LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, today unveiled the second generation of AHI technology, delivering energy gains of up to 40 percent. The increased energy is achieved without an increase in the size or weight of either the S-Line Battery Stack or M-Line Battery Module product lines and directly translates into improved performance and delivered value in all of Aquion's target applications.
"We have been hard at work making the world's best long duration battery even better. The improved chemistry of the second generation Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery yields more energy, and will deliver more value for our customers," said Scott A. Pearson, CEO of Aquion Energy. "We are unveiling the new technology at Solar Power International because Aquion's unmatched long duration batteries enable optimal self-consumption of distributed solar generation and ease the burden of intermittent renewable energy on the grid. These two applications are the key to unlocking broad adoption of clean solar electricity as a mainstream energy source."
Aquion's entire product line will see improvements with the second generation of AHI technology, including both the S-Line Battery Stack and M-Line Battery Modules. At shorter four to eight hour discharge rates, systems will experience an energy increase of up to 40 percent. At longer 20 hour discharge rates the second generation S-Line Battery Stack will see a 24 percent increase in energy to 2.4 kilowatt-hours, while the new M-Line Battery Module will see a 16 percent increase, now totaling 25.5 kilowatt-hours. The substantial increase in energy was achieved through improved utilization of the active material within the AHI cells.
Aquion AHI batteries are optimized for long charge and discharge cycles making them ideal for solar and other renewable energy storage applications. Aquion batteries paired with a solar array will charge during sunlight hours, then provide consistent clean power overnight, as well as reducing intermittence throughout the day and relieving evening peak load. Aquion batteries enable maximum utilization of renewable generation for self-consumption and reduce reliance on diesel.
Aquion's innovative batteries are made using abundant, nontoxic materials and modern low cost manufacturing techniques. AHI batteries deliver a unique combination of cost, performance, safety, and sustainability and are the best batteries in the world for enabling the broad adoption of solar generation.
Aquion will unveil its second generation technology at Solar Power International, taking place Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aquion will exhibit the new products at booth #3821.
To download Aquion's second generation product specifications, click here.
Aquion Energy manufactures proprietary Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and battery systems for long duration stationary energy storage applications. AHI batteries are optimized for daily deep cycling for off-grid and microgrids, energy management, and grid-scale applications. Aquion's high-performance, safe, sustainable and cost-effective batteries deliver industry-leading value for customers. Aquion's battery systems provide flexible, modular energy storage that enables broad adoption of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar, reduced reliance on fossil fuels, and optimization of existing grid-tied generation assets. For more information, visit www.aquionenergy.com.
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Source: Aquion Energy