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China Top 15 Power Battery Companies By The Installed…

On May 11th, the China Automotive Power Battery Industry Alliance released the monthly data for power batteries in April 2023. The data shows that in April this year, China’s power battery production totalled 47.0 GWh, a year-on-year increase of 38.7%; from January to April, China’s cumulative power battery production was 176.9GWh, a cumulative year-on-year increase of 28.7%. In terms of installed capacity, China’s power battery installed capacity in April was 25.1 GWh, a year-on-year increase of 89.4%; from January to April, China’s cumulative power battery installed capacity was 91.0 GWh, a cumulative year-on-year increase of 41.0%.

Regarding specific companies, in April 2023, CATL’s power battery installed capacity was 10.26 GWh, accounting for a high proportion of 40.83%, ranking first. Following closely behind was BYD, with a power battery installed capacity of 7.32 GWh in April, accounting for 29.11%.

At the same time, CALB, EVE, Gotion, Sunwoda, LG New Energy, SVolt, Farasis, and REPT also made it into the top ten list.

 From January to April this year, CATL’s power battery installed capacity was 39.51 GWh, accounting for a high proportion of 43.43%, ranking first. BYD’s power battery installed capacity this year was 27.73 GWh, accounting for a high proportion of 30.47% and ranking second.

 Additionally, in April this year, 36 power battery companies supported the installation of new energy vehicles in China, an increase of 2 compared to the same period last year. Overall, 42 power battery companies supported new energy vehicle installations in China from January to April this year, consistent with the same period last year. The top 10 power battery companies had a combined installed capacity of 89.1 GWh, accounting for 98.0% of the total installed capacity.  

By Kayla Li


Lithium Battery Industry

Why is the lithium battery industry so excited despite the rising price of lithium carbonate?

The recent phenomenon of upstream price increases being met with excitement in the downstream sector goes against traditional business intuition, but is a reality in the lithium-ion battery industry. This is due to the industry’s fervent desire for a fair and stable distribution of benefits between upstream and downstream players.

Starting on April 26th, the long downward trend in lithium carbonate prices finally showed signs of stabilizing. Resource companies that specialize in lithium carbonate products saw significant gains that day, with Wind’s lithium mining index rising over 3%. However, the performance of the downstream lithium-ion battery industry was even more impressive, with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s lithium-ion battery index surging over 5%. Industry insiders expressed their excitement on social media platforms.

The obvious reason why downstream companies, who are about to face higher purchasing costs due to the upstream price increase, are still thrilled is because the stabilization of lithium carbonate prices sends a positive signal. As a core raw material that cannot be avoided in the current lithium-ion industry, fluctuations in its price are propelled by speculative funds but also reflect changes in fundamentals and expectations.

Last year, lithium carbonate prices soared from CNY 27,500 per ton to CNY 60,000 per ton, accompanied by explosive growth of 93.4% in China’s new energy vehicle sales. However, in just four months since the beginning of this year, lithium carbonate prices have plummeted from CNY 50,000 per ton to CNY 18,000 per ton. This backdrop includes a 25.8% YoY slowdown in Q1 new energy vehicle sales and even negative YoY growth in January.

The receding tide has exposed the industry’s problem of temporary overcapacity and excess inventory. Industry statistics indicate that power battery inventory throughout the entire supply chain reached 164.8 GWh in 2022, which is enough to support four months of production based on estimated global power battery usage from last year. In the intermediate links such as lithium salt and positive/negative electrode materials, there are also high inventories lasting several months.

Recent quarterly reports reveal that lithium battery manufacturers such as Ningde Times are making significant efforts to reduce inventory. This is reflected in the downward trend of lithium prices, which have fallen below expectations and even below some companies’ production cost lines. Under the influence of high inventory and pessimistic expectations, downstream companies are not willing to purchase additional inventory even at tempting prices.

Now that there are signs of stabilization in lithium carbonate prices, cautious investors may not view this as a major demand reversal, but they should agree that the industry’s inventory reduction efforts have achieved certain results. Under favorable price conditions, downstream companies have begun to show an interest in replenishing their inventory.

The second reason may be more important: the long-awaited expectation of a “stable and reasonable price outlook” may be realized at the current price level. The large fluctuations in lithium carbonate prices in the past have disrupted industry trading order and threatened the healthy development of the industry. However, the current lithium carbonate price approaching CNY 20,000 per ton can be absorbed by downstream companies and is profitable for upstream companies, providing hope for achieving balance.

In the upstream sector, trading chaos such as lying flat, production cuts, and defaulting on orders were frequently seen during the period of the fastest decline in lithium prices. In early April, reporters found that the transaction volume of lithium carbonate had decreased by 30%-50%, with only long-term contracts maintained; some high-cost companies had significantly reduced production, and the monthly operating rate of China’s lithium carbonate in March was only about 55.62%. Every day, there were lower prices, leading to broken contracts for lithium carbonate purchases.

In the downstream sector, the sharp fluctuations in raw material prices have resulted in strong wait-and-see sentiment and the mentality of only buying when the prices rise, seriously disrupting the pace of downstream demand release. In the power battery market, the excessively low lithium carbonate price has kept consumers expecting a significant drop in new energy vehicle prices, leading them to choose to hold their money and watch. In the energy storage market, the bidding progress for large-scale energy storage orders slowed significantly in Q1.

What is more worrisome is that the large fluctuations in prices have distorted the necessary investment actions of enterprises in the lithium-ion industry. The most typical incident was the abandonment of the exploration of Wushanxia Nan lithium mine despite a premium price increase nearly 400 times and a transaction value of CNY 6 billion. The excessive price increase led to impulsive premiums, which were followed by an excessive price decline that brought the promised investment to a sudden stop.

In short, the sharp rise and fall of raw material prices are not in the interest of any player in the entire industry chain. Nowadays, as automobile sales are about to enter the traditional peak season and energy storage demand has accumulated for some time, it is crucial to establish a stable and reasonable lithium carbonate price in order to achieve normal.

By the courtesy of Kayla Liu

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Future of Lithium Phospate

Battery Raw Materials – 10 year forecast
Will scarce raw materials grind the lithium battery market to a halt?
Research and Written by : Roz Hilton

Can the mining industry can keep up with demand
for raw battery materials?
The qualified answer is yes. But not without some shortages and some price hikes.
There are tons of detractors taking to social media platforms suggesting that raw materials mining just simply cannot keep up with demand and that this fact alone will see the EV market fall flat on its face. So we thought we’d do some modelling and the outcome is our forecast on battery raw materials entitled “Will scarce raw materials grind the lithium battery market to a halt?”  This report takes a long hard look at whether or not battery raw materials will run out, as the battery industry ramps up output. In 2023 we will see 621 GWh of batteries produced for EVs sold in the three largest territories – China, Europe’s 5 largest economies and the US.
  Lithium and Graphite supply will be under strain through to 2026.
  The Inflation Reduction Act’s insistence on new supply lines will see most market opt for LFP, LMFP or M3P batteries, because of the ease of setting up supply chain.
  Manganese demand will increase significantly with the advent and following acceleration of LMFP production.
  Demand for nickel (NMC) and cobalt-based chemistries will fall and be limited to North America at the top end of car markets.
  Graphite is the next big problem for battery makers due to its current heavy concentration within China.
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Hike in Lithium Prices

Much of the current movement to decarbonize the grid involves installing many gigawatts of battery-based energy storage. Lithium-ion technology is leading the way with breathtaking advances that are addressing everything from improved performance to strategies to mitigate the risk of fires. But the rapid development is causing numerous challenges.

The high demand for lithium-ion batteries has translated into shortages of lithium along with shortages of other essential commodities like copper, aluminum, nickel and cobalt. As we all learned in Market Economics 101, limited supply caused by high demand leads to high prices, market volatility and long lead times.

In the span of a year, between March 2021 and March 2022, lithium carbonate prices jumped from around $12,000 per ton to $78,000 per ton. Pricing for other commodities rose too, though not as dramatically. While lithium stabilized somewhat during 2022, pricing began advancing again by the end of the year.

Large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects are taking the brunt of these factors, with lead times stretching up to a year for large capacity orders — and pricing uncertainty that has led to a transfer of pricing risk via indexed pricing strategies that manufacturers began using in early 2022.

By the courtesy of : By JASON BARMANN | Republished with permission from Burns & McDonnell


Energy Stoarge is the Future

“The energy storage industry should play a proactive role in supporting market development in Southeast Asia, a panel discussion at the Solar and Storage Finance Asia event heard this week, from Aquila Capital regional CEO Alexander Lenz. We speak exclusively with Yaron Ben Nun, CTO and founder of Nostromo, a startup aiming to commercialise a new ice-based energy storage for cooling buildings and Yaron is adamant that it can turn electricity demand for commercial buildings into a powerful tool of the energy transition. US independent power producer Talen Energy has hired developer Key Capture Energy to work on a battery project at one of its coal power plant sites in Maryland, as Talen pursues its new ESG-driven path. Koch Industries, another name more commonly associated with fossil fuels, has invested in zinc-based energy storage company Eos, through its Koch Strategic Platforms investment vehicle. The UK’s Flexion Energy has gained a US$200m+ investment commitment from an infrastructure investment group as it targets development of a 1GW battery storage portfolio and in South Australia, developers Maoneng and SAPGen are seeking permission to construct 465MW of large-scale battery storage, solar-plus-storage projects behind-the-meter and in front-of-the-meter make progress in Hawaii. Finally we round up some news about investors acquiring three US solar and storage developers, which could be a sign of things to come. Don’t forget the APAC region edition of our sponsored webinar series with Honeywell takes place next week (14 July) and you can still sign up by clicking the banner ad above. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy using the site.”

By Andy Colthorpe


Hi-MO 4m (66C) module

LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has formally launched its Hi-MO 4m (66C) module, designed for distributed generation (DG) applications.

In addition to the 66C option, the company has also launched 60C and 72C versions of the module to an audience of more than 600 dealer partners and industry experts. The three products cover power ranges of 370-385W, 410-420W and 450-460W respectively, with a maximum efficiency of up to 21%, providing global DG clients with wider flexibility and choice.

At the launch event, Dennis She, LONGi Solar’s SVP commented: “LONGi will continue to increase R&D investment in technological innovation and expand the production capacity of our DG solar products to 10GW in 2021. The global residential rooftop market has specific requirements in terms of product performance and aesthetics and, in addition to providing high-quality solar products, LONGi is committed to providing our global DG clients with comprehensive energy service solutions.”

After years of steady growth, the global DG market has increased rapidly, accompanied by the emergence of diverse and targeted client demand. The Hi-MO 4m series modules are ultra-high-value products tailored exclusively by LONGi for the different needs of distributed clients and can be widely used on rooftops in residential, industrial, and commercial applications.

Source : By LONGi

April 26, 2021


Era of Energy Storage

“Volkswagen recently placed an order worth US$14 billion with lithium-ion battery manufacturer Northvolt, taking their existing partnership to new heights and while the obvious focus there is electric vehicle batteries, we’ve heard exclusively from Northvolt’s VP of communications Jesper Wigardt that the deal will also have a significant knock-on impact for the startup’s targeting of the stationary energy storage market. South Africa’s government identified an urgent need for capacity to prevent load shedding on its grid and renewables-plus-storage projects have been among the winners in a tender for 2GW of contracts. Consultants Clean Horizon and Harmattan helped us out with some insights there. In Germany, more than 300,000 residential energy storage systems have now been installed, and while energy storage at larger scales has been somewhat less successful over the past year or so, every segment is expected to grow this year, a new report commissioned by Germany energy storage association BVES has found. New York City’s 6GW of fossil fuel peaker plants could be retired quickly and cost-effectively between now and 2030 using a combination of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and of course, energy storage. There’s also a roundup of some of the latest news stories from the residential energy storage segment around the world, Canadian Solar has big ambitions in solar-plus-storage and standalone energy storage for 2021 and just a month after applying for approval for a large solar-plus-storage plant, two Wisconsin utilities have put forward a plan for another. All this and much more on the site. Thanks for reading and subscribing.”

Andy Colthorpe
Editor Energy Storage News

Lithium Titanate can be the best Option for Storage

  1. LTO (Li2TiO3) is innovative, latest and certified.
  2. Long lasting up to 30+ years life.
  3. Quick chargeable (saving energy and time and both are costly).
  4. Patented, High Efficiency LTO Battery Technology.
  5. Non-Explosive, Fireproof.
  6. Performance in a wide temperature range of -30 to 60 Deg. Centigrade
  7. Fast charge capabilities.
  8. Warranty of 5 years.
  9. 30 Years’ service life.
  10. World renowned clients such as Bombardier, Ford, BAE Systems, China State Grid Corporation etc.
  11. This can be the viable Eenergy storage solution for sub-zero conditions

Source : ECO ESS Catalogue 2021