Swedish battery maker Northvolt has signed a long-term partnership deal to supply Polarium with lithium-ion battery cells for telecoms networks.
Telecom backup power has long been a costly and challenging issue. Conventional lead-acid batteries need to be replaced frequently, and diesel is costly and pollutes the environment. Polarium, founded in Sweden in 2015 as InCell Internatinal, aims to challenge the global telecom industry to switch from diesel generators and lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries for backup power.
“We are on a mission to create the best energy storage solutions in the world, and we are continuously working to decrease the carbon footprint of our solutions. Therefore, we are very happy that Northvolt can provide us with battery cells from their fossil-free production facility, Northvolt Ett,” said Stefan Jansson CEO and founder of Polarium (above). “Through our strategic partnership, we can provide the global telecom industry with what’s probably the greenest energy storage solution on the market.”
A new product range, ‘Green’, will be built on Northvolt lithium-ion battery cells using initial cell production starting in 2021 at Northvolt Ett gigafactory in Skellefteå, Sweden. Northvolt’s Ett cell manufacturing is powered by 100 percent clean energy and embraces the principles and practices of a circular economy, including those enabled through on-site battery recycling facilities.
“For both Northvolt and Polarium, the future is renewable. We are proud to supply Polarium with lithium-ion battery cells that are manufactured with 100 percent clean energy and thereby support Polarium in driving change in the global telecom industry towards smarter and more sustainable power supply solutions,” says Emad Zand, President, Northvolt Systems.
The Polarium ’Green’ products will initially be available exclusively for the telecom segment but will at a later stage be made available for the commercial and industrial segments. Polarium has R&D in Sweden and manufacturing in Mexico and Vietnam.
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