Gotion and Edison Power have a planned sales target of 1 GWh in the first year of the partnership, rising to 2 GWh per year from the second year onwards.
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Chinese battery giant Gotion High-tech and Japan's Edison Power Co Ltd have reached a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly tap the energy storage market in Japan.
The two signed the agreement on March 15 to jointly develop the Japanese energy storage and battery recycling market and promote Gotion's products in the Japanese market, according to a press release from the Chinese battery maker today.
Gotion and Edison Power have a planned sales target of 1 GWh in the first year of the partnership, rising to 2 GWh per year from the second year onward.
Gotion will provide battery cells, modules and BMS, while Edison Power will be responsible for Japanese energy storage customer management, EPC services, and energy storage system operation and maintenance.
In addition, Gotion will also work with Edison Power to establish a recycling system for recycled energy storage batteries in Japan, according to the release.
With the development of global renewable energy and the revision of Japan's Electricity Business Act in May 2022, new opportunities will arise for the development of Japan's large-scale energy storage battery industry, according to the release.
Edison Power, which began developing and manufacturing energy storage battery systems in 1991, is also developing a solar power business and a biomass power business.
Gotion, one of China's power battery giants, ranked eighth in the world with a 2.1 percent share in January, according to a report released earlier this month by South Korean market research firm SNE Research.
In China, Gotion installed 0.78 GWh of power batteries in February, ranking fourth with a 3.58 percent share, according to data previously released by the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA).
The energy storage battery business is Gotion's second-largest business after power batteries.
In the first half of 2022, Gotion's revenue was RMB 8.6 billion, of which the power battery business contributed RMB 6.6 billion, or 76.51 percent, according to the company's semi-annual report.
Gotion's energy storage battery business generated RMB 1.28 billion in revenue in the first half of last year, contributing 14.8 percent.