February 19th, 2016
This week’s TOP 5 includes a 15MWh project with second life EV batteries in Germany, a 1MWh project at Schneider’s facility in Massachusetts, the shipping of Sonnen’s 10,000th battery, a successful fundraise by the French storage start-up Kemwatt, and a grant received by Arotech in order to develop its grid-scale flow battery.

Top 5

  1. Daimler’s subsidiary ACCUmotive and the Hannover AG Stadtwerke are developing a 15MWh lithium-ion energy storage system that will be made out of  second life EV batteries. The energy storage system should come online by the end of 2016.
  1. Schneider Electric announced that it is building a project with 400kW of PV and a 1MWh storage system. Schneider will provide the components and signed a 20-year PPA with Duke Energy and REC Solar who will own and operate the project. »
  1.  Sonnen announced that it has shipped its 10,000th battery this week, a vast majority of which is installed in Germany.
  1. Ionwatt, the French start-up developing an innovative redox-flow battery based on organic molecules, has completed a fundraising round of €1.2 m and changed its name to become Kemwatt.
  1. Arotech Corporation announced that its Power Systems Division has received an additional grant of $720,000 from the Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for its grid storage flow battery program.

Best Regards,