UK-based battery tech company Moixa will launch its biggest lithium-ion phosphate ‘smart battery’ this week targeting the home energy storage market.
The 4.8 kilowatt-hour, 1000 watt-output battery, to be formally unveiled in Birmingham, follows the firm’s earlier 3kWh edition and is aimed at large families and homes.
A Moixa spokesperson told BEST Battery Briefing the new batteries will be manufactured in the UK by an unnamed partner, supporting “between 10 and 100 jobs”.
“The technology that enables (this battery) to be launched only became available over the last few months,” the spokesperson said. “As the market for storage matures, and supply chains develop, Moixa is committed to launch new storage products in the market, and this product will be a compelling market leader.
By “managing solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles to minimise energy bills”, Moixa claim the batteries, combined with solar, can reduce energy bills by ‘up to 60%.
CEO Simon Daniel (pictured) said: “Our smart batteries know when it makes sense to buy energy and when to export it. They will soon know whether it’s better to charge your car battery or use it to power your home.”
Moixa has also started installing smart battery systems on the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast of England, in a “global test-bed” project.
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