ViZn Energy Announces Shutdown, Seeking Investors (Ind. Report)
ViZn Energy Systems
AUstin, Texas-headquartered flow battery technology and energy storage specialist ViZn Energy Systems -- fka Zinc Air -- reports it has "temporarily" laid off all of its 70 employees and ceased operations at its Columbia Falls, Montana facility while it seek major investors.
ViZn's zinc-based redox flow batteries are designed to collect and store energy from renewable sources. In 2016, the firm unveiled the GS200, a grid-scale energy storage system, which was said to be the largest flow battery in North America and Europe.
(Source: ViZn, Flathead Beacon, 23 Mar., 2018) Contact: ViZn Steve Bonner, CEO, Paul Siblerud, VP Marketing, (406) 755-9462, (512) 275-6019 -- Austin Office, www.ViZnEnergy.com
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Acciona Launches Spanish Wind Energy Storage Plant (Int'l)
Further to our 2nd june coverage, Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA is reporting the opening of its first wind energy battery storage plant in Barasoain, Navarre province Spain.
The energy storage system, which includes two batteries, a fast-response 1 MW/0.39 MWh battery that can maintain 1 MW of power for 20 minutes, and a slower-response battery of 0.7 MW/0.7 MWh that can maintain 0.7 MW for one hour, was installed at a grid-connected wind farm to show how batteries can help boost the penetration of renewable energy in the transmission system and optimize the management of the energy produced.
The project incorporates Samsung's Li-ion SDI technology working together with a 3-MW AW116/3000 wind turbine and was supported by the
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). (Source: Acciona, Renewables Now, Others 21 Sept., 2017) Contact: ACCIONA, +34 91 657 64 60, www.acciona-greenenergy.com
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