​Deep-cycle absorbent glass mat batteries combined with solar powers remote well site equipment

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A California company is offering an emissions free way to power remote oil and gas well site equipment. Trojan Battery Co., LLC, has launched a new line of maintenance-free, deep-cycle absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries specifically designed for solar and other renewable energy applications.

“As we continue to see strong customer interest and demand in powering remote oil and gas well site equipment using solar-based energy systems, Trojan’s new line of true deep-cycle Solar AGM batteries has been designed from the ground up and optimized for these types of solar and photovoltaic applications and the need for frequent cycling in harsh environments,” Gustavo Beuses, oil and gas manager for Trojan Battery, said in a statement.

Trojan said it is offering a three-year warranty for stationary applications of a range of Trojan Solar AGM models, which are tested to an eight-year design life under IEC 61427 standard for solar batteries. The Trojan Solar AGM batteries, with a non-spillable design and certified for non-hazardous shipping, enable installers to customize the use and position of the batteries, the company said.

The new battery line joins the company’s current Smart Carbon deep-cycle flooded batteries that feature a proprietary carbon additive, which helps reduce the effects of partial state of charge (PSOC) or undercharging that is common in renewable energy applications. Operating at PSOC on a regular basis can quickly diminish the overall life of a battery, which results in frequent and costly battery replacements.

“With batteries being one of the most expensive components of a battery-based solar system, it is critical to maximize the life of the battery bank to reduce the total cost of ownership of a system,” said Ganesh Balasubramanian, Trojan director of new market development.

Trojan’s Solar battery line incorporates a range of technical features including a robust proprietary paste, advanced plate design and premium separators for overall extended lifecycle and optimized for total cost ownership.

The new deep-cycle Solar AGM batteries are also temperature tolerant, shock and vibration resistant and have a low internal resistance for higher discharge current and higher charging efficiency, which make it the ideal battery for the harsh and demanding environments of off-grid as well as grid-connected systems with frequent cycling needs, the company said.

The new Solar AGM line is the first in a series of new solar batteries planned for availability in coming months, said Trojan.

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