China Southern Power Grid Energy Storage, the vitality storage division of China Southern Power Grid, has commissioned a ten MWh sodium-ion battery storage station in Nanning, southwest China.

The firm says the ability is the primary large-scale mission of its form in China, and the primary part of a 100 MWh world mission.

“China has commissioned the primary large-scale storage station with sodium-ion batteries, marking a brand new period for low-cost batteries for large-scale use,” China Southern Power Grid stated in a press release.

The 10 MWh sodium ion battery vitality storage station has 210 Ah sodium ion battery cells that may be charged to 90% inside 12 minutes, in line with the corporate. The system consists of twenty-two,000 cells.

“Compared to lithium-ion batteries, the uncooked materials reserves of sodium-ion batteries are ample, simple to acquire, low price and have higher efficiency at low temperatures, in order that they’ve clear benefits for large-scale vitality storage,” the corporate acknowledged. “With these batteries, the price of storage will be diminished by 20% to 30%, and the price of every kilowatt-hour of electrical energy will be as little as CNY 0.2 ($0.0276).”

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