A new advanced battery system for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) has been launched by South Korea’s Kokam.
The battery system is designed to support mission-critical facilities like data centers where seamlessly switching to full backup power supplies during power outages is crucial.
“With data center growth and grid instability, the UPS battery market is experiencing considerable expansion,” said Ike Hong, the President of Kokam.
The advanced solution uses innovative cell technology to achieve higher energy density and an increased power output of 8 C-rate.
“The launch of our new advanced battery system for the UPS battery market is aimed to provide a cost-effective and advanced solution to address the current grid stability challenges,” added Mr. Hong.
With up to a 46% smaller footprint and 20% lighter design compared to traditional lead-acid systems, the new UPS battery is said to decrease total cost of ownership, which is already up to 40% less than conventional systems.
The South Korea-based lithium-ion battery and integrated energy solution provider was acquired by SolarEdge, a global leader in smart energy technology, in 2018. Since then, Kokam was awarded contracts to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems in South Korea.
The country’s Government is giving incentives for the wide-spread installation of energy storage systems, as they plan to generate 35% of its power from renewable sources by 2040.