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KiloVault Unveils CHLX Line Of Heavy-Duty, Cold-Rated, Deep-Cycle Lithium Batteries

CHLX batteries use KiloVault’s internal heating technology to continue charging at subzero temperatures.

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. (PRWEB) February 05, 2020
KiloVault, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, this week unveiled the new CHLX line of heavy-duty, Cold-Rated Lithium Batteries. The CHLX comes in 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models, each capable of handling 150A of continuous charging/discharging current.
CHLX batteries use KiloVault’s internal heating technology to continue charging at subzero temperatures. As the ambient temperature dips below freezing (32ºF/0°C), the charging current is rerouted through a heating film in the battery, allowing it to maintain an internal temperature above freezing. Once this is accomplished, the battery can resume normal charging.
The CHLX series is as flexible in application as the non-cold-rated HLX series, and can be used in 12, 24, or 48 Volt configurations. Using 16 units in a 4×4 configuration yields a maximum of 14.4 kWh at 48 Volts. This means a lower cost/kWh cycle over the life of the system – giving customers the best value, and flexibility to expand their storage capacity as needed.
The CHLX series does not require active cooling, as KiloVault’s lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology isn’t subject to the thermal run-away issues that other lithium technologies may experience. With none of the dangerous off-gassing associated with lead-acid batteries, CHLX batteries are safe to store in your home or garage. A CHLX does not require regular watering, desulphating, or equalizing, making for an incredibly safe and low-maintenance battery.
The CHLX outperforms comparable lead-acid batteries as well. It stores and discharges energy more efficiently, yielding 12% more usable stored energy than a comparable lead-acid. Further, over the life of a CHLX battery, the cost per watt-hour stored per cycle will be less than that of lead-acid batteries.
With built-in Bluetooth and the convenient HLX iT app, monitoring your battery health and performance is easier than ever. About that battery health – after 2000 cycles with 100% discharge daily, the battery will retain 80% or more of its original storage capacity.
For more information, including the CHLX series data sheet, manual, and warranty, visit KiloVault’s CHLX product page at https://kilovault.com/kilovault-chlx-series/.
About KiloVault
KiloVault® is dedicated to providing innovative and affordable renewable energy solutions for residential and commercial applications, storing the sun, and saving the planet. They design, market, and sell energy storage based on leading-edge technologies that reduce the cost of entry for homeowners and help reduce the impact of humanity on the environment. KiloVault’s headquarters is located at 330 Codman Hill Road in Boxborough, Massachusetts. For more information visit their website at https://kilovault.com/.

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KiloVault Unveils CHLX Line Of Heavy-Duty, Cold-Rated, Deep-Cycle Lithium Batteries

CHLX batteries use KiloVault’s internal heating technology to continue charging at subzero temperatures.

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. (PRWEB) February 05, 2020
KiloVault, a provider of innovative and affordable residential and commercial renewable energy solutions, this week unveiled the new CHLX line of heavy-duty, Cold-Rated Lithium Batteries. The CHLX comes in 1,800 Wh and 3,600 Wh models, each capable of handling 150A of continuous charging/discharging current.
CHLX batteries use KiloVault’s internal heating technology to continue charging at subzero temperatures. As the ambient temperature dips below freezing (32ºF/0°C), the charging current is rerouted through a heating film in the battery, allowing it to maintain an internal temperature above freezing. Once this is accomplished, the battery can resume normal charging.
The CHLX series is as flexible in application as the non-cold-rated HLX series, and can be used in 12, 24, or 48 Volt configurations. Using 16 units in a 4×4 configuration yields a maximum of 14.4 kWh at 48 Volts. This means a lower cost/kWh cycle over the life of the system – giving customers the best value, and flexibility to expand their storage capacity as needed.
The CHLX series does not require active cooling, as KiloVault’s lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology isn’t subject to the thermal run-away issues that other lithium technologies may experience. With none of the dangerous off-gassing associated with lead-acid batteries, CHLX batteries are safe to store in your home or garage. A CHLX does not require regular watering, desulphating, or equalizing, making for an incredibly safe and low-maintenance battery.
The CHLX outperforms comparable lead-acid batteries as well. It stores and discharges energy more efficiently, yielding 12% more usable stored energy than a comparable lead-acid. Further, over the life of a CHLX battery, the cost per watt-hour stored per cycle will be less than that of lead-acid batteries.
With built-in Bluetooth and the convenient HLX iT app, monitoring your battery health and performance is easier than ever. About that battery health – after 2000 cycles with 100% discharge daily, the battery will retain 80% or more of its original storage capacity.
For more information, including the CHLX series data sheet, manual, and warranty, visit KiloVault’s CHLX product page at https://kilovault.com/kilovault-chlx-series/.
About KiloVault
KiloVault® is dedicated to providing innovative and affordable renewable energy solutions for residential and commercial applications, storing the sun, and saving the planet. They design, market, and sell energy storage based on leading-edge technologies that reduce the cost of entry for homeowners and help reduce the impact of humanity on the environment. KiloVault’s headquarters is located at 330 Codman Hill Road in Boxborough, Massachusetts. For more information visit their website at https://kilovault.com/.

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Hydrogen Can Immediately Reduce Emissions for Heavy Industry

If we delay the fuel shift in heavy industry, shipping, trucking or other sectors, by the time there is a supply of green hydrogen at scale, we will already be overshooting a 1.5°C pathway said Thomas Kock Blank, a principal in RMI’s Industry program.

BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) January 28, 2020
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) today launched a new report,Hydrogen’s Decarbonization Impact for Industry: Near-term Challenges and Long-term Potential, which highlights the immediate emissions reduction potential of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels in some industrial processes, like steel and heavy transport, regardless of how that hydrogen is produced.
RMI’s new research shows that in many developed economies where power grids have less CO2-intensive generation sources, such as the EU and the United States, hydrogen produced through electrolysis can immediately start decarbonizing the steel industry.
“What we found is that there is no reason to wait with transitioning the steel industry from current blast furnace technologies to using hydrogen,” said Thomas Kock Blank, a principal in RMI’s Industry program. “If we delay the fuel shift in heavy industry, shipping, trucking or other sectors, by the time there is a supply of green hydrogen at scale, we will already be overshooting a 1.5°C pathway.”
Additional findings from the report include:
For economies with a large portion of coal power in their grid, like India and China, hydrogen can still reduce emissions in the steel industry.
Despite a lower CO2-intensity than most power grid-based hydrogen sources, there is no role for steam methane reform (SMR) in decarbonizing industry sectors unless successfully fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Because electrolysis production with grid power will be at parity with SMR within the next 5-year period, EU and US policy should exclusively focus on electrolysis until CCS is a viable and scalable technology.
The alignment of high-potential for CO2 reduction and the large-scale of off-takers in sectors like steel and shipping, where demand is naturally aggregated in ports, provides a pathway for policy makers to achieve demand at scale. This can significantly accelerate the cost reduction of electrolysis technologies.
RMI has created an interactive website that allows users to explore the data across multiple dimensions. Learn more and download the report at: https://rmi.org/insight/hydrogens-decarbonization-impact-for-industry/
Media Contact
Nick SteelMedia Relations ManagerTel: +1 347.574.0887E: nsteel@rmi.org
Notes to Editor
About Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) — an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 — transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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Hydrogen Can Immediately Reduce Emissions for Heavy Industry

If we delay the fuel shift in heavy industry, shipping, trucking or other sectors, by the time there is a supply of green hydrogen at scale, we will already be overshooting a 1.5°C pathway said Thomas Kock Blank, a principal in RMI’s Industry program.

BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) January 28, 2020
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) today launched a new report,Hydrogen’s Decarbonization Impact for Industry: Near-term Challenges and Long-term Potential, which highlights the immediate emissions reduction potential of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels in some industrial processes, like steel and heavy transport, regardless of how that hydrogen is produced.
RMI’s new research shows that in many developed economies where power grids have less CO2-intensive generation sources, such as the EU and the United States, hydrogen produced through electrolysis can immediately start decarbonizing the steel industry.
“What we found is that there is no reason to wait with transitioning the steel industry from current blast furnace technologies to using hydrogen,” said Thomas Kock Blank, a principal in RMI’s Industry program. “If we delay the fuel shift in heavy industry, shipping, trucking or other sectors, by the time there is a supply of green hydrogen at scale, we will already be overshooting a 1.5°C pathway.”
Additional findings from the report include:
For economies with a large portion of coal power in their grid, like India and China, hydrogen can still reduce emissions in the steel industry.
Despite a lower CO2-intensity than most power grid-based hydrogen sources, there is no role for steam methane reform (SMR) in decarbonizing industry sectors unless successfully fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Because electrolysis production with grid power will be at parity with SMR within the next 5-year period, EU and US policy should exclusively focus on electrolysis until CCS is a viable and scalable technology.
The alignment of high-potential for CO2 reduction and the large-scale of off-takers in sectors like steel and shipping, where demand is naturally aggregated in ports, provides a pathway for policy makers to achieve demand at scale. This can significantly accelerate the cost reduction of electrolysis technologies.
RMI has created an interactive website that allows users to explore the data across multiple dimensions. Learn more and download the report at: https://rmi.org/insight/hydrogens-decarbonization-impact-for-industry/
Media Contact
Nick SteelMedia Relations ManagerTel: +1 347.574.0887E: nsteel@rmi.org
Notes to Editor
About Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) — an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 — transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.

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