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Kaco and Ideal Power join forces

Kaco and Ideal Power have come to an agreement where Kaco will now be able to resell Ideal Power’s products under the Kaco label. Kaco will also be able to design their own products using Ideal Power’s patented technology.


Leclanché acquires storage developer Trineuron

Leclanché expands on its storage offerings with its acquisition of Trineuron, a company that designs and manufactures lithium ion storage systems.


Eguana wishes Sonnenbatterie well as collaboration ends

Eguana Technologies and German storage developer Sonnenbatterie have decided to part ways. Both companies previously collaborated on selling integrated Sonnenbatterie systems for residential applications globally.


Smart meters can jeopardize grid reliability

Electricity consumers who respond to fluctuating price signals by means of smart meters can in turn cause mass blackouts. The researchers at the University of Bremen warn of the possibility of a "collective avalanche mechanism".


Overall growth for Saft, though ESS sales fall

Battery manufacturer Saft has reported sales growth for the first half of the year. This is despite a dip in sales year-on-year for lithium-ion batteries for the telecom and energy storage (ESS) segments.


Schneider Electric, Saft selected for two French 1 MW PV+storage arrays

French PV array.

France’s Langa Group has selected Schneider Electric and Saft to provide the power electronics and battery storage, respectively, for two 1 MW/1MWh solar+storage arrays on the island of Corsica. The plants are expected to be...


Another round of financing for Sonnenbatterie

Germany storage solutions manufacturer Sonnenbatterie has successfully completed another financing round. Czech investor Inven Capital has managed to increase Sonnenbatterie's capital with this gesture.


Australia: Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Bill Shorten

It seems that the Labor Party has finally had enough of joining with the Coalition in the policies of the lowest common denominator, at least in respect to renewable energy. Labor leader Bill Shorten has finally found a major...


Manz receives $54.2 million in follow-up orders

Follow-up orders amounting to EUR 50 million ($54.2 million) for equipment to produce lithium-ion batteries has German company Manz AG feeling optimistic about the future.


Round-the-world solar flight postponed until April 2016

Solar Impulse HQ, Switzerland.

Irreversible damage to the Solar Impulse aircraft's batteries incurred during the last leg of the circumnavigation attempt means the team cannot resume its journey until April next year.


SunEdison and AMS team on 50 MW California storage project

California.

Solar company and microgrid specialists to deliver 50 MW storage system designed to aid Southern California Edison's transition to cleaner energy sources.


Juwi to begin work on hybrid solar farm at Australian copper mine

A CGI mock-up of how the solar PV hybrid array will look once completed at the DeGrussa copper mine in Western Australia.

The solar developer will begin construction of the 10.6 MW solar PV plant at the DeGrussa copper mine, Western Australia, later this month.


ARENA to use ACT-style auctions for 200MW of large-scale solar

Large-scale solar PV remains in its infancy in Australia with only three projects commissioned and a further two under construction

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is going to adopt the auction-process successfully pioneered by the ACT government to spend up to AU$100 million and target up to 200 MW of large-scale solar, as part of its new funding...


Oxis Energy to work with Anesco on UK lithium sulfur battery roll out

The Li-S battery from Oxis.

The Oxford-based battery developer will enlist the assistance of energy efficiency solutions company Anesco to introduce its lithium sulfur batteries to the residential and commercial U.K. market.


Intersolar North America: "Batteries are going to win the day"

Intersolar North America.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the 8th annual Intersolar North America trade show and conference, Tesla founder and CTO JB Straubel delivered a bullish outlook for battery storage cost reductions, saying that it is set to be...


Solar Impulse grounded following 'irreversible' battery damage

The Si2, which is equipped with 17,248 of SunPower’s monocrystalline solar cells, has an average speed of just 70 km/h

The record-breaking Solar Impulse team has been grounded in Hawaii following "irreversible" damage to the plane’s batteries. The solar-powered aircraft has just completed the longest leg of its journey around the world.


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