Eguana Technologies Inc.

Eguana Technologies Inc.

May 22, 2014 08:30 ET

Leading U.S. Developer of Low Cost Next Generation Battery Selects Eguana's Bi-Direx Platform for Distributed System Trials

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - Eguana Technologies (TSX VENTURE:EGT), ("Eguana" or the "Company") a leading manufacturer of high performance power conversion and control systems for "smart-grid" and "micro-grid" energy storage systems, today announced that one of the leading developers of next generation batteries in the United States has selected Eguana's Bi-Direx for ongoing battery system testing, product development and performance evaluation for distributed "edge of grid" applications.

The advanced battery technology, which is currently under development, is unlike any other battery technology and is distinct from other storage options available on the market today. The award winning developer combines unique chemistry and an innovative design, to deliver a low cost structure, flexible system response, and a long life cycle.

Michael Carten CEO of Eguana commented: "The significance of this purchase order is in the recognition by one of the US' leading venture capital funded battery developers of the value of Eguana's Bi-Direx platform in making new lower cost technologies available in scalable, highly reliable, lower power modules that are needed for the distributed storage markets.

In less than a year, Bi-Direx has gained recognition in Europe, the US, and Asia, as one of the best alternatives available to battery manufacturers and to energy storage project developers to take the new lower cost technologies to distributed "edge of grid" markets.

Eguana's mission is to lever Bi-Direx' easy adaptability into a software configurable "universal" electronics module that can be used by battery manufactures to optimize and showcase their own proprietary technologies, and by project developers everywhere to select the best battery for the particular application, without needing to change their basic control strategies.

Next generation battery technologies are typically characterized by high current to voltage ratios which are challenging for conventional high voltage inverters when used in the lower power ratings needed for distributed systems. Bi-Direx' patented technology enables the lower power ratings with best in class energy conversion efficiencies. Unlike competitive inverters in its class, Bi-Direx' proprietary design is easily adapted to the different operating specifications of the different technologies allowing its customers to easily optimize battery performance for variable operating conditions of distributed energy storage systems.

No details on volumes or the identity of the customer are being released at this time to maintain customer confidentiality and for competitive reasons.


Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Eguana Technologies Inc. designs and manufactures intelligent high performance low-voltage power electronics platforms for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. Eguana's software configurable platform enables energy storage systems to optimize the lower cost, modularity and safety advantages of low voltage advanced battery technologies at a much lower cost, and with greater design flexibility than is possible with conventional power electronics solutions.

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