KORE Power, a developer of high-density, high-voltage energy storage solutions, has introduced a number of safety features in the design of its Mark 1 energy storage system.
The Mark 1 incorporates several key elements that enhance the safety of the product and the user’s ability to monitor the performance of the cell, the company says. Some safety features of the modules include:
optimized air gaps that allow for more efficient heat dissipation and cooling
integrated fan for improved air circulation and removal of generated heat
flame-retardant materials used in the construction of both the top and bottom layers of each module as an added layer of protection
safety handles built into the sides of each module for ease of installation and upkeep
insulated busbars to reduce the risk of short circuiting
In addition to these design elements, KORE Power uses a stacked anode, cathode and separator manufacturing technique that helps avoid the inherent weakness of battery cells containing spiral wound electrodes. This manufacturing technique incorporates a patented stacking method to compensate for and protect against thermal expansion which naturally occurs during charge and discharge cycles, thereby enabling the cell to remain stable over thousands of cycles.
“The industrial energy storage sector demands that battery solutions be as safe as possible for the people who maintain them and for property that in some way may be impacted by the operation of these technologies. Given the vast size and mission-critical nature of operations where battery technologies are deployed, this is completely understandable, and we are proud to offer a solution that embodies industry-leading safety features,” says Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of KORE Power. “
KORE Power serves the growing demand for applications such as wind+storage and solar+storage projects.