sumitomo makes $46 million investment in partnership with Highview Power 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Sumitomo makes $46 million investment in partnership with Highview Power

March 5, 2020: Japanese technology giant Sumitomo Heavy Industries has gone into partnership with cryogenic energy storage provider Highview Power with an investment of $46 million to grow the technology…

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Investment firm Blackstone buys storage supplier NRStor 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Investment firm Blackstone buys storage supplier NRStor

March 5, 2020: Canadian storage company NRStor, which in November claimed it had completed the ‘first commercial compressed air energy storage facility in the world’ in partnership with Hydrostor, has…

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‘Needle in a haystack’ discovery for fuel cell technology 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

‘Needle in a haystack’ discovery for fuel cell technology

March 5, 2020: Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could revolutionize fuel cell technology, they report in the March issue…

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esVolta receives $140 million for 136MW of battery storage projects in California 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

esVolta receives $140 million for 136MW of battery storage projects in California

March 5, 2020: CIT Group has arranged $140 million financing for utility-scale energy storage systems developer esVolta to install more than 136MW/480MWh of energy storage units in California, the investment…

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Four battery projects approved for Dominion Energy in Virginia 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Four battery projects approved for Dominion Energy in Virginia

March 5, 2020: US power utility Dominion Energy, which provides power to customers in 18 US states, has had its first battery storage projects approved it announced on February 25…

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Saft launches digital remote monitoring system for nickel batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Saft launches digital remote monitoring system for nickel batteries

March 5, 2020: French battery maker Saft in March launched a digital remote monitoring system to allow battery fleet operators to monitor scattered and isolated nickel batteries from a distance.…

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Tesla wins approval for 730MWh energy storage facility in California 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Tesla wins approval for 730MWh energy storage facility in California

March 5, 2020: Electric carmaker Tesla won approval from the Monterey Planning Commission in California to install a 730MWh battery installation at the Moss Landing power facility on February 26.…

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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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