Used lithium-ion batteries taken from carmaker Audi’s electric vehicles (EVs) have been repurposed into a ‘second-life’ stationary energy storage system by energy company RWE at a project in Herdecke, Germany.
Two trial projects have been announced where vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage systems will support electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, one in South Korea, the other in Australia.
There are perhaps four or five US states which have become prolific in their deployment of battery energy storage systems, but it’s also interesting to hear about what’s happening in regions where that development is still at an earlier stage.
An order worth US$14 billion placed by carmaker Volkswagen with lithium-ion battery manufacturer Northvolt will have a “significant” impact on the stationary energy storage market, a spokesman for Northvolt has said.
A lithium-ion battery recycling plant is under construction in Norway, focusing initially on electric vehicle (EV) batteries, but the CEO of the company behind it has said that it will also be capable of processing batteries from stationary energy storage systems (ESS).