Chinese VRLA battery maker Sacred Sun is to supply its lead carbon technology for use in two micro-grid systems in Asia.
The first 1MWh micro-grid project will be used on a ‘militarily confidential’ island in the south of China, where it will be coupled with a 120KWp PV panel.
The second is a solar–diesel-battery (both lithium-ion and lead carbon) micro-grid power plant for the China Huadian Corporation (CHD) Tibet renewable energy project.
The company will provide 14.6MWh of its lead carbon FCP 1000 battery to the world’s highest altitude project of its type.
Chinese firms Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. and Sungrow will contribute a combined 12MWh of lithium-ion battery packs to CHD project.
Sacred Sun says its FCP batteries can perform 4,200+ cycles at 70% depth of discharge over 10 years. But the real reason for being chosen for the CHD project is they can operate between -20℃ to +40℃ — ideal for the harsh Tibetan environment.
The FCP lead carbon battery technology was transferred from Japan’s Furukawa Company in 2014 and the company started mass production in China in 2015.
The lead battery leader told BBB that its new generation of FCP batteries would be introduced onto market in the next two years.