By Joseph Xavier | Nov 18, 2020
UL has granted UL 1973 Recognition to Nuvation Energy’s configurable 11-60 VDC battery management system, just a few short months after granting the same approval for their high-voltage BMS for megawatt-scale energy storage applications. Energy storage system developers can now use a single configurable BMS platform to pursue UL 1973 and UL 9540 Certification for a wide range of batteries and energy storage architectures.
November 18, 2020. Nuvation Energy has announced that their configurable low-voltage battery management system (11-60 VDC) has obtained Recognition by UL for use in UL 1973 Certifiable Battery Stacks. This achievement follows Nuvation Energy’s recent announcement of UL 1973 Recognition of their high-voltage BMS for use in UL 9540 certifiable energy storage systems.
“Nuvation Energy empowers energy storage system developers with supply chain flexibility by providing battery-agnostic control systems they can deploy with their choice of battery chemistries, modules and stack configurations,” said Michael Worry, CEO. “Obtaining UL 1973 Recognition for our low-voltage BMS brings us one step closer to our goal of reducing barriers to entry for organizations that are developing solutions for the energy storage industry.”
One of the key components of UL 1973 battery system certification is the functional safety analysis and testing of the BMS hardware and software. With a UL 1973 Recognized BMS this functional safety work has already been done, which can significantly reduce both the technical risk and the monetary cost of certification.
Nuvation Energy’s battery management systems remain configurable while obtaining the UL Functional Safety Mark. This is achieved by including settings that are locked down to the target battery’s safety profile, plus a field-configurable software layer for energy storage system integration and performance optimization. In addition to providing supply chain flexibility, the configurability of the BMS simplifies the design of hybrid energy storage systems, as well as field augmentation of legacy energy storage platforms.