Formed in 2006 and headquartered in Scottsdale Arizona, Fluidic Energy designs, manufactures and markets proprietary energy-storage solutions. The company says it is the first and only one to commercialize and deliver rechargeable metal-air battery technology in high production volumes for commercial load-shifting applications. Metal-air battery technology has long been considered the lowest cost way to store an electron. Fluidic is also the only company to develop integrated controls intelligence at the cell level taking the system’s sophistication and ability to reduce energy costs to a whole new level. The company also claims its net result is a technology suite that delivers the lowest total energy cost solution and optimal performance metrics for many grid scale and peak shaving markets.
Entering into global commercialization in mid-2011 with over 35,000 batteries in operation by mid-2014, the technology is proven to increase reliability and outperform the incumbents in terms of cost, longevity, and functionality. In addition to proven capabilities of managing long and short partial cycles at the lowest cost, other key fundamental advantages include repeated ultra-long discharge time capability, higher energy density, environmentally friendliness, no theft value and increased safety (i.e. no chance of thermal runaway).
The company says its system is modular and can scale on site from kWh to MWh. Furthermore, systems provide three to six times longer life than conventional lead acid batteries. The new designs are unaffected by hot environments and harsh duty cycles.
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