Lead Acid Battery Recycling and Clean Energy in the Developing World

by Chris Rigatti on August 19, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Clean Energy for the Developing World 

As the cost of solar panels and batteries continues to fall, the potential for renewable energy to raise the standard of living in the developing world is becoming a reality. For those of us with air conditioning and Pokemon Go, it may be hard to imagine that nearly one quarter of the world’s population lives without access to electricity.

Developing a centralized electricity grid is a massive undertaking that may never be economically feasible for many developing nations. But solar and energy storage technologies are enabling the creation of distributed renewable energy systems, giving power to people in remote areas where it was previously not possible.


In the News: July Highlights

by Claire Juozitis on August 11, 2016 at 4:01 PM

July was an eventful month for Aquion Energy! Take a look at some of the news highlights for this month: SXSW, new installations, innovation, and clean jobs. 


SXSW Eco Announces Additional Programming and Speakers for 2016 Conference

By SXSWeco – July 28, 2016


What’s Inside an Aqueous Hybrid Ion Battery?

by Professor Jay Whitacre on August 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM

The Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) battery was developed by Carnegie Mellon Professor Jay Whitacre in 2008. Utilizing a water-based electrolyte and multiple functional active ions, AHI batteries address the needs of the energy storage customers and deliver a system that is safe, reliable, and affordable.

What’s in the AHI battery?

AHI batteries use materials that, while relatively common and inexpensive, are unique to this battery chemistry.


We're different from other battery manufacturers - take a look.

by Elizabeth Pond on July 20, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Our simple, scalable battery manufacturing process is one of the things that sets us apart from other battery manufacturers. We figured you'd probably like to see for yourself. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how our batteries are made.


Aquion Announces Off-Grid Battery and Solar Energy Project in Africa

by Elizabeth Pond on July 12, 2016 at 9:59 AM


Aquion Energy and SolarAfrica Deliver Sustainable Off-Grid Solar Power System at Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

Loisaba Conservancy is now powered by a clean solar-plus-storage microgrid that reduces their diesel use by 95%

Pittsburgh, PA and Centurion, South Africa – July 12, 2016 – Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, and SolarAfrica, a leading African Solar Energy Services Company, today announced a newly installed off-grid microgrid at the Loisaba Conservancy, which is a hub for wildlife research and a world-class ecotourism destination in Kenya, East Africa. The microgrid, which was funded, designed, installed, and integrated by SolarAfrica, consists of two independent systems, each of which has 106 kWh of Aquion batteries paired with a 37 kW solar array. This off-grid solar-plus-storage system has replaced diesel generators to power a commercial laundry, swimming pool, kitchen, business services, lighting, cooling, and other facility loads.


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