In this final installment of the series we will put State of Charge (SoC) and Depth of Discharge (DoD) under the microscope. We'll also look at lead-acid battery management, and explore the concept of optimizing for cycle-count vs duration.
In part 3 we explore the difference between configuring a BMS for battery-level vs system-level operating parameters. We explain cell balancing, and put a lense on communications between the BMS and other controllers in the ESS.
Nuvation Energy’s battery management system can provide power to the contactor coils directly, which strengthens its reliability as a safety system by enabling it to de-energize the contactors without assistance from any additional components. Read more information about energizing and de-energizing the contactors here.
In part 4 we discuss the role of the battery management system in preventing thermal runaway. We'll also explore the risks posed by undetected sense wire connection problems, and share a tip on how to reduce the risk of fused contactors.
Iron Edison selected Nuvation Energy’s low-voltage BMS for use in their lithium iron phosphate battery system for residential solar energy storage. Iron Edison customers range from urban homeowners to people who live fully off-grid.
Electric Applications chose Nuvation Energy's battery management system to manage their 960 VDC 1 MW / 1 MWh grid-attached energy storage system. This lead-acid energy storage system was installed by City Utilities in Missouri. The system was part of a pilot project to provide additional energy to the grid during peak demand periods. Take a look at the video above to watch the construction of this energy storage system. Click here to read more about this project.
Michael Worry, CEO of Nuvation Energy, was interviewed by Dr. Alistair Davidson, Director of the Consortium for Battery Innovation, at the Energy Storage Association annual conference in Phoenix on April 17, 2019.