The Biggest U.S. Battery Is 16 Years Old

The biggest battery in America has been quietly at work for almost 16 years in a far more remote corner of America: a warehouse in central Alaska. The 46-megawatt battery, in Fairbanks, uses a chemistry that’s largely gone the way of fax machines. It’s old enough that its operators can’t find replacement parts for some components. But it still works, keeping the lights on in the city of 32,000 near the Arctic Circle, preventing 59 blackouts last year alone.

Kokam Wins 40 MWh of Battery Storage Contracts in South Korea

November 29 – South Korean firm Kokam Co Ltd has secured orders to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems linked to solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Korea. Kokam, a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions, said on Wednesday that the capacity is split between two projects totalling 12 MWh and 28 MWh, respectively. It is expected to be put on stream by the end of this year.