By: Jim McDowall, Saft business development manager From remote islands to the frigid Arctic, residents of isolated communities across the globe rely on diesel-dependent microgrids to support their power needs. The high cost of diesel in these remote areas combined with potential challenges in fuel delivery logistics are driving operators to consider renewable energy integration. […]
In a recent podcast with Saft Batteries, company veteran Jim McDowall discussed how there is a lack of battery education. In an effort to share more educational information on batteries, Saft provided this infographic for easy-to-understand information, even for children. Infographic reposted from saftbatteries.com
This year, Saft is celebrating 100 years in advanced technology battery solutions. The company works in a range of markets, from space and defense to medical, transportation and more. But you’re probably most familiar with Saft’s work in the energy storage market, providing battery systems for integrating renewable sources. To learn more, we spoke with […]
Saft’s “Uptimax” nickel-technology battery provides operators with a direct replacement for lead-acid batteries in industrial standby installations. It is ideally suited for mission-critical applications where reliable backup power is essential, such as oil and gas exploration and production, as well as for utilities and manufacturing plants. With the New Uptimax, Saft is targeting the industrial […]
Saft has installed two Li-ion energy storage systems to boost the operational efficiency of the existing solar PV plant at EXKAL’s Marcilla manufacturing facility in Navarra, Northern Spain. The Saft Intensium Mini E systems provide peak shaving to reduce peak demand charges from the site’s electricity supplier as well as increasing self-consumption of solar power. The result is […]
Saft is building an Alliance with other European partners to launch research, development and industrialization for new generations of batteries focusing on high-density Li-ion and solid-state technology. The program addresses all market segments, such as electro-mobility (EV, e-Bus, Railway, Marine, Aviation), energy storage (ESS) and specialty industries. These new generation batteries will provide performance, cost […]
Solar installers have many different options when it comes to batteries, but they aren’t one-size-fits-all. Contractors must be careful not to under- or over-size an energy storage system. According to Stacey Delzeit, Trojan Battery Co.’s senior applications engineer, if the solar battery bank is undersized, its lifespan will be reduced because the daily depth of […]
Saft, a manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, has been awarded a megawatt-scale Li-ion battery energy storage contract by Fortum, the Finnish energy company.
Energy storage, though currently in its infancy, is predicted to be crucial to the growth of solar. To learn more about the market and technology, we spoke with Laurent Mahuteau, Saft’s Technical Sales & Project Manager.
Saft, a designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has delivered its Intensium Max+ 20M containerized Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with innovative “Cold Temperature Package” on schedule during Q3 2015, to Kotzebue Electric Association Inc. (KEA), an electric cooperative based in Kotzebue, Alaska. The system will let the existing hybrid wind-diesel power system achieve […]