This week’s TOP 5 includes the acquisition of Kokam by SolarEdge, a 45 MWh battery system to be installed in Palau by Engie EPS, a partnership between Hecate Energy and InfraRed Capital, a 38.5 MWh battery project by esVolta in California, and a partnership between EDF and Nissan to develop second-life battery projects in the UK.
- Smart energy and inverter company SolarEdge will acquire the South Korean battery manufacturer Kokam.
- Palau has signed a 30-year PPA with Engie EPS for a 35 MW solar power plant coupled with a 45 MWh energy storage system.
- “Hecate Energy and InfraRed Capital Partners have announced a partnership to form a new energy storage company called Hecate Grid, which will develop, build, own and operate utility-scale energy storage projects across North America.”
- “Southern California Edison has selected esVolta to develop, build and operate four energy storage projects totaling 38.5 MWh in Riverside and Ventura counties, the companies reported.”
- EDF Energy is partnering with Nissan to deploy second-life batteries. A first demonstration project should be installed in the UK at an industrial facility to take part in National Grid’s Demand Response Schemes.