By Chris Cowell, Solar Builder MagazineRead the full article here.
A major pain point in commercial-scale storage and microgrids is integrating all the disparate pieces of equipment together into a cohesive whole. Blue Planet Energy is attempting to ease this pain with the most complete system we’ve seen yet, the Blue Ion LXHV, which includes LFP batteries from Blue Planet, a pre-integrated microgrid site controller from Ageto Energy, and a battery inverter all in one rugged and modern enclosure built by Peerless-AV, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of audio and video solutions in Chicago. Check it out:
Altogether, Blue Ion LXHV is a collection of premium technologies to provide reliable energy for resilience projects that are built independent of, or in conjunction with, the utility grid. These include applications where energy is absolutely critical, like emergency services and healthcare facilities, or prohibitively high-cost, such as regions with expensive utility rate structures or where business continuity during grid outages is imperative.Let’s unpack itThe Blue Ion LXHV grid-optional energy solution enclosure is built to withstand and thrive in the toughest situations possible. Features of the solution include:
- a fire-safe battery chemistry and built-in battery management system;
- an integrated site controller accessible via an industry-leading touchscreen on the enclosure or an app;
- a tunable cooling system and eco-friendly reusable and washable air filter; and
- easy installation and serviceability features like the industry’s first zero displacement door hinge and removable top service entrance.
The Blue Ion LXHV is a 125kW/128kWh system that is easily expandable in 32kWh increments to 2+MWh, with a 21-year life expectancy (8,000 cycles). The system also includes a pre-tested and pre-configured battery inverter and flexible microgrid control software allowing for optional integration with generators, renewables, or the grid.Blue Planet Energy solutions are available in various locations around the world, with installations in California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and beyond.