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One battery to rule them all?

By Jason Deign The Tesla Powerwall launch three weeks ago focused attention on energy storage but may also have been a nail in the coffin for non-lithium-ion (Li-ion) technologies. In drastically reducing prices, Tesla removed…


After buying A123 Energy Solutions, Takashi Ohara of NEC talks to Energy Storage Report about his company's plans for grid-scale, grid-edge and domestic battery energy storage in the USA, Europe, Asia and in developing economies, such as Africa and India.

NEC has big plans for energy storage

When NEC announced it was going to pay USD$100m for A123 Energy Solutions, it was clear that the lithium-nanophosphate battery manufacturer was well and truly back after bankruptcy and a spell of developing its business…


In the wake of new lithium-ion battery storage subsidies in Japan, NEC has bought A123's grid energy storage unit. Photo credit: A123 Systems

Energy storage news: 26.03.14

The top energy storage news headlines from our Twitter feed this week. SolarCity has frozen its solar energy storage programme, blaming the reluctance of utilities in California to connect their systems to the grid. NASA and the…


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Japan’s big investment in energy storage

Less than a year ago, and a couple of months after the tsunami-fuelled nuclear crisis that engulfed the country, the Japanese government announced a three-year programme of subsidies for renewables-related technologies. Of this, reports The…


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Wanxiang scoops up A123

Chinese auto giant Wanxiang has beaten US Johnson Controls, Japan’s NEC and German concern Siemens AG to scoop practically all of A123 Systems’ assets in what has become a controversial and politically charged contest. According…