Funding and M&A Roundup: Solar Leasing Firm Enpal Raises $322 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Solar Leasing Firm Enpal Raises $322 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Enpal, a German-based solar PV and battery leasing solutions company, secured senior debt commitments of €275 million (~$322 million) from BlackRock, Pricoa Private Capital, and UniCredit. In addition, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
GODI Energy Raises Funds from Blue Ashva to Set Up Supercapacitor & Li-ion Cell Facility

GODI Energy Raises Funds from Blue Ashva to Set Up Supercapacitor & Li-ion Cell Facility

Hyderabad-based energy technology company GODI India has raised funds from Blue Ashva Capital through its Blue Ashva Sampada Fund. The company will use the funds to set up supercapacitor and lithium-ion (Li-ion) cell ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other organizations have found a novel electrolyte that could make it possible for lithium-ion batteries, which now typically ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Ather Energy Begins Electric Two-Wheeler Production at its Hosur Facility

Ather Energy Begins Electric Two-Wheeler Production at its Facility in Tamil Nadu

Indian electric two-wheeler manufacturer, Ather Energy, has commenced operations from its facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Ather has also started deliveries in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad, and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Molten Salt Metal-Air Battery Can Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

Molten Salt Metal-Air Battery Can Extend the Range of Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with six research institutes of China, has designed a new rechargeable battery using salt as a key ingredient to ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Karnataka government has approved ₹224.19 billion (~$3.03 billion) to establish an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing base in the state. It also approved ₹42.40 billion (~$574 million) for two wind-solar ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Large Consumer Electronics Players are Leading Battery Storage Innovations Globally

Large Consumer Electronics Players are Leading Battery Storage Innovations Globally

Asian consumer electronics players and carmakers are driving research and development in the battery and energy storage arena, according to a joint study by the European Patent Office (EPO) and ...
Average Cost of Lithium-ion Battery Cell Likely to Plummet to $100_kWh in 2023_ Report

Average Cost of Lithium-ion Battery Cell Likely to Plummet to $100/kWh in 2023: Report

Average lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell cost will fall below $100/kWh in the next three years, while improved cheaper technologies and economies of scale will drive it down to $73/kWh by ...
China Leads the Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain as Europe Makes Progress_ BNEF Study

China Leads the Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain as Europe Makes Progress: BNEF Study

Chinese lithium-ion battery manufacturers are likely to retain their recently acquired number one position in the next five years. The U.S. and Sweden may emerge third and fourth by 2025, ...
C-MET Seeks Co-funding Partners for Li-ion and Na-ion Battery Cell Manufacturing

C-MET Seeks Co-funding Partners for Li-ion and Na-ion Battery Cell Manufacturing

The Center for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) has invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) from interested parties for collaboration with the Center of Excellence for rechargeable battery technologies (Pre-cell). The ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy
This Machine Learning Algorithm Could Improve Lithium-Ion, Fuel Cell Performance

This Machine Learning Algorithm Could Improve Lithium-Ion, Fuel Cell Performance

Researchers at Imperial College London claim to have developed a new machine-learning algorithm that could improve the design and performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. They claimed that the algorithm would ...
Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced that they have created a sodium-ion battery that can be made with widely and cheaply available ...
Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers at Purdue University, in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and Tufts University, have developed a technique to turn polymers into components for batteries using microwave ...
Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has announced that it has partnered with Phinergy, an Israeli battery manufacturer, to produce metal-air batteries which could potentially be used in electric vehicles ...
Tata Chemicals Sets Up Lithium-Ion Recycling Plant in India

Tata Chemicals Sets Up Lithium-Ion Recycling Plant in India

Tata Chemicals, a company with interests in chemicals, crop nutrition, and consumer products, has entered the battery recycling industry. The company has started commercial operations to recover active cathode materials ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other