Icon Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Chinese/US lithium and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery firm Highpower, has announced the rollout of its first series of commercial-ready off-grid energy storage systems.
The systems range from 0.5kWh to 15kWh and are suited for backup power, the company said.
According to Highpower, the energy storage system (ESS) consists of a lithium-ion phosphate battery, a solar panel and an inverter output device, which is charged by solar panels and the grid. Switching time to backup power is less than five minutes after a grid power outage, the company claims.
Highpower's suite of products includes power capacities of 0.5kWh, 1.5 kWh, 3 kWh, 5 kWh, and 15 kWh, coupled with dual charging input modes that are grid- and solar power-compatible. The company is marketing the systems for commercial and residential power, solar power, backup and emergency power and outdoor uses.
"This is another substantial milestone for Highpower in expanding our product mix as we are methodically executing on our plan of evolving from solely a consumer electronics based battery company to a sophisticated large-scale battery application solution company. The industry demand for ESS products is widely expected to take off in the coming years and we believe this is a very valuable product offering for customers in the clean energy market," said George Pan, Highpower chairman and CEO.
"Our ESS series is designed not only to appeal to the developed countries that are promoting clean energy initiatives but also to countries that lack sufficient electrical infrastructure. Our products can be adopted to a wide range of applications including commercial, residential, telecommunication, and disaster rescue, among others," said Bryan Bai, Highpower’s vice president of sales.