Next generation aqueous hybrid ion battery delivers 40 percent more energy
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. The batteries enable maximum utilization of renewable generation for self-consumption and reduce reliance on diesel.
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