Tesla and Panasonic take top spot in latest BNEF ranking of tier 1 li-ion battery cell makers. But China’s CATL getting most attention.
Panasonic’s new 5.3kWh lithium-ion batteries will be available to Australian households from December.
The latest Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory will begin production of cells and modules in 2017 at the firm’s acquired Buffalo site in New York.
Panasonic claims its new solar module can achieve a 22.5% conversion efficiency based on mass-production technology.
Panasonic is pretty clearly the current leader of the battery market, but as the market continues to grow, the dynamics could change swiftly.
Panasonic targets Australia as first global market for battery storage, in deal with 3 utilities to trial 8kWh system. It says storage will double self consumption of solar households, but it intends to sell product through networks and retailers, challenging their business models.
Comprehensive sales figures for EV battery manufacturers in 2014 recently became available, giving us further insight into the fast-growing market.
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The offering will combine vehicle charging with solar PV and battery backup.
Panasonic and Tesla have agreed on how the two will jointly carry out construction of gigafactory in the U.S, including the roles each will play.