Telford-based AceOn awarded £1 million grant from Innovate UK to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit.

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AceOn’s mobile power station to use Faradion technology for commercial use in Africa

Telford-based AceOn has been awarded a £1 million grant from Innovate UK to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit. The newly-designed product will use Sheffield-based Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries – the first time its technology is in commercial use in sub-Saharan Africa.

AceOn’s mobile power station to use Faradion technology for commercial use in Africa

AceOn Group Managing Director Mark Thompson said the new solar energy storage unit could bring clean, sustainable and affordable power to millions of people around the globe.

 

“Sodium-ion represents a real step change in technology and we really are leading the way in finding one of the first commercial applications for it in Africa. Our mobile storage unit will play a massive part in bringing clean, affordable and sustainable power to some of the world’s poorest regions — and develop new technology that will help fight climate change all over the world.”

 

James Quinn, CEO of Faradion, said: “We are really excited to be working with AceOn to expand the use of our batteries into Africa. Sixty six per cent of the Nigerian market faces unreliable or no energy access, so we see a lot of potential to support its ambitious economic growth projections.”

 

The project will see the development of a new version of AceOn’s solar energy generator to enable full integration with sodium-ion batteries, including hardware and software development, and scalable to 1MW.

 

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