Energy Storage News

Guidehouse: Energy storage to support electric vehicle charging could reach 1,900MW by 2029
Energy Storage News - 4 August 2020 
The EV and storage firm has combined the two technologies at a number of sites, but its most recent is the Oxford Energy Superhub project. This has seen a hybrid 50MW lithium-ion and 2MW vanadium redox flow energy storage system developed by Pivot and Invinity with plans for electric vehicle chargers, including 20 rapids between 50kW and 150kW and 30 fast chargepoints (7kW+). Read More

‘World’s only’ home vanadium battery storage provider Voltstorage nets €6 million funding
Energy Storage News - 31 July 2020 
Voltstorage claims that its recyclable and non-flammable battery systems, which also enable long cycle life of charging and discharging without degradation of components or electrolyte, can become a “highly demanded ecological alternative to the lithium technology”. Its battery system, called Voltstorage SMART, was launched in 2018 and comes with 1.5kW output and 6.2kWh capacity. The company also claims that around 37% less CO2 is emitted in the production of its systems versus comparable lithium-ion storage. Read More

Realising the transition to green energy, through renewables and the vanadium redox flow battery
Energy Storage News - 28 July 2020
While we do acknowledge the challenges faced as a result of COVID-19, we cannot afford to lose sight of the opportunity renewable energy and energy storage solutions, such as the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) present. The VRFB is a sustainable and scalable energy storage battery that is powered by vanadium electrolyte liquid solution to store and release large amounts of energy over long periods of time. Additionally, the VRFB is able to discharge 100% without any damage to the battery and provides users with a guaranteed uninterrupted power supply. Read More

51MWh vanadium flow battery system ordered for wind farm in northern Japan
Energy Storage News - 20 July 2020
Sumitomo Electric will begin constructing the 17MW / 51MWh vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) system on the island of Hokkaido during this Japanese financial year (JFY), capable of storing energy for three hours and connected to the wind farm. The project will be completed by the end of March 2022. Read More

Shrimp shells to produce electrodes for large storage batteries - 1 July 2020
A project by Spanish researchers and other collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests the use of chitin from shrimp shells to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries. The results of the work have recently been published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Read More

UK's Pivot Power sees first battery on line by 2021
Argus Media - 26 June 2020
The Cowley battery will be co-located with a 2MW/5MWh Vanadium flow battery operated by storage firm redT. The batteries will be connected to the transmission network but will also provide power for ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging and heat pumps. It will be a hybrid lithium ion-vanadium flow battery. Read More

The vanadium mines to batteries strategy
Metal Tech News - 17 June 2020
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has positioned itself along the entire vanadium-based energy storage supply chain, from Canadian mineral exploration projects that could provide future supplies of this critical metal, to new technology to sustainably produce battery-grade vanadium, and even developing its own brand of vanadium redox flow batteries. Read More

Invinity sells 1.7MWh new flow storage despite Covid
The Energyst - 15 June 2020
Invinity Energy Systems, the vanadium flow storage company created by the merger of Avalon and RedT, says it has signed orders for 1.7MWh of new sales despite Coronavirus disruption. Invinity Energy Systems, the vanadium flow storage company created by the merger of Avalon and RedT, says it has signed orders for 1.7MWh of new sales despite Coronavirus disruption. Read More

Enel to trial battery innovations on Balearics June 2020
The storage systems will use solid-state lithium battery cells and vanadium redox flow technology and will be integrated with the Son Juny and Son Orlandis solar PV plants in Mallorca. Read More

Technology Metals rises on signing MoU with leading vanadium redox flow battery company
Proactive-20 May 2020
The MoU covers establishing a binding V2O5 offtake agreement and a JV to investigate the opportunity to produce vanadium electrolyte and establish a VRFB manufacturing base in Australia. Read More

‘To allow a zero carbon system, the role of energy storage needs to be understood by everybody’
Energy Storage News-12 May 2020
The Energy Storage Digital Series, an online-only conference and webinar series, produced and hosted by the events division of our publisher Solar Media kicked off yesterday. Here are some highlights and key quotes from opening panel discussion: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future. Read More

Saudi-German Project to Develop Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries
Asharq Al-Awsat-7 May 2020
Saudi petrochemical giant SABIC revealed that it has established a joint venture company to build one of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery factories.
SABIC unit Nusaned Investment has teamed up with German SCHMID Group to develop the vanadium redox flow batteries. Read More

A redox flow battery for MW-sized solar-plus-storage
PV Magazine-29 April 2020
Matt Harper, chief commercial officer of newly-merged British-Canadian vanadium redox flow battery business Invinity Energy Systems has spoken to pv magazineabout the VS3-022 Battery Unit it is marketing for grid scale solar-plus-storage projects and why it may be a better bet than lithium-ion. Read More

Ameresco report touts potential, challenges of flow batteries in military microgrid energy storage
Power Engineering-23 April 2020
Flow battery technology in energy storage could eventually replace or compete with diesel generation and lithium ion as part of a microgrid package but needs to improve on load reliability and cost-competitiveness. Read More

Ameresco Completes First Phase of Department of Defense Funded Flow Battery Investigation
Business Wire, Press Releases-22 April 2020
Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced the completion of phase-one of a multi-stage investigation of how flow battery technology could support microgrids with the Department of Defense (DoD). Read More

‘We had certain pieces of the puzzle’: Matt Harper on the merger that led to Invinity Energy Systems
Solar Power Portal-22 April 2020
The story of Avalon and redT has been ongoing throughout both 2019 and 2020, with the two companies announcing a merger in July 2019 that was set to see the companies create a "leading player" in energy storage. The duo then unveiled their rebrand as Invinity Energy Systems last month, with the completion of the merger. Read More

Avalon founder: Flow storage ‘can be much cheaper than lithium’
The Energyst-30 March 2020
Avalon president Matt Harper believes vanadium-based energy storage can be cheaper than lithium. On a whole life basis, he claims it already is.
Harper, who is also Avalon co-founder and chief product officer, says flow storage’s ability to perform multiple roles without degradation is what will ultimately set it apart. Read More

UK deals for vanadium redox flow merger and electric vehicles announced
PV Magazine-17 March 2020
English partners appear to be in demand with a London-based vanadium flow supplier tying up with a U.S. partner just as an automotive design company in Coventry announces plans for electric and hydrogen vehicle production in the West Midlands. Read More

VanadiumCorp GmbH Completes First Battery Order, Contract and Memorandum of Understanding With Ecosource NV
CISION-17 March 2020
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. is pleased to announce that it's wholly owned subsidiary in Germany, VanadiumCorp GmbH has signed an order and contract for a vanadium redox flow battery system ("VRFB") and a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Ecosource NV ("Ecosource") a Cordeel Group NV company. Both companies plan to jointly manufacture VRFBs and share a vision to develop integrated clean energy solutions. Read More

More efficient solar power generation with two-sided tracking systems
Digi-Key-16 March 2020
Deline and his team also paired the PV array with two Avalon Battery vanadium redox flow batteries. The batteries store energy generated during the day and make it available for use during higher evening demand. Read More

Energy storage merger to drive vanadium flow battery market
Smart Energy-17 March 2020
UK-based redT energy and US-based Avalon Battery Corporation have announced that they will merge, subject to shareholder approval, to become a global leader in vanadium flow batteries.
They aim to become key competitors to existing lithium-ion technology in the rapidly growing global energy storage market. Read More

To Invinity and beyond: RedT and Avalon merger set to complete
The Energyst-16 March 2020
Vanadium redox flow storage companies RedT and Avalon have agreed to complete their merger, subject to shareholder consent. The combined business will be called Invinity Energy Systems. Read More

RedT Energy gets green light to start work on Oxford battery storage project
StockMarketWire-9 March 2020
Energy storage company RedT Energy said it had received a go-ahead from EDF Renewables to start work on the the Energy Superhub Oxford project. RedT said manufacturing of 5MWh of vanadium redox flow batteries for the project could now commence. Read More

Bushveld Minerals forms new vanadium financing partnership with redT
Proactive-9 March 2020
Bushveld Minerals Ltd (LON:BMN)(OTCMKTS:BSHVF) has signed a joint venture agreement with redT energy PLC (LON:RED) to form a vanadium financing partnership to supply vanadium electrolyte for third party-owned vanadium redox flow batteries in projects developed by redT. Read More

Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs
Mining Weekly-17 February 2020
While the energy transition is gaining a lot of traction, integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo laments that the battery storage narrative is “still dominated by electric vehicles (EVs)”. Read More

China to build ‘Europe’s largest battery storage scheme’ in Wiltshire
The Energyst-5 February 2020
China Huaneng Group is set to complete what it claims will be Europe’s largest battery storage facility by the end of 2020 in Wiltshire.
The project is actually two adjacent 49.9MW sites being developed simultaneously, given planning rules lifting that cap were only relaxed last October. Read More

Memorandum of Understanding With Delectrik Systems Private Limited
Press Release PR Newswire-5 February 2020
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. (TSX-V: "VRB") (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Delectrik Systems Private Limited ("Delectrik").  VanadiumCorp and Delectrik share a vision to develop integrated energy storage solutions through the development of vanadium redox flow battery ("VRFB") technologies. Read More

Korean flow battery company signs JV agreement for 200MWh US factory
Energy Storage News-29 January 2020
KORID Energy Company Limited, a South Korea headquartered developer of VRBs, has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Canada-headquartered Margaret Lake Diamonds, a “technology and strategic metals exploration company”.
Former Governor of New York George Pataki has welcomed the possible siting and construction of a vanadium redox flow battery (VRB) factory in the state. Read More

Australian Vanadium signs vanadium flow battery LoI with two Chinese firms
Energy Storage Publishing-17 January 2020
Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed an agreement with two Chinese firms that could lead to the antipodean mining firm developing a vanadium materials supply chain. Read More

China’s hydro giant tests the limits of PV integration
Ecogeneration-17 January 2020
One of the world’s largest PV power plant operators, China’s HHDC, is pushing the R&D dial so that hybrid clean energy solutions can be understood and actioned. Read More

Okaya Partners With IIT Delhi for “VRFB” Battery Research
Saurenergy-13 Jan. 2020
Okaya Power Group has announced that it has associated with IIT Delhi as an Industry Partner for a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) research project. The VRFB research project is aimed at developing small and medium scale energy storage devices which can play a pivotal role in meeting the future energy demands of India. The scientists in IIT Delhi are involved in the design and development of VRFB, while the engineers in OKAYA are working on battery management system developed for this project. Read More

2019 Energy Storage News