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Volterra Technology is a Canadian company that provides innovative energy storage solutions to support the transition to a more sustainable energy future. They offer a range of advanced battery systems, including lithium-ion and lithium-titanate batteries, that are designed to provide safe, reliable, and efficient energy storage for a variety of applications, including grid-scale energy storage, renewable energy integration, and backup power for critical infrastructure.
Mark Goorwah, Co-Founder of Volterra Technology says, “Our company is committed to supporting sustainable energy by developing products that help to reduce carbon emissions and promote the adoption of renewable energy sources. Their products are designed to improve the stability and reliability of the grid, enabling the integration of more renewable energy and helping to reduce the need for fossil fuel-based energy sources. By providing cost-effective and sustainable energy storage solutions, Volterra Technology is helping to drive the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.”
The Lithium -Titanate battery (LTO) is a type of rechargeable battery that uses Lithium -Titanate as the positive electrode (anode) instead of traditional lithium cobalt. It is known for its fast charging capability, long cycle life, and high stability, making it a good choice for applications that require quick charge and discharge, such as backup power, electric vehicles, and grid energy storage.
Volterra Technology has an international network of companies that have partnered with for a global release of the new Volterra BATTERY X which supports industries that use electricity for highly efficient energy storage systems.
Charlie Curtis, Founder & CMO of Volterra Energy says, “Volterra’s Lithium-Titanate battery is known for its High Energy Density, low production cost, fast charging, high power, high thermal stability, and high cycle life. Battery X represents Volterra’s “proprietary additives” that allow for sustainable long-term performance which is usually lacking in a Lithium Titanate battery.”
Battery X is most relevant to the battery energy storage market where high volumes of cells are in demand. Volterra can procure gigawatts of partially assembled battery cells through international sources and do the final assembly of these cells in Canada, keeping wait times in the supply chain to a minimum, and thereby providing quick delivery to system integrators.
Volterra is poised to be one of the most sustainable battery companies on the planet as they:
Support low-cost manufacturing
Source local critical minerals and metals from Canadian mines
Bringing jobs back to Canada
Contribute to a technology development hub in North America.
Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are used to store excess energy generated from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, and release it as needed to meet peak demand. BESS also helps to stabilize the electrical grid, improve grid reliability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the need for fossil-fuel-based power plants. Additionally, BESS can provide backup power during outages and support grid management during periods of high demand. Large scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can help with several important issues, including:
An Energy Management System (EMS) is used to monitor and control a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). An EMS is responsible for:
The lifespan of batteries used in Energy Management Systems (EMS) for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can vary based on several factors such as:
Typically Lithium-ion batteries have a lifespan of 10-15 years, while lead-acid batteries have a lifespan of 5-10 years. However, these are rough estimates, and the actual lifespan of a battery will depend on the factors listed above. Regular maintenance, such as replacing battery components, can also extend the lifespan of a battery.
The Volterra Battery X is capable of lasting 25+ years. This battery life extension is a breakthrough in technology that will allow for longer battery life spans and fewer battery recycling requirements.
Volterra Technology can deliver full-battery modules within a 4-6 month timeframe. This advancement is a leading-edge technological battery achievement in Canada.
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