SolarEdge Acquires Battery Maker Kokam

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SolarEdge, a photo voltaic inverter provider, now will be capable of produce ESS in-house.

SolarEdge Applied sciences acquired this month Kokam –  the South Korean producer of lithium-ion battery cells, battery packs and power storage programs.

In line with SolarEdge, about 75% of excellent fairness shares had been purchased for roughly $88 million, together with associated transaction bills. In impact firm will acquire competences in essential ESS market in addition to in batteries for UPS, electrical autos (EV), aerospace, marine and extra. The remaining 25% is meant to be acquired over time.

Kokam is a a lot smaller firm than LG Chem, Samsung SDI or SK Innovation, so its presence in EV market wasn’t massive, however each Kokam and SolarEdge had been identified names within the trade.

Kokam batteries had been utilized in Photo voltaic Impulse 2 electrical plane (154 kWh) that circled the world round. Listed below are extra Kokam-powered EV:

Kokam EV Reference

Alternatively, SolarEdge was since 2015 a provider of inverters for Tesla power storage programs and now, by having Kokam on-board, will be capable of present a complete ESS.

Man Sella, CEO, Chairman and Founding father of SolarEdge mentioned:

“The acquisition of Kokam will allow us to develop our providing, including already confirmed battery storage to our product portfolio. Our technological innovation mixed with Kokam’s world-class staff and famend battery storage options, will allow seamless integration with our present options, taking us an additional step towards making photo voltaic installations smarter and extra helpful.”

“We’re excited that Kokam is becoming a member of the SolarEdge staff and stay up for pooling our shared accomplishments to offer the market with extra holistic good power programs. We imagine that our complimentary areas of experience will enable us to mix the in depth know-how and core property of each firms with the intention to additional improve SolarEdge’s portfolio and trade management.”


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