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LFP Battery: Future of Electric Vehicle
Automobile

LFP Battery: Future of Electric Vehicle

The battery manufacturing technology is rapidly evolving by the day to offer the features required to facilitate the shift to a more sustainable way of storing and using power. In this process of the development of new technologies, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) is the one that is gaining popularity among consumers today. Recently, Tesla changed its battery chemistry and made a shift to LFP battery with an aim to increase vehicles efficiency and make them cheaper. Roughly speaking, affordable lithium-ion batteries typically have between 500 and 3000 life cycles. While premium Lithium Iron Phosphate LFP batteries can last anywhere from 3500 to over 4000 cycles. LFP batteries are manufactured by using lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) as the cathode material and a graphite carbon electr...
Adani Green Energy to acquire SoftBank Energy India 5 GW Plant for USD 3.5 billion
ACQUISITION

Adani Green Energy to acquire SoftBank Energy India 5 GW Plant for USD 3.5 billion

AHMEDABAD, India, May 19, 2021-- Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) led by Gautam Adani has acquired 100% stakes in SB Energy India from Soft bank group (80%) and Bharti Group (20%). SB Energy India has a total renewable portfolio of 4,954 MW spread across four states in India. The transaction marks the largest acquisition in the renewable energy sector in India. The total deal valuation is approx USD 3.5 billion. The target portfolio consists large scale utility assets with 84% solar capacity (4,180 MW), 9% wind-solar hybrid capacity (450 MW) and 7% wind capacity (324 MW). The portfolio comprises of 1,400 MW operational solar power capacity and a further 3,554 MW is under construction. All projects have 25 year PPAs with sovereign rated counterparties such as Solar Energy Corporation o...
Venture Capital funding in Green Energy Raises $1.3 billion in Jan-Mar 2021
BUSINESS

Venture Capital funding in Green Energy Raises $1.3 billion in Jan-Mar 2021

Paris, Apr 30th, 2021: Global venture capital funding in energy storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency rose to USD 1.3 billion during January-March 2021, registering a whopping 410 percent year-on-year growth, a report released on Friday said. According to the report by Mercom Capital Group, the said segments had saw a combined funding of USD 252 million in same period of 2020. The venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporate venture capital) raised by battery storage companies in Q1 or January-March quarter of 2021 came to USD 994 million in 13 deals compared to USD 164 million in six deals in Q1 2020, it said. The report said 33 VC investors participated in battery storage funding during the said quarter. The VC funding for smart grid companies in...
Hero Future Energies Raises $125 Million From IFC
FUNDING

Hero Future Energies Raises $125 Million From IFC

Renewable energy firm Hero Future Energies announced raising USD 125 million from International Finance Corp (IFC) for expanding its clean power generation capacities. IFC is picking up equity stake in the company at an investment of USD 125 million, Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Future Energies, the renewable energy arm of Hero Group, Rahul Munjal told reporters here. However, Munjal did not disclose the quantum of minority equity stake to be given to IFC. He said the investment will help the company expand its renewable energy capacity, provide jobs and facilitate private sector development in renewable energy. IFC, together with IFC Global Infrastructure Fund, a private equity fund managed by IFC Asset Management Company, will invest USD 125 million in equity, enabling ...