July 26

Mobile Solar Energy Storage Unit Developer Gets a $1.4 Million Grant

By Nomvuyo Tena

Battery and energy storage firm, AceOn has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst 8 Fund to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit. The new mobile solar energy storage unit has massive potential to bring clean power to the people of Africa.

The newly-designed product will use Sheffield-based Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries – the first time its technology is in commercial use in sub-Saharan Africa.

AceOn will be working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, DZP Technologies, a specialist battery materials development company, and Nigeria-based energy and power company Nevadic Limited to deliver the innovative government-backed project.

Photo courtesy of David Monje.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

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