Battery energy storage system with 50MW capacity goes live

The collaborative project between Pivot Power, Wärtsilä and EDF looks to provide more flexibility and support the UK’s electricity grid

Rock Tech Lithium plans €470m plant in drive for EV batteries

The lithium hydroxide converter is estimated to have a production capacity of 24,000 metric tons per year

Italvolt and ABB strike agreement for gigafactory in Italy

The Italian start-up is building a gigafactory with a 45MWh production capacity for lithium-ion batteries for EVs

Wärtsilä to provide 100MW of energy storage systems for projects in West Midlands

The projects are being developed by Wärtsilä and Pivot Power at sites in Coventry and the outskirts of Birmingham

Canadian Solar wins 45MW energy storage project in Colombia

The project will be one of the first in the South American country

Australia unveils plans for first lithium-ion battery gigafactory

Almost 1,700 jobs are forecast to be created during the construction and operational phases of the project

Celestial supercharge! NASA broadcasts spacewalks for space station’s energy upgrades

Astronauts will replace ageing nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries

PG&E to launch five energy storage projects totalling 423MW in California

The projects are focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing the Californian grid’s reliability

EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have jointly won the 2019 award as recognition for their vital roles in developing the technology