Japanese electronics maker Kyocera has launched a lithium-ion energy storage system using semi-solid electrode battery technology from US company 24M.
The companies announced the launch of the residential ‘Enerezza’ ESS on 6 January as Kyocera extended its commitment to the Massachusetts’-based firm with plans to start full-scale mass production of the system at the end of the year.
Kyocera began pilot production of 24M’s semi-solid battery technology last June in a bid to validate its use in residential systems, which led to the roll out of the ‘Enerezza’ product line.
The Enerezza systems are available in 5kWh, 10kWh, and 15kWh capacities.
24M’s process mixes electrolyte with active materials to form a clay-like slurry that eliminates the need for large amounts of inactive materials and costly processes such drying and electrolyte filling.