• A modern metro

    Milan Sima, railway general manager at Saft, explains how the batteries on board new trains for the Chengdu Metro will keep the system running for over 11 million people. 

  • The burning questions

    Energy stored in batteries, especially energy generated from renewable sources, could ease our move away from fossil fuels and towards the low-to-no carbon future prescribed by the recent CCC Net Zero Report, writes ECA energy and emerging technologies solutions advisor Luke Osborne. 

  • Saft secures CRRC Sifang America contract

    Saft has begun supplying battery systems to CRRC Sifang America’s new railcar manufacturing facility in Chicago.

  • The critical condition of hospital power

    Andrew Keith, product development director at power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, explains why load bank testing for hospital generators is a crucial industry requirement.

  • 'Nextrode' project could revolutionise battery electrode manufacturing

    The Faraday Institution funded 'Nextrode' project will research ways to make electrodes for Li-ion batteries which unlock the electrochemical potential of their ingredients.

  • How much does UPS efficiency actually cost?

    David Bond, chairman at Centiel UK Ltd, highlights why buying cheaper will only cost you (and the environment) in the long-run. 

  • Blackout: How energy storage averted a UK-wide disaster

    On August 9, 2019, just five minutes before millions of commuters were set to head home for the weekend, disaster struck the UK’s power infrastructure. Jordan O’Brien, contributing editor, looks at the lessons we can learn from the recent UK-wide power outage and the role energy storage can play in keeping the grid online. 

  • E.ON installs Saft nickel battery at Hungarian substations

    E.ON has upgraded the backup power batteries in one of its Hungarian distribution substations by switching from lead-acid to Saft’s nickel-based batteries.

  • That’s entertainment

    From deep sea submarines to deep space, GS Yuasa is trusted globally for countless applications. So who better to be sponsoring the all important entertainment for our 2020 ER Excellence Awards? We take a look at what places GS Yuasa at the top of its game, as well as why you should get involved in what is already set to be a night to remember.

  • The perfect partner

    For the third consecutive year, the ER Excellence Awards 2020 is proud to be partnered with Riello UPS. A company that never stops, we find out a bit about what Riello has been up to of late, gleaning an insight into some of its latest projects, as well as finding out why this industry leader has gone for the partnership hattrick. 

  • Into the unknown

    Peter Harrop, chairman at IDTechEx explores the unknowns and uncertainties surrounding lithium-ion batteries.

  • The future of backup batteries

    Olivier Amiel, marketing director for Saft’s Industrial Standby Division, explains what the future has in store for backup battery technology, how the data centre market provides unique challenges for batteries and how environmental sustainability is central to the future.  

  • Exide awarded battery partnership for JCB's electric Teletruks

    Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has been selected by JCB to power its new range of electric Teletruks.

  • SUNRISE Project on target to develop next gen battery materials

    Nexeon has reached the halfway stage in its £10 million SUNRISE project to develop silicon materials for next generation Li-ion batteries.