AQUION ENERGY BATTERIES
NOW OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED BY SMA
Munich, Germany – Intersolar Europe – June 8, 2015 – Aquion Energy’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries are now fully recognized and supported by SMA Solar Technology AG for use with their Sunny Island Inverters. This official designation by SMA makes it easy for solar installers to confidently integrate Aquion’s batteries with SMA’s inverters.
Aquion collaborated with SMA to complete the testing and ensure its Battery Monitoring System (BMS) can seamlessly communicate with the SMA Sunny Island Inverter to monitor important indicators such as battery health and state of charge. Aquion engineered the integration using CAN bus specifications outlined by SMA, which allows the SMA Inverter to respond to Battery Monitoring System (BMS) telemetry.
Traditionally, renewable energy systems that include a storage component have typically used lead acid batteries, known for their environmental toxicity and relatively short lifespan under partial state of charge cycling conditions, which is a common cycling profile in solar-based systems. Aquion Energy’s AHI batteries offer a clean, sustainable, and long-lasting alternative that do not degrade from partial state of charge cycling. The batteries deliver robust performance across a wide temperature operating range, require no maintenance, and are easy to scope, site and install.