Energy Router™, Multi-Flex™, RAIB™, and Halo™.
RAIB™ Energy Storage
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Batteries (RAIB™)
The Redundant Array of Inexpensive Batteries (RAIB™) was developed to allow any number of different battery chemistries to operate within a single energy storage system so that the mix of chemistries could meet any desired cost/performance target. The system is modular, scalable, and upgradable to meet changing requirements and to accommodate new battery developments. The RAIB™ energy storage system can integrate new and/or used batteries.
There is no one perfect battery chemistry. Each battery chemistry has its own unique characteristics. Some offer more power, others more energy. Some are lower in cost than others. And sorting out the actual number of cycles and years of service expected in the field is a challenge. Regardless, battery cost and performance can cover a very wide spectrum, and sometimes a blend of chemistries are required to meet cost and performance targets.
The system required to manage the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Batteries (RAIB™) is also what is required to successfully manage used, or secondary-use batteries. To successfully integrate secondary-use batteries into a commercial energy storage system, each used battery back must undergo a characterization of its components. Those components can be cells or modules. The characterization and sorting must be performed because a battery pack is only as strong as its weakest link. As such, cells or modules are then grouped together and each of the groups is then managed uniquely.
Secondary-use Lead-Acid Batteries
- 75% of original rated capacity
- 25% – 33% of the cost of new
Secondary-use Hybrid Vehicle Batteries
Secondary-use Battery Electric Vehicle Batteries
Modular and Scalable
- 50kW to 50MW
- Ability to integrate any battery chemistry
- Or combination of chemistries
- Mix new and used batteries
- Industry-first integration of Secondary-use batteries