Enevate Corporation | September 22, 2023
Enevate and NantG Power, two leading companies at the forefront of battery innovation, enabling high-speed charge and energy density battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets, have recently announced a strategic alliance for the manufacture of a next-gen battery. This strategic alliance leverages their respective expertise in cathode and anode innovations to advance and commercialize a breakthrough silicon-dominant battery technology set to make a significant impact in the fields of transportation, mobility, and beyond.
Through this partnership and licensing agreement, Enevate and NantG Power are poised to deliver groundbreaking solutions that address the escalating demands of the battery market. Their shared objective is to push the boundaries of existing battery technologies while maintaining a strong focus on cost-effectiveness and sustainability. This collaborative effort aims to expand market penetration by democratizing access to affordable and revolutionary next-generation battery technology.
Located in El Segundo, California, NantG Power, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem, is renowned for ultra-high-performance lithium-ion battery cell technology, with a particular emphasis on enhancing energy density and rapid charging capabilities. Its innovative approach employs advanced techniques, such as artificial intelligence and Multiphysics computer modeling, to create tailor-made battery cells that excel in terms of performance, cost-efficiency, and sustainability. NantG Power's ambitious vision includes doubling the current battery performance by focusing on novel anode/cathode nano-materials, 3D ionically and electronically conductive scaffolds, engineered interphases, next-generation electrolytes, improved manufacturing techniques, and enhanced analytics.
To expedite the development and integration of next-generation batteries into electric micromobility, NantG Power and Enevate plan to manufacture these batteries at multiple gigawatt-hour (GWh) capacities. These batteries will be incorporated into products associated with NANT, including heavy-lift drones, electric scooters, and rapid-charge storage systems.
For Enevate, the production license agreement with NantG Power represents a pivotal step toward commercializing their groundbreaking silicon-dominant battery technology. This technology offers up to ten times faster charging compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries while also delivering high energy densities and numerous other advantages, such as enhanced safety, reliable operation in cold climates, and a reduced carbon footprint. Importantly, Enevate's technology seamlessly integrates with state-of-the-art battery manufacturing equipment, eliminating the need for costly new production processes. With its rapid charging capability, Enevate's technology empowers batteries to recharge in as little as five minutes, all while delivering top-tier energy density and performance.
Enevate is a company specializing in the development and licensing of advanced battery technology tailored for electric vehicles (EVs). Its overarching vision entails the realization of EVs capable of charging as swiftly as refueling traditional gasoline-powered cars, all while ensuring accessibility and affordability for a broad spectrum of consumers, thereby expediting the widespread adoption of EVs. The company prides itself on an extensive portfolio comprising 649 patents, both issued and currently in progress. Enevate's pioneering innovations, characterized by the integration of accelerated battery testing and machine learning, revolve around silicon-dominant anodes and cells.
About NantG Power
NantG Power is renowned for its ability to deliver revolutionary battery technology breakthroughs that facilitate the rapid growth of various industries worldwide, encompassing renewable energy storage, the electrification of automobiles, aviation, heavy equipment, consumer electronics, and data centers, among others. The company is dedicated to the intelligent identification, development, and deployment of the most innovative technologies, with a core mission of leaving the world in an improved state compared to its initial condition. This objective is achieved through the utilization of novel materials, inventive designs, and unconventional approaches complemented by world-class data analytics.
Powur PBC | September 11, 2023
Powur PBC, a pioneering platform-based company dedicated to simplifying the journey toward clean energy adoption, has unveiled significant enhancements to its sales enablement and project fulfillment platforms just ahead of its grand annual event for solar sales professionals, Powur World. The company is poised to elevate its sales enablement and project fulfillment platforms, primarily catering to the requirements of solar sales professionals and enterprises. This enhancement encompasses the launch of its integrated Powur Vision proposal system and incorporating advanced enterprise features, along with expanded lead nurturing capabilities, into its platform functionalities.
In pursuit of delivering a fully integrated sales experience for solar professionals and businesses, Powur is launching its proprietary proposal system, Vision, seamlessly integrated into the Powur platform. Previously available in a beta versionin select markets, Vision is now accessible in over 20 states where Powur operates.
As the energy market evolves and solar sales become more intricate, companies aiming to incorporate solar solutions into their offerings or enhance existing solar sales capabilities are increasingly searching for cost-effective, user-friendly sales enablement and fulfillment platforms that enable them to focus on sales instead of back-office tasks and logistics. Powur is responding to this demand by enhancing its enterprise product suite with customizable compensation and margin controls, boosting project profitability.
The team assignment and staff override functionalities help facilitate smoother project management and incentivize team members. Furthermore, recent updates to the enterprise product suite, such as co-branding and an open API, empower companies to establish their own brand identity while leveraging Powur's administrative prowess, procurement power, and top-tier training and enablement resources.
Powur, already equipped with crucial sales enablement features, is fortifying its platform with enhanced lead acquisition, communication, nurturing, and tracking capabilities to boost closing rates. These newly introduced features empower solar organizations and sales professionals to consolidate their pre-and post-sales activities within a single, cost-effective platform, all the while elevating project visibility and control.
At Powur World, an impressive assembly of nearly 1,000 dedicated and skilled solar sales professionals gathered from September 6th to 9th, 2023, to fortify their sales acumen and deepen their understanding of the industry, market dynamics, and product and financing intricacies. Leaders in the solar energy sector, including Enphase, SPAN, Sunnova, SolarEdge, Sungage, Unirac, and Qcells, actively participated in this event. The event's keynote speaker was Robert Richman, co-creator of Zappos, renowned for crafting an unparalleled employee and customer service experience under the Zappos brand.
Earning a consistent place on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for four consecutive years, Powur remains committed to expanding its platform by continually introducing new features, technologies, services, installers, and sales professionals. Powur's platform-centric business model allows for the swift integration of cutting-edge technologies while mitigating risks and costs. By offering premium, cutting-edge clean energy solutions, Powur empowers individuals to gain greater control over their energy consumption through fully customized clean energy solutions for their homes.
About Powur PBC
Powur PBC, founded in 2014 and headquartered in California, is a leading platform-based company dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of solar energy. It stands as the world's first 100% virtual residential solar company in the cloud. Leveraging its innovative platform model, the company possesses the agility required to swiftly respond to the dynamic demands of an ever-evolving solar landscape. At the heart of Powur's mission lies a commitment to making solar energy accessible and affordable to homeowners. The company's unique model ensures cost-effective and tailored solar solutions for homeowners and empowers its extensive network, which comprises thousands of independent sales professionals and regionally specialized installation partners, fostering collaboration and driving progress toward a sustainable energy future.
businesswire | September 29, 2023
Underscoring its commitment to advancing hydrogen technology in the energy industry, Mitsubishi Power has successfully completed the permanent installation of its large-scale electrolyzer at the company’s state-of-the-art Takasago Hydrogen Park in Japan. The unit now operates at full load and in real-world conditions as the long-term validation begins.
The large-scale 5.5 MW single stack pressurized alkaline electrolyzer is being validated in two stages. First, a single unit was installed and tested at the Herøya Industrial Park in Norway; extensive operational parameters were tested and the short-term validation culminated in a 96-hour baseload run of safe and reliable operation. From there the technology is now undergoing long-term validation at a permanent installation in the Takasago Hydrogen Park.
Takasago Hydrogen Park is the world’s first center dedicated to the validation of hydrogen-related technologies. It is designed for the long-term operation of these electrolyzers at one location and under the same conditions as they would operate commercially. Full-scale validation of a technology is a method championed by Mitsubishi Power for more than 30 years and aims to minimize technology risk for customers. The objectives include performance, operations, start-ups, shutdowns, gas quality, safety, and digital control integration.
While this disciplined validation process extends the overall product development schedule, Mitsubishi Power’s philosophy is to invest time to achieve high reliability which translates to fewer troubleshooting issues once the product is commercial, and it helps reduce unplanned downtime for the owner - saving costs, minimizing forced outages, and increasing unit availability.
This electrolyzer design will be used in the production of green hydrogen at North America’s largest hydrogen energy project under construction, the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES Delta) project in Delta, Utah, a joint venture between Chevron and Mitsubishi Power Americas, with equipment arriving on-site starting in fall 2023.
ACES Delta is a utility-scale energy project that will produce, store, and deliver green hydrogen. Scheduled to begin operations in 2025, the ACES Delta project will use renewable energy-powered electrolyzers to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. The green hydrogen produced using electrolysis will be stored in two massive salt caverns, each the size of the Empire State Building, and each capable of storing 150-gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy for dispatch back to the grid when it is needed.
Kent Rockaway, Vice President, Hydrogen Production, Mitsubishi Power Americas, said
These validation units are significant milestones for our electrolyzer technology and a testament to how we approach the development of our products for our customers. The electrolyzers will soon arrive at the ACES Delta project, a benchmark project that will help decarbonize the western U.S., and we are excited to watch its progress.
[Source – Business Wire]
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About Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc.
Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. (Mitsubishi Power) headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, employs more than 2,700 power generation, energy storage, and digital solutions experts and professionals. Our employees are focused on empowering customers to affordably and reliably combat climate change while also advancing human prosperity throughout North, Central, and South America. Mitsubishi Power’s power generation solutions include gas, steam, and aero-derivative turbines; power trains and power islands; geothermal systems; PV solar project development; environmental controls; and services. Energy storage solutions include green hydrogen, battery energy storage systems, and services. Mitsubishi Power also offers intelligent solutions that use artificial intelligence to enable autonomous operation of power plants. Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, MHI is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers with engineering and manufacturing businesses spanning energy, infrastructure, transport, aerospace, and defense
Energy Toolbase | September 20, 2023
Sunstone Credit, a cutting-edge clean energy financing platform that facilitates businesses' transition to solar energy, has announced its integration with Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer, a sales and modeling platform. This strategic collaboration enables seamless access to commercial solar and energy storage financing quotes, revolutionizing how businesses invest in sustainable energy solutions. The integration empowers users with various financing options explicitly tailored to small and medium-sized commercial borrowers. By offering solar loans with borrower-friendly terms and a streamlined application process, Sunstone Credit aims to facilitate cost-effective solar system implementation and electricity generation strategies for businesses.
The company’s offerings align perfectly with the needs of businesses looking to harness the power of solar energy. From solar loans with favorable terms to an efficient application process Sunstone simplifies the path to financing solar projects. Furthermore, this integration supports businesses in implementing a range of sustainable energy solutions, including new roofs, energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and other eco-friendly upgrades. By enhancing the accessibility of clean energy financing, Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase are balanced to drive meaningful change in the commercial solar landscape, empowering businesses to embrace sustainability while reducing operational costs.
Sunstone Credit's integration within Energy Toolbase's ETB Developer platform reshapes the solar financing landscape. This collaboration empowers users to choose the most suitable loan product, initiate the financing process, and closely monitor customer progress. The process is designed for efficiency, with users receiving approval decisions and execution-ready loan documents in a matter of days. Sunstone's approach eliminates traditional obstacles associated with renewable energy financing, making it simpler and more accessible for businesses nationwide.
The partnership between Sunstone Credit and Energy Toolbase signifies a transformative step toward sustainable energy solutions. Through this integration, solar developers gain a powerful tool to model project cost savings and tailor transactions to meet the unique needs of customers and projects. This direct financing option simplifies the workflow for project developers, eliminating the need for multiple applications and expediting every stage, from modeling to financing and project sales. In addition, this joint initiative accelerates the adoption of clean energy solutions, allowing businesses to embrace solar power with ease and affordability while contributing to a more sustainable future.
About Energy Toolbase
Energy Toolbase is a leading software platform offering an integrated suite of solutions for project estimation, storage control, and asset monitoring. The company's cutting-edge technology empowers solar and storage developers, facilitating more efficient project deployment and management. Trusted by over 1,000 distributed energy organizations across the globe, Energy Toolbase's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products are driving innovation and sustainability in the renewable energy sector.