Riyadh-based Tdafoq Energy will distribute Indian firm Delectrik Systems’ vanadium redox flow battery products in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets and set up a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.
A consortium of developers has achieved financial close for US$1.3bn in debt facilities for the Red Sea project, a huge resort under construction off the coast of Saudi Arabia which plans to have the largest off-grid battery energy storage system at 1,200-1,300MWh.
A tourism development in Saudi Arabia which will have its own international airport and hopes to attract over a million visitors each year will be 100% powered by renewable energy, with the help of a 1,000MWh battery storage facility.
Construction looks set to begin this year on a factory building flow batteries, as a joint venture (JV) formed by German tech company Schmid Group and Saudi Arabian investment company Nusaned closed the transaction to seal its partnership.
Charges of fraud levelled at Elon Musk after the Tesla CEO recently tweeted his desire to take the company into private ownership have resulted in a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and an agreement that Musk will step down in his other role as chairman of the company’s board.