The Energy Storage Report 2024

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March 8, 2023
The second life energy storage market is about to enter a consolidation phase, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Energy tells Energy-Storage.news.
March 6, 2023
The power solutions arm of manufacturing firm Volvo Group has expanded into the battery energy storage system (BESS) market, launching a sub-system product initially in the US and Europe.
February 6, 2023
Some organisations consulted for a UK government study believe that the safety of second life EV batteries in residential energy storage “can never be guaranteed” while others believe an enabling framework is possible.
January 25, 2023
Gigawatt-hours of used EV batteries are now hitting the market, and California-based Element Energy claims it has the ideal BMS platform to scale second life energy storage technology.
January 16, 2023
A handful of companies are trying to get in early and design and deploy ‘second life’ energy storage units using EV batteries ahead of an expected boom in supply in the second half of the 2020s.
January 5, 2023
An evaluation of 2022 and predictions for the coming year from German battery storage developer and system integrator ECO STOR, and UK-based second life energy storage firm Connected Energy.
December 23, 2022
We caught up with Mike Ferry, president of California-based second life energy storage firm Smartville Inc.
December 14, 2022
California-based firm Element Energy has raised a US$28 million Series B to accelerate its proprietary BMS-enhanced second life energy storage solution, with 2.5GWh of modules secured already.
December 8, 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided US$7.9 million for a 50MWh battery energy storage project using second life EV batteries in the ERCOT, Texas market, by Element Energy and NextEra Energy Resources.
November 30, 2022
Finland and California-based second life energy storage firms Cactos and Smartville Inc have raised nearly US$10 million to commercialise systems using repurposed Tesla EV batteries – we talk to both company founders.

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