Aide Solar Displays New Renewable Energy Battery Storage & LED Lights
Aide Solar featured two new products at Solar Power International 2009: batteries used for solar energy storage, and LED lights. Raymond Wiley gave the Buildaroo News Team an in-depth interview about these new products.
Aide Solar batteries can store power derived from solar panels or wind turbines for later use. These batteries are distinct from many others on the market because their cathodes are made of lithium ion phosphates, resulting in batteries that do not have the safety concerns of explosions or fires present amongst lead acid based batteries. The batteries have 2000 charge cycles and a 6 year battery life, and the battery charges much faster than conventional batteries. They are 95% efficient relative to lead based batteries that are 60% efficient, and unlike lead acid batteries, Aide Solar batteries can be recycled after their use.
Aide Solar LEDs are built with a patented design that helps illuminate while dissipating the heat from the lights. Their LEDs have a 1 x 6 matrix configuration and can be combined into custom convex, concave, or flat structures, so that the lights can fit the specific application. These lights are designed for outdoor commercial use.
Aide Solar Photovoltaic ( PV ) panels and batteries are currently available, and their LEDs will be available in the 1st quarter of next year.