Companies in The UK come together for a Military Storage Solution for Solar Energy
By Leigh Teixeira
A group of companies in the UK have formed a partnership in which they intend to develop a new storage solution for solar energy that will be used by the military.
The companies involved are OXIS Energy, Lincad, Solutronic and Pure Wafer and will be working together to create a system is suited to handle the challenges that military grade equipment faces.
The system will be made of solar panels that were manufactured by Pure Wafer and designed to handle vigorous military use. Oxis will manufacture the lithium sulphur batteries which the solar panels will charge during the day. After testing was conducted recently, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that these batteries are definitely capable of handling the usage required of it.
The Ministry of Defence will make use of a battery management system designed by Lincad and Solutronic will be supplying the electronics to connect everything up to power. Commenting on the setup, the CEO of Lincad, Brian Soden, said that this project will completely transform the expenditure of energy for military. It’s certain that the price of energy is continually rising and governments around the world are intent on finding alternative energy sources and it’s clear that solar energy plays an important part in lowering the cost of energy.
The companies believe that applying this technology in the military is only the beginning, and that there are plans in place to adapt it for used in residential as well as commercial use. The CEO of OXIS Energy, HuwHampson–Jones.said that these companies are bringing their expertise together to ensure that these systems can easily and speedily be developed. It is vital for the military. The developments will have a positive impact on residential households and commercial business throughout the world and greatly bring down energy bills.
Peter Harrington, the CEO of Pure Wafer, said that together, these companies will help bring solar energy to the residential and commercial sectors and make it a lot more cost efficient.
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