Samsung SDI Introduces High-tech Innovations to Lead the Popularization of EVs at Frankfurt Motor Show

Samsung SDI to showcase its battery technology innovations and high-tech products with aims to make the popularization of electric vehicles – Exhibits multifunctional battery packs, low height cells, cylindrical batteries based on new technology standard ‘21700’ – Raises vehicle interior space utilization with better mileage, customized battery and cells of various sizes SEOUL, South Korea– Samsung SDI (President: Jun Young-hyun) (KRX:006400) today announced that it has exhibited various products which could lead the popularization of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA Cars 2017) which was opened on September 12. The concept of the products Samsung SDI displayed at the show is “a battery company preparing for the popularization

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Aggreko buys energy storage company Younicos

Aggreko is excited to announce its £40m1 agreement to acquire Younicos, a global market leader in the development and deployment of integrated energy systems, based on battery storage. This acquisition strengthens our position as global energy markets continue to evolve and is in line with our strategy to invest in technology in order to reduce the cost of energy for our customers. Younicos delivers smart energy solutions integrating battery storage, which are modular and scalable. Its knowledge of batteries combined with proprietary control systems, enables the seamless integration and management of all forms of power, including thermal, renewable and battery energy resources; this is becoming critical in an increasingly distributed

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Enel buys a stand-alone battery energy storage project on UK

The Tynemouth project, which is construction-ready and has a capacity of 25 MW (12.5 MWh), is supported by a four-year contract with British utility National Grid to provide grid balancing services Enel, which acquired the project from energy developer and operator Element Power, will invest for the overall project approximately 20 million euros, including project construction Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) purchased the Tynemouth stand-alone battery energy storage system (BESS) project located in Newcastle, in UK, by acquiring 100% of the shares in Tynemouth Energy Storage Limited from the European based energy developer and operator Element Power. The construction-ready project, which will be developed by Enel’s Global Thermal Generation division, uses a lithium-ion

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GE and Southern California Edison Debut World’s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

Helps meet immediate energy needs in California Enhances flexibility, reliability and response time to customer’s energy demands Allows more effective use of renewables and faster response to changing demands Reduces environmental impact and cost for Southern California Edison’s operations and its customers GE and Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International (NYSE: EIX) company, today unveiled the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans of this innovative technology. This system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT)* supports SCE’s increasing renewable energy capacity by providing quick

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Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid energizes Panasonic Facility

Younicos commissions C&I battery system at Panasonic’s operations hub in Denver, Colorado Younicos has commissioned an 1 MW / 2 MWh lithium ion battery system in partnership with Panasonic and Xcel Energy. The news was announced at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which offered two delegate group tours of the multi-resource microgrid. The system is located at Peña Station NEXT, a transit-oriented smart and sustainable development in Denver. Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Panasonic CityNOW is the anchor corporate tenant and lead technology partner. A unique solar+storage microgrid is at the heart of the development’s energy solutions. Representing a model for utility and commercial and industrial (C&I) microgrids,

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Samsung SDI Launches New Lineup of High-capacity and High-power ESS Batteries to Expand into European Market

  The Company Debuted High-capacity E2 Model, and High-power P3 Model at Energy Storage Europe 2017 Showcased High-volt Residential ESS, a Perfect Alternative to Lead-acid Batteries Samsung SDI presented new lineup of its comprehensive ESS solutions at the Energy Storage Europe 2017, an international exhibition held for three days from March 14, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany.         Being an exhibition dedicated to ESS batteries and renewable energies, the Energy Storage Europe 2017 was taken part by more than 100 companies in ESS-related front and rear industries from around 50 countries, including major ESS companies such as ABB, Siemens and Younicos that have operations in Europe and Global

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Should Energy Storage Share The Tax Credits For Renewable Energy?

In May of 2016, the U.S. Representative from Silicon Valley, Mike Honda (D), introduced the Energy Storage for Grid Resilience and Modernization Act (H.R. 5350). In short, this bill extends the current 30% Renewable Energy Tax Credit (which was just extended last year) to energy storage technologies, not just the wind, solar, and geothermal power plants that feed electricity into the grid. This bill would help accelerate deployment of energy storage that’s already underway, but that can play a pivotal role in the expansion of renewable energy. Here’s a few ways energy storage can help. Balancing Supply and Demand The big change wrought by renewables is flipping the grid, from

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Aggregated Micro Power Plc and DONG Energy team up

The two companies will work together to create value and address challenges within the UK energy market. DONG Energy has entered into an agreement with Ashford Power Ltd, a project company developed and managed by Aggregated Micro Power Plc (AMP). The agreement involves an innovative approach to capture market opportunities and also provides a robust and financeable solution to a market segment which faces increasing competition. DONG Energy will be controlling the plant remotely from their 24/7 trading desk in Denmark which is responsible for identifying opportunities to optimise the operation of the plant based on changes in demand and production. “We’re very pleased to enter into this agreement with

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InnoEnergy invests 3.5M€ to support the creation of Europe’s first large scale battery factory

InnoEnergy announces a 3.5M€ (approx. 35MSEK) investment in Northvolt AB (rebranded from SGF Energy AB), to enable the company to develop Europe’s first large-scale battery factory. Located in the Nordic region, the factory will produce high-quality lithium-ion battery cells and is anticipated to have a final production capacity of 32GWh, similar to that of Tesla’s US gigafactory, by 2024. InnoEnergy’s investment will support Northvolt to complete technology partnerships, supply chain, factory and process design, site selection and environmental and recycling plans. In particular, InnoEnergy will provide access to its pan-European network to support Northvolt in attracting further investment and support business development. Northvolt chose the Nordic region for the battery

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EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing and demonstrating energy solutions of the future. Fully charged the battery holds power to supply 60 households with energy for 24 hours. The battery is an important milestone for EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrating how large batteries can be integrated into the power grid.  The green transition and new consumption patterns are both great challenges for the power grid.  In a few years we will see significant increases in the power demand from electric vehicles, electric heating and heat pumps.  At the same time the amount

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