September 4th, 2015
This week’s “Top 5” includes a $6.18 million contract by the DOE for Saft to develop a new battery, the acquisition of Seeo by Bosch, Eos planning to expand internationally next year, a 500 kW flywheel project in Kenya for ABB and a partnership between Aquion and Eguana.
- « Saft America Inc. announced it received a competitively bid, $6.13 million award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for 12-volt stop-start battery technology development. The contract includes a 50 percent cost-share by Saft. »
- « Bosch has acquired Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo. Seeo has been attempting to move from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathodes towards nickel cobalt aluminium (NCA) to keep ahead of competition. »
- Eos Energy Storage is planning to expand internationally in the second half of 2016 and is looking at opportunities in Australia, India, South Africa and Europe.
- ABB has won an order from Socabelec East Africa Ltd. to design, supply and install a 500kW PowerStore flywheel-based microgrid stabilization solution for the Marsabit wind farm in northern Kenya.
- « Aquion Energy and Eguana Technologies announced a technology partnership. Under the partnership, the companies will jointly market and support the combined solution to system integrators, OEMs, and other companies deploying energy storage systems. »