Elizabeth Pond

Elizabeth Pond is the former Director of Marketing at Aquion. Prior to Aquion, Elizabeth led the marketing team at lithium ion battery company, A123 Systems.
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Alpha Omega Winery Surges Ahead with New Solar and Energy Storage Microgrid

by Elizabeth Pond on October 20, 2016 at 12:43 PM

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System marks the largest commercial microgrid system for a Napa Valley winery and in the entired PG&E utility service territory. 

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (October 19, 2016) – Alpha Omega, a family-owned winery in the Rutherford Bench area of Napa Valley, announced today that it has placed into operation a 400 kilowatt (kW) solar and 580 kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery microgrid system that includes a first-of-its kind, fully integrated solar and battery facility back-up power system. This groundbreaking microgrid system, which encompasses solar power generation, energy storage and demand management, is the largest commercial microgrid system to date for a Napa Valley winery and in all of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California, according to renewable energy developer Blue Sky Utility, which handled the project.

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Aquion Energy and Fusion Power Systems Announce Titan System for Residential Solar Systems in Australia

by Elizabeth Pond on October 3, 2016 at 6:10 PM

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Titan SmartStorage seamlessly incorporates Aquion’s saltwater-based Aspen batteries for a clean, safe, and cost-effective complete home solar storage system.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) and South Melbourne, Victoria (AUS) October 4, 2016 – Aquion Energy, Inc., manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, and Fusion Power Systems, a leading Australian power and energy systems integrator, have announced Titan SmartStorage, a fully integrated solar energy storage solution for residential applications in Australia. The Titan SmartStorage product will be unveiled today at the All-Energy 2016 conference in Melbourne, Australia, and is now available to order.

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3 Questions to Ask When it Comes to Battery Safety

by Elizabeth Pond on September 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Batteries seem innocent enough from the outside. And all battery systems are designed for safety, regardless of chemistry. However, in the case of leaks, corrosion, fire, puncture, or other abuse conditions, battery safety becomes a real concern.

You may have heard the term “battery abuse tolerance.” Abuse tolerance, which is common parlance in the battery industry, describes a battery’s ability to endure tough conditions and use cases. Abuse includes conditions such as over-charging, over-discharging, exposure to extreme temperatures, exposure to flame, and puncture.

Here are three things to consider when looking at the relative safety of different battery chemistries.

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Aquion Energy, Schneider Electric, and Azimuth Energy Announce AC/DC Hybrid Nanogrid at the Illinois Institute of Technology

by Elizabeth Pond on September 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM

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Aquion Energy and partners announce the release of a new plug-and-play energy storage system, featuring AHI batteries. 
            

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2016) - Aquion Energy, Inc., the manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and Azimuth Energy, a solar-energy and energy-efficiency engineering and construction company, today announced completion of an innovative AC/DC nanogrid at the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Keating Sports Center. The nanogrid, which was designed and installed by Azimuth Energy, is a combined solar plus energy storage system that uses Aquion Aspen batteries for storage and Schneider power control electronics for energy management.

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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.

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