January 23rd, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes another piece of news from Eos, a new storage association in the UK, some storage R&D news from the US, news from Younicos and strong strategic moves concerning renewables in Spain.
1. Eos announced its Aurora 1 MW / 4 MWh system is available for order at a DC price of $160/kWh. Deliveries will start in 2016. “The Aurora product employs Eos’ patented ZnythTM battery technology that uses a safe aqueous electrolyte and a novel zinc-hybrid cathode”
2. “The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched two new industry bodies – UK Solar and UK Energy Storage – to support the growth and integration of both sectors across the country.”
3. Flow battery design based on quinone developed by a Harvard team has been confirmed by a team of developers at Sustainable Innovations.
4. Younicos hired five experienced executives to increase its storage sales. The executives come from large energy companies such as Enel, GE and Areva.
5. French article – Spanish companies ACS, Abengoa and Acciona will get rid of their renewable activity by creating subsidies and introducing them on the stock exchange. ACS and Abengoa want to get rid of the debt associated with their renewable assets.