Unlike conventional chemical batteries, this energy storage system uses graphene supercapacitors to distinct advantage:
Scalability – serving storage needs from a few kilowatts to multiple megawatts
Grid Stabilization – frequency and voltage stability, eliminating spikes and brownouts
Environmental – able to operate from -30C to +85C with no harm
Environmental Safety – 95% carbon, completely non-toxic, clean and recyclable
Longevity – 1,000,000 + cycles and a 10+ year shelf life (45+ years operational)
Safety – remote monitoring of all operational parameters
The Energy Storage Battery’s exceptional efficiency, cycle life, thermal stability and safety attributes combined with its commercially acceptable form factor and competitive price point makes it the most technically suitable and economically viable storage system in the industry for demand charge applications that require repeated cycling.
Remote Site Power
The Energy Storage Battery is an ideal backup storage solution for point specific infrastructure such as cell towers or streetlights. Unique attributes include:
Compatible with existing rectifier or DC electronics;
Wide operating temperature range minimizes auxiliary heating or cooling requirements;
High cycle life + high efficiency + low auxiliary operating expenses = lowest cost of ownership and shortest payback;
At off-grid locations, rapid charge capability reduces generator runtime, lowers; maintenance costs, increases generator efficiency and lowers diesel consumption
Plug-and-place replacement for Lead Acid or Li Ion batteries.
Solar + Storage
The Energy Storage Battery delivers exceptional performance for solar + storage applications. Attributes include:
- Plug-and-place replacement for Lead Acid or Li Ion batteries;
- Compatible with existing inverters;
- Safe with no risk of thermal runaway;
- Wide operating temperature range minimizes auxiliary heating or cooling requirements;
- Long cycle life;
- Can be charged quickly to optimize PV solar sizing;
- High efficiency results in faster payback.
Energy Storage and Energy Server Combined
When combined, the Energy Storage Battery and Energy Server deliver an energy management alternative that offers unprecedented performance and meets the demands of most use-cases while unlocking the economic and environmental potential of renewable energy.
Can be deployed at any scale and in any location, independent of or connected to available infrastructure;
When deployed in remote locations with no grid access, can supply electricity from 100% renewable generation, eliminating dependency on fossil fuel-based generators;
Can be deployed with any combination of generation sources, including a combination of renewables and fossil fuel;
Categorized as a long-term asset due to long life cycle of storage and long design life of the server;
Delivers reliable and stable utility grade electricity. In locations with grid access, can be deployed at mission critical facilities that depend on uninterrupted supply: military bases, hospitals, fire and police stations, data centres, etc. The Energy Server can operate connected to the grid, but switch seamlessly to other power sources in the event of an emergency
AND GENERATOR SETS
Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Our engine and generator sets, produced in Canada by Frontier Power Products, improve fuel efficiency from 37% to over 80% by capturing heat energy and transferring it to heating systems while generating electricity.
Some of the key features of our CHP gensets are:
Turnkey cogeneration system fully packaged inside a sound-attenuated and thermally-insulated container;
Highly efficient genset based on a Liebherr gas engine and a Stamford generator;
Simultaneous production of prime electrical power and thermal power as hot water at 90º degrees Celsius improves fuel efficiency from 37% to over 80%;
Automatic operation control and switchgear included;
Silent operation with an average of 75 dBA at tm using a critical grade muffler and custom acoustic-designed air inlet and discharge ducting;
Low engine emissions of NOX, CO and HC make the package very environmentally friendly.
Small Building Off-Grid
A cogeneration genset is ideal for small single off-grid buildings such as cabins, cottages, summer homes or primary residences. An average home uses about 30 kWh per day. This energy can easily be supplied by a small 10 kW generator running at a relatively low load.
By capturing the heat off the exhaust and water jacket of the generator, transferring the heat to water and running it through a closed loop piping system, you can effectively provide highly efficient heat and hot water for the building. In buildings with existing fuel-fired boilers, the captured heat piping loop is simply connected to the existing boiler loop and monitored with a thermostat, and the boiler need only kick in when the generator is running at very low load or shut off. For optimum heat results, the engine is run at full or close to full load. The result is a significant saving in the cost of boiler fuel.
Medium Building Off-Grid
The average annual electricity use of commercial buildings is between 10 and 14 kWh per square foot, depending on the community’s location and its climate. The cogeneration genset size will vary depending on the size of the building. For example, a 20,000 square foot building will consume about 600 to 800 kWh per day and require a genset in the range of 30-50 kW. A 50,000 square foot building will consume about 1400 to 2000 kWh per day and require a genset in the 60 to 100 kW range.
By capturing the heat off the exhaust, water jacket and turbo charger of the generator, transferring the heat to water and running it through a closed loop piping system, you can effectively provide highly efficient heat and hot water for the building. In buildings with existing fuel-fired boilers, the captured heat piping loop is simply connected to the existing boiler loop and monitored with a thermostat, and the boiler need only kick in when the generator is running at very low load or shut off. For optimum heat results, the engine is run at full or close to full load. The result is a significant saving in the cost of boiler fuel.
Community District Power and Heating
In the case of community district heating and power applications, multiple generators are used. Depending on the size of the community and its daily electricity and heat requirements, the generators can vary in size starting at 150 kW.
Electricity is produced by the generators and can be supplemented by solar and wind if available. Excess electricity is stored in supercapacitor energy storage units. If the community has access to hydro electricity, the generators will be used as backup power and the primary heat source. To provide voltage and frequency stability, all power is distributed to the grid through our unique energy server.
Heat is captured from the exhaust, water jackets and turbo chargers of the generators and stored in a thermal battery, to accessed as needed by the district heating system. The thermal battery can also be charged electrically if needed.
To learn more about cogeneration in community district power and heating systems using our innovative electrical and thermal storage units, see the SSi Energy Solution for rural and remote communities.
Exhaust Gas Heat Exchanger
These heat exchangers are designed to remove thermal energy from the exhaust gas of diesel, natural gas and bio-fuel engines and transfer it to a closed water circuit. The extracted heat can be used for space heating,domestic hot water and any industrial process that requires hot water.
- Suitable for engines up to 838 kW
- Claims up to 60% of waste heat from an engine
- Fully welded stainless steel construction for reliability and durability
- Compact and efficient design for easy installation
- Used in conjunction with jacket water, charge air, fuel and oil coolers
Header Tank Heat Exchangers
These heat exchangers are designed to cool engine jacket water in applications where air cooling is either unavailable or inappropriate due to the nature of the installation. They are also suited to applications where high ambient temperatures are experienced, offering a more efficient and quiter solution compared to air blast systems.
- Compact design makes itn easy to integrate with the engine
- Quiet operation when compared to air-cooled engines
- Designed for engines up to 1500 kW
- Suitable for virtually any cooling fluid
Charge Air Coolers
Charge air coolers improve fuel efficiency and enhance engine performance by cooling engine air after it has passed through a turbocharger, but before it enters the engine. While turbochargers and superchargers increase charge air density, they also increase the temperature of the air in the intake manifold. Excessive temperatures can lead to reduced charge density and higher combustion temperatures which can affect torque, power and emissions. By lowering the temperature of the air, optimum power is produced during the combustion process within the engine.
As heat exchangers, they remove thermal energy from the charged air and transfer it to a closed water circuit. Charge air coolers are suitable for engines up to 800 kW
Our heat exchangers are designed for a wide range of commercial or industrial applications, including district heating and hot water, space heating, thermal oil heating, generating electricity through ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) or Stirling engine technology, or running a chiller for cooling.
Extensively proven in some of the most challenging installations on earth, our heat exchangers are high quality units that combine high levels of heat recovery with long life durability.
As outlined in the SSi Energy solution for rural and remote communities, heat exchangers capture waste heat from the exhaust, turbo charger, water jacket and oil cooler on diesel generators using a closed loop water system that passes the heat into thermal storage batteries. This stored thermal energy supplies heat and hot water to community buildings such as schools, arenas, health centres, offices and greenhouses via a district heating system.
Charge Air Coolers
Our charge air coolers are designed for marine and land based stationary engines, with applications including marine propulsion, CHP power generation, automotive engine testing and fire pumps used in emergency fire protection systems.
Charge air coolers extract heat from the compressed air of the engine’s turbo charger. As outlined in the SSi Energy solution for rural and remote communities, one of the ways waste heat is captured from diesel generators in a CHP power plant is from the turbo chargers. It is then transferred to a closed loop water system that passes the heat into thermal storage batteries. This stored thermal energy supplies heat and hot water to community buildings such as schools, arenas, health centres, offices and greenhouses via a district heating system.
The Thermal battery, produced by Sunamp and referred to as the UNIQ series, absorbs and stores heat energy using a technology called Phase Change Material (PCM). When the PCM comes in contact with heat, it changes from solid to liquid and stores the heat until needed. When the stored heat is released the PCM transforms back to a solid and the process is repeated.
These super-compact thermal batteries have been intelligently designed to provide a clean, efficient and cost-effective thermal energy storage solution. They work with everything from gas boilers to solar and heat pumps to deliver domestic hot water and highly responsive space heating with superb efficiency and proven savings of up to 75% on utility bills.
This thermal battery technology is scalable for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The batteries are easy to install and have a lifespan of over 40,000 cycles, the equivalent of over 50 years of average use.
For community district heating applications, a container-scale solution will store waste heat where it is generated and move it to facilities where needed. This technology provides large scale energy storage (200 kWh to multiple MWh) that can store energy from waste heat sources or by electricity from surplus grid assets, such as wind turbines and solar arrays, and use it when or where demand requires. It can deliver stored thermal energy to any site with a hot water or space heating requirement.
Residential – Space Heating and Hot Water
Sunamp Thermal Batteries are the most compact thermal storage technology available on the market today, saving space in your home and delivering hot water and highly responsive space heating on demand, integrating perfectly with your preferred heating controls. This environmentally friendly, safe and extremely efficient heat storage system can easily be installed in a location of your choice, such as under the sink or stairs.
The Thermal Battery can store four times more energy than hot water tanks in a unit that is a fraction of the size. The battery heats water to a temperature of 35-55 degrees Celsius and provides the equivalent of 90-138 litres of hot water; plenty to fill a bathtub or run several showers a day.
Our Thermal Batteries can substitute a standard hot water tank working with existing water and electrical systems. In addition, you can off-set peak energy costs by charging the battery with cheaper off-peak electricity or diverting energy from solar PV, heat pumps or other renewable sources. Once charged, the heat can be released instantly when needed, delivering hot water and space heating during peak times.
The Thermal Battery is designed to work with any energy source, including renewables such as CHP, air or ground source heat pumps, solar PV and wind turbines. They also work with solar thermal and biofuel pellet systems. These renewable systems are optimized by Thermal Batteries by converting surplus electricity into stored heat.
Commercial and Industrial
Our unique Thermal Battery has been designed to give greater control, reliability and security of heat supply for any size and scope of business, whether it be an industrial facility, commercial organization, government, utility company, educational facility, community or agricultural business. Our technology integrates seamlessly with energy sources to minimize peak energy usage, lower demand charges and generate new revenue streams from grid services and demand response programs.
Our Thermal Batteries allow you to solve daily challenges in new and innovative ways, storing and moving heat like an asset, saving energy costs and speeding up processes. They provide large scale static and transportable energy storage (90 kWh on a pallet to multiple MWh in a shipping container) which can store waste heat or be electrically charged on a schedule that minimizes demand charges and optimizes behind-the-meter or grid-constrained assets such as wind and solar. Use it internally or export it by road, rail or waterway to offices, housing, leisure facilities, district heating networks, or any site with a hot water or heating requirement.
District Heating Systems
As outlined in the SSi Energy solution for rural and remote communities, the Thermal Battery is ideal for supplying heat and hot water to community buildings such as schools, arenas, health centres, offices and greenhouses via a district heating system.
Our technology works with best-in-class real-time monitoring and communications systems, with end-to-end encryption delivering secure condition monitoring and state of charge measurements while securely accepting control inputs.
The world’s first commercially available thermal chiller, the TF030, has a cooling capacity of 30 kW and is available for both land-based and marine applications. This unique technology converts waste heat into cooling to provide air conditioning, refrigeration, freezing and highly efficient energy storage. Even heat as low as 60° C can be used for cooling, which broadens the scope of potential heat sources.
The TF030 is compact, robust and quiet, requires low maintenance and yields a long product life. Through fuel savings a typical installation can have a payback period of less than 24 months.
Community District Cooling
Community district heating systems often use steam or hot water as the medium to transport heat to community buildings. In cogeneration systems, waste heat is captured from the power plant to create the steam or hot water. Our thermal chillers provide an efficient use of this waste heat, converting it into air conditioning for cooling municipal buildings and, in the case of many northern indigenous communities, for refrigeration of communal cold storage facilities for harvested meats and fish, as well as in institutional kitchens and cafeterias.
In northern indigenous communities with co-generation district heating systems, thermal freezing can be used for communal meat lockers to preserve harvested meats and fish year round. It can also be applied to freezers in commercial kitchens and cafeterias. As well, in the right settings, systems can be adapted to apply freezing to local curling and hockey rinks.
The Solar Battery Hybrid Inverter is an all-in-one pre-wired system that includes inverter, charge controller, display with remote monitoring, auto generator start, as well as load center with breakers, rapid shutdown and Wifi capabilities. The system simultaneously manages power to and from solar, batteries, grid, loads and generator.
The Sol-Ark is easy to install and can be used in grid-tied, off-grid or battery backup solar applications. The outdoor models are 100% isolated from rain, dust, humidity and bugs, providing a 20+ year design life.
- Grid-Interactive or Off-Grid capability in the same package – can be used with or without energy storage, add batteries down the line
- Easy and fast to install – no external components (ie. fuses, breakers, combiner box), all integrated in one unit
- Colour touch screen
- Works with the widest variety of 48V battery chemistries – from lead acid to lithium
- Backup power (even use the Grid as backup) and support for time-of-use optimization
- Completely pre-wired system – inverter and charge controller included
- Wifi integrated for easy monitoring of system performance
- Integrated DC Disconnect, Auto Gen start, Critical Loads Panel
- Highly efficient – both on-grid and off-grid
- Generator support
- Field-upgradeable software with remote support
- Fully NEC compliant (North America) with rapid shutdown
- UL1741SA/Rule 21 and 14H Compliant (Grid Sell Only)
- Grid-Tied Mode – Sell power back to the Utility to reduce your electrical bill
- Meter Zero Mode – Zero your electric bill without adding an additional smart meter
- Time-Of-Use Mode – Use solar and batteries to minimize grid power usage when it is most expensive
- Smart Load Mode – Use a programmable output for high-power off grid loads or grid Time-of-use loads, to run when there is optimum solar and use excess PV power when batteries are full
- Off Grid Applications – battery agnostic
- AC Coupling – retrofits to existing grid tie systems
- Battery Backup Applications
- EMP Applications