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

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

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 called to the site. “Vistra has begun its preliminary assessment of Phase I (300 megawatts) of its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility following an overheating…

Power firm expands presence in energy storage with purchase of SimpliPhi

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

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 accelerate Briggs & Stratton’s growth in the energy storage system market, the company says, and broaden its customer base. “Combining forces with Briggs & Stratton…

FREYR Battery becomes newest member of EUROBAT

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

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 electric mobility, stationary energy storage, marine and aviation sectors. “FREYR Battery’s ambitions will place us as one of Europe’s largest battery suppliers,” said CEO Tom…

Sila to market anode replacement for graphite in lithium batteries

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

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 — the technology to replace graphite anodes — which will usher in a new era of energy storage.” Sila says its silicon anode chemistry dramatically increases…

Li-Cycle to build new battery recycling facility in Alabama

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

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 — called Spoke 4 —in Tuscaloosa in the US state of Alabama. The firm says: “The southeast of the US is emerging as a critical region…

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

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

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 for a merger. The new company will be known as Energy Vault Holdings. The transaction values the combined grid storage company at roughly $1.5 billion,…

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

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

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 consists of a 300MW solar project coupled with a 600MWh battery energy storage system. This should begin delivery of clean electricity to CPA’s customers throughout…

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

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

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 projects —and owned by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Renewable Power. The agreements cover the full Slate Project, which is a 300MW solar plant designed with…

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

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

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 fund manager. Recurrent Energy will retain the remaining 20% ownership. This is Axium’s first investment in battery storage. Construction of the storage project will begin…

Another lithium battery fire risk prompts $1 billion EV recall

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

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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed on August 20. GM said it was ‘voluntarily expanding’ the recall of another 73,018 vehicles from model years 2019-2022…