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Samsung SDI Unveils E-Bike Battery Pack That Runs 100km with Single Charge at Eurobike 2015

To exhibit high-capacity 500Wh e-bike battery pack at Eurobike in Germany

Samsung SDI (President & CEO: NamSeong Cho), unveiled an e-bike battery pack that can run for 100 km with a single battery charge. The company will participate at the Eurobike 2015 on August 26 (Wednesday) in Friedrichshafen, Germany to showcase its various lithium-ion battery technologies for electric bicycles.

Eurobike is the world’s largest bicycle trade fair that has around 1,300 industry companies from 54 different countries attending each year. Starting from 2012, this year will mark Samsung SDI’s fourth participation.

Samsung SDI will exhibit six types of standardized battery packs that can either be built inside or installed on the outside for immediate use. It will also display 12 types of battery packs that are currently being supplied to global manufacturing companies and the cells of various specifications. Another technology worth noticing is the addition of a Bluetooth function which will enable users to check on their smartphones for residual battery, remaining distance, and other data, while riding their bicycles.

The 500Wh battery pack, unveiled for the first time by Samsung SDI, has achieved its slim size by incorporating high capacity cells and superior battery pack technology. It can also run for a 100km with a single charge by having maximized energy storage.

Recent vitalization of eco-friendly e-bicycle market and higher demand for long distance products – due to the diversification of usage in leisure, commuting, and others – have prompted Samsung SDI to develop its high capacity battery packs.

Samsung SDI unveiled an e-bike battery pack that can run for 100 km with a single battery charge at the Eurobike 2015

 

Samsung SDI also unveiled a battery pack product equipped with 21700 batteries, noted for their upgraded energy capacity compared to previous cylindrical types. The 18650 battery, or rather the small cylindrical battery of 18mm diameter and 65mm length, has been in dominant use until recently. However, the creation of new battery applications has boosted the demand for high capacity batteries. In response, Samsung SDI has come up with a battery that has upgraded a maximum of 35% of energy volume, now known as the 21700 battery, and has successfully applied it onto e-bikes for the first in the world.

The 21700 model can have various applications other than e-bike, such as in electric tools, laptops, and more. It is expected to become the new standard in small cylindrical battery usage.

Meanwhile, Japan’s secondary cell market research company called B3 has estimated that Samsung SDI will follow up its past record of being No.1 for two consecutive years since 2013 in the e-bike lithium-ion battery market and will also come out as the leader this year with a total market share of 25%.

With its development of high capacity e-bike battery packs, Samsung SDI will enforce its leading status in the battery market for electric bicycles, also affiliated with the rapidly developing new battery application field.

According to market research companies such as Navigant Research and Bike Europe, the global e-bike market is estimated to have reached the number of around 34 million bikes this year. B3 stated in their data that the replacement rate of lead-acid batteries in China has been on the rise and as a result, the demand for e-bike lithium-ion batteries will mark 163 million cells by the end of 2015, which is a 14% increase from last year.

JaeHo Ahn, executive vice president & head of battery pack business division of Samsung SDI commented earlier that, “Samsung SDI’s high capacity battery packs will dramatically increase the mileage of electric bicycles and this will create new demands in the e-bike industry.” He added, “As the No.1 company of small scale-batteries, we will continue to build up the market for new battery application.”

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Eaton to Provide Power Management Solutions for Five Community Solar Projects in Colorado

Power management company Eaton today announced a contract to provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for an 8.2-megawatt (MW) community solar installation in Colorado. Eaton’s solutions will help support safe, cost-effective and reliable power generation at five sites in Colorado, including Denver and Colorado Springs. Upon completion, the five community solar installations are predicted to generate enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Eaton is working with SunShare on these projects. SunShare will provide customer management, subscriptions and billing. Under power purchase agreements, municipal Colorado Springs Utilities will utilize the energy produced in Colorado Springs and Xcel Energy will purchase the energy produced in Denver.

“Community-based solar has great potential to serve as a solution to meeting our nation’s growing energy demands,” said John Vernacchia, global segment manager for renewable energy at Eaton. “By combining the capabilities of Eaton’s proven power management solutions with the expertise of SunShare, the installation will help improve the way Colorado municipalities produce and consume electrical energy.”

The project will incorporate Eaton’s solar balance of system (BOS) solutions and engineering services to help support safe, cost-effective and reliable solar generation. Under the contract, Eaton will supply a range of electrical power management products, including: switchboards, panelboards, combiner boxes, loadcenters with dry-type transformers, and circuit protection solutions.

Eaton’s regional Customer Manufacturing Solution Center (CMSC) developed customized switchboard assemblies to support the projects. The switchboards will include integrated service entrance and solar power distribution, utility and customer metering, remote switching, and configured relaying in a compact package to reduce the physical footprint of electrical distribution equipment. All switchboards will be fabricated, wired and factory tested prior to delivery to reduce installation time, labor and cost.

To help enhance safety and reliability, Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems Division – one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry – will perform short circuit, electrical coordination and arc flash studies at each of the sites.

With a robust portfolio of electrical balance of system solutions for solar installations, and a team of experienced engineers, Eaton provides power management equipment and software tailored to customer requirements and the skills needed to successfully complete a project, from initial design and application assistance through post-installation measurement, verification and maintenance. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/solar.

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Siemens 3.6MW wind turbine will be installed at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea of north Wales

World’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr officially inaugurated

Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, will be officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. With an installed capacity of 576 megawatts (MW) Gwynt y Môr is the world’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm. In total, 160 wind turbines will produce enough power to supply some 400,000 residential households with renewable electricity per year. The inauguration of the more than £2billion wind farm is a significant achievement for RWE (60 percent) and its partners in Gwynt y Môr, Stadtwerke München (30 percent) and Siemens (10 percent).

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, said: “Gwynt y Môr is a huge achievement and will continue to bring a number of benefits to the North Wales region. Local companies have been among those to benefit during construction and the site will bring high quality employment and opportunities for years to come. With young people receiving training as part of the wind turbine apprenticeship scheme at Grwp Llandrillo Menai and the courses offered at the college’s Energy Centre in Llangefni, North Wales is the go-to place for those looking for a workforce skilled in the field of energy.”

RWE, Stadtwerke München and Siemens share £2billion investment

RWE AG’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Terium, led the celebrations today at Gwynt y Môr’s Operations & Maintenance base, newly built at the Port of Mostyn.
Peter Terium said: “With today’s inauguration we are now definitely playing in the Offshore Wind Champions League! Thanks to our German wind park Nordsee Ost, inaugurated only 3 weeks ago and now Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm will become the third largest player in the European offshore market. The expansion of renewable energy is one of our main growth areas. We currently expect to invest over 1 billion Euro up to 2017 in growing renewables, with wind power at the forefront of that investment.” Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, adds: “At the end of this year 40 percent of our power generation from renewables will already come from offshore power production. Due to this increase in offshore capacity our operating result will see double-digit growth.ˮ

For the offshore wind power plant Siemens supplied 160 SWT-3.6-107 wind turbines each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 107 meter. [Photo. siemens]

For the offshore wind power plant Siemens supplied 160 SWT-3.6-107 wind turbines each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 107 meter. [Photo. siemens]

Dr. Florian Bieberbach, SWM’s Chief Executive Officer: “Gwynt y Môr marks the second offshore wind park in which we are participating that has been successfully completed. Offshore wind is still a very young technology and entails a certain amount of imponderables. I am all the more pleased that we have now been able to successfully conclude the construction of Gwynt y Môr. First and foremost, I would like to thank our partners RWE and Siemens, and naturally all the others who played a role in realizing the park. Gwynt y Môr is a further significant building block in our Renewable Energies Expansion Campaign: by the year 2025, we want to generate sufficient green electricity to cover Munich’s entire consumption. This will put Munich on the map as the first city of over a million inhabitants to have achieved this goal!”

Green power for some 400,000 households

“Siemens has played a major role in Gwynt y Môr. Physically, by supplying both turbines and sub-stations and also by providing financing and a 12-year Service and Warranty contract,” Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore and Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, said. “It has been an excellent team effort. Gwynt y Môr will benefit the UK economy by creating green jobs and growth as well as providing secure, sustainable and low-carbon energy for around 400,000 homes in Wales.”

POWER ELECTRONICS MAGAZINE KOREA

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Samsung SDI Unveils New Energy Storage Products at Intersolar Europe 2015

Samsung SDI, the world’s largest provider of Lithium ion battery, unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS) at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany.

New products that Samsung SDI introduced at this time, 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh, were designed in addition to the existing 3.6kWh system to address full segments of German residential ESS market.

New residential EES is all-in-one enclosure of three functions including PV inverter, battery PCS and lithium Ion battery. As a DC system, the Samsung All-in-One system is highly efficient in storing solar energy into electrical energy because PV generation in form of DC is stored in battery without DC/AC inverting.

Samsung SDI (KRX:006400) unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS), 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh, at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Business Wire)

Samsung SDI (KRX:006400) unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS), 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh, at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Business Wire)

Samsung All-in-One system is most competitive in terms of performance, design and price because all the components in the system were designed and optimized together. In addition, everything in one enclosure makes it compact, which accounts for a small space and easy and quick installation. Also, with its stylish design and bright color, it is suited to be placed any place in homes.

The most essential part of all is that Samsung SDI’s All-in-One is made by a reliable company specializing in lithium Ion battery technology. The battery in the All-in-One is the same battery used in German premium EV cars and landmark grid-scale energy storage in Schwerin, Germany. In terms of safety, Samsung SDI is the only LIB company without a single recall. Also, Samsung SDI assures long- term product warranty for 5 years, with a performance guarantee of 10 years.

POWER ELECTRONICS MAGAZINE KOREA powerelectronics.co.kr

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LG CNS Takes Step into the American Energy Storage Market

LG CNS, an affiliate of LG Corporation, plans to expand its business in America, demonstrating the strength to integrate energy storage system (ESS).

In May, Navigant Research, an American market research firm, released a Leaderboard Report1 for energy storage system integrators and LG CNS was positioned as the first in Asia and the fourth in the world. LG CNS’s competitive edge in the energy storage market is its experience as an IT service provider with a strong focus on IT System Integration (SI). This is the first report ever to rank the ESS system Integrators.

Until recently energy storage businesses were usually referred to ‘battery business.’ However, as the market has grown, the roles of system integrators that can manage projects and lead business endeavors have become ever more important in the energy storage industry. Now, the energy storage are designed, implemented, and ran to provide various custom services as well as traditional services while maintaining its core structure. Therefore, a strong IT background and technologies are required to satisfy these needs and industries begin to focus on IT service companies with energy business capabilities.

To keep up with these trends, LG CNS, a leader in the Korean IT service market, has emerged as a new force in energy storage system integration around the globe. LG CNS has leveraged its 28 years of SI experience in the energy industry to provide energy storage systems on a turn-key basis by performing all processes ranging from the planning, design, implementation, and management of energy projects.

LG CNS built the world's largest energy storage for peak management (23 MWh) for LG Chem plant in Iksan, South Korea.

LG CNS built the world’s largest energy storage for peak management (23 MWh) for LG Chem plant in Iksan, South Korea.

In 2014, LG CNS built the world’s largest energy storage for peak management (23 MWh) for LG Chem plant in Iksan, South Korea. Also, LG CNS participated in a project that used energy storage for frequency regulation as one of ancillary services for the integrated GFC (Governor Free Control) and AGC (Automatic Generation Control) service model for Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea’s energy provider. Now, LG CNS is driving another ambitious project with KEPCO and other partners to transform Ulleung Island in Korea into the world biggest 100% self-contained green energy island by 2020. To achieve this challenging goal, LG CNS will utilize new and renewable energy systems to develop a converged stand-alone Smart Microgrid Solution including ESS and Energy Management System.

According to LG CNS official’s comment, “The global energy market is transitioning from a conventional supplier-driven system to a customized system that meets the conditions and needs of customers. LG CNS has a mid- and long-term vision centered on becoming one of the major energy service players in the American energy market. To realize the vision, we will integrate the world-class energy solutions held by LG Corporation’s affiliates and make a variety of partnerships with major solution providers in America to create a successful business model that serves the needs of our customers.”

LG Corporation is fostering its energy business to be an engine of growth for the next generation. LG is building business capability in the energy value chain including production, storage, and efficient use of green energy, so it has spurred the growth of its energy solution businesses in Korea and around the world.

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