Siemens to buy KACO new energy’s inverter business

KACO new energy manufactures inverters for solar and battery storage applications

US Government opens new battery recycling centre

The Department of Energy has also launched a £4m lithium-ion battery recycling competition

Siemens enters home energy storage market

The Junelight Smart Battery has a total capacity of 19.8kWh

Energy storage company re-energised with £25m Japanese investment

Zenobe Energy is backed by the former boss of National Grid and has around 73MW of operational assets

Shell enters home energy storage market with German acquisition

The announcement comes less than a year after the oil and gas giant made an investment in sonnen

Los Angeles to replace natural gas with renewable energy

It is abandoning its plan to replace three ageing gas plants – Scattergood, Haynes and Harbor – with newer technology

Tata Power plugs in giant energy storage system in India

It is said to be the largest project of its kind in South Asia

Estonian firm lent €12m to commercialise fuel cell tech

It plans to manufacture around two million cells per year, accounting for an electrical capacity of 50MW

Government charges up energy storage sector with £20m boost

BEIS is aiming for up to three demonstration projects to be built and tested by the end of 2021

New research hub for smart meters to be opened

It aims to supply government and consumers with data and advice on using the technology as well as provide a research base for industry and manufacturers