China-based GCL Enters Distributed Energy Storage Market with Global Launch of New Energy Storage Products
China-based GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd showcased its first E-KwBe energy storage product series on May 4, 2016 at the Solar Energy Exhibition & Conference held in Australia. The E-KwBe series became the highlight at the event this year, attracting much attention. The new energy storage product series improves user experience with a wide array of industry-leading specifications and features, including high energy density, high compatibility, an advanced battery management system, long service life, as well as being light weight, noise-free and easy-to-install.
As part of the new series, GCL System initially rolled-out two attractively designed home energy storage products with respective capacities of 2.5KWh and 5.6KWh. Both products were developed with high-energy and long-lifetime lithium ion battery technologies and provide an energy density of up to 125Wh/kg. GCL’s proprietary intelligent battery management system (BMS) ensures secure and precise control. In addition to the integrated aluminum backplane design, the two products are powered by passive cooling technology and able to intelligently identify series-parallel connection, allowing a series-parallel connection of up to eight devices.
At the launch event held during the expo, GCL chairman Shu Hua said, “GCL has a strong team engaged in research and development of our proprietary technologies, supported up by collaborative work efforts with several research organizations, including the Industrial Application Research Institute. We aim to create more energy storage products, take a leadership position in influencing market trends and help Australia achieve its renewable energy goals as well as boost energy sustainability worldwide.”
The E-KwBe series is scheduled to be marketed by One STOP WAREHOUSE (OSW), GCL’s solar photovoltaic (PV) product distributor in Australia. OSW, an active player in the PV system market, is primarily engaged in the marketing of PV cell panels, complete suites as well as inverters and parts. The PV provider has four distribution centers across Australia and has developed and launched its own e-commerce, operation and mobile platforms.
Notably, GCL acquired a 51 percent stake in OSW in April, 2016. Through OSW, GCL aims to build its distribution channels for solar modules, system integration and distributed energy storage products across Australia and the wider southern hemisphere. In addition, GCL is expanding into many of the world’s key markets, including the U.S., India and Japan. In the future, markets outside of the home country are expected to be one of the key profit generators for GCL.