Aquion Energy, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens Industry, Inc., under which both parties will test the integration of Aquion’s AHI batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive technology. As part of the MOU, Siemens purchased an initial set of Aquion batteries for immediate shipment to their manufacturing and test facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S.
Siemens’ Sinamics S120 inverter solution and Aquion’s AE12 Battery Module product are currently under high voltage test at Aquion’s R&D facility in Pittsburgh, and will undergo additional joint testing at Siemens’ Alpharetta facility. Based on Aquion’s breakthrough AHI battery technology, the AE12 Battery Module is an 18 kWh system that provides high performance, long-duration daily cycling for microgrid and grid applications.
Specifically developed for the demanding requirements of both small and large-scale stationary energy storage applications, Aquion’s patented AHI battery systems offer high performance, low cost, operational safety and sustainability.
Aquion produces beta AHI battery systems at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, with commercial production slated to begin in the first half of 2014. Aquion’s initial manufacturing line is capable of producing over 200 megawatt hours per year when operating at full capacity. The 350,000 square-foot facility is sized for five manufacturing lines, enabling Aquion to significantly scale production to match anticipated market demand.