Clear Blue Technologies has announced that it has successfully received its US Patent for its Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging algorithms
Clear Blue Technologies has announced that it has successfully received its US Patent for its Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging algorithms. The firm delivers clean, managed, wireless power – anywhere and anytime, using its patented Smart Off-Grid technology, delivered through its Energy-as-a-Service business model, to manage lighting, telecom, Internet of Things devices, and other critical systems around the world.
“Charging of batteries in a Solar Off-Grid system is a significant and unique challenge. As a result, traditional battery charging methods are unreliable and don’t work,” said John Tuerk, chief power officer of Clear Blue. “Timers, for example, won’t work since the amount of energy from solar changes at any given time. Charge curves also become virtually useless.”
Charging is the number one factor that affects system life and uptime reliability. Customers adopting Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid systems save money and time over the cost of connecting to the grid. However, without Smart Off-Grid, shortened battery life can totally negate this benefit.
As batteries age, the charging needs change as well. Batteries may experience shortened life spans due to overcharging, undercharging and partial charging. In an Off-Grid world, charging properly is a difficult challenge with very unpredictable inputs and not knowing the actual state of the battery.
“Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid Dynamic Charging Patent is the solution to this problem. It provides the dynamic ability to adapt the charging profile driven by various factors including the ones mentioned here. This patented intellectual property enables Clear Blue to optimise battery charging based upon the specific application, differences in battery chemistry, unpredictable energy sources, and other environmental factors,” Tuerk added.
Recently, Nano One Materials Corp, a firm that is involved in developing patented technology for the low-cost production of high-performance lithium-ion battery cathode materials used in electric vehicles (EVs), energy storage, etc had announced that it has been issued a Taiwanese patent number I672852 relating to lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material, also known as high voltage spinel (HVS).