September 24, 2021: Bipolar battery developer Advanced Battery Concepts on September 14 unveiled its home emergency energy storage system (HEES) to address what is perceived to be a growing need for residential back-up power.
The system was specifically designed to supply batteries for the microgrid storage market, says CEO Ed Shaffer, who reckons the US market for residential back-up power in generators, fuel cells and battery systems could be worth $1.3 billion for 2021.
ABC quoted a University of Michigan study that indicates demand will increase for battery and fuel cell-based technologies along with the rise in smart homes and smart home technology.
The HEES system uses ABC’s GreenSeal bipolar batteries and takes up about 0.74m2 of floor space.
“Storage is downstream from an inbound electric inverter that helps maintain power storage until needed. When grid power is lost, the HEES system automatically delivers electricity to the household, office, or business, usually until grid power is restored,” says ABC.
The system, it says, can store 18kWh and dispatches energy at up to 6kW.