The installation took place in Northern Ireland on the property of local businessman John Henderson who has just launched his own energy storage installation business, Henbo Energy Storage Ltd, in Upperlands, County Derry. In a sector that has seen a great deal of publicity about lithium ion products, the arrival of a battery suitable for large domestic, small commercial and agricultural customers that is completely recyclable, contains no heavy metals, is non-flammable and non-acidic, presents renewable enthusiasts with a genuinely sustainable alternative to existing battery technologies. Sent over from the United States were the technology has been developed, the 25kWH of sodium ion battery storage was installed over a day and a half by two Wattstor staff.
“I was impressed with the speed of installation given we were dealing with a completely new battery chemistry,” said John Henderson. “The whole process was remarkably simple and straightforward thanks to the Wattstor team.”
Award-winning Wattstor is one of the few companies in the UK to have a market-ready, tested and proven energy storage system.
“This is an exciting time for both Wattstor and energy storage generally,” said Wattstor Director Michael Danes. “The installation of sodium ion batteries is proof of our commitment to identifying and supplying renewable energy storage systems that are sustainable whilst also being economically viable. Providing batteries that offer strong performance, are 100% recyclable and also offer a potential life span of fifteen years will remove the ethical dilemma posed by some of the more commonly available but less environmentally friendly battery chemistries currently on the market.”