In a double-whammy of NMC battery news, SolarEdge has started shipping cells from its new South Korea gigafactory while Lechlanché has claimed a breakthrough in environmentally-friendly cell production.
Manufacturing firm Arxada has started producing Prussian blue materials for Natron sodium-ion battery production while US-based Mitra Chem has hired EPC firm Bechtel to design its LFP cathode facility.
A cross-border platform is being created in Europe for the provision of secondary reserve to maintain the grid’s operating frequency, which will be open to energy storage in the coming years. Tanguy Poirot, analyst, and Corentin Baschet, head of market analysis at energy storage specialist consultancy Clean Horizon take a deep dive.
Gone are Europe’s weekly FCR auctions, replaced by daily auctions in a move designed to create greater flexibility and improve international co-operation in these markets in Europe, writes Jean-Paul Harreman of EnAppSys.