PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, has introduced the Aspen 24S, a 24-volt version of its award-winning Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery.
The new product is designed for energy-intensive applications that use solar panels, such as off-grid solar-powered LED lighting, as well as small pumps and motors. It is also an ideal drop-in replacement for existing systems using 24-volt lead-acid batteries.
More than 700 Aspen 24S batteries are already operating in a demanding field environment in Thailand. In the first quarter of 2016, Aquion completed an installation at Bangkok International Airport's Sky Lane bicycle track. The project successfully demonstrates the 24-volt battery under real-use autonomous conditions, connected to solar panels and energy-efficient LED lighting. The Aspen 24S was an especially good fit for this application's requirements because it delivers long cycle life, deep cycling capability, and robust performance in high ambient temperatures and partial state of charge cycling conditions.
Aspen 24S batteries are now available for purchase. See the How to Buy section on the Aquion website for more details.
Traditionally, off-grid renewable energy systems that include energy storage have used lead-acid batteries, known for their toxicity and relatively short lifespan under deep cycling and partial state of charge usage -- a common profile with solar-based systems. Aquion's Aspen batteries offer a clean, sustainable, and long-lasting alternative that does not degrade from partial state of charge cycling. Aspen batteries have a unique and environmentally friendly electrochemical design, and are the first and only batteries in the world to be Cradle to Cradle Certified™. They contain no heavy metals or toxic chemicals and are non-flammable and non-explosive, making them the safest batteries in the world -- designed for use in pristine environments, island locations, homes and businesses.
Aquion at Intersolar Europe 2016
Aquion will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany, from June 22-24, 2016, at Booth #B1.270 ees. Scott Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, will present on June 22 as part of the "Insights and Experiences with Large-Scale Applications" session. Tim Poor, Chief Commercial Officer, will present on June 23 on a panel entitled "Off-Grid Power Forum: Stand-Alone Systems & Storage Solutions. The company is also a finalist for an Intersolar ees Award for a successful project in Hawaii.
About Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy is the manufacturer of proprietary Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and battery systems for long-duration stationary energy storage applications. Aquion's Aspen line of batteries are optimized for daily deep cycling for residential solar, green architecture, off-grid and microgrid, energy management, and grid-scale applications. Aquion's high-performance, safe, sustainable and cost-effective batteries deliver reliability and value for customers. The company'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 aquionenergy.com.