SolarEdge & Kokam
UNITED BY ENERGY

Kokam has become SolarEdge, A global leader in smart energy technology.

October 18th 2018

SolarEdge & Kokam
UNITED BY ENERGY

Kokam is an affiliate of SolarEdge listed on NASDAQ and No.1 single phase PV inverter supplier in the world. The synergy with SolarEdge will strengthen our capabilities to further enhance battery technology and our ability to lead the industry to a new level. Both companies will collaborate to provide the market with more holistic smart energy systems and achieve remarkable growth in the future.

“By pioneering the commercialization of high capacity lithium ion batteries and growing its business for more than 30 years, Kokam has become one of the prominent suppliers of lithium ion battery solutions in the world,” said Ike Hong, President of Kokam. In addition, “the synergy with SolarEdge will enable us to enhance battery technology and take our business growth to the next level.” he emphasized.

“The acquisition of Kokam will enable us to broaden our offerings, adding already proven battery storage to our product portfolio.” said Guy Sella, Founder of SolarEdge. “Our technological innovation combined with Kokam’s world-class team and renowned battery storage solutions will enable seamless integration with our current solutions, taking us a further step toward making solar installations smarter and more beneficial.” SolarEdge is a global leader in energy market segments through its PV, storage, EV charging, UPS, and grid services solutions and ranked 4th in world PV inverter supplier.

SOLAR IMPULSE
PROJECT

On July 26, 2016, Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the final leg of the trip. This project started on March 9th, 2015 and it flew all around the world, landing in 17 cities and recording the total distance of 43,041km. The Solar Impulse 2 used four 38.5 kWh of Kokam Ultra High Energy NMC batteries to power the zero fuel solar airplane.

March 9th 2015 ~ July 26th 2016

SOLAR IMPULSE PROJECT

Kokam’s UHE NMC batteries feature high energy density and efficiency, along with their ability to operate over a wide range of temperature, humidity and pressure conditions, which led the Solar Impulse team to select Kokam’s NMC battery technology for both the first version of the Solar Impulse 1 and the second project.

The project originated when Bertrand Piccard started researching a way to fly without harming the environment, after realizing that his hot air balloon required 3.5 tons of fuel to fly. Today the 1.6 ton Solar Impulse is flying around the world, powered only by solar power.

Carrying 17,000 of high performance solar cells on top of its wings together with Kokam’s energy dense lithium ion batteries, the plane can fly not only during the day, but also during the night, without a single drop of fuel. Kokam’s batteries are proven to be not only highly efficient, but also light and safe.

The Solar Impulse completed its first flight in 2009. In 2010, it became the world’s first solar panel powered aircraft to be flown at night with a man on board. When it began flying at 7 a.m. in Switzerland and successfully landed at 9 a.m. the next day, it set a record that day. It was the longest flight made by an aircraft powered solely by solar panels and Kokam’s lithium ion batteries.

Global Top 10

Battery Manufacturers
for Grid Storage

4Q 2018

NAVIGANT RESEARCH

Navigant Research Leader board Report :
Li-ion Grid Storage, Kokam ranked No.4 in 4Q 2018
Reference : Navigant Research 2018

Deployed capacity(MW) market share by
Top 10 Li-Ion battery providers, World markets

2Q & 3Q 2017

BLOOMBERG RESEARCH

Bloomberg has announced that Kokam ranked No.4
as a battery vendor in 2Q & 3Q, 2017
Reference : Bloomberg Report 2017

Battery Provider’s Annual grid scale deployments

Battery vendors by market share by MW, 2015 ~ 2017 September

OUR HISTORY

  1. 2019
    ~ 2017

    Total 264MW ESS installed alll around the world(4Q, 2019)
    Affiliate of SolarEdge(4Q, 2018)

  2. 2017
    ~ 2016

    Installed 36MW FR ESS in Korea
    Installed 30MW Spinning Reserve ESS in Australia
    Delivered 10MWh Behind The Meter ESS

  3. 2016

    Launched high energy and power EV pack, Xpand
    Developed high performance marine pack
    Total 152 MWh ESS installation all around the world
    Won Excellence Prize for Oceans and Fisheries Science
    and Technology Award

 

Welcome to Kokam.
Kokam is one of the world’s leading providers of
innovative energy solutions.

Kokam was founded in 1989, and started out as a provider/distributor of power electronics equipment. Today, Kokam is a globally recognized not only as a leading manufacturer of premium batteries, but also as a provider of advanced ESS(Energy Storage Systems) and UPS(Uninterrupted Power Supply) solutions.

Since 2018, Kokam has become a part of SolarEdge, the world’s leading manufacturer of PV (Photovoltaics) Solar Inverters, and has joined forces to help preserve a clean environment through innovative renewable energy solutions.

Kokam’s premium Lithium-ion battery technology’s strength relies on efficiency, safety, and high power. Kokam has successfully provided and integrated applications in the sectors of : Electric Vehicles(EV), Aerospace/Aviation, Marine/Off-Shore, ESS and UPS.

We are devoted to increasing value in what we provide to our clients by contributing to the preservation of a clean and pollution-free environment through innovative and environment-friendly solutions. We will strive to continue adding value to our customers and lead the energy market through the development of our eco-friendly battery technology.