Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of safe, high-performance lithium-titanate battery and energy storage products announced today that it completed on schedule in December the manufacturing of battery packs to be used in a two (2) megawatt energy storage system ordered by the AES Corporation. The $1 million purchase initiated by AES was previously announced in August 2007. Altairnano expects the system to be connected to the grid and tested during the first quarter of 2008.
“This is a significant manufacturing milestone in Altairnano’s battery and energy storage go-to-market strategy,” said Altairnano President and CEO Alan J. Gotcher, PhD. “We believe that stationary power represents a large market opportunity for Altairnano, and are proud to be working with global power leader AES to develop these large-scale energy storage systems.”
Earlier this year, AES and Altairnano announced a joint development and equipment purchase agreement related to Altairnano’s battery and energy storage products. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop a suite of energy storage solutions specifically for AES. Altairnano is working with AES to apply these systems at strategic points within the electrical grid. The quick response time, extended life and power profile of the Altairnano batteries and energy storage products are well suited to improving performance in these areas with the potential for lower environmental impact than traditional generation solutions.