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Soluna batteries land in Australia, with plans for local manufacturing

New battery brand hits Australian market, with first commercial shipment of China-made Soluna lithium-ion energy storage products arriving in Victoria.

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A new battery brand has hit the Australian market this week, with the first commercial shipment of China-made Soluna lithium-ion energy storage products arriving in Victoria.

The energy storage systems – which are already being sold in Europe and the US – will be sold locally by Soluna Australia, a joint venture between an ASX-listed lithium recycling, extraction and processing outfit Lithium Australia and DLG Group, one of China’s 10-largest producers of lithium-ion cells.

Lithium Australia said on Monday it had completed the formalities for joint battery marketing operations with DLG – a 50:50 partnership first flagged in May as part of a broader plan to boost battery uptake, and potentially also manufacturing, in Australia.

“A detailed investigation of the Australian energy-storage industry identified serious supply-chain constraints in the delivery of LIBs to Australian customers,” a statement said.

“Soluna Australia intends to provide a new and reliable supply source for renewable energy solutions to power users in Australia.”

The companies said Soluna Australia’s plans included a focus on creating innovative energy storage solutions for remote-site and mining applications. Although the company will provide grid-connected and residential battery solutions, too.

They would also evaluate the feasibility of manufacturing battery packs in Australia, while offering battery recycling solutions through Lithium Australia’s already established business.

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1 Comment
  1. Fred 11 months ago

    How about connectable 1 or 2 kW battery units that can be used to support the new “stand-alone” PV inverters?
    In my case it would allow the regular “switching outages” to be avoided and permit expansion of the storage capacity in more manageable dollar amounts.

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