MRI scanning to develop sodium battery design

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

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 — according to research announced in mid-June by the University of Birmingham. A team, led by Melanie Britton in the university’s School of Chemistry, has developed…

GS Yuasa to provide hybrid battery system for UK international port

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

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, Portsmouth International Port said on June 19. While the battery management system is GS Yuasa’s, the integration of artificial intelligence with the system is being…

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

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

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 Power Trends 2020: The Vision for a Greener Grid report, released in early June. “The importance of a reliable grid electric system has never been…

EIB lends Umicore €125 million to go towards cathode plant in Poland

EIB lends Umicore €125 million to go towards cathode plant in Poland 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Materials technology and recycling group Umicore said a €125 million ($142 million) loan from the European Investment Bank in June will partly pay for its investment in a cathode materials plant in Nysa, Poland. The loan will cover around half of the costs of the initial phase of the project, which will…

Powin Energy appoints Kate Stock as chief financial officer

Powin Energy appoints Kate Stock as chief financial officer 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Powin Energy, a battery energy storage system developer,  announced Kate Stock as new chief financial officer on June 18. She was previously CFO with the packaging and logistics firm TransPak. Powin Energy, based in Oregon, US, says Stock is one of a series of new hires made to ‘address the increase in…

First member picked for the team to build UK’s first battery gigafactory

First member picked for the team to build UK’s first battery gigafactory 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Britishvolt, the start-up planning to build the UK’s first lithium battery gigafactory, has appointed Isabel Sheldon as chief strategy officer, the first member of its technical team, the company said on June 15. Sheldon is described as a ‘battery industry veteran’ by Britishvolt, having worked for nearly 20 years in the industry.…

Broad Reach Power start-up to add to utility-scale portfolio in Texas

Broad Reach Power start-up to add to utility-scale portfolio in Texas 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Fifteen utility-scale solar-plus-storage installations, capable of providing a combined total of 150MWh, will be built in the US state of Texas by independent power producer Broad Reach Power, the firm announced on June 9. The company, which already has 3GWh of utility-scale solar and energy projects in Montana, Wyoming, California, Utah and…

Highview Power wins £10 million UK grant for first commercial liquid air facility

Highview Power wins £10 million UK grant for first commercial liquid air facility 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Highview Power, the UK liquid air energy storage company, said on June 18 had been given a £10 million ($12.5 million) UK government grant for its first commercial CRYOBattery, to be installed in northern England with Carlton Power. The 50MW/250MWh cryogenic facility, using a decommissioned thermal power station, will deliver long-duration storage…

EnergyHub and Vivint Solar join forces linking utilities with residential storage

EnergyHub and Vivint Solar join forces linking utilities with residential storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 26, 2020: Distributed energy resource provider for utilities EnergyHub is working with Vivint Solar to manage behind-the-meter batteries to tie up with grid services in the US, the firms said on June 17. The batteries, to provide demand response and load shifting for the grid, will be managed through EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform. Vivint…

Clarke Energy in MoU with NEC Energy Solutions

Clarke Energy in MoU with NEC Energy Solutions 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

June 11, 2020: Clarke Energy, a UK power plant engineering firm, has signed an MoU with international battery developer and manufacturer NEC Energy Solutions to install its first batteries for grid storage, the firm said on June 11. The batteries will be installed to support the grid on systems by Clarke Energy, a Kohler company,…