As alternative energy sources are being sought out and utilized more than ever before, the need for new methods of storing the energy is growing larger by the day.
“The lithium ion battery is 100 per cent environment-friendly, unlike the more commonly used lead acid battery,” said ETI Tech Corporation Bhd managing director K. K. Lee. “Also, lead has been banned in Europe as it is poisonous to the environment. What we have here is a battery that is not only green, but also has a higher charging and discharge efficiency and low running cost,” he continued. “Less battery packs are also required compared to lead acid batteries.”
In a recent demonstration of the system to Malay Mail, Lee and his team had set up a small mock household to demonstrate how their battery system can work better than those that use lead acid batteries. The lithium polymer battery units, each weighing 18kg — around 7kg lighter than lead acid batteries, can take in more power with only six pieces of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, compared to12 panels required by lead acid batteries.
ETI Tech Corporation is targeting this breakthrough system toward families staying in rural areas, off of the grid, as well as at those seeking to eliminate the use of potentially harmful lead-acid batteries in their homes.