Stationary energy storage system developer Kore Power has shipped its first lithium-ion modules for integration testing by customers.
The systems are being sent from the US firm’s newly commissioned, high tech assembly line following successful beta product testing.
UL 9540A testing (evaluating thermal runaway fire propagation in battery energy storage systems) on the Mark 1™ modules is expected to begin this month and conclude by September.
The Mark 1 module is 6.5kWh with a capacity of 110Ah— both are representative values at .3 C and capacity differs with varying C rates.
In January, Novonix Battery Testing Services— a subsidiary of Novonix— reported its tests of the Mark 1 cells showed their Coulombic efficiency was above 0.999 when cycling to 4.2V and 4.3V.
Scott Osborne, vice president of sales at Kore, said: “While the first Mark 1 module shipments mark a significant milestone, they only signify the start of the journey.”
“The biggest news of all in our innovation is our initiative to construct and operate a manufacturing facility in the United States. Industry analysts unanimously agree that the demand for energy storage projects will exceed supply, and more factories need to be built.”
Last month, Kore announced its latest memorandum of understanding (MoU), this time with ELM FieldSight (ELM), a US provider of microgrid controls and packaged solutions.
The MoU will see the firms couple ELM’s microgrid product line with Kore’s Mark 1 system.
Last year, Kore announced it planned to build a 10GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the US based on the model it is using at its 6GWh plant in China.