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Kokam Strengthens Maritime Battery Storage Offering with 2021 DNV Approval

 Seoul, Korea - Kokam Limited Company, a global provider of innovative lithium-ion battery solutions and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., announced that its Offshore Liquid-cooled battery system (KOL) obtained DNV certification under the revised 2021 class rules. The quality seal addresses strict industry standards covering revised testing and certifies the safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries.   The KOL battery solution enables commercial and offshore vessels to save fuel and extend the life of combustion engines or generators. KOL has successfully passed fire propagation tests with IP 56 grade and are designed to prevent propagation between the cells in case a certain cell goes into a thermal runaway due to misuse and/or improper operation.    “The KOL battery solution, now certified by DNV, is comprised of multiple KOL battery modules configured to accommodate voltage and energy or current capacity requirements. Due to its flexibility and compact size, the KOL battery solution can be installed in locations where space is limited. KOL is suitable as a reliable source of energy for long-term operations while its outstanding power output serves as an optimal power source for engine starters.” Ike Hong, CMO of Kokam, said.   More information at kokam.comRead more : https://www.pv-magazine.com/press-releases/kokam-strengthens-maritime-battery-storage-offering-with-2021-dnv-approval/
Post. 2022.07.04

SolarEdge opens 2GWh lithium battery cell factory in South Korea

 Smart energy optimisation and management tech company SolarEdge has begun producing test cells for certification at its newly opened lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Korea. SolarEdge said the plant is a response to growing demand for battery energy storage and will have a 2GWh annual production capacity when it fully ramps during the second half of this year. The factory is named Sella 2, after SolarEdge’s late founder and former CEO Guy Sella. The company acquired South Korean battery manufacturer and energy storage system (ESS) integrator Kokam in 2019. The Sella 2 plant has been built together with Kokam in Eumseong Innovation City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.A SolarEdge representative told Energy-Storage.news the factory will produce nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) pouch cells. They will be primarily aimed at the “fast growing” residential ESS sector, with SolarEdge manufacturing its own SolarEdge Energy Bank Home Battery storage systems, the representative said, However they will also be made for other applications including mobile energy storage and stationary energy storage systems that require “high power and high-reliability cells”. For example, Kokam was awarded a contract last year to deliver a 15MW/10.4MWh battery storage solution for a utility in Tahiti that will provide synchronous inertia to the local grid while increasing adoption of renewable energy.“The new plant will utilise the battery cell technology developed by Kokam over the years to manufacture Li-Ion cells for the broader company products, and in order to grow the existing business served by the storage division,” the spokesperson said. “The accumulated knowledge of Kokam in developing battery cells combined with the scale of the new factory will allow SolarEdge to adjust the cell chemistry and characteristics in order to optimise product cost and performance.” Cells will be shipped to global markets, while the SolarEdge Home Battery system will then be assembled in Europe, while systems for other applications that are not PV-related will be assembled in Korea.SolarEdge’s CEO Zvi Lando said that the opening of Sella 2 was an important milestone for the company which “allows us to own key processes in the development and manufacturing of advanced energy storage solutions for our solar core business and additional applications, while further securing the resilience of our supply chain”. “We are committed to growing our business in the energy storage market, as well as our investment in battery cell technology and cell manufacturing, further strengthening our storage product portfolio,” Lando said. SolarEdge became known for its power optimisers, particularly in the US residential market where it carved out a healthy market share, but has broadened its base to include EV charging solutions, various smart PV inverters, energy management systems (EMS) and other products.Read more : https://bit.ly/3zrZt2a
Post. 2022.05.25

Kokam Becomes Strategic Partner of Climate Action Leader Shift Clean Energy

Climate action solution leader Shift Clean Energy, and Kokam, a global provider of innovative lithium-ion battery solutions and a subsidiary of SolarEdge Technologies Inc., are excited to announce a long-term partnership for the marine market. Specifically designed for commercial and industrial applications, Shift's battery design with Kokam battery cells delivers among the most robust industrial Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) currently available on the market and is a significant factor in helping to drive the transition from diesel to electricity in marine applications. Kokam's field-proven high-performance battery cells ensure less heat creation and efficient heat dissipation in order to minimize energy loss. At the same time, the cells support vigorous and continuous operations, allowing for a safe, stable and durable battery system that can withstand challenging conditions over time. Shift's unique cooling system provides maximized benefits to customers looking to electrify propulsion systems in the marine sector. Their ESS provide fire prevention and durability, when tested at temperatures as high as 950° Celsius for over an hour. Shift's ESS design, coupled with their e-Pod swappable batteries, further demonstrates their commitment to safe operations and of the resilience of their cores for their entire life of service.  "We are proud to work with Kokam, our partner of choice," said Brent Perry, CEO, Shift Clean Energy. "Our customers can now be confident that when they are choosing Shift to provide them with a climate action solution using electrification, they are getting the advanced lithium cells from Kokam." "Kokam is delighted to be working with Shift on developing versatile battery solutions for marine applications. We are proud to be a part of Shift's creative solutions with our innovative cell technologies. We will continue to develop solutions that contribute to decarbonizing marine power sources to further a more sustainable future," said Ike Hong, CMO of Kokam. Shift and Kokam will together help transform the inland waterways, ports and windfarms of the world by offering these different verticals, zero emission solutions over the next few years, well ahead of the goals set out by the IMO (International Marine Organization) of achieving 50% reduction in emissions by 2050. About Shift Clean Energy Shift Clean Energy enables customers to meet their climate action and ESG goals with clean energy solutions based on leading-edge energy storage systems. Our practical pay-as-you-go PwrSw?p service, based on swappable batteries, provides reliability and less risk. Customers save money from day one through electrification, integrating ESS and renewable energy for both commercial and maritime applications. Join us on our mission to zero emissions. About Kokam Kokam is a global market leader in the manufacturing of premium quality lithium-ion battery systems and advanced ESS solutions. Its patented battery cell technology allows Kokam to provide battery solutions for applications and use-cases that require high levels of quality, performance, safety, and reliability. Committed to solving energy storage challenges, Kokam develops customized solutions for the demanding energy storage and UPS applications. Today, Kokam's state-of-the-art battery solutions are deployed around the world and in a wide variety of industries including, electric vehicles (EV), energy storage systems (ESS), marine and uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Kokam is a subsidiary of SolarEdge Technologies Inc., a NASDAQ traded company and global leader in smart energy. Kokam is online at kokam.com.Read more : https://yhoo.it/3BY7oUn
Post. 2021.12.16

Big battery to displace diesel and help Tahiti leap to 75 per cent renewables

 A 15MW/10.4MWh battery energy storage system is to be built in Tahiti, helping the French territory in the heart of the Pacific save millions from the replacement of diesel generators, and help reach its target of 75 per cent renewables by 2030. The battery will be built by Kokam, a subsidiary of SolarEdge, and will be integrated with a virtual synchronous generator (VSG) system developed by Siemens. The new system ? due to begin operations late next year ? will begin to replace Tahiti’s spinning reserve diesel generators, which often run in case another generator experiences an outage, and savings of $2.2 million in diesel costs are expected each year. The Tahiti battery will operate in a similar fashion to another highly successful Kokam battery, a 35MW/12MWh facility operated by Alinta at Mt Newman in Western Australia, where it has removed the need for spinning reserve from gas generators, saved money, cut emissions and improved reliability. Tahiti currently sources around 36 per cent of its electricity supply from renewable energy ? around 30% from hydroelectric stations and 6% from solar PV ? and the remainder is heavily dependent on diesel, which is not only dirty but very expensive. Tahiti will benefit enormously from this innovative and sustainable technology solution,” Jeff Connolly, chairman and CEO of Siemens Australia Pacific, said in a statement. “It’s economically sustainable with significant and ongoing financial savings. It’s environmentally sustainable as it decreases the need for diesel fuel.  And it’s socially sustainable in that it supports the stability of electricity and the island’s emissions goals for Tahiti as they embrace more renewable energy sources. “It’s a great example of how technology with purpose can create a sustainable future and it opens up opportunities for remote locations such as islands and mine sites which otherwise rely heavily on diesel for their energy supply.” Connoly said the combination of power conversion system and virtual synchronous generator technology solution will deliver the same synchronous services and reactive power capabilities traditionally provided by a synchronous generator. “Electricit? de Tahiti’s BESS demonstrates how innovative and intelligently-designed battery solutions can help utility and industrial customers lower greenhouse gas emissions while also improving their bottom line and increasing grid reliability,” said Ike Hong, Chief Marketing Officer of Kokam. Read more : https://reneweconomy.com.au/big-battery-to-displace-diesel-and-help-tahiti-leap-to-75-per-cent-renewables/ 
Post. 2021.08.23

Kokam Supplies Battery Energy Storage System to Electricit? De Tahiti: Virtual Synchronous Generator

Kokam's Lithium-ion NMC battery technology cost-effectively provides high-power output to replace the network’s spinning reserve diesel generators. Seoul, Korea - Kokam Co., Ltd, a global provider of innovative lithium-ion battery solutions and a subsidiary of SolarEdge Technologies, has entered into contract to supply Electricit? de Tahiti (EDT), a subsidiary of ENGIE, with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) serving as Tahiti’s first ‘Virtual Synchronous Generator (VSG)’. Comprised of a 15MW / 10.4MWh battery system with an integrated 20Mvar STATCOM, the state-of-the-art BESS will replace EDT’s spinning reserve diesel generators in order to cost-effectively reduce diesel fuel consumption, allow more renewable energy and strengthen the grid. By incorporating more renewable generation sources and improving the performance of its diesel genset, EDT may reduce fuel costs of approximately up to ~€1.25M per annum. The VSG is also expected to increase savings in the form of reduced generator maintenance costs and the extension of generator operational lifespan. Ike Hong, Chief Marketing Officer of Kokam, comments: "Electricit? de Tahiti’s BESS demonstrates how innovative and intelligently-designed battery solutions can help utility and industrial customers lower greenhouse gas emissions while also improving their bottom line and increasing grid reliability.” Emphasizing the critically of Kokam’s Battery Energy Storage System in reducing fuel consumption without risk to grid stability, Fran?ois-Xavier de FROMENT, Chief Executive Officer of EDT, comments: “Through the VSG technology, EDT acts on its desire to decarbonize electricity production and contributes to the shift to carbon neutrality in French Polynesia.” Read more : https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kokam-supplies-battery-energy-storage-230000693.html
Post. 2021.08.23

SolarEdge e-Mobility To Supply Electrical Powertrain and Battery Solution for Fiat E-Ducato

Herzliya, Israel and Umbertide, Italy ? SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), announced today that the Company has been selected and will begin to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the production of the Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle.“We are excited to be a part of this significant moment for Stellantis as they introduce an electric version of the very popular Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle to the European market. In combining our full electrical powertrains with Stellantis’ expertise, we are able to offer the market a best-in-class LCV e-mobility solution that responds to the needs of commercial customers and helps meet city centers’ carbon neutral goals”, said SolarEdge Chief Executive Officer, Zivi Lando. “We are honored to have been qualified as a tier 1 supplier of Stellantis and the sole supplier of full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the first production series of these vehicles.”SolarEdge e-Mobility division is based on an acquisition made by SolarEdge in January 2019. The e-Mobility division develops end-to-end solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles, including innovative high-performing powertrains and software for electric vehicles. The acquisition has brought technological synergies to both companies and is part of the Company’s execution plan to expand its product offering beyond solar at a time when the world is undergoing a clean energy transformation and e-mobility revolution.About SolarEdgeSolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge’s e-Mobility division creates end-to-end e-mobility solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles used in motorcycles, commercial vehicles and trucks. These solutions include innovative high-performing powertrains with e-motor, motor drive, gearbox, battery, BMS, chargers, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) and software for electric vehicles.SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com
Post. 2021.02.17

SolarEdge Announces Two New Appointments: Chief Marketing Officer for SolarEdge and

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, announced today the appointment of Yogev Barak as Chief Marketing Officer of SolarEdge and the appointment of SehWoong Jeong as Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, Kokam. Mr. Barak brings to SolarEdge over twenty-five years of experience in international marketing and B2B product management, including executive management positions at HP and Applied Materials. In his most recent role, Mr. Barak served as the Head of Strategy, Marketing, Products, and Business Management at HP Indigo. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Jeong is an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience of leadership positions in Samsung Electronics. Prior to joining SolarEdge, he served as General Manager & Executive Vice President for Automotive Batteries and ESS at Samsung SDI, leading a successful, large scale lithium-ion battery and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) business. Mr. Jeong holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, US and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. “I am excited to have Yogev and SehWoong join our senior management team and I am confident the leadership and industry experience they bring will help us continue to grow in the solar market and new segments we are addressing,” said Zvi Lando, CEO of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. Read more: https://bwnews.pr/3K2WfnQ 
Post. 2020.12.30

Kokam launching new battery system for global UPS market

 Kokam Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of SolarEdge and a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy solutions, launched of a new battery system for Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS). Already active in the UPS battery market, Kokam is strengthening its position with new advanced battery system that uses innovative cell technology to increase the C-rate and energy density.The advanced battery system is designed to support mission-critical facilities, such as data centers, banks, and semi-conductor factories, where providing a seamless switchover to full power backup in the event of a power outage is crucial. The advanced battery system has up to a 46% smaller footprint and is up to 20% lighter compared to the conventional lead-acid battery system. With a simplistic and compact design for convenient maintenance, the new system further decreases the already low total cost of ownership, which is up to 40% less than conventional lead-acid battery systems.Kokam is already accepting pre-orders for its new UPS advanced battery system.“With data center growth and grid instability, the UPS battery market is experiencing considerable expansion. As a leading battery solution provider, Kokam is well positioned to support this market acceleration through technological innovation,” stated Ike Hong, President of Kokam. “The launch of our new advanced battery system for the UPS battery market is aimed to provide a cost-effective and advanced solution to address the current grid stability challenges.”Kokam is already accepting pre-orders for its new UPS advanced battery system.About Kokam: Kokam is a global market leader in manufacturing premium lithium-ion batteries and advanced ESS solutions. Its patented cell manufacturing technology allows Kokam to provide energy solutions of improved quality, performance, safety, and reliability. Committed to solving energy storage challenges, Kokam develops customized cell technology for the most demanding energy storage applications and designs solutions that meet customers’ various capacity requirements. Today, Kokam’s state-of-the-art battery solutions are deployed around the world and in a wide-variety of industries, including, electric vehicles (EV), energy storage systems (ESS), aerospace, marine and uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Kokam is a subsidiary of SolarEdge, a NASDAQ traded company and global leader in smart energy. Kokam is online at kokam.com. About SolarEdge: SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge developed an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter seeks to maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, batteries, UPS, electric vehicle powertrains, and grid services solutions. SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com  
Post. 2020.08.25

Interview : Kokam’s ESS Projects in South Korea

 Founded as a company specialized in Lithium ion polymer batteries in 1989, Kokam Co., Ltd. has become an expert for reliable, safe, high performance and eco-friendly battery solutions. Since its inception the company has focused on battery solutions for customers from different fields like aerospace, EV, military or marine clients. Over 50 countries have been able to profit from Kokam’s 708MWh of field performance, utilizing over 60 battery-related patents. ees International talked to Ike Hong, vice president of Kokam’s Power Solutions Division, about the company’s new projects in South Korea and the country’s future plans for integrating renewable energies into the region’s energy supply.ees International: Future technologies will drive the use of renewable energies forward. What are the South Korean Government’s plans for this mission and what steps have already been taken?Advanced energy storage, PV, wind power and other energy technologies are helping accelerate the growth of renewable energy in South Korea, enabling the country to meet its clean energy goals in a safe and affordable manner. Kokam is helping lead this effort, with its innovative technology installed in these two new PV-connected ESS installations, totalling 40 MWh of capacity that feature some of Kokam’s latest battery technology innovations. With the introduction of the Renewable Energy 3020 plan in December 2017, the South Korean government is taking additional steps to encourage the adoption of renewable energy in order to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix from 7 percent in 2016 to 20 percent by 2030.South Korea is already seeing results from this new plan. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) 665 megawatts (MW) of PV, 72 MW of wind power and 693MWh of other renewable energy resources were installed in South Korea from the start of January 2018 through May. These projects almost doubled the country’s renewable energy capacity in a single year. Today, there are 134 new utility scale renewable energy projects in the development or planning stage in the country, representing 24.9 gigawatts (GW) of new PV and wind power capacity. These planned projects include Korea’s first offshore PV power plant in South Korea’s Gunsan region. When finished, this offshore PV power plant will have 18.7 MW of capacity.As part of its Renewable Energy 3020 plan, South Korea is also incentivizing the installation of Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) with PV and wind power systems, in order to help address the intermittent energy generation of renewable resources. For example, ESSs increase the value of the energy generated by these renewable energy systems by storing the energy generated when energy supply is high or demand is low, and then discharging this energy later in the day when energy supply is low or demand is high. In addition, ESSs can perform ramp rate control, stabilizing the amount of energy delivered by these systems to the grid during the day. These and similar ancillary services performed by ESSs help maintain grid stability.ees International: There are lots of problems with the use and storage of renewable energy. What kind of innovation is the most helpful for facing those challenges?Innovative solutions in ESSs can help with the use and storage of renewable energy. This is one of the reasons for the recent growth of South Korea’s energy storage market. The South Korean Ministry of Trade Industry and Energy reports that in just the first half of 2018 a total of 1.8 gigawatt hours (GWh) of ESS capacity was installed in South Korea, while a total of 763 megawatt hours (MWh) of ESS capacity was installed in 2017. This growth continues ? investment firm Mirae Asset Daewoo estimates that a total of 4.7 GWh of ESS capacity will be installed in 2018, and this amount will increase in in 2019. A large percent of this ESS capacity, including the two recent South Korean 40MWh ESS projects won by Kokam, is designed to store large amounts of energy generated by PV or wind power systems for long durations. This is where innovations, like those of Kokam, that increase the battery energy density, safety, and cycle life used in ESSs can be particularly valuable in supporting the growth of renewable energy. Energy density is important in that larger ESSs increase project cost. With improved battery energy density, project developers can store the same amount or more energy with a smaller footprint, increasing the ROI of their projects. Safety is important because fires or other ESS accidents have a significant negative impact on financials and reputation on ESS projects, and can even threaten the health of workers at the project. By integrating advanced Battery Management Systems (BMS), a Battery Protection Units (BPU), and firefighting systems into its ESSs, Kokam improves the safety of these systems, significantly reducing the probability of a fire or other types of concerns. Finally, longer battery cycle life lengthens the expected lifetime of ESS projects, increasing their ROI and making their use more attractive to renewable energy project developers and owners.ees International: Kokam has won two projects totalling 40 MWh of PV-connected energy storage system capacity in South Korea. What influence will those projects have on the future of renewable energy in East Asia?We think that these types of ESS projects with innovative battery technologies, often originally designed for aerospace, marine, or other applications, can influence East Asian renewable project developers to look at these types of technologies for ESSs connected to wind power and PV projects. This is because aerospace and marine applications demand extremely safe batteries, and these same battery technologies can then be used to improve the safety and reliability of ESSs. In addition, space is extremely limited in drones, submarines, and similar vehicles, which have led to the development of technologies that increase the energy density of batteries. Now, these space-saving technologies are used for wind and PV-connected ESSs, especially in countries like South Korea, where land is very expensive and project footprints need to be minimized as much as possible.ees International: Kokam is known for its High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (HE NMC) battery technology. What are the benefits of this type of battery?The main advantage of Kokam’s new HE NMC battery technology, which was featured in the 100Ah HE NMC Cells used in some of the ESSs for the 28 MWh Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd. Project, is its high energy density. A new active material in the anode and a new additive to the cell’s electrolyte increases the cell’s energy density by 26% compared to previous Kokam HE NMC cells, to 204.4 watt hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), without reducing its life expectancy. This higher energy density benefits renewable energy project developers and owners by helping them lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and increase the ROI for ESSs used to support PV and wind systems.ees International: One of the most important aspects of different kinds of energy storage is safety. How does Kokam’s technology make the company’s planned projects even safer?Kokam’s ESSs feature three levels of protection, with a Battery Management System (BMS), a Battery Protection Unit (BPU) and a firefighting systems. In addition, all Kokam battery modules use flame retardant material, further increasing the safety of the ESS.ees International: The company has already successfully installed 200 MW of its battery technology around the world, what are future projects for Kokam?If the current trend continues, we would expect to see future projects similar to the multiple projects Kokam won this year in both PV-connected ESS projects and industrial energy storage projects. Just this past year a large lithium ion battery project was deployed for an industrial application in Australia. This ESS project features Kokam’s high power Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide battery technology, which improves the performance of an islanded high voltage network.Another market for Kokam is Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) projects, which can use our new K-UPS series of high power UPS battery racks. Featuring Kokam’s Ultra High Power Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (UHP NMC) battery technology, these new battery racks enable UPS system providers to meet growing data center demand for lithium-ion UPS systems that can deliver high power for a short period of time at a lower cost than UPS systems using lead-acid batteries. In 2018, 40 MWh of Kokam’s battery racks were commissioned for UPS applications.Read More : https://bit.ly/3tnc2Y4
Post. 2018.12.06

Kokam Wins Over 40 MWh of PV-Connected ESS Projects in South Korea

 Batteries to provide cost-effective, safe, energy dense storage for renewable capacity firming and energy time shifting  Seoul, South Korea - November 28, 2018 - Kokam Co., Ltd, a global provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that it won two projects totaling 40 Megawatt hours (MWh) of PV-connected Energy Storage System (ESS) capacity in South Korea. These two projects, representing 12 MWh and 28 MWh of ESS capacity, will use Kokam's High Energy Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (HE NMC) battery technology to deliver the safe, energy dense storage the projects need for renewable capacity firming and energy time shifting.   The first project was installed at three sites in South Korea's Chungchoeng region in collaboration with the project's renewable energy system developer, Razzler, who is managing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC). For this project, Kokam delivered and installed 5 megawatts (MW) / 12 MWh of total ESS capacity to support a total of 5 MW of PV system capacity. The second project is for Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd., for nine sites located throughout South Korea. This project consists of 8 MW / 28 MWh of total ESS capacity coupled with a total of 10 MW PV system capacity. All 28 MWh of ESS capacity is scheduled to be installed and in operation by the end of 2018.   "With more than 200 MW of Kokam's battery technology sold to ESS customers around the world, these two new projects further strengthen Kokam's position as leader in delivering reliable, high-performance ESSs that enable renewable energy, utility, industrial, and other customers to maximize the value of their energy storage projects," said Ike Hong, vice president of Kokam's Power Solutions Division. "These two new projects and the introduction of our new high-energy 100 Ah HE NMC cell illustrate that we provide the technology and expertise that PV and other renewable energy project developers and owners need to integrate safe, high-energy storage into their projects."   Industry-Leading Battery and ESS Technologies Reduce Costs While Improving Safety The majority of the ESS capacity for the 28 MWh Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd. ESS project uses Kokam's newly developed 100 Ah HE NMC cell. This next-generation, high-energy cell has a new active material in the anode and includes a new additive to the cell's electrolyte, increasing the cell's energy density by 26 percent, to 204.4 watt hours per kilogram (Wh/kg), without reducing its expected life. Kokam ESS solutions with the new cells help renewable energy project developers and owners lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and increase the ROI for ESSs used to support PV and wind systems. Kokam's ESSs feature three levels of protection, with a Battery Management System (BMS), a Battery Protection Unit (BPU), and a fire fighting systems. In addition, all Kokam battery modules use flame-retardant material, further increasing the safety of the ESS. Strong PV-Connected Energy Storage Incentives Drive Growth of South Korea ESS Market As part of its "Renewable Energy 3020" plan, which aims to increase renewable energy's share of South Korea's energy generation from 4 percent in 2016 to 20 percent by 2030, South Korea is incentivizing the installation of ESS with PV systems. The government is granting a Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) weight of 5.0 to all electricity discharged from ESSs coupled to PV power systems during off-peak times (before 10:00 am and after 4:00 pm). South Korea is encouraging the installation of ESSs with PV systems because ESSs address several of the problems caused by the intermittent energy generation of renewable resources. ESSs can store energy generated by the PV systems when energy supply is high or demand is low, and then discharge this energy later in the day when energy supply is low or demand is high, increasing the value of the energy generated by the PV system. In addition, ESSs can perform ramp rate control, stabilizing the amount of energy delivered by a PV system to the grid during the day, and provide other ancillary services to maintain grid stability.   About Kokam Co., Ltd. With a globally acknowledged and proprietary manufacturing technology, Kokam Co., Ltd provides a wide range of lithium ion/polymer battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the Energy Storage System (ESS), Electric Vehicle (EV), aerospace, marine, military, and industrial markets. With over 60 battery-related patents and a total of 708-megawatt hours of field performance, Kokam is a proven leader in providing innovative, high-tech battery solutions. Kokam is a subsidiary of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. For more information, please visit www.kokam.com.   About SolarEdge SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy technology. By leveraging world-class engineering capabilities and with a relentless focus on innovation, SolarEdge creates smart energy solutions that power our lives and drive future progress. SolarEdge developed an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter seeks to maximize power generation while lowering the cost of energy produced by the PV system. Continuing to advance smart energy, SolarEdge addresses a broad range of energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, batteries, UPS, and grid services solutions. SolarEdge is online at solaredge.com Kokam Co., Ltd, a global provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that it won two projects totaling 40 Megawatt hours (MWh) of PV-connected Energy Read More : http://www.koreaittimes.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=87617
Post. 2018.11.29

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