PowerX to build its first GW scale battery assembly plant

PowerX, Inc. has announced the plan to establish “Power Base” its first home-grown GW scale battery assembly plant. Situated in Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture, Power Base will begin pilot production in 2023, followed by product delivery for EV fast chargers and other battery energy storage systems in Spring 2024.

To accelerate the shift to renewable energy, PowerX is committed to delivering energy storage solutions, a quintessential part of the new power infrastructure, as well as to creating a symbiosis between nature and industry. Spreading across a total area of 28,272 square meters, Power Base is equipped with an annual production capacity of 5 GWh, equivalent to producing around 10,000 units of battery energy storage per year. Besides battery assembly lines, the campus-like site also houses facilities such as R&D centers, offices, and conference rooms. Envisioned to be the starting point of a sustainable and tech-driven future, Power Base will lead to the employment of over 100 professionals, including engineers, technicians, and manufacturing operators.

The factory is designed by Kazuyo Sejima, a world-renowned architect who has worked on various projects in Japan and abroad, including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa*, which took home the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale Awards, the Musée du Louvre-Lens*, a branch of the Musée du Louvre, and the Inujima “Art House Project” in Okayama, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa*, which took home the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale Awards. Through close collaboration with Kazuyo Sejima, PowerX envisages a “factory of the future” that coexists in harmony with Tamano City’s nature and contributes to the revitalization of local communities.

Energy storage solutions powered by batterie are the key enablers to overcome the challenges to the widespread adoption of EVs, increased demand for grid balancing, and further growth of renewable energy. To tackle those challenges, PowerX is establishing its own GW scale battery plant, Power Base, to produce turnkey energy storage systems, including grid-scale stationary batteries, EV fast chargers, marine batteries, and home batteries. Part of the capital raised from the first half of the Series A financing will fund the construction of Power Base.

Source:batteryindustry

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