US firm Axion Power International is set to install a lead-carbon off-grid energy system following a deal with Schneider Electric and fellow American firm Tennessee Solar Solutions.
The system will store energy from renewable sources to power a mobile sustainability laboratory developed by Tennessee based company Urban Green Lab.
Axion’s advanced battery technology uses an all carbon negative electrode, which are designed to be directly substituted for lead-acid negative electrodes.
The ESS will use Axion’s proprietary lead-carbon batteries for back-up power during times of insufficient solar energy alongside power electronics from Schneider to link the batteries to the solar panels.
The LED lighting, heating and cooling, and touch screen displays derive power from a system utilizing a rooftop solar array consisting of panels supplied by Nashville-based Light Wave Solar and installed by Tennessee Solar Solutions
Axion Power’s primary goal is to supply carbon electrode assemblies for global lead-acid battery companies.