Tech firm's revolutionary
battery system impresses in University trials
A technology firm in Formby has
produced a new battery system which can power a suite of computers for almost 8
Tests conducted over a 5 month period by engineers at The University of
Manchester showed that Extreme Low Energy (ELe)'s POD could power 30 computers
for 7 hours a day over 2,830 consecutive days (7.75 years) before the battery
capacity dropped to 80%.
The pioneering low energy system; which can also act as a back up generator;
is attracting interest from schools in developing African nations.
The POD stores energy in high performance lithium ion batteries, charging
overnight to make use of off-peak energy tariffs before supplying power to ELe's
suite of low energy PCs and monitors.
When used in conjunction with a low energy computing suite, ELe claims its POD
can help organisations save at least 70% in energy costs.
Dr Rebecca Todd, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The
University of Manchester, said:- "We applied our findings specifically to
consider the use of the ELe POD in educational establishments, and concluded
that an average school should be able to use the POD system for over 14 years
before the battery reaches 80% capacity."
Mark Buchanan, founder of Extreme Low Energy, said:- "As a specialist in
the manufacturing of energy storage technologies and alternative energy
generation devices the POD is just 1 innovative product we offer to help
customers operate partially or fully off grid.
We were confident about the longevity of our POD before the testing, but the
findings certainly impressed us.
We're sure that the results of these independent tests will help prove the value
of our DC power solutions and technologies to potential customers both in the UK
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