GE And Xtreme Power Form Strategic Alliance To Deliver Energy Storage For The Grid
Advanced grid battery startup Xtreme Power has always said that it's not just a battery chemistry shop, but a one-stop grid energy storage solution, including the software to make it all run smoothly. Looks like General Electric has taken Xtreme up on the offer. Last Monday, GE announced it was tapping the Austin, Texas-based startup for its "Xtreme Active Control Technology" (XACT), and planned to use it to integrate GE's own line of Durathon batteries into grid applications.
Sensors Are Key to Better EV Batteries
New battery chemistries might help to get more electric vehicles on the road. But we still haven't squeezed the optimum performance out of the designs we have, like the good old lithium-ion battery.
Electrovaya Acquires Majority Shares in Miljobil Grenland as, a European Lithium Ion Battery Company
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 -- Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) today announced that it has acquired 71.6% of the shares of Miljobil Grenland AS (MBG), bringing Electrovaya's shareholding to 78.1% of MBG. MBG is based in Porsgrunn, Norway.
Samsung SDI ends electric battery venture with Bosch
South Korean rechargeable battery maker, Samsung SDI Co Ltd, said on Wednesday it would pay $95 million to buy its German partner's 50 percent stake in electric battery maker SB LiMotive Co Ltd, ending a joint venture formed in 2008.
Ambri and Utility-Scale Storage: Another Emerging Story of Government Investment in Energy Innovation
Utility-scale energy storage start-up Ambri is emerging as a potential clean energy game changer, but is also a budding story of the role of government in supporting breakthrough technologies. Its potential impact cannot be overstated. Utility-scale energy storage is critical for making clean energy-produced electricity a viable option everywhere.
ACAL Energy receives funding to boost fuel-cell development
The latest funding round of £3.25m has been raised from existing investors, including clean technology asset management group I2BF, the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental (NWF4E&E) and the PFCC2 (both managed by CT Investment Partners) and SC Green Tech Ventures (Sumitomo's investment arm). Additional contributions were made by smaller investors and by the company's management.
Saft Batteries to offer Modular Li-Ion Solutions for Home Solar
The arena of battery suppliers worldwide is plentiful, all boasting of individual tweaks with Li-Ion battery technology that makes their cells better suited for solar applications than others. And after you have exhausted the forums and blogs, sifting through endless opinions and research you are still left with so many paths to follow. One thing is for sure, Saft batteries have been used throughout the world effectively and as designed for over 30 years.
General Electric and Urban Green Energy Unveil True Social Innovation
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General Electric and Urban Green Energy (UGE), a renewable energy technology manufacturer, have joined forces to unveil true social innovation. They have installed the world's first integrated wind-powered charging station for electric vehicles (EV); the Sanya Skypump, which pairs UGE's vertical wind turbines with GE's EV charging technology. The first such charging station has been set up at the headquarters of Cespa, in Barcelona. GE has indicated it will begin to put in stations later this year in the U.S. and Australia at shopping malls, universities and other locations.