Daimler & enercity storing new replacement EV batteries in working 15 MWh grid storage system; “living storage”

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With a storage capacity totalling 15 MWh, the installation is one of the largest in Europe. By marketing the storage capacity on the German market for primary balancing power (PRL), the business model makes an important contribution to stabilization of the power grid and to the economic efficiency of electromobility. The innovative approach adopted by the partners balancing power demand from the grid automatically ensures the required cycling of the batteries.

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To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question

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Typical daily grid demand. “ Why do you need energy storage on the grid, when the grid is full of power plants that generate all the energy that is needed? ” It would seem like a good question to ask and applies the same logic has been used for the past fifty years in determining grid strategy. Supplementing baseload coal-, nuclear- and gas-powered power pants in a grid strategy for tomorrow. Perspective by The Townsend Company. Figure 1.

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FreeWire installs first battery-integrated ultrafast EV charger at ampm in California

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FreeWire Technologies announced the deployment of Boost Charger at an ampm fuel and convenience store in Lodi, California. Boost Charger easily connects with ampm’s existing infrastructure, allowing the system to be installed in hours without requiring expensive new grid power supply.

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Chakratec partners with Premier Inn on first kinetic EV charging installation in Germany

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This is also the first indoor installation of its kind. Chakratec provides Premier Inn with a solution for EV charging, circumventing the hotel’s problem of insufficient power in the grid. To overcome this hurdle, energy storage must be added to the chargers to “boost” the grid.

Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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In Viva housing cooperative, Riksbyggen, Volvo, Göteborg Energi and Johanneberg Science Park have created a unique system in which energy from solar panels on the roofs of the apartment buildings is stored in batteries that previously powered electric buses on route 55. They are installed in a battery chamber and linked together to create a 200 kWh storage pack. The energy warehouse is used to cut the property’s power consumption peaks, and to store or sell surplus solar energy.

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V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid

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Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electrical grid using a large stationary battery located on the University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego’s) campus microgrid. Nuvve offers AC and DC charging station options which are preconfigured to work with NUVVE’s Grid Integrated Platform (GIVe).

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Nissan installs V2G technology at UK-based R&D facility

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Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) has become the first Nissan entity in the company’s network of European facilities to install vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Developed by Nissan in partnership with multinational energy provider Enel, eight V2G chargers have been installed at the site and will be available for all NTCE employees to use.

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EVgo launches grid-tied public fast charging system with second-life batteries

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EVgo, America’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has launched a commercial installation of second-life battery storage at a public DC fast charging station. EVgo has integrated second-life BMW i3 batteries to store energy from the grid generated during peak solar hours and later use that stored energy to fast-charge EVgo customers during periods of high demand.

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Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

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Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the facility. The technology installation in Germany follows the debut of the domestic Honda Power Manager Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This latest trial installation at Honda’s Offenbach site applies the same principles on a larger scale.

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Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany. With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power. It thus becomes possible to offer electric vehicle charging services in locations where constructing a high power connection to the power grid would be very costly.

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Stanford study quantifies energetic costs of grid-scale energy storage over time; current batteries the worst performers; the need to improve cycle life by 3-10x

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A plot of ESOI for 7 potential grid-scale energy storage technologies. Benson from Stanford University and Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) has quantified the energetic costs of 7 different grid-scale energy storage technologies over time. Using a new metric—“Energy Stored on Invested, ESOI”—they concluded that batteries were the worst performers, while compressed air energy storage (CAES) performed the best, followed by pumped hydro storage (PHS).

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California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Reducing costs of integrating and connecting to the grid. Since the discovery of electricity, inventors have looked for ways to store energy for use on demand.

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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The extent of my electrical background heretofore consisted of installing lighting fixtures and new wall switches - so long as they were replacements for existing items that got wired the same way. Luckily for me once we got past the conceptual to the nuts and bolts of designing, installing and wiring a solar system, Scott boiled down all the math to the essential Amps x Volts = Watts, and even taught us what amps, volts and watts are.

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Nissan office in France to house largest grid-integrated EV system yet

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Nissan’s new regional office in France will house the largest grid-integrated electric vehicle (EV) system and second-life battery storage unit yet installed in a building, anywhere. The new building will feature 100 vehicle-to-grid chargers, from Nissan’s partner ENEL, allowing Nissan’s range of EVs to plug in and draw down energy from the grid at off-peak periods with the ability to “sell back” the stored energy to the grid.

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Duke Energy upgrading Notrees 36 MW grid storage system with Samsung SDI Li-ion batteries

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Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, currently owns nearly 15% of the grid-connected, battery-based energy storage capacity in the US, according to independent research firm IHS Energy. Duke Energy works closely with ERCOT (Energy Reliability Council of Texas), which signals to the battery storage system to either dispatch stored energy to increase frequency or absorb energy to decrease frequency, helping to smooth and balance peaks and valleys on the ERCOT grid.

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EnerDel, ITOCHU Announce Second Smart Grid Battery Storage Project

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US-based lithium-ion battery producer EnerDel is partnering with the real estate arm of Japan’s industrial trading giant, ITOCHU Corporation, to develop and produce the advanced battery systems for a residential smart grid energy storage project to be installed in a major apartment building near Tokyo. The system will provide a critical link between renewable energy, high-speed charging for electric cars and the local utility grid. Tags: Batteries Japan Smart Grid

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NREL: battery second use offsets EV expense, improves grid stability; recommendations

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are identifying battery second use (B2U) strategies capable of offsetting vehicle expenses while improving utility grid stability. The most promising application identified for second use batteries is to replace grid-connected combustion turbine peaker plants and provide peak-shaving services. Systems Integrators and Installers. PEV battery life cycle with second use. Source: NREL.

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DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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The US Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Tags: Batteries Smart Grid

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Next 10 reports explore rapid changes to California grid driven by EVs, distributed energy resources and community choice aggregation

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California’s grid is facing an era of rapid change. Three reports from Next 10 , an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank, explore how the grid might be challenged or helped by the rise of electric vehicles; by the increase in distributed energy resources, such as rooftop solar panels; and by the growth of community choice aggregation, which allows cities and counties to join together to purchase electricity on behalf of their community members.

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GM and ABB demonstrate prototype of Volt battery pack grid re-use application

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In conjunction with the Plug-in 2011 event in Raleigh, NC, GM and ABB demonstrated a lab prototype of a distributed energy storage (DES) system that combines Volt battery technology and a proven grid-tied electric power inverter. Our target during this project has always been a field demonstration, putting it out in the field with used batteries and appropriate electronics to support the grid. equipment that is installed parallel to the polluting loads.

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Tesla announces bigger Megapack for stationary storage

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Last week, Tesla introduced something bigger than its Powerpack energy-storage systems: the Megapack, for large utility-scale storage installations. Tesla says the Megapack, which stores 3 megawatt-hours of electricity, has 60 percent more energy density than the Powerpack. For grid power installations, that means companies can install fewer than. grid storage lithium batteries

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Toyota installs electric mobility sharing station at Toyota City model eco district

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has installed a Smart Mobility Park electric mobility charging station at Toyota Ecoful Town, its low-carbon society model district located in Toyota City. While functioning as a hub for electric mobility sharing, the Smart Mobility Park can also generate and store electrical power, making it possible to reduce the burden on the electricity grid.

2013 207

PG&E, Calif. Energy Commission launch 4MW sodium-sulfur grid storage pilot in San Jose

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission today unveiled a utility-scale sodium-sulfur battery energy storage system ( earlier post ) pilot project to better balance power needs of the electric grid. The system has a 4 megawatt capacity, and can store more than six hours of energy. The Yerba Buena Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project charges batteries when demand is low and then sends reserved power to the grid when demand grows.

Mitsubishi companies and NEDO to collaborate on smart grid and V2X research project

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Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) have agreed to collaborate on a smart grid research project incorporating electric-vehicle-to-X (e.g., Acting as advisor to this project is the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which is aiming to develop Smart Grid systems that employ electric vehicles and the lithium-ion batteries used to power them. Electric (Battery) Japan Smart charging Smart Grid V2G

2010 185

Coritech Services orders Ideal Power’s bi-directional battery converters for DoD vehicle-to-grid program

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Coritech intends to install the battery converters in its bi-directional electric vehicle charging system for use in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) applications for the Department of Defense (DoD). All the energy runs through, and is temporarily stored in, a high-frequency AC link consisting of an inductor and capacitor. Coritech plans to deploy systems that include the PPSA battery converters it is purchasing at these DoD installations. Ideal Power Inc.,

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Siemens installing Sitras supercap-based stationary energy storage unit for TriMet light right substation

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Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES (stationary energy storage) Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the US on the new TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Line. The southeast Portland Tacoma substation location will house the first US storage unit that allows for energy created during braking to be stored and then re-used in one of two applications: energy savings or voltage stabilization during peak demand times. Sitras SES.

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US DOE Awards More than $47M in Recovery Act Funding to Advance Smart Grid Development; New Smart Grid Report and Smart Grid Clearinghouse

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The US Department of Energy delivered more than $47 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight projects to further smart grid demonstration projects in seven states. The $47 million in new Recovery Act awards will support existing projects that are advancing demonstration-scale smart grid technologies. Smart grid supports EV and PHEV deployment through real-time pricing structures and bi-directional metering.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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As this proportion grows, however, the basic dilemma associated with these renewable energy sources remains: first, electricity cannot always be supplied when it is required and second, on sunny days and in high-wind conditions, there is often a lack of capacity for storing the energy generated.

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Scuderi Group to build and to install LPG-powered split-cycle generator with compressed air storage capability

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The signing of the agreement begins the process of building and installing the first LPG-powered Scuderi power generator and energy storage systems. According to the agreement, Scuderi Group will build and install the power generation units at the Association’s San Juan headquarters and adjoining elderly care facility and at other locations around the island include buildings in Trujillo Alto, Ponce, and Maunabo. Scuderi split-cycle engine in power generator/CAES application.

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Hokkaido Elec to invest in 60 MWh redox flow battery for grid storage

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to bolster its grid capacity amid rapid growth in power generation using renewable energy. When applying storage batteries for the purpose of providing a stable supply of renewable energy, they are required to be (1) available for storing bulk energy (high output, large capacity), (2) available for state of charge (SOC) management, (3) highly responsive, and (4) available for short-term, high-output operations. The Nikkei reports that Hokkaido Electric Power Co.

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Whole Foods Market Installs Coulomb Technologies Charging Station

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Whole Foods Market, the largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with more than 270 stores throughout North America and the UK, has installed its first Coulomb ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for Electric Vehicles (EV). The charging station is located at Whole Foods Market flagship store in Austin, Texas.

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AREVA and Schneider Electric sign a strategic partnership agreement on grid energy storage using hydrogen fuel cells

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Both groups will combine their expertise in order to design and propose energy storage solutions that guarantee the reliability of electrical grids for isolated sites and areas where access to power is limited. This is used to store hydrogen and oxygen from water electrolysis during periods of low energy demand in order to produce electricity during peak consumption periods.

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Saft supplying nearly 1 MWh of Li-ion batteries to Green Charge Networks to support NYC Smart Grid Demonstration Program

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Green Charge Networks (GCN) has selected Saft to support its role in a $92-million Smart Grid Demonstration Project led by New York’s Consolidated Edison, Inc. Green Charge Networks (GCN) is a smart grid, and energy storage and management technology company, with a particular expertise in electric vehicle charging. Installation is slated to begin in March of this year.

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Mitsubishi Heavy to supply 500 kWh (normal) containerized Li-ion energy storage system to power grid of Orkney Islands

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MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand. The energy storage system will be installed at SHEPD’s Kirkwall Power Station. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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Endesa develops prototype charger enabling electric vehicle to return power to the grid; hoping for deployment by 2020

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Endesa, Spain’s largest utility, has developed a prototype V2G (Vehicle to Grid) charger that enables electric vehicles to return stored power to the grid. Connection of the EV to the grid has been carried out using models that are compatible with the established standards, so that this system can be tested in all commercial vehicles equipped with this technology. These projects also evaluate the impact of a large-scale introduction of EVs on the power grid.

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Saft Supplying Li-ion Storage for ABB SVC Light Grid System

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The technology can play an important role in integrating renewables into the grid. It compensates for fluctuations in the voltage and current of an electric grid, thereby allowing more power to flow through the network while maintaining safety margins and increasing stability. It can be a key enabler in the development of more reliable and smarter grids.”. Fast reactive power control means that grid voltage and stability can be controlled quickly.

2010 196

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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Working with a group of nearly 100 BMW i3 drivers, selected from approximately 400 applicants, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to optimizing electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. The benefit to PG&E of more efficient use of existing power grid resources through EV charging management is passed on in the form of monetary incentives to program participants.

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Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products. The xStorage Home system can draw energy from the sun or from the grid; the xStorage Home system can also enable customers to sell energy back to the grid—an opportunity that is expected to be offered by energy companies in the future. xStorage Home units will be priced starting at €3,500 (US$3,725) excluding VAT and installation costs for a power capacity of 3.5

2016 196

LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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The Eguana power control system manages system power flow and handles the core power conversion functions—AC→DC and DC→AC—as well as connectivity with power grid. The AC Battery is pre-integrated and fully certified, and requires only a grid connection and a dispatch signal to provide a fully functional and durable energy storage installation to the consumer. Batteries Smart Grid Solar

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PNNL study outlines requirements for grid storage, reviews four electrochemical energy storage systems: vanadium redox flow, Na-beta, Li-ion and lead-carbon

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There appears to be general agreement on the needs of electrical energy storage (EES) for the electrical grid, given the current trend toward increasing penetration of renewable energy, demands to improve power reliability and quality, along with implementation of smart grids, according to a new report by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This movement creates and stores energy.

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Nissan to launch the “LEAF to Home” V2H power supply system with Nichicon “EV Power Station” in June

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The Nichicon EV Power Station unit enables electricity stored in the lithium-ion batteries onboard a Nissan LEAF to be sent to an ordinary home by connecting the car to the home’s electricity distribution panel with a connector linked to the LEAF’s quick charging port. The EV Power Station system is similar in size to an external air-conditioning unit, can be installed outdoors, and conforms to the CHAdeMO protocol for EV quick chargers. LEAF to Home with EV Power Station.

2012 308

Kokam deploys 30 MW, 11.4 MWh energy storage system in Australia

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MWh of energy storage to be installed in a 40 foot container, compared to 3 MWh of energy storage for standard NMC batteries, allowing more energy to be stored in a smaller space. Australia Batteries Smart GridKokam Co., Ltd, successfully deployed for Alinta Energy, a leading Australian utility, a 30-megawatt (MW) system / 11.4-megawatt hour (MWh) Energy Storage System (ESS), the largest lithium-ion battery deployed for industrial application in Australia.

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Toyota develops vehicle-to-home (V2H) power system; testing begins at the end of year

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A 100 VAC inverter onboard the Prius PHV converts stored power into AC suitable for home use, while power flow is controlled according to communication between vehicle, charging stand and the home. With this method, low-carbon electricity generated from regional or home solar generators, or low-cost late night electricity, can be stored in a vehicle’s drive battery and then used to supply power to the household during peak consumption times. Energy management with the V2H system.

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