June 26th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes 24M emerging from stealth mode, a partnership between SunEdison and Green Charge Networks, a 20B$ investment plan in India, a market expectation of 100m€ for the French Islands’ RFP, and a 1,2MW battery project in Finland.

Top 5

  1. 24M, a A123 spinout, unveiled its new Li-ion technology based on semi-solid electrodes. It claims it could bring the price of Li-ion batteries down to 100$/kWh, with increased performances.
  1. « SunEdison signed a partnership with behind-the-meter battery startup Green Charge Networks. Under the strategic agreement, the two companies will jointly market and develop solar-storage projects, each providing its own low- or no-cost financing »
  1. Softbank, a Japanese telco, plans to invest 20B$ in India, and announced the formation of a joint venture to be named SBG Cleantech, with Taiwan-based manufacturing services provider Foxconn Technology Group and Indian business conglomerate Bharti Enterprises. The firm « will focus on India’s grid, wind, solar and possibly even storage solutions. »
  1. The latest RFP in the French islands for 50MWp of PV should result in a volume of more than 50MWh of storage. The expected market is thus around 100m€ for this RFP only. Proposals have to be submitted before November 20th, 2015. (Published by Clean Horizon, in English and German 😉 )
  1. « Landis+Gyr, a member of Japan’s Toshiba Group, will supply Finland with a 1.2 MW – 0.6MWh SCiB lithium-ion BESS to be integrated into the Kalasatama district’s smart energy system. The goal is to test new opportunities presented by megawatt-scale storage facilities. Around €2 million is being invested in the storage facility, which should be commissioned next spring. »

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