Lithium ion batteries for efficient storage of renewable energy and mobile power supply solutions
Since lithium ion batteries first appeared in the 1990s, continual improvements have made the technology most popular on several accounts. Clayton Power has launched a new series of 12V and 24V lithium ion batteries, from 100Ah and up to 400Ah.
Lithium ion battery solutions may be connected to fuel cells, solar panels, and other renewable energy sources, store the energy, and keep it available on demand. Low self-discharge rates of 2-3 % per month ensure a fuller utilization of the stored energy compared to traditional lead- and nickel-based batteries, and lithium ion batteries tolerate incomplete charge/discharge without permanent capacity reduction. They require no maintenance, and a durability of up to 3.000 charge/discharge cycles means economic viability as well as less frequent disposal needs and thus reduced environmental strain.
A danger of lithium ion batteries has been overheating, causing batteries to ignite or explode, and so intrinsic safety is a key issue. The Danish company Clayton Power has just launched a new line of lithium ion batteries with an improved intelligent built-in Battery Management System. The BMS automatically stabilizes and balances voltage and temperature of individual lithium cells to ensure optimal performance, while a MOSFET-based Safety Breaker prevents shorts for the safe and easy use of the batteries. The batteries come in 12V and 24V versions, 100Ah to 400Ah, and a complete solution including an inverter powers 230V as well.
As lithium is a highly reactive metal, small quantities may generate high voltages. Lithium ion batteries are smaller and lighter than other conventional battery types and therefore ideal for mobile power supply solutions as well as renewable energy storage. In vehicles they may be charged from the alternator while driving and recycle excess heat energy while a built-in Battery Separator takes care of the starter battery.
Lithium ion technology is currently more economically and environmentally viable than other existing battery technologies. It will likely be both the present and the future of sustainable storage of renewable energy and mobile power supply solutions.
Learn more about the 12V/24V lithium ion batteries and the combined inverter/chargers.
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Clayton Power is founded at the end of the 1990s in Denmark. The company develops and produces a broad range of power products, systems and power solutions, including lithium ion batteries, battery management systems, sine wave inverters, inverter/chargers and controllers. Industries: Automotive, Industrial, Maritime, Military and Renewable Energy.