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  • Another Flow Battery Maker Tries Residential—in Germany

    by added on 17 May 2018

    A startup hopes to crack Germany’s residential energy storage market with a flow battery, despite problems for the technology elsewhere. VoltStorage, of Olching, Bavaria, is commercializing Europe’s first redox flow battery for home use in a move that echoes Redflow’s brief excursion into the residential market in Australia. The VoltStorage Series 100 battery, with 3.6 kilowatts and 6.8 kilowatt-hours of capacity, was ...

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  • After Long Period of Silence, Ecoult Returns to Multi-Megawatt Battery Market

    by added on 3 May 2018

    Ecoult, the advanced lead-acid battery maker, is back in the grid-scale energy storage game with a 2-megawatt project for an unnamed government client. The project is the first megawatt-scale project for the low-key Australian manufacturer since it installed a 1-megawatt battery for ancillary services, peak shaving and emergency backup on the PJM Interconnection grid in 2016. “This project is significant and combines ...

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  • Redflow Seeks $14 Million Cash Injection for Growth

    by added on 30 April 2018

    The Australian flow battery maker Redflow has announced a share offering aimed at raising AUD $18.1 million (USD $13.7 million) to fund expansion. The move comes after Redflow relocated its manufacturing from Mexico to Thailand last year.  The Australian Securities Exchange-listed company said the money would come through an offering of AUD $7.5 million (USD $5.7 million) to new investors and ...

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  • Redflow Seeks $14 Million Cash Injection for Growth

    by added on 30 April 2018

    The Australian flow battery maker Redflow has announced a share offering aimed at raising AUD $18.1 million (USD $13.7 million) to fund expansion. The move comes after Redflow relocated its manufacturing from Mexico to Thailand last year.  The Australian Securities Exchange-listed company said the money would come through an offering of AUD $7.5 million (USD $5.7 million) to new investors and ...

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  • Distressed ViZn Seeks Lifeline Following Staff Layoffs

    by added on 28 March 2018

    Zinc redox flow battery maker ViZn Energy Systems is scrambling to find backers after the lead investor pulled out of its latest funding round.  Stephen Bonner, ViZn’s chairman, interim CEO and president, told GTM the company was in serious conversations with five potential suitors after the loss of an unnamed investor created dire cash problems for the energy storage developer. Montana-based ViZn ...

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  • Saft Alliance Takes Aim at Asia’s Dominance in Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing

    by added on 19 March 2018

    Saft, the 100-year-old French battery maker now owned by Total, last month unveiled an alliance aimed at taking on Asia’s dominance in the lithium-ion market. The alliance, which includes chemicals firm Solvay, battery assembly specialist Manz, industrial giant Siemens and “other leading European companies,” will embark on an ambitious program of research to develop the “battery of the future." The program will ...

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  • FERC’s Historic Energy Storage Ruling: A Doomsday Countdown for Natural Gas Peakers?

    by added on 23 February 2018

    If storage is the Swiss Army Knife of the electric grid, then U.S. energy regulators are breaking out their tool belts. Last week brought a historic ruling at FERC. Commissioners told regional grid operators to create rules valuing the grid services of energy storage. Will it screw natural gas peakers – or maybe cut, saw, file, prune, hook, or crimp them? Later ...

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  • FERC’s Historic Energy Storage Ruling: A Doomsday Countdown for Natural Gas Peakers?

    by added on 23 February 2018

    If storage is the Swiss Army Knife of the electric grid, then U.S. energy regulators are breaking out their tool belts. Last week brought a historic ruling at FERC. Commissioners told regional grid operators to create rules valuing the grid services of energy storage. Will it screw natural gas peakers – or maybe cut, saw, file, prune, hook, or crimp them? Later ...

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  • Arenko Taps GE for 41-Megawatt UK Battery Project

    by added on 12 February 2018

    GE has entered the grid battery big leagues after being selected to provide a 41-megawatt plant in the U.K. The deal is part of a new strategic partnership with Arenko, a British energy infrastructure developer. The plant, due to begin operation in the second half of this year, “will integrate GE's and Arenko's advanced control technologies and will be commercially operated ...

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