May 30rd, 2014
This week’s “Top 5” includes new products for UET and Princeton Power Systems, a joint venture in France, a large battery project announced in Germany, and some research news coming from the UK.
Clean Horizon’s team will be on the road next week! Michaël Salomon will be in Washington D.C. for the ESA conference, and Yann Briand will attend the Intersolar conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. We would be delighted to catch up, please contact us!
1. UET announced the commercial launching of its 500 kW / 4 hours Vanadium flow battery UNI.System. The battery uses a new Vanadium chemistry that allows a wider temperature range (-40oC to 50oC).
2. Princeton Power Systems announced the commercial availability of its BIGI-250, a 250 kW battery-integrated inverter.
3. French article – Areva will build a joint venture with CETH2, a French PEM Electrolyzer start up. The new company, also financed by ADEME, will be called Areva H2-Gen.
4. German article – German largest battery – a 10MW/ 5MWh lithium-Ion system – will be built in 2014/2015, starting next month, by Energiequelle GmbH in Feldheim, Brandenburg. This research project has a €13Mio budget with 40% subsidized.
5. University of Manchester conducts research on integration of graphene inside batteries and supercaps.