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World’s largest utility-scale battery fails a month after installation completed 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

World’s largest utility-scale battery fails a month after installation completed

September 16, 2021: The world’s biggest battery, Vistra Corp’s Moss Landing 300MW/1200MWh  batttery, suffered a major overheating incident on September 4, which resulted in sprinkler systems being deployed and firefighters…

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Power firm expands presence in energy storage with purchase of SimpliPhi 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Power firm expands presence in energy storage with purchase of SimpliPhi

September 16, 2021: SimpliPhi Power has been snapped up by the gas engines and power generation equipment manufacturer Briggs & Stratton, the firm announced on September 7. The purchase will…

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FREYR Battery becomes newest member of EUROBAT 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

FREYR Battery becomes newest member of EUROBAT

September 16, 2021: EUROBAT today welcomed Norwegian lithium battery maker FREYR Battery into its membership. FREYR makes lithium batteries using electricity generated by hydro and wind energy, and targets the…

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Sila to market anode replacement for graphite in lithium batteries 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Sila to market anode replacement for graphite in lithium batteries

September 16, 2021: Sila, a lithium-ion battery materials company, claimed on September 8 that it “is bringing to market the most significant breakthrough in battery chemistry in 30 years —…

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Li-Cycle to build new battery recycling facility in Alabama 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Li-Cycle to build new battery recycling facility in Alabama

September 16, 2021: Li-Cycle Holdings Corp, a lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, announced on September 8 that it plans to build a fourth commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility —…

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Energy Vault to list on NYSE through merger with Novus Capital Corporation II 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Energy Vault to list on NYSE through merger with Novus Capital Corporation II

September 16, 2021: Novus Capital Corporation II and Energy Vault, an energy storage company, announced on September 9 that the two boards of directors had entered into a definitive agreement…

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EDF North America signs PPA for 600MWh solar-plus-storage project 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

EDF North America signs PPA for 600MWh solar-plus-storage project

September 16, 2021: EDF Renewables North America and Clean Power Alliance, a Californian utility, announced on September 2 the signing of a 15-year PPA for the Desert Quartzite solar-plus-storage project. The project…

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Canadian Solar signs operations and maintenance agreements with solar plus battery storage projects in the US 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Canadian Solar signs operations and maintenance agreements with solar plus battery storage projects in the US

September 16, 2021: Canadian Solar announced on September 7 that it had signed long-term operations & maintenance agreements with two solar plus battery storage projects — the Slate and Mustang…

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Recurrent Energy completes majority sale of 1.4GWh energy storage project in California 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Recurrent Energy completes majority sale of 1.4GWh energy storage project in California

September 16, 2021: Canadian Solar announced on September 8 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, had sold an 80% stake in its 350MW/1.400GWh Crimson storage project to Axium Infrastructure, a…

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Another lithium battery fire risk prompts $1 billion EV recall 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Another lithium battery fire risk prompts $1 billion EV recall

September 2, 2021: All of GM’s Chevrolet Bolts produced between 2017-2022 are being recalled at a cost of $1 billion because of the risk of battery fire, the US National…

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