GE Energy Storage and Xtreme Power have formed a strategic alliance to provide energy storage. The alliance combines GE’s Durathon battery for grid energy storage systems and Xtreme Power’s extensive experience as an integrated energy storage turn-key solutions provider.
The new GE Durathon battery products, which can last up to 10 times longer than conventional lead-acid batteries and store more energy in half the space, are the result of a $100 million investment in battery technology developed at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. The Durathon battery technology, when paired with Xtreme Power’s Xtreme Active Control Technology (XACT), should enable safer and more efficient storage of electricity at low cost for grid applications.
XACT is a control system architecture that offers sophisticated algorithms, real time response, remote monitoring, and optimized power management. Together, GE and Xtreme Power expect to tap a segment looking for effective and efficient energy storage on the electric grids, old and new.
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