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China announced nearly 600MW of energy storage in Q3 2016

China’s deployment of energy storage looks set to continue an upward trajectory, with almost 600MW in the pipeline as of the third quarter this year.

According to figures released by the China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), 14 new projects were announced in Q3 2016 totalling 587MW. This includes projects that are in planning stages, under construction and that have gone online in the quarter. This appears to represent a significant boost to the sector, and is a vast 586% increase on the same period of last year. Up until the beginning of the quarter, CNESA found, 170.6MW of energy storage was in operation in the country.

The bulk of this large figure is contributed by a single project, a touted 400MW supercapacitor storage station with storage duration of four hours in Guazhou County, in the northern Gansu province, a couple of hundred kilometres south of the border with Mongolia. This project will be used to demonstrate the use of storage in preventing wind power capacity curtailment on a microgrid. The project, by Shidai Jiahua Co, requires US$680 million in investment and has an expected payback time of 16 to 18 years.

There was also a 160MW local government project in Inner Mongolia, another microgrid to be used for renewables integration. The local authority of Xilin Gol, one of Inner Mongolia’s 12 sub-divided regions, is keen to trial retail sales of electricity from independent suppliers and this project represents a major step forward in this regard.

While these two huge projects are in northwestern regions of China, Jiangsu in the east will get some significant new projects including a 1.5MW/12MWh project from partners including battery maker Narada Power, inverter maker Sungrow and project developer GCL Power, which is an arm of one of China’s biggest PV groups, GCL Poly. Narada Power was also involved in a 15MW/120MWh project in Jiangsu’s Wuxi City Xingzhou Industrial Park.

Overall, renewables integration appears to be the biggest application driver for energy storage in China, as seen in the diagram below. While big announcements were plentiful, only 1.5MW of storage actually came online in Q3, which was nonetheless a 50% increase on the same period of 2015.

China announced nearly 600MW of energy storage in Q3 2016Image: CNESA.

Regional reforms, big factories and major investments

CNESA also reported that there have been several rounds of regional-level reforms including the establishment of electricity trading centres, the approval of various reform plans by the National Energy Administration and the start of development of power trading markets in various regions.

There was also major news in terms of production centres for energy storage technologies with Sungrow’s partnership with Samsung SDI expected to reach 100MWh production capacity this year and 500MWh next year. GCL Integrators is also building a large facility, a 500MWh battery factory. GCL is investing US$13 million in that plant.

In terms of significant investments in energy storage reported on by CNESA, Shanghai Electric Power has committed to investing US$870 million in the next three years on 100 to 200 energy storage projects in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. The company will make an even bigger investment in Hubei province, central China, putting in US$4.3 billion for more than 1,000 storage projects over the next five years. Meanwhile lithium-ion battery maker Zhuhai Yinlong Co. was purchased by appliances manufacturer Gree for US$1.8 billion.

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Interview by CCTV finance channel at Narada

A few days ago, trading time from CCTV finance channel has made an interview in Narada, and they entered into the production basement of lithium battery for filming on a production process of Lithium Iron Phosphate and ternary lithium battery, also for exploration into current status and prospect. Narada president Mr. Chen. Bo and board secretary Mrs. Wang Yingjiao have accepted the interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lithium industry has been developed so fast in this year, attracted a lot of investment and attention. As long as attention increased in this industry, trading time from CCTV finance channel has made a deep interview in many sections of lithium production, such as raw material provision, manufacturing process, supply chain…etc.

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Survey of Narada by the undersecretary of China Ministry of Science and Technology

On 14th July, the undersecretary of China Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr. Wang Zhigang has visited Narada for survey and investigation, together with other important leaders of Zhejiang province, accompanied by the president of Narada power source, Mr. Chen Bo through the full itinerary guides.

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Undersecretary Wang has visited the product exhibition center, national technology center as well as PV-storage integrated microgrid station at Narada, deeply impressed by many cutting-edge innovations here, such as advanced lead-carbon battery, high power lithium ion battery, fuel-cell, pioneered high-temperature battery for energy conservation, smart control center of micro-grid, brand-new business model for energy storage…etc.

Undersecretary Wang appreciated very much about the business model of “investment + operation” initially invented by Narada in storage industry, which provided energy solution at customers’ side and contributed a lot to global commercialization for energy storage.

President Chen. Bo reported to undersecretary Wang about development status and self-innovations of Narada in the new energy field as well as the scientific R&D achievements in three major fields of telecom, motive power and energy storage, aroused great invest from the visiting group.

Visit on exhibition center of Narada                                                                       ▲Visit on exhibition center of Narada

It is also highly recognized by undersecretary Wang that Narada is now striving to become a leader of the systematic solution for motive power of an electrical vehicle, energy storage of smart micro-grid, back-up power of global information technology.

Undersecretary Wang fully approved the achievement of Narada in innovation, development and encouraged Narada to continue investment in order to develop a good model for National high-technology.

He also emphasized that science and technology is a key factor of transformation and upgrading in industry, and innovation is important to improve industry chain.

Visit on Narada integrated storage station for micro-grid

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The visit of Undersecretary Wang greatly inspired the confidence of Narada in process of industrial transformation and upgrading, as well as technology innovation in future. Narada will for sure increase investment on scientific innovation continuously, so as to explore a comprehensive solution for smart energy, and to promote the industry of new energy.

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Narada received the Green Product Certification Award from SGBC

Narada received a Green product certification award with SGBP Rating of “Very Good” for HTB, REXC and ICS series from SGBC Singapore Green Building Council on 1st June 2016 during Narada partner and appreciation dinner.

The Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) labelling scheme is widely recognised for it’s holistic and comprehensive approach towards sustainability criteria, drafted by professionals and experts put together by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) for the industry, by the industry. This grounded methodology enables building products to be impartially evaluated for their relevant, noteworthy qualities, benchmarked against similar products in its category. As a direct result of this emphasis on industrial applicability,the SGBP labelling scheme is recognised under the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Scheme, allowing certified products to accrue additional points that count towards a project’s eventual rating.

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NARADA RECEIVED IMPACTFUL REWARDS AT CIBF 2016

From 24th to 26th May 2016, The CIBF 2016 was held in Shenzhen (The 6th China International Energy Storage Conference and the International conference on the Frontier of Advanced Batteries). Chief president Mr. Chen Bo offered a speech with theme of Exploration of Narada power in commercialization of energy storage, that received a quite positive feedback.

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President Chen.Bo at the conference

In his comprehensive presentation, Mr. Chen. Bo has analyzed the potential value and opportunity from global market of energy storage in multiple perspectives, and reflected the current situation of storage commercialization from the viewpoint of five challenges, at last he presented system solution of Narada energy storage in detail, as well as outstanding performance in the process of Narada storage commercialization.

In this conference, Narada is awarded with two important prizes: “The most impactful enterprise of energy storage in China 2016” and “The best solution provider of system integration for energy storage in China 2016” thanks to Narada’s innovation ability, market competence and brand influence in energy storage field.

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The best solution provider of system integration                          ▲The most impactful enterprise of energy storage

The “Investment + Operation” commercial model of energy storage, invented by Narada, can realize smart management of power, charging at valley hour and discharging at peak hour, which will not only save electricity bill for clients, but also can predict power generation and loads consumption, as well as energy dispatch that can actively balance loads, as a result, the energy management can be precisely optimized, while the service of “storage+” will be added more value.

 

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The prize of most impactful person of China storage 2016 for Mr. Chen.Bo

As the leading global provider of storage solution and service, the storage systems made from Narada lead-carbon and lithium, have been operated smoothly more than 5 years, whose security and reliability has been well approved, that means, it is already provided with economical efficiency for commercial popularization at user-sides.

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The prize of excellent specialist of storage for Narada Chief engineer Mr. Wu

These rewards are actually a full confirmation for Narada continuous endeavor and investment and on R&D in energy storage filed. In future, Narada will always support the new energy industry of China to grow and develop fast and steadily by means of more green products and solutions with high reliability, high quality and high efficiency!

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Narada has signed a big commercial project of energy storage

 

On 14th April 2016, good news came from Narada, that a project agreement has been signed between Narada and Suzhou Zhongheng energy corporation, about power station of energy storage application, with a storage capacity of total 68.64MWh (2,059MWh power storage per month).

This is a major breakthrough of Narada in commercial storage projects, whose scale has reached a hundred Megawatts and it signifies the company policy of “investment + operation” in storage stations has been successfully performed, which will bring stable cash flow and considerable profit to Narada in following ten years.

 

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▲The storage scale of Narada has reached a hundred Megawatts

 

The importance of energy storage is highly noticed globally at the present stage, that is the key part to build up “energy internet” and the key entrance of future energy.

Narada always persists in the development objective to participate in the construction of global energy internet and stratify the requirements from global electricity in a green and smart way. Narada masters the key technology of energy storage far ahead in the whole industry, based on innovative lead-carbon technology, which has lowered the storage cost into a certain level that widely accepted by commercial applications. Since 2016, Narada largely spreads its business model of “investment + operation” in commercial storage applications

 

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▲An agreement with Suzhou Zhongheng energy corporation

China highly attaches importance to the industry of energy industry with continuously relative policies in order to encourage scientific progress in this field. Those policies will bring Narada a great chance in development and expansion and also bring the storage industry an explosive growth along with the further cost reduction and more mature technology.

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Chief engineer of Narada made a speech at 2016 GEI

 

 

On 30th March 2016, the International Conference on Global Energy Interconnection (GEI) was solemnly opened with the theme that to fulfill power requirement globally in clean and green way. The GEI was mainly held by China State Grid, United Nations action on climate change, IEA (International Energy Agency) and EEI (Edison Electric Institute)….etc. with presence of over 600 representatives from government, industrial association and related institutes in more than 26 countries.

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2016 International Conference on Global Energy Interconnection (GEI)

 

The chairman of State Grid, Mr. Liu Zhenya mentioned that: the global energy interconnection consists of grid of ultra-high voltage, smart grid and clean energy, which is an open and shared energy system with low-carbon content, high efficient economy and continuous supply, and is the only path to realize sustainable development for human beings.

The vice general secretary of UN, Mr. Wu Hongbo pointed out that: UN will actively take GEI as an important solution against climate change and organize every related party to improve the development of GEI together.

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Chief engineer of Narada Mr. Wu gave the speech

 

The chief engineer of Narada, Mr. Wu Xianzhang has been invited to this conference and he made a speech with the theme of Lead-carbon battery —- a novel solution for energy storage. He said that Narada always insists on the path of development, which can build up a global energy interconnection, and satisfy the power requirement by smart means.

“Energy storage is a quite important section of GEI and as a leader of storage industry, Narada is now upgrading its business model, from battery product to system solution, then to synthetic operation and service”

“Energy storage is a quite important section of GEI and as a leader of storage industry, Narada is now upgrading its business model, from battery product to system solution, then to synthetic operation and service”

“Narada mastered the technology of energy storage very early in the industry, and continuously promote its commercialization. As a key part of storage system, the Narada lead-carbon battery has been researched and developed for many years, whose cycle life and charge performance is highly improved, while economical enough for commercialization, which have been widely proved in many storage projects.

“With development of solar, wind and other renewable energy, Lead-carbon battery has got a bright future in this “green industry” because of no consumption of earth resource. The limited energy can only be utilized at maximum when it could be stored properly!”

“In future, I hope Narada would be one of important parts of GEI” said Mr. Wu

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Narada acquired the quality certificate of ISOTS16949

Narada Power recently has received the quality certificate of ISO/TS 16949:2009 (IATF NO.: 0233914; CASC NO.: 2016A107, Valid from 15th Mar. 2016 to 14th Sep.), issued by China Jiuding Automotive Supplier Certification Co., Ltd. which signifies that Narada got “green passport” to supply batteries to automotive market.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 is the technical specification for international automotive industry, made by IATF (the International Automotive Task Force), based on ISO 9001 standard and according to specialty of automotive industry, with the objective to continuously improve supply-chain development of automotive industry, to emphasize fault prevention, and to reduce waste and deterioration in quality management.

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The ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificate for Narada

The certificate is mainly about design and manufacture of the lithium-ion battery, which symbolizes that the Lithium products of Narada, design or manufacture process, totally meet the technical specification of ISO standard, that is quite helpful for Narada batteries in the market promotion and competition.

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Detail of 2016 Narada Technician Conference

Hangzhou, China, March 2016 — Recently, Narada technician conference was held in Li’an production center, with purpose to encourage our engineers and technician to continue with both model innovations and techniques innovations, so as to realize strategic transition of company.

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▲At the conference site

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▲Group picture of attendants

The theme of conference is:”Innovation, breakthrough, transition,transcendence.” The chief engineer of Narada, Mr.Wu Xianzhang, as host, gave a prologue:”During 20 years’ development, Narada is  always in leading position of technic innovation and research capacity, especially in recent years, Narada has put large efforts in strategic transition and received great achievements in fields of renewable energy, motive power…etc, thanks to positive contribution of all Narada technicians”

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▲Narada Chief engineer Mr.Wu Xianzhang

“Facing future, Narada needs to accelerate the transition to cpme up with times, and continuously improve ability in system development and integration.”

Here are those wonderful reports from every expert:

Innovation of VRLA and system

Mr.Chen Jian has sorted out the VRLA products line applied in Telecom, Datacenter. Energy storage…etc. then further confirmed and defined the development guideline of future products with precisely positioning and standardization.

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▲Dean of Narada VRLA R&D institute Mr.Chen Jian

“On one hand, Narada should continue to explore potential of VRLA batteries, and to develop VRLA products with high performance and high guality, to make progrss for whole battery industry.”

“On the another hand, Narada should follow the pace of times, focus on National key development, in order to enlarge our product lines and to provide our customers with best system solution.”

Innovation of Lithium-ion battery

Dean Li has reported the technology and material improvement of lithium battery, and the process about how to improve conformity, security of products.

He said that the lithium battery is key technology of future, and Narada should consider its direction, which should be with lighter weight and more integrated for system solution.

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▲ Dean of Narada Lithium R&D institute Mr.Li Xiaoping

Innovation of Lithium-ion battery

Doctor Zhao Bo has analyzed the current status and system function of energy storage applicayion, also pointed out that we are still in junior stage of energy storage, which is mainly about demonstration projects at present.

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▲Doctor Zhao Bo from Zhejiang electric power institute

He put forward some unique opinions about energy storage according to his specific knowledge and working enperience, as well as about how to utilize cloud platform, big data, to provide consulting service, to perform operation and maintenance for energy storage projrcts, which are quite useful for Narada technology.

Material Research for new battery and motive power

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▲Professor Zhao Kening from Harbin Institute of Technology

Professor Zhao Kening shared us with the development trend of lithium battery as well as background knowledge of Na-S battery, full solid Li-battery, Li-air battery…etc. and pointed out that although there are various options for current Li-battery, their performance should be investigated and proven by real practices.

The key point of Narada transition is new technology and model

At the end, CEO Mr.Chen Bo has made comclusion for this technology conference, which is ” The key point of Narada transition and promotion is new technology and new model”.

He confirmed the technologic progress of VRLA and lithium battery, but also pointed out many problems of our batteries, such as: power deficiency in electric vehicles, low specific energy, high cost of lithium battery…etc.

“Now we are facing both chance and challenge from new business fields, like electric vehicles, new energy, data center…consequently we need to reinforce innovation voluntarily, make breakthrough in technology and improve quality and performance of products. It is necessary to try and change in technology, to propose new idea and new objectives, so that we can always lead development of the battery industry.”

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▲Narada CEO, Mr.Chen Bo

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0.3billion RMB Contract with Changan Auto

Hangzhou, China, March 2016 — A few days ago, at 9th March 2016, Narada Power Source Co., Ltd and Chang’an Auto have signed a sales contract with total amount 0.3billion RMB, about lithium-ion battery. Chang’an Auto will purchase LFP batteries from Narada for their electric vehicles.

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▲Communication and negotiation

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▲Contract signature site

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▲Technical protocol signature

In year 2015, the EV industry in China has grown tremendously, with total annual turnover of 379 thousands, which is four times than 2014. China is already thelargest EV market. Thanks to national policy and improvement of related infrastructures, the EV market will be enlarged continuously, as a result, high-end customers of lithium battery will also increase, so Narada will get a big chance in bussiness development of lithium battery.

Because of development of li-battery for many years, Narada has totally controlled the key  technology of battery materials, power system as well as dynamical system, and accomplished industrialization of LFP series products for electric vehicles, moreover developed the ternary battery together with its system assembly, which attracts a lot of important EV clients.

This sales contract for Chang’an Auto will affect positively the business performance of Narada in 2016, which means Narada has been highly approved and recognized on aspects of li-battery technology and system assembly. In future, Narada will deepen and reinforce cooperation with those important EV clients, so as to achieve more significant objective.