World’s Leading Battery Manufacturer CATL Brings Competitive Energy Storage Solutions to the International Stage
CATL currently stands at the forefront of China’s fast-growing ESS industry, having worked on
national-scale projects and delivering the world’s first, and China’s largest, battery energy
storage system (BESS) multi-mixed energy power station, which integrates three forms of
renewable energy, i.e. wind, photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, and ESS into one unified
system on a grid. CATL also in talks with international solar companies and has developed
partnerships to cover no less than 1.85 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of batteries for US-based toptier
solar companies. With the increasing emphasis on sustainable growth, the ESS market
offers new opportunities for CATL to drive change globally after already establishing itself as
one of the top international manufacturers of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and catering to
high-profile multinational EV clients including BMW, Volkswagen, and Ford.
Batteries designed and manufactured by CATL are well-reputed for their safety, performance
reliability, as well as innovative structure design. Raising the standard for battery technology,
CATL is among the first to develop a lithium-ion battery, specifically lithium-iron-phosphate
(LFP), for international ESS. The advanced LFP battery offers exceptional cycle life and
reliability, meets high standards of safety and eliminates hazardous risks common to ordinary
batteries. To date, CATL is one of only three companies globally to have successfully passed
industry standards in Japan, known to be among the most challenging tests in the world.
Tan Libin, President for the Energy Storage Business Unit of CATL, said: "We are very much
encouraged by the great strides CATL has made in recent years in developing ESS in China and
across the globe with our industry-leading LFP battery technology, which was developed for
safer, more reliable ESS application.”
Safety and reliability are integral to all CATL operations, from design to manufacturing to
application. Manufactured batteries must undergo simulation tests that replicate lifelong
working conditions for the battery in order to determine safety, durability and performance.
The company also invests heavily in research and development, and runs a state-level Lithium
Chemical Engineering Testing & Validation Centre. It carries out extensive testing and quality
management controls, to ensure that batteries are of the highest quality.
“Though the ESS market is still relatively young, especially in China,” Tan Libin continued, “we
see great potential for growth as energy storage technologies become increasingly mature and
sophisticated. We will continue to charge ahead in ESS, working with more global partners to
bring our advanced solutions to international markets."
As a first-time ees Europe exhibitor, CATL will be bringing its ESS solutions to a large
international audience, opening up potential opportunities for further growth and expansion
of its ESS operations. During the three-day event, the company will present its master series of
ESS products from battery cells to battery management systems (BMS) and racks. Key features
of the product display at the CATL booth B1.180 will include:
- Product Safety as the highest priority at CATL. All ESS batteries are developed with a
prismatic cell case, with an LFP chemistry system that has a thermal decomposition
temperature of up to 800°C, and does not emit oxygen, thus reducing the potential risk of
second damage explosion. Racks have strengthened safety components in dual-fields such as
electrical, structural and thermal safety.
- Complex Climate Adaption that ensures CATL cells function in a stable manner under -
20~55°C (charging temperature 0~55°C; discharging temperature -20~55°C) and can be
kept in storage temperatures under -30~60°C.
- Long Cycle Life achieved by the improvement of chemical characteristics, which have
made 12,000 cycles now possible.
For further information, please visit: http://www.catlbattery.com