Ecobat | February 21, 2023
On February 20, 2023, Ecobat, a leading battery recycling company, announced that it is building its first North American lithium-ion battery recycling facility, which will mark its third facility overall. Initially generating 10,000 tons approximate of salvaged material yearly, the new facility located in Casa Grande, Arizona, will be expanded to meet the increasing need for lithium-ion battery recycling.
Through diagnostics, sorting, shredding, and material separation, Ecobat Casa Grande will repurpose lithium-ion batteries that have reached their end of life to yield a concentrated black mass made of the valuable materials in the batteries. It will be situated one mile from the established Ecobat Resources Arizona facility that has been producing anodes for 15 years, using cutting-edge technology and a highly skilled workforce. The launch is anticipated for the Q3 of this year.
Ecobat holds prominent ISO certifications in safety and health, environmental, quality, and energy management systems. The company's expansion into the North American market demonstrates its dedication to offering sustainable recycling solutions for advanced battery technology.
CEO of Ecobat, Marcus Randolph, shared, "We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona." He added, "This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the United Kingdom, represents a significant milestone in Ecobat's strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale, similar to our world-leading lead battery recycling business."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Ecobat, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the largest battery recycler in the world. It satisfies vital energy storage requirements by making the battery industry more sustainable and safer for a circular energy economy. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and a network of facilities and service providers, it creates innovative products to meet the ever-increasing demand for more effective and dependable energy storage solutions. With a focus on managing vital resources responsibly, the company operates a closed-loop supply chain, and it is constantly seeking new ways to advance the industry. In the year 2021, its lead battery recycling business fully recycled 70 million car batteries.
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Tigo Energy | February 20, 2023
Tigo Energy, Inc., a company specializing in intelligent solar and energy storage solutions, will introduce the Tigo EI Residential Solar Solution on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at the Genera Energy and Environment Fair in Madrid. Representatives from Tigo's business and engineering divisions will be at the conference to meet up with Spanish PV experts and demonstrate the new Tigo solar-plus-storage system.
Introduced fot the Iberian market, the solution is comprised of Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE products, modular DC-coupled energy storage components, a new collection of single-phase and three-phase inverters, and the Tigo EI Link, which functions as a communications hub and central connection point for all inverter, grid, PV, and battery connections.
Through module-level monitoring, Tigo Energy Intelligence software processes energy data from the EI Residential Storage System, allowing installers to manage and monitor their fleet of customer systems with just a few mouse clicks. Customers of Tigo in the EU will also enjoy industry-leading warranties and a skilled, multilingual support team, ensuring that installers receive optimal support with Tigo products.
Attendees of the Genera Energy and Environment Fair can learn about the EI Residential Solution by joining one of the conference's presentations on February 21st, 22nd and 23rd, hosted by Grupo Noria at booth 8-8B04 and by DSP Solar at booth 8-8D15v. In addition, customers can visit the Genera International Energy and Environment Fair in Ifema, Madrid, from February 21 to 23, 2023, to learn more about the Tigo Flex MLPE product line and the Tigo EI Residential Solar Solution.
About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy, based in Campbell (California), is the global leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), which develops innovative solar power storage and conversion products that provide customers with greater freedom of choice. The Tigo TS4 platform increases solar output, reduces operating expenses, and improves security. When paired with the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) platform, it provides insights at the module, system, and fleet levels to boost solar performance and reduce operating costs. Tigo was founded in 2007 in Silicon Valley to promote the adoption of solar energy. Its global team supports customers whose systems produce gigawatt-hours of safe solar energy on seven continents.
Fluence | February 23, 2023
On February 22, 2023, Fluence Energy, a global leader in energy storage products, services, and cloud-based renewables and storage apps, launched Fluence Mosaic™, an innovative bidding software for grid-scale energy storage and renewable assets, in the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) wholesale power market. Over 350 MW of battery-based energy storage systems will commence operations with Mosaic in 2023. This announcement marks Mosaic™'s first project in ERCOT, with the bid optimization software tailored to the Texas energy market's rules and products.
Mosaic™ will maximize energy and ancillary services bids and offers in ERCOT's electricity market, beginning in 2023, with two assets expected to come online. This is part of a framework agreement with a large power company for its new energy storage assets in ERCOT. Utilizing AI, the solution automates the creation of advanced price projections and optimal hourly and intra-hour (up to 5 minute) bids.
This assists asset owners and traders navigate ERCOT's complex electricity market, enables energy storage systems to respond quickly and effectively to grid requirements, and maximizes market participation revenue. Currently, the solution for ERCOT supports any technology provider's energy storage systems.
Mosaic™ accommodates detailed market rules and real-time data to allow asset owners and traders to optimize participation in wholesale electricity markets and leverage the complete value of their assets. The solution is also available in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) and the California ISO (CAISO) market. Currently, the software is enhancing over 5 GW of clean energy assets worldwide, with a total of over 9 GW awarded or deployed.
Fluence offers two SaaS products as part of the Fluence IQTM Digital Platform: Fluence NisperaTM and Mosaic™, with a combined portfolio of more than 18 GW of contracted or managed assets worldwide. NisperaTM is an asset performance management software powered by AI that lets owners and managers of solar, hydro, wind, and storage assets minimize downtime, uncover hidden performance issues, and maximize energy production.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Fluence is a market leader in energy storage services and products, along with cloud-based software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 40 global markets, the company provides modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive services, and the Fluence IQTM Platform, which offers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage. Fluence transforms the energy industry by helping customers create more sustainable and resilient electric grids.