A top-notch facility that will potentially produce 12 gigawatts hour of battery cell power, has now three potential sites; Arizona, Texas and Florida. The facility will be in a million square foot area and it is going to be developed by Kore Power.
Firstly, Kore Power is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the energy storage and electric transportation industries. Since 2018, when it was founded, the company leveraged the experience of its contract manufacturing partner with more than 10 million battery cells that have been deployed by its global customer base.
Secondly, this new manufacturing facility will add to the company’s current annual production capacity of 2 GWh; which is in fact in the process of scaling to 6GWh. This new manufacturing site will create more than 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs; as well as a new domestic battery supply.
Thirdly, Kore Power’s planned facility will operate with net-zero carbon emissions; specifically, through strategic partnerships and solar-plus and storage co-generation. As said above, Kore Power’s plans are to employ more than 3,000 full-time personnel at the facility; which will generate upwards of an estimated 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.
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Final location pick for the facility by the summer of 2021
Moreover, some of the factors that Kore Power is considering for picking the site, are: proximity to continental transportation arterials and international deep-water ports; friendly tax, regulatory and strong pro-business environment; also, established complimentary industries such as e-mobility, solar and semiconductor; as well as available workforce capacity.
In addition, the company plans to announce the final pick by the summer of 2021.
On the other hand, Lindsay Gorrill, KORE Power CEO, said about the facility. “We are delivering critical capacity in a market that’s starved for supply as we support the U.S. and global communities becoming greener.”
Finally, she remarked. “Because we use proprietary software in our battery management systems; maintain the rights over our battery cell intellectual property and have influence over our minerals and materials process; we can quickly serve customers and adapt to changing needs; in an environment when many others are reportedly out until 2022.”