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Aquion Energy, Inc. Files Voluntary Petition Under Chapter 11 to Target a Sale of Assets

by Aquion Team Member on March 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

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Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric, EIWAT Solar and RE-ENERGY Partner with Kyushu Electric Power Company to Construct "EIWAT STORAGE I" 122kW Solar and Storage System

by Aquion Team Member on February 27, 2017 at 3:48 PM

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Kagoshima Prefecture-based project is scheduled for installation in Q3 2017 as part of Japan's popular Excess Energy Purchasing Scheme and Feed-in Tariff

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New Solar Battery Safety Policies for Australian Homeowners

by Aquion Team Member on February 17, 2017 at 12:17 PM

The possibility of new regulations restricting lithium-ion battery installation in Australian homes could have a major impact on the energy storage industry.

Safety concerns surrounding lithium-ion batteries have inspired a variety of policy initiatives restricting their usage in homes or densely populated cities.  For instance, in November, New York City’s fire department and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) convened to address the very real concern about lithium-ion-related fires in New York City and commissioned a study on how to handle potentially flammable storage systems in an already complex and outdated New York City grid.  Perhaps piggybacking off that initiative, the issue has once again become a hot topic - this time in Australia as officials with Standards Australia are proposing tough new rules for the installation of lithium ion batteries in homes.

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TEDx Talk: Founder Jay Whitacre on the Vision Behind Aquion Energy's Saltwater Battery

by Aquion Team Member on January 12, 2017 at 2:15 PM

A few years back in 2012, our CTO and Founder Jay Whitacre gave a TEDx talk at Carnegie Mellon University about the vision and story behind Aquion Energy and our saltwater battery technology. 

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When Batteries Go Bad: Lead Acid Battery Performance in Failure Scenarios

by Aquion Team Member on November 15, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are inherently unpredictable.

In use cases where the grid is not available to augment renewable generation, batteries and/or generators are frequently installed to ensure energy is available when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.

Lead acid batteries are most common energy storage solution for these applications, which means the systems are sized to ensure the batteries discharge roughly 50% of their capacity. This is done to increase the lifetime of the battery. However, in certain failure scenarios, the state of charge of an off grid battery pack can fall well below 50%. These scenarios include:

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