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ESS Inc. Appoints Michael R. Niggli as Board Chairman, Adds Tim Neville as VP of Operations

September 13, 2018

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Portland

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Oregon

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United States

 ESS Inc., a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, announced that it has appointed energy executive Michael R. Niggli, an ESS Inc. Board member since 2016, to the position of Chairman. The company also hired Tim Neville as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Niggli brings to the Chairman’s role more than 40 years of senior executive experience in the energy industry. He began his career at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in 1971, where he held many positions within the utility’s electricity and gas operations, fuels acquisition, project management and customer service operations. Mr. Niggli

RELiON Battery Launches New Lithium Product Line Specifically Designed for Cold Temperature Charging

September 13, 2018

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Fort Mill

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SC

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United States

RELiON, a leading global manufacturer of lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4), today introduced a new technology that solves the problem of charging in freezing weather, while also making lithium batteries safer and more practical for low-temperature use. The new RB100-LT (a 12V 100Ah LiFePO4 battery) is the first model in in their new Low Temperature Series line of products. The first LiFePO4 battery of its kind, RELiON’s LT Series batteries can safely charge at temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F). The system features proprietary technology which draws power from the charger itself, requiring no additional components. “RELiON’s new line of low-temperature

Energy Storage to Play Key Role in Reaching California Target of 100% Zero-Emission Electricity by 2045 and Beyond

September 11, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, applauds Governor Jerry Brown and the California State Legislature for passing landmark Senate Bill (SB) 100, which sets the largest-scale zero-emission electricity targets ever established for a U.S. state. From November 6-8 in Pasadena, California, ESNA sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees will gather to demonstrate that the energy storage industry is ready with technology and deployment solutions to successfully support a zero-emission grid. Since 2010, California has procured more than 1,500 MW of new energy storage capacity; North American energy users and utilities

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA highlights the latest in Resistance Welding, Pulsed Arc Welding and Laser Processing Equipment for battery pack manufacturing at The Battery Show 2018

September 7, 2018

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MONROVIA, CA – AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems, will highlight its latest equipment selections for battery manufacturing applications at The Battery Show, to be held September 11-13, 2018, in Novi, Michigan. On display in Booth #2054: the soon-to-be released CD-V Series capacitive discharge (CD) welding power supplies with TL-V weld heads, the MacGregor PA-200-TR pulsed arc welder with a hand-held TR-16 welding torch, and the LMWS workstation paired with the LMF70-HP pulsed fiber laser for marking and welding. As part of Battery Show’s Product Showcase, AMADA

Lithium Werks and Super B agree to merge to enable global energy transition

September 5, 2018

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Hengelo

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Netherlands

Energy management company Lithium Werks (www.lithiumwerks.com), known for its Nanophosphate™ Cells and its smart lithium-ion modules, is merging with fellow lithium battery developer and producer Super B (www.super-b.com). The new global company serves over 1,000 customers in nearly 50 countries and offers jobs to over 550 employees. With more than 400 patents for lithium technology, the company is a leading player when it comes to technical knowhow. Earlier this year, Lithium Werks acquired the assets of the former Valence Technology, Inc, and the Industrial business of A123 Systems, LLC. The new Dutch company Lithium Werks B.V. as such is a

New R&D campus at Technology Base in Twente

September 5, 2018

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Hengelo

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Netherlands

Energy management company Lithium Werks B.V. (www.lithiumwerks.com) has announced that it will build a major clean energy research and development (R&D) campus at Twente Airport. “In order to achieve a real transition, from fossil fuels to renewables, energy has to be available in the right place and at the right time,” said the initiator Kees Koolen, chairman of the board, Lithium Werks. “Over the next five years, we will recruit some 2,000 people to develop clean energy technologies at the campus.” Lithium Werks, which has supplied 200 million battery cells to more than 1,000 customers in 50 countries, currently produces

Quest Introduces the TELSEC® MP2, the next generation product to meet the Broadband & Telecom Critical Infrastructure monitoring requirements

September 4, 2018

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Palmetto

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Florida

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United States

Quest Introduces the TELSEC® MP2, the next generation product to meet the Broadband & Telecom Critical Infrastructure monitoring requirements Quest Controls, Inc. is pleased to introduce the TELSEC® MP2 to provide control and alarm monitoring for all the assets in a Cable or Telecom Headend, Hub, OTN, Hub, Central Office, Data and Switching Center, and Remote Site. The compact intuitive system will monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, intrusion, DC power plants, generators, fuel level, energy usage, and other critical systems found in critical remote equipment sites. The MP2 has 32 universal inputs which support monitoring temperature, contact closures

Introducing Tydrolyte, a Better Performing, Less Toxic, Drop-In Replacement for Sulfuric Acid in Lead Batteries

August 28, 2018

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Austin

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TX

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United States

Introducing Tydrolyte, a Better Performing, Less Toxic, Drop-In Replacement for Sulfuric Acid in Lead Batteries Offers critical performance improvements required to reduce system cost and improve efficiency in stop/start, hybrid electric vehicles and other applications Tydrolyte LLC is introducing its patent-pending, novel, safe, and superior performing electrolyte solution for automotive, motive, and stationary storage lead battery manufacturers. Tydrolyte™ is a less toxic drop-in replacement for toxic sulfuric acid in lead batteries. A whitepaper with independent test results available at www.Tydrolyte.com demonstrate the potential of this breakthrough material to increase battery life, battery efficiency and charge acceptance. These are critical performance

SBS, LLC Announces New Partnership: Power Sales Group, Inc.

August 27, 2018

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Menomonee Falls

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Wisconsin

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United States

Storage Battery Systems, LLC has announced its partnership with Power Sales Group, Inc., (PSG) a manufacturer’s representative firm specializing in sales of medium-voltage and high-voltage equipment to electric utilities, industrials, and specialized contractors in the Northeastern United States. PSG will represent SBS’s complete line of Stationary / Standby Power products and Battery Test Equipment. Their goal is to provide the right solutions, deliver unparalleled customer service and promote the features and benefits SBS products offer. The states covered by PSG are: New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to Mike Hagen, SBS VP

Energy Storage North America 2018 Conference Program to Showcase the Future of Power and Transportation

August 21, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Pasadena, Calif. – August 21, 2018 – Energy Storage North America(ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, has released its full Conference and Expo program, which will explore and illuminate the role of energy storage at the intersection of the power and transportation industries.   “North America’s energy storage market is currently the hottest energy storage market in the world, with unprecedented opportunity,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair. “This year, ESNA will highlight the growth and transformation of the industry as storage is integrated into the global energy ecosystem in various applications,

Graphene nanotubes boost battery life and energy density

August 8, 2018

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Columbus

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OH

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United States

To enable EV transportation, as announced by the majority of automakers, the energy density of Li-ion batteries needs to be significantly improved. LIB manufacturers from all over the world have a shared goal of reaching an energy density of 300 Wh/kg by 2020. The solution arises from advanced nanotechnology: TUBALL graphene nanotubes able to improve LIB performance, finally meeting strict EV requirements. This breakthrough technology will be presented at booth #1602 at the Battery Show in Novi, Michigan. Among advanced anode materials for Li-ion batteries, silicon–carbon (Si/C) anodes demonstrate great potential due to their high capacity. However, there are still

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head

August 2, 2018

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Boston

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Ma

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United States

AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA Highlights KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head Extensively proven for hermetic sealing applications in industrial environments around the world MONROVIA, CA – AMADA MIYACHI AMERICA INC., a leading manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, highlights the KN-II Series Pneumatic Weld Head, a robust, low maintenance weld head ideal for opposed electrode welding applications that require fast follow-up to prevent material expulsion. The KN-II is also a good choice for welding ring or annular projections with a perimeter length ranging from 0.40 to 7.0 inches and for microelectronic cap welding applications

Saft to supply complete onboard battery systems for all new Boeing 777 twin-engine airliners

July 19, 2018

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Paris

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France

Boeing has awarded Saft a contract to fit all its new 777 and 777X airliners with onboard rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery systems comprising ULM ultra-low maintenance EverskyTM batteries combined with a dedicated charger. The new Saft battery system is designed to offer Boeing 777 operators superior performance and a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) due to extended maintenance intervals. Customers can retrofit existing 777 airplanes with these new systems distributed by Boeing Global Services subsidiary Aviall.   The 777 contract, which will apply to all new aircraft delivered from the first quarter of 2019, is Saft’s first direct contract with

Nominations Open for Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards

July 18, 2018

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Pasadena

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California

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United States

Pasadena, Calif. – July 18, 2018 –Energy Storage North America(ESNA) today issued a call for nominations for the 2018 ESNA Innovation Awards, which are presented annually for innovation, excellence and impact in energy storage.   Key evaluation criteria include project innovation, impact on transforming the storage ecosystem, opening new markets, tapping into multiple value streams, overcoming operational challenges, and increasing reliability, efficiency and resilience across the power grid.   Eligible projects must be sited in North America, as well as installed and fully operational on or before September 1, 2018.   Nominations will be accepted in three categories:   In-Front-of-the-Meter

Mercedes Benz-Daimler, Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Corporation discuss their e-mobility strategies and the move towards electric vehicles

July 11, 2018

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London

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Other

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United Kingdom

Regarded as a leader for innovation in mobility, Daimler’s battery research and development expert, Benedikt Friess, will share battery development and Daimler’s e-mobility strategy at Argus Batteries in Automotives, which is being held on 18-19 September in Wiesbaden, Germany. The live on-stage interview will explore Daimler’s focus on the drive towards e-mobility. Benedikt will also examine current challenges in finding the optimal balance between energy density, operational stability and cost-efficiency for batteries and will discuss how this fits in with Daimler's strategy for reducing battery cost. The latest developments in electric vehicle technology, and how European car manufacturers are changing strategies

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron

July 11, 2018

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Burlington

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New Jersey

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United States

Cementex Announces Insulating Rubber Apron Ideal for technicians working on or around battery storage systems Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of its insulating rubber apron, ideal for working on or around battery storage systems. The apron is a good choice for technicians who have to reach over energized conductors to perform standard maintenance. With a base material of Cementex Class 0 Roll Blanket, the apron is composed of high-strength fabric reinforced Type II rubber. Highly puncture- and tear-resistant, the Cementex insulating rubber apron is also flame-resistant (self-extinguishing) and oil- and ozone-resistant. Designed, manufactured, and

Saft joins exclusive group of 100-year-old technology companies

June 29, 2018

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Paris

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France

Saft, the French industrial battery manufacturer, this year joins an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more. Founded in 1918, Saft made its name providing highly specialized batteries for uses from transportation to energy storage and from space exploration to the Internet of Things. More than 3,000 customers worldwide rely on Saft batteries for their long life and ability to function in the most extreme conditions. "Saft has been a world leader in battery technology since its inception," said Ghislain Lescuyer, chief executive officer of Saft. "We are exceptionally proud of our history and

Cementex Announces Fully Non-Conductive Fiberglass Measuring Tools

June 26, 2018

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Boston

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MASSACHUSETTS

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United States

Cementex Announces Fully Non-Conductive Fiberglass Measuring Tools Unaffected by environmental changes and retains shape when wet Burlington, NJ – Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces the availability of fully non-conductive fiberglass measuring tools. Available are a 33-inch measuring tape and a 6-foot measuring stick. These 100 percent non-conductive measuring tools completely eliminate the potential for one of the most common causes of arc flash and contact with energized conductors – inadvertent contact with metal measuring tools. Because they are fiberglass and not wood, these measuring tools are not affected by environmental changes – even if they get wet, they will

Techsil Launch Innovative Tapes Range for Electrical Vehicles

June 20, 2018

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Bidford-on-Avon

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Warks

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United Kingdom

There is no denying that electric and hybrid vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, being cheap to run, quiet and smooth to drive. Automotive manufacturers are keen to improve the power to weight ratio by using lighter materials such as composites and weight saving bonding, joining and fixing solutions.   Adhesive tapes offer an attractive alternative to traditional mechanical fastening methods and have a key role to play in the manufacture of electric cars, vans and public vehicles. From structural bonding tapes and anti-noise tapes to prevent rattles and squeaks through to closed cell foam tapes to provide waterproof seals

Lithium Werks and Endrich agree pan-Asian battery distribution deal

June 19, 2018

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Austin

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TX

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United States

“Demand for lithium batteries from Asian customers has been strong for a long time, but even so, we’ve seen nothing yet. We expect an enormous uptick in demand in the years ahead,” said T. Joseph Fisher III, CEO and co-founder of Lithium Werks. “With its unrivalled knowledge of Asian markets, Endrich is a trusted supplier to a number of tier-one ODMs (original design manufacturers) and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). “Together, we will continue to develop ever closer relationships with customers in markets such as Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and, not least, China, where we are preparing to build a lithium

BCMS-PRO Scalable Battery Charger & Management System with Data Storage, Analysis & Reporting

June 15, 2018

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Rathdrum

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Idahao

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United States

VPW introduces the Venom BCMS-PRO, a next-generation Battery Charging & Management System (BCMS). The 720 Watt / 4-Bay 6U / 19 inch rack-mount system provides one-touch charging and capture of historical battery data for actionable health statistics of your batteries. The BCMS-PRO houses four hot-swap battery trays capable of charging at 2.5-26.1 VDC and 0.1-22 AMPS (not to exceed 180 Watts) with an LED charging indicator. Each battery tray is thermally conductive with internal fan and can be configured to fit practically any battery package and chemistry. Over Temp / Over Voltage / Over Current / Cell Imbalance circuits with

Join Greentech Media at Grid Edge Innovation Summit

June 7, 2018

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San Francisco

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CA

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United States

Five years ago, we came up with the term "Grid Edge" to describe the shift of the electric sector toward distributed energy and the technologies driving this change. We took a chance on creating an entire research sector of the company around this term and boy, we're glad we did. Through the years, we've seen a funnel of breakthrough or game changing technology and innovation that seeks to redefine how business gets conducted across the electricity value chain. This year, we're crafting an event to explore how frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and Blockchain will impact the

Exro Technologies Inc. and Lithium Werks Announce Collaboration

June 7, 2018

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Vancouver

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BC

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Canada

Energy management company Exro Technologies and battery and portable power solutions group Lithium Werks have agreed to collaborate to improve the way batteries are controlled under variable conditions. “We will combine our technologies to develop flexible battery voltage input and output solutions for applications ranging from large scale energy storage for the grid, to everyday consumer goods,” said Mark Godsy, CEO of Exro Technologies. Exro’s software technology allows for constant monitoring and manipulation of energy inflows and outflows, at rates of up to 100k manipulations per second.  The goal is total control of the flow of energy, in effect allowing better, more

CORE SWX BATTERIES INCREASE CYCLE RATINGS TO 2,000

May 30, 2018

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Plainview

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New York

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United States

PLAINVIEW, NY, MAY 30, 2018 ─ Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces the cycle ratings of its Nano98, Hypercore Slim 98 (HCS-98) and Hypercore 9 (HC9) Mini battery packs have all doubled, allowing for 2,000 cycles. Core is the only battery manufacturer in today’s market delivering results of this scale. Battery cells naturally age, which results in a gradual reduction in capacity over time. Core SWX’s proprietary battery management firmware assures the cells employed are always balanced and at an optimal state to withstand continuous operation for extended periods of time while maintaining service life. With

Core SWX Launches "Core Driven" Microsite to Spotlight Leading Video Industry Professionals

May 23, 2018

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Plainview

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New York

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United States

PLAINVIEW, NY, MAY 23, 2018 - Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces the launch of its Core Driven microsite, dedicated to its Core Driven Ambassador Program, which is comprised of some of the most talented, leading professionals within the professional video industry. The microsite showcases Core's ambassador directors, cinematographers, filmmakers and camera operators with individual profile pages. Each page provides a banner, brief professional biography, a film reel of their latest work, a list of the gear they trust for each setup and what Core SWX battery packs they are "driven by" on set. In addition,