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    1. The Biggest U.S. Battery Is 16 Years Old

      The Biggest U.S. Battery Is 16 Years Old

      The biggest battery in America has been quietly at work for almost 16 years in a far more remote corner of America: a warehouse in central Alaska. The 46-megawatt battery, in Fairbanks, uses a chemistry that’s largely gone the way of fax machines. It’s old enough that its operators can’t find replacement parts for some components. But it still works, keeping the lights on in the city of 32,000 near the Arctic Circle, preventing 59 blackouts last year alone.

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      Mentions: Alaska
    2. Evolution of Li-ion Batteries: From the Garage to the Grid

      Evolution of Li-ion Batteries: From the Garage to the Grid

      Li-ion with all its variants is the most used battery type today. It has a commanding 40% share among different battery types and this number is expected to grow even more because of increased use in EVs and consumer electronics. Because of its ever-increasing importance in e-mobility, consumer electronics and special applications like marine and defense, a lot of research is being done on this technology. This article summarizes some recent advancements and trends in Li-ion battery technology that are expected to have a significant impact on market dynamics.

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    3. Kokam Wins 40 MWh of Battery Storage Contracts in South Korea

      Kokam Wins 40 MWh of Battery Storage Contracts in South Korea

      November 29 - South Korean firm Kokam Co Ltd has secured orders to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems linked to solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Korea. Kokam, a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions, said on Wednesday that the capacity is split between two projects totalling 12 MWh and 28 MWh, respectively. It is expected to be put on stream by the end of this year.

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    4. Saft Supplies Batteries to 300 MW Offshore Wind Farm of E.on

      Saft Supplies Batteries to 300 MW Offshore Wind Farm of E.on

      French group Saft has clinched a deal to supply its Uptimax nickel battery systems at the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm of German energy group E.on SE. The 302 MW wind farm, which has been inaugurated recently, is located about 40 km from Helgoland, an island off the coast of Germany in the North Sea. It can supply about 300,000 households with renewable energy while helping to reduce CO2 emissions by 740,000 metric tons per year, the developer says.

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      Mentions: France Germany EPA
    5. Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has opened a new subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. The new subsidiary, under the name of Saft Japan Kabushiki Kaisha(K.K.) headed by Philippe Ulrich, Saft Sales Director for Asia, is a major strategic step that underpins Saft’s strategy to become even closer to customers in Asia. With its new expert sales team, the main objectives for us are to increase Saft’s share of the Asian market and specifically to boost sales in Japan.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia Saft
    6. Saft Batteries Store Solar Energy for High Summit Mountain Lodge in the Alps

      Saft Batteries Store Solar Energy for High Summit Mountain Lodge in the Alps

      Saft, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry, has supplied specialised Sunica.plus nickel-based batteries to provide off-grid energy storage as part of the modernization of the Hörnlihütte mountain lodge at a height of 3,260 meters on the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

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    7. Saft’s Improved Block Battery Range is Perfectly Adapted for Stationary Backup and Engine Starting Applications

      Saft’s Improved Block Battery Range is Perfectly Adapted for Stationary Backup and Engine Starting Applications

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is showing its newly improved nickel-based Block battery range at MEE 2015. The extended range now includes additional capacity steps, which makes it easier to select the ideal battery for any stationary backup or engine starting applications. In demanding Middle East operating conditions, including utilities, oil and gas and industrial installations, the updated Block design also offers reduced maintenance requirements and faster recharge capabilities.

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      Mentions: Saft Middle East
    8. Inside Saft's High-Tech Jacksonville Factory

      Inside Saft's High-Tech Jacksonville Factory

      Jacksonville was supposed to just be a manufacturing plant. That's how it started, at least. But then Saft America came into Jacksonville and found the city so welcoming, it moved its headquarters here. Thomas Alcide, CEO of Saft America, told the Business Journal that's when its presence in Jacksonville really took hold. The company opened its doors to the media on Thursday for the first time since coming here, giving a rare look into the state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility.

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    9. PowerGenix and Amperex Technology Launch Partnership

      PowerGenix and Amperex Technology Launch Partnership

      PowerGenix, a leading developer of high performance, rechargeable Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) batteries, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Asian battery manufacturer Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. (ATL). ATL will become PowerGenix’s partner for the high-volume manufacturing of NiZn batteries for the worldwide start-stop Automotive and Industrial energy storage markets.

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    10. BASF Pitching NiMH Batteries for Grid Energy Storage Applications

      BASF Pitching NiMH Batteries for Grid Energy Storage Applications

      BASF Battery Materials will discuss its latest improvements in Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology for grid energy storage applications at the 8th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (IRES 2013), being held 18-20 November 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

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    11. Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      Storage technology categories with examples of companies in each

      There are many energy storage options which can be used balance grid systems so as to compensate for the variable output from some renewables. They include existing and newly emerging electro-chemical and electro-mechanical systems (batteries, pumped storage and compressed air storage), as well as a range of thermal and hydrogen based systems www.electricitystorage.org/ .

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    12. Better batteries could revolutionize solar, wind power (good overview)

      Better batteries could revolutionize solar, wind power (good overview)

      Batteries are key. They can directly power electric cars and buses and, indirectly, homes and big buildings by storing solar and wind power for times when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. They balance out renewables that produce energy intermittently so consumers can power up laptops or run refrigerators 24/7.

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      Mentions: California DoE Nevada
    13. BASF plans to become world leader in battery materials

      BASF plans to become world leader in battery materials

      BASF has acquired the US companies Ovonic Battery, a producer of nickel-metal hydride batteries and Novolyte Technologies, a manufacturer of electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries. BASF also bought Merck's electrolyte activities, and concluded a license agreement to acquire the lithium iron phosphate technology (LFP) of LiFePO4+C Licensing AG.  It has also worked with rechargeable battery specialist Sion Power

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