The post “Energy Storage Restart,” which was published last week, discussed the efforts by General Electric (GE: NYSE) to get back into the market for utility-scale energy storage. After some difficulties that required the partial closing of its battery manufacturing plant, GE has got back in the game with new contracts wins. In April 2015, the company won a contract to supply Con Edison Development with an 8-megawatt-hour battery storage system at a solar project in California. GE will be integrating lithium-ion batteries rather than its own battery technology into the project.
Where will GE source the lithium-ion batteries for the California project? So far, spokespersons have been non-committal on the name. Today’s post profiles a company that may not be a likely ‘bedfellow’ for GE, but it is a leader in lithium ion energy storage technology.