Oxnard, Calif., December 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – [OXNARD, CA] – After completion of the industry’s most stringent 9540A fire safety test protocols by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) UL – at cell, battery and integrated unit level larger – a wide range of energy storage products and system configurations from SimpliPhi Power have exceeded the safety requirements identified by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) which represent various national building and fire codes in the United States – United. These test results confirm the inherent safety and performance benefits of using SimpliPhi Power’s award-winning energy storage systems designed and built with lithium ferrophosphate (LFP) battery chemistry in Oxnard, California. PHI batteries and AccESS, BOSS.6 and BOSS.12 integrated systems can be used individually or in combination to achieve multiple and rugged solutions in residential and commercial applications, both on and off grid, AC coupled or in direct current.

“As we continue to uphold SimpliPhi Power’s core values ​​of protecting our planet and empowering people, it is essential that the energy storage solutions we offer to foster economic recovery and a sustainable future are secure. 100%, ”said Catherine Von Burg, CEO and President. by SimpliPhi Power. “Although we achieved the UL 9540A PHI battery module fire safety tests in June 2021, we were not satisfied with the module level tests alone. We wanted to demonstrate that our larger integrated solutions are both safe and reliable, which is important for customers, installers and project developers as these test results are used by fire departments and authorities. health from a code, compliance and licensing perspective.

“Thermal Runaway”, an uncontrollable rise in temperature at the cell level, is the most common failure mode of lithium-ion batteries, which can lead to fires and even explosive security incidents. The immense amount of gas and heat released during thermal runaway from a lithium-ion cell can spread to other cells throughout a battery, as well as neighboring batteries in a large system. integrated, causing the entire energy storage system to fail, sometimes resulting in injury or even death. In August 2021, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that approximately 10,000 residential lithium-ion storage systems had been recalled due to fire hazards. Battery recalls, fires and explosions, from lead-acid installations to lithium-ion installations, have raised serious concerns and public skepticism about the safety of energy storage solutions in the market. SimpliPhi Power’s performance in UL 9540A testing, in which cell, battery, and unit-level equipment was forced into thermal runaway by heaters built into the batteries, has demonstrated propagation limited from cell to cell, decreasing temperatures, no ignition or fire and no explosive or deflagration events.

The 2020s have been considered “the decade of energy storage,” and the world will surpass one terawatt hour of energy storage facilities by the end of the decade, analysts at BloombergNEF predict. In addition, analysts say about a quarter of this growth will be deployed at the residential, commercial and industrial (C&I) scale. Much of this growth will be driven at the city and state level with more and more government agencies at all levels setting firm goals and mandates specific to distributed renewable energy production and storage. of energy. Battery and system level security is critical for these deployments.

Since the security of energy storage systems is a key aspect of resilience and economic security, it is imperative that the equipment used to achieve these goals be state-of-the-art. SimpliPhi products, made in California, have over a decade of proven safety and performance due to their proprietary manufacturing processes, materials, and inherently safe chemistry. SimpliPhi’s product line is based on the superior chemistry of lithium ferrophosphate (LFP), which is more cost effective, safer and more reliable than other lithium ion chemistries and manufacturers on the market, as evidenced by the three levels of UL 9540A fire safety tests (cell, battery and unit level).

Von Burg reinforces: “Safety and transparency for battery manufacturers are essential to the growth of the energy storage market. SimpliPhi will continue to demonstrate our commitment to advancing the energy storage market by publicly releasing the results of our UL 9540A testing to establish a standard of transparency regarding performance and public safety issues. These test results are critical for deployments such as the recently installed energy storage project at the Brooklyn Public Library in Coney Island, NY, which would not have been possible without our large-scale test results at the level of UL 9540A unit. ”

SimpliPhi’s complete line of integrated energy management and storage systems certified to UL 9540 and tested for UL 9540A fire safety are available through the company’s dedicated distributor network, as well as the Briggs & Stratton dealer network. .

About SimpliPhi Power

With a mission to create universal access to safe, reliable and affordable energy, SimpliPhi Power designs and manufactures efficient, non-toxic and durable energy storage and management systems that use lithium ferrophosphate (LFP ) harmless to the environment. Based in Oxnard, Calif., SimpliPhi combines non-hazardous LFP energy storage chemistry with its proprietary cell and battery architecture, power electronics, battery management system (BMS), and manufacturing processes and materials. to create safe, reliable, durable and highly scalable materials on-demand power solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial and government sectors.

For more information visit www.simpliphipower.com

  • Complete range of scalable UL 9540 certified energy storage and management solutions: AccESS, BOSS.6, BOSS.12


        

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