Redflow slashes ZBM battery cost in drop below grid price 150 150 Batteries International

Redflow slashes ZBM battery cost in drop below grid price

Redflow, the Australian provider of energy storage flow batteries, has announced that it has decreased its zinc-bromide battery (ZBM) cost by 50% through technology improvements and a stronger manufacturing relationship…

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ABB to install microgrid in South Africa integrating multiple energy sources 150 150 Batteries International

ABB to install microgrid in South Africa integrating multiple energy sources

ABB, the power and automation technology group, announced in September that it will install an integrated solar-diesel microgrid at its Longmeadow premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. “This kind of integrated…

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Electrovaya offers TESS to Con Edison for grid support 150 150 Batteries International

Electrovaya offers TESS to Con Edison for grid support

Electrovaya, the Canadian-headquartered lithium ion polymer firm, announced in September that it has kicked off a project to design and build an advanced Transportable Energy Storage System (TESS), an adaption…

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Saft claims ‘breakthrough’ into China’s robotics sector with lithium order for STEP Electric Corporation 150 150 Batteries International

Saft claims ‘breakthrough’ into China’s robotics sector with lithium order for STEP Electric Corporation

Saft, a manufacturer of advanced technology batteries, claimed in mid-September it had made a “strategic breakthrough” into China’s fast growing industrial robot sector with its first order for STEP Electric…

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Johnson Controls expands global production of start-stop batteries to meet demand 150 150 Batteries International

Johnson Controls expands global production of start-stop batteries to meet demand

Johnson Controls released a new version of its start-stop battery — a 12V lithium ion version — at a German trade show in September while announcing that it was: expanding production…

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Kubis retires from Eco-Bat, moves to bipolar lead acid start-up Gridtential Batteries International

Kubis retires from Eco-Bat, moves to bipolar lead acid start-up Gridtential

Ray Kubis — one of the most high profile names in the battery business — stepped down as president and managing director at Eco-Bat Technologies on October 30. Kubis, citing…

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Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Batteries International

Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO Eisenhart joins A123 Systems as COO

Chris Eisenhart joined A123 Systems in October as its chief operations officer. He takes over from Ed Kopkowski who left the company in May to become COO of Dexter Alex…

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Bob Nelson honoured with International Lead Award at ABC opening ceremony Batteries International

Bob Nelson honoured with International Lead Award at ABC opening ceremony

It’s odd to think some of the heaviest smogs over Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s were behind the recent award of the International Lead Award by Bob Nelson,…

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New changes at the top for Exide Batteries International

New changes at the top for Exide

Exide Technologies announced the appointment of three new members of its senior management team in mid-September. The three, who have started, are: Tony Genito, executive vice president and chief financial…

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Former GM battery head becomes LG Chem Power’s chief exec Batteries International

Former GM battery head becomes LG Chem Power’s chief exec

Denise Gray — a well known industry figure for her pioneering work at General Motors on the Chevrolet Volt — became chief executive of LG Chem Power on October 1.…

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