On the opening day of EES Europe, Europe’s largest international exhibition for battery and energy storage systems in Munich, Brill Power unveiled a new product to enable developers of industrial and utility-scale battery systems to extract the maximum potential from batteries and deliver a range of commercial and performance improvements, including the extension of battery asset lifetime by up to 60%.
Brill Power’s Battery Intelligence Platform combines three key technologies: BrillCore, BrillOS and BrillAnalytics
Brill Power is an Oxford University spin-out and a market leader in novel hardware, software, and analytics technologies that optimize the performance of battery systems. Today’s launch of Brill Power’s BESA BP6X1 unlocks optimal battery performance explicitly for larger battery systems in industrial, commercial, and utility-scale applications. The groundbreaking technology provides pack and systems developers with a compelling commercial advantage alongside improved lifetime performance for their customers.
At the heart of the BESA BP6X1 solution is BrillCore, hardware that provides intelligent ‘active loading’ of battery cells or modules to overcome the inherent performance limitation of the weakest cell in the pack that limits existing BMS solutions. Active loading allows all of the potential from battery cells to be utilized, extending battery lifetime by up to 60%. This extended lifetime provides a solution to the typical operator dilemma of overbuilding systems to compensate for anticipated battery degradation.
By delivering a significant extension to battery lifetime, the capex required to commission new large scale battery systems can be reduced by up to 29% and the carbon costs associated with replacing degraded cells is reduced by 50%. In addition to the commercial and environmental benefits, the technology also improves the safety and uptime of battery systems by detecting and isolating faults and enabling fault bypassing to ensure continuous systems operation.
For large scale applications, these significant performance gains present an unmatched opportunity to make industrial and utility-scale batteries more commercially competitive for systems developers and their customers. Alongside the BrillCore technology (that includes power conversion as one of its many features), Brill Power’s BESA BP6X1 product also integrates a proprietary operating system, BrillOS.
BrillOS is chemistry-agnostic and has over-the-air (OTA) update capability to provide customers with an enduring and flexible software solution to optimize module management, and ensure compatibility with any future battery technology that may be used for replacements or augmentation.
With the option to complement BESA BP6X1 with Brill Power’s own cloud-based analytics platform, BrillAnalytics, system owners and operators have access to a fully integrated, end-to-end solution that delivers high-accuracy data and insights from cell to screen, which include safety monitoring and prediction of remaining system lifetime.