PuREnergy set to launch affordable lithium batteries in India
The startup claimed it has been one of the pioneers in developing solar hybrid systems combining solar PV with battery back-up and grid synchronisation.
Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad incubated startup PuREnergy said it has developed “affordable” lithium batteries and is commercially launching them during the Renewable Energy Expo 2018 that begins at Greater Noida tomorrow.
“While the current models of lithium batteries in the market are expensive, PuREnergy plans to make them available at economical prices due to their strong design capabilities and in-house product development, it said in a statement.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Nishanth Dongari, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, PuREnergy has designed and assembled lithium batteries with wide applications in fields from agriculture to aerospace, it said.
Dongari said, “We are also in close discussion with a few defence laboratories for our battery applications in tanks, missiles, and communication equipment. They need to work under harsh environmental conditions, reduce the weight by four times compared to lead acid technology and deliver high discharge currents, which is to be achieved by doping of anodes and cathodes.”
The startup claimed it has been one of the pioneers in developing solar hybrid systems combining solar PV with battery back-up and grid synchronisation, and has served more than 100 clients in sectors as varied as Telangana government, pharmaceuticals, real estate, hospitals and non-governmental organisations at the national level.
The team has built expertise in the battery design by choosing application specific cell chemistry to offer lower total cost of ownership, efficient thermal management systems to enhance life by 50 per cent for Indian conditions, the statement claimed.
It also offers in-house testing and service facilities to achieve better warranty period.
The products are currently available in 0.2 KWH to 2 KWH (agriculture drones, automobile), 2 to 20 KWH (aerospace, electric autos & carriers, telecom and household) and 50 to 500 KWH (residential societies, data centres and industrial entities), it was stated.