Nov 16, 2023
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced today that it has invested in Element Energy (Element, Headquarters: California, USA) that is developing the cutting-edge energy storage technology. The investment has been executed through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA). MHI and Element also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop affordable power system solutions and business model for Behind the Meter applications.
Founded in 2019 in Silicon Valley, USA, Element has developed proprietary hardware and software algorithms applicable to both 1st life and 2nd life batteries to improve visualization, battery safety and efficiency. The technology is being validated on large scale with a pilot project in the United States and it is expected to be commissioned in early 2024. Element will collect the necessary data through a pilot project, obtain UL certification standards (UL9540,1974), and proceed to commercialize the product.
MHI Group is committed to building a business that contributes to realizing a decarbonized society while investing in and collaborating with various partners with innovative technologies. This investment will strengthen MHI's technology and supply chain. Going forward, MHI intends to provide affordable power system solutions to Behind the Meter customers worldwide by optimizing energy utilization and contribute to solving the problem of energy price rise and volatility.