US-based EV battery recycler Smartville has introduced a new battery energy storage system (BESS) using retired EV batteries. (See the feature article in our July-September issue.)
The Smartville 360 BESS combines repurposed automotive lithium-ion battery packs from multiple automotive makes and models that meet Smartville’s specifications and proprietary safety and life-cycle optimization controls. The Smartville 360 has a configurable building-block design starting at 360 kWh of available capacity, which can be adapted for stand-alone installation or large-scale deployment in commercial, industrial and utility-scale applications. Its hot-swappable units allow for efficient installation and replacement. The system also offers safety monitoring and intelligence with fire detection and climate control.
“Our EV battery repurposing and reuse platform is a key link to a lithium battery circular economy. It can potentially bring a multitude of benefits to both transportation and energy storage sectors,” said Antoni Tong, Smartville’s co-founder and CEO.