OutBack Power debuted the EnergyCell Nano-Carbon battery line at this year’s Solar Power International Convention. This exciting new EnergyCell offering advances battery technology to a new category for customers requiring an energy storage solution that’s primary purpose is to accept frequent and partial charges and discharge cycles.
This new advanced technology battery is a game changer. It’s a strong, resilient battery that’s built to be a workhorse”, — said Ray Barbee, Director of North American Sales for OutBack Power. “If you want energy storage specifically designed for the day-to-day abuse many grid-tied and off-grid systems need, this is it.
EnergyCell Nano-Carbon batteries advance the technological gap between lead-acid and advanced energy storage in several important and unique ways:
- Nano-Carbon is ideal in applications where a full refresh charge isn’t possible, such as GridZero or support applications, or where limited sun-hours are present.
- Maintaining battery capacity in a 30-80 percent state of charge can maximize overall cycle life by up to 44 percent versus a traditional VRLA deep cycle battery.
- Nano-Carbon offers 95 percent round-trip efficiency, allowing for the more efficient charging and discharging needed in today’s technologically advanced energy storage systems.
- Nano-Carbon offers all the benefits of a VRLA-AGM with safety and maintenance free convenience while providing greater cycle life associated with some advanced chemistry batteries.
The Nano-Carbon has an enhanced negative active material (NAM) formulation which makes it more than just a carbon additive. The high surface area carbon is a specially formulated additive for improving the NAM in lead-acid batteries. Carbon increases conductivity and adds additional capacitance to the battery. Nano-Carbon improves charge efficiency and allows partial state of charge (PSoC) operation with improved deep discharge recovery.
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