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Lithium Battery Basics: A Crash Course

What is the difference between a cell and a module? What is form factor? And why is it handy to know about C-rate?

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The Economics of Energy Storage Explained

Ophilino DaCosta

Commercial and industrial facilities (C&I) are expected to see a rapid rate of adoption of energy storage solutions built on lithium-ion technology as a way of optimizing energy consumption, reducing energy costs, and reducing their carbon footprint. 

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Lithium Battery Technology: Chemistries, Comparisons, and Future Outlook

Dr. Henrik Lundgren

 

Recent technological advances have ensured that lithium-ion batteries will play an increasingly important role in our lives and in society. With the growing integration of inherently intermittent renewables into our energy system, and the accelerating shift towards electric vehicles, an increasingly larger portion of the world is battery-powered. The stationary battery market is seeing a transition from lead to lithium, and with the commercialization of new materials like solid-state batteries, lithium is poised to dominate further.

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All you need to know about Lithium Batteries

 

Lightweight and efficient, lithium is the preferred battery type for mobile phones. This soft, silvery metal is also used to make black and white TV tubes, and an alloy of lead and lithium is widely used to make tough ball bearings for machinery. Lithium is also used to strengthen glass.

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4 general rules to follow when choosing a Power Supply

At Powerbox we often get asked advice on selecting the right power supplies for an application.  Whilst each and every application will have their own variables that need to be considered, the following General Rules may assist in this process:

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Addressing Common Pain Points of Hybrid Energy Deployments

The CDC (charge-discharge-charge) principle is simple and well-proven but often fraught with problems.   

Enatel’s SYNERGi Hybrid Power System offers highly advanced solutions designed to minimise or eradicate these problems with one simple, easy to manage solution.

SYNERGi offers full and complete control of up to two generators, plus a partial grid connection. 

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James Rutty - Travel Blog

In December 2019 I was fortunate enough to travel for a week to Belgium and Germany to meet with a number of key Powerbox product partners. 

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Enatel Energy SYNERGi hybrid power system delivers $19k pa cost saving.

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The Sinuoso site is located in North-West Mexico, on the edge of the Sonora desert and is a fully off-grid site with both 2G (with air-conditioning) and 3G cellular loads in self-contained cabinets. The site has approximately 7kW of solar already installed and was supposed to be running in a hybrid manner, cycling the batteries. The existing control system never worked and the generator was running 24/7. As a result, the client requested a replacement system that could be proven to operate in a hybrid charge/discharge manner, with the necessary logging to verify its performance.

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Powering marine applications – the many challenges

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We are aware of self-driving cars and many other exciting projects that the automotive industry is engaged in, but far fewer of us have heard about unmanned ships and associated projects that will operate large fleets of vessels that are capable of navigating from port to port without operational crews.

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The fascinating world of the power supply industry

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 The overall market for AC/DC and DC/DC commercial switch mode power supplies (C-SMPS), which excludes consumers and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), is estimated to be in a range of 22 to 25 billion US Dollars.

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