SUNLIGHT batteries USA 08/10/2021

Todd M. Sechrist appointed CEO and President of SUNLIGHT Batteries USA

Mr. Sechrist to lead the company’s US expansion plan North Carolina, United States [08.10.2021] – SUNLIGHT is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Todd M. Sechrist as CEO and President of SUNLIGHT Batteries USA, and member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Sechrist will assume his duties as of October 18th, 2021. Todd Sechrist […]


SUNLIGHT expands world’s largest manufacturing unit for motive power batteries

Additional €50m investment boosts production capacity to 7GWh by Q3 2022 SUNLIGHT invests an additional €50m at its Xanthi, Verona and North Carolina plants that will increase battery manufacturing output capacity to 7GWh annually: €30m will be invested in the production of lead-acid batteries, increasing the Xanthi unit’s capacity from 4GWh to 5.3GWh, the largest […]


Last mile delivery – the road to revolutionary e-mobility designs

It’s hard to remember a time when our ability to access the internet and online world was tethered to a desktop computer. Innovations in lithium ion battery helped cut the cord, providing power on the go for the sleek, lightweight laptops and smartphones we carry with us today. As we enter a new decade, lithium […]


Smart approaches to running sustainable warehouse operations

Efforts by leading global brands to reduce carbon emissions within their supply chains, are impacting how warehouses and distribution centres are operated and run. Carbon-neutral warehouses are becoming more commonplace with newer developments, or redeveloped facilities, featuring technologies like onsite solar generation and electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The e-mobility transition is creating opportunities for owners and operators of distribution hubs […]


Why 2021 looks set to be a great year for the US battery storage market

In the summer of 2020 US governments’ clear his intention to direct $2tn of investment for clean energy infrastructure and other climate solutions, to be spent “as quickly as possible” during his first term. The International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Fatih Birol said this mandate, which is targeting decarbonisation of US power generation by […]


Lithium ion leads the charge in BMS growth

Lithium ion technologies will lead global battery demand over this decade, buoyed by demand for electric vehicles as well as utility-scale energy storage systems for integrating wind and solar generation. The global battery energy storage system market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.8% from 2020 to 2025, reaching […]


Opportunities for innovation in logistics and supply chains

Covid-19 has accelerated the e-commerce evolution in retail. US e-commerce penetration rose to more than 25% in April 2020 from 15% at the end of 2019, an adoption rate that would otherwise have occurred over several years. Supply chains and logistics operations have been on the front line of the pandemic, keeping goods moving despite […]


The role of batteries in powering the blue economy

Advances in commercialized lithium ion batteries have been driven so far by the needs of handful of markets: consumer electronics, automotive and stationary energy storage. The maritime market accounts for a fraction of global demand for lithium ion batteries today and there is significant potential for growth. Forecasts project the global marine battery market to […]