Days of storage batteries into the South African market can
Recently, the South African solar manufacturers to days to study group, and live day to purchase solar energy storage battery group.
South Africa is the largest producer of electricity, before power has been adequate, cheap electricity, but the last two years, frequent nationwide electricity shortage. National saving as an important measure, the South African government in May last year the country began actively promoting solar energy, issued a series of preferential policies, vigorously popularize solar power, solar energy and solar lights and other traffic lights.
The South African companies to come to China, aims to select high quality solar energy storage batteries. Related businesses in the domestic field trips several times after the final selection of days to the South African company Group. Storage battery manufacturers in South Africa ordered the first batch of products will use solar power system in South Africa, the future South African National solar, wind and lighting systems engineering in the gel used in storage batteries are directed to the Group from the days of purchase, while days to the South African Group provide comprehensive technical support and after-sales service.
At present the main power battery technology performance and price comparison
Ni-MH battery with safety, cost and other advantages, has become a hybrid vehicle (HEV) battery mainstream; but the energy density of nickel-metal hydride batteries, the efficiency so low, is not suitable for hybrid or pure electric severe car battery, and lithium-ion batteries (including lithium cobalt oxide, nickel cobalt manganese, lithium manganese oxide and lithium iron phosphate, etc.) with high specific capacity, is expected to become the future than the power characteristics of severe mixed (more than 40% lower fuel consumption) and even the first choice for battery electric vehicles.
The main components of electric vehicles is the motive power batteries, electric motors and energy conversion control systems, at present, which is the technical threshold of the highest power batteries, the most profitable part. According to NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) statistics show that the current cost structure of new energy vehicles, the HEV battery accounted for 26% of the cost, slightly lower than the engine; for PHEV20 (pure battery mileage 20 km), the battery costs accounted for 39%, while for PHEV40, battery costs accounted for 51% cost of vehicles; for the future of electric vehicles, power battery is expected to more than 60%.
Ballard will supply fuel cells Daimler
Canada's Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Ballard Power Systems) today said it has reached an agreement and the Daimler Group, Daimler will supply clean energy fuel cell cars and buses.
Under the supply agreement, Ballard will be in April 2010 to October 2011 period the value of $ 22,600,000 Daimler supply of the fuel cell.
Ballard is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, specializes in the production and design of hydrogen fuel cells. Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, and as other global car prices, clean-fuel vehicles currently under development.
Ballard, Daimler and Ford established a joint venture in 2007, a car fuel cell company Automotive Fuel Cell Cooper [Review Photo Forum] ation Corp (AFCC), the amount of three respectively holding 19.9%, 50.1% and 30%. But according to media reports, Ballard announced recently, has held 19.9% of its shares to $ 42,000,000 AFCC sold to a financial institution, but Ballard did not reveal specific information of financial institutions.
Ballard spokesman Lori Rozali said: "Given the industry status, Ballard's decision to sell shares of AFCC is to avoid the risk entirely." But Ballard said the AFCC will provide follow-up technical support services and fuel cell components .
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