Ultralife Corporation has launched the GenSet Eliminator, a storage and power system for defense and commercial applications that is designed to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs by 25-to-30 percent.
The mobile system, which uses lithium-ion batteries, is scalable from 10 to 50 kWh of energy storage and should significantly reduce fuel consumption while enabling the primary generator or power source to be operated at up to 95 percent of its rated load capacity, according to Ultralife.
Switching between the primary energy source and battery power is seamless to the user and allows for silent and zero emission operation when the batteries are in use, Ultralife says.
A report Pike Research released in July predicts that energy storage in commercial buildings is poised for significant growth.
Driven by market momentum toward greater energy efficiency, the proliferation of smart grid technologies and the growth of renewable energy installations, “Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings” predicts that the uninterruptible power supply market will increase from $3.4 billion in 2011 to $4.8 billion by 2016.