BYD Company Limited, one of the world’s largest suppliers of rechargeable batteries, headquartered in China, is cooperating with SMA Solar Technology AG to qualify BYD’s newly developed energy storage product B-Box battery for usage with the SMA Sunny Island battery inverters. BYD’s B-Box will be launched and at the same time accept reservation at the Intersolar Europe, June 10 – 12, 2015 in Munich, Germany.
“The qualifying processes are going on well, and we are confident that in the very near future the B-Box will be fully recognized and supported by SMA for use with the Sunny Island inverters”, says Martin Rothert, SMA Head of Product Management Residential.
Regarding the core technology, the iron phosphate battery, B-Box utilizes materials of high thermal stability and careful process design. Through a variety of strict testing and safety testing, safety and reliability of iron phosphate batteries have been greatly improved. With regard to its performance, iron phosphate batteries have a wide range of output power to meet heavy load applications, high discharge currency, extensible capacity, free and flexible utilization, off-grid and on-grid usage, as well as worldwide applicability, and a long battery life. According to its own statement BYD is the world's first to achieve the commercialization of an iron phosphate battery, and has applied the battery to all types of energy storage power stations and in some other areas.
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several high-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services. As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.byd.com .
The SMA Group with sales of more than €800 million in 2014 is the global market leader for solar inverters, a key component of all PV plants and offers innovative key technologies for future power supply structures. It is headquartered in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany, and is represented in 21 countries. The Group employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. SMA’s broad product portfolio includes a compatible inverter for every type of module on the market and for all PV system sizes. The repeatedly awarded product range includes system technologies for grid-connected photovoltaic systems as well as off-grid and hybrid systems. The technology is protected by more than 550 patents. The range of services is supplemented by comprehensive services and operational management of large-scale PV power plants. Since 2008, the Group’s parent company, SMA Solar Technology AG, has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (S92) and also in the TecDAX index.
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