Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (KRX:006400), the world’s largest provider of Lithium-ion batteries, unveils a new energy storage system (ESS) called ‘Mega E’ at Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 in Anaheim, Calif, from September 15 to 17.
Mega E is a high energy megawatt platform, functioning as a commercial ESS for large buildings, factories, and industrial parks. The new model has newly adopted high energy density battery cells and compact plastic modules in order to increase the energy density and save more space. Mega E can deliver 75% more energy density compared to the previous kinds per unit volume, in addition to saving more spaces.
With the launch of the Mega E platform, Samsung SDI completes its megawatt-scale platform from high energy to high-power applications for utility and commercial customers.
Another Samsung SDI product is a new type of UPS battery called Dual Rack. It is a set of lithium-ion battery modules which can completely replace lead-acid batteries for UPS. One can install the plastic modules from the both front and back sides of the rack, facilitating easier installation, lighter floor loading, and more space saving. Samsung SDI has not only focused on the improvement of the product but also developed the new hybrid business model such as UES, which functions as UPS and ESS at the same time so that the overnight cost to own the system can be substantially reduced. A UES was installed in Ui-Wang, Korea for the first time in the world, and has been up and running since its commissioning which was last April.
In addition, Samsung SDI plans to display 48V lithium-ion battery trays at SPI. The product compatible with various types of PCSs, can be installed at a typical 19-in. standard rack with protection, and can compete with lead-acid or Ni-Cd batteries, extending its compatibility to replace the old battery technology with the lithium-ion battery for 48V residential and commercial ESS markets. Further details about the new products will be available at Samsung SDI’s exhibition booth (Hall B 2305).
“As one of global leaders of supplying lithium-ion battery-related products, Samsung SDI serves the ESS markets with new innovative products that our capability and experience fabricate”, said Woo Chan Kim, Senior Vice President of Samsung SDI ESS Business Team.
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