The Chinese factory of the Panasonic Corporation, located in Dalian, Liaoning Province, has begun mass production of prismatic-type automotive Li-ion batteries. It is the first production site in China for this new technology.
The Japanese electronics giant mentioned that the market for eco-conscious vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles (EVs), is growing every year, thanks to the increase in environmental awareness in recent years.
With this new production, Panasonic now has a production system covering Japan, the United States, and China – three key global locations. By strengthening the global competitiveness of its automotive batteries with these sites, Panasonic aims to expand its automotive battery business further in the future.
At the Elecrama 2018 exhibition, taking place from March 10-14 in New Delhi, Panasonic India has launched a new energy storage solution for telecom towers, called compact business power solutions, CBPS 8000, the Indiatimes reports.
The company said the product would address challenges faced by telecom towers sited at different locations. The product's remote configuration and diagnostic feature allows faults to be identified remotely, the company said in a statement.
In India, the major push for Li-ion is coming from telecom towers, rather than from mini-grid or hybrid solutions. However, Panasonic India is further looking to offer energy storage solutions for industries, such as data centers, commercial and industrial (C&I) sector and rural micro-grids.
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