Tel:+44(0)121 748 4600 Fax:+44(0)121 730 2745 Email: Search
The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

GS Yuasa to showcase International Space Station batteries at European energy storage exhibition

Date: Friday 19 May 2023

The energy supply of the future is the focus at the EES (Electrical Energy Storage) Europe exhibition in Munich. Following the event motto "Innovating Energy Storage", world leading battery manufacturer GS Yuasa’s lithium-ion space cells will make a rare appearance alongside a wide range of their power solutions in Hall C3, Stand 350 from 14 to 16 June.

At the international event, the Japan based battery superpower will showcase its extremely rare lithium-ion space cells, which are used to power over 200 satellites including the International Space Station. GS Yuasa have over 4 milllion Watt-hours in orbit, more than all other manufacturers combined. Their batteries are also trusted to provide dependable energy storage in countless extreme operations including the Shinkai deep sea submersible and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Alongside these rarely seen cells, GS Yuasa will also demonstrate its lithium-ion and valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries for a wide range of industrial applications including, scalable mobile and stationary energy storage systems, uninterruptible power supplies, renewable energy storage and traction.

Andrew Taylor, Managing Director and CEO of GS Yuasa Battery Europe said:

“We are delighted to be attending EES Europe for the first time. Alongside our highly technological and cutting edge space cells, we will be demonstrating the wide range of batteries and energy storage solutions that have made us the European market leader and number one choice for industrial batteries for over 40 years.
“GS Yuasa batteries provide reliable energy behind the scenes to keep daily life moving. From starting your car to go to the shops, to the satellites providing the GPS signal your navigation system uses to get there. We even support your bank's IT systems that allow you to pay by card and much more.
“We will show why the combination of expertise, innovative thinking and high-quality components is essential for a sustainable, efficient and future-proof power supply.”

Among the other highlights at the GS YUASA stand are the following battery types:

LIM50EL: Industrial lithium-ion battery modules
These enable use over long periods (15 years) in applications with frequent charge/discharge cycles (11,000 charge/discharge cycles) as well as in environments with relatively high temperatures. They offer a safe backup solution, for data centres and other applications. They have a nominal capacity of 48.5Ah and are equipped with external communication functions compatible with monitoring systems for GS Yuasa storage batteries.

Butler S 50/25 - The mobile battery storage system
LIM50EL-12 modules have been installed in the environmentally friendly plug-and-play solution developed by Emost for the rapid provision of electricity indoors and outdoors: Butler S guarantees flexible power supply without grid connection at a better price/performance ratio than diesel generators. It allows ecological use without exhaust fumes and noise emissions. Currently, it is available with a nominal power of 50 kVA and a nominal capacity of 25 kWh.

LIM30HL modules: Alternative for supercapacitors
Up to 50,000 cycles in a partially charged state are possible with these Li-battery modules, which possess a nominal capacity of 31.5Ah. Their integrated BMS permanently monitors the condition of each cell. The maximum discharge rate is 600A (24C) with a discharge time of 14 seconds or 271A (10.8C) with up to five minutes. The LIM30HL modules are ideal for moveable applications, such as industrial trucks, diesel hybrid cranes and trains, as they are able to absorb regenerative energy on an intermittent basis.

Yuasa VRLA ranges
From UPS to alarm and security systems, telecommunications to renewable energies: The Yuasa brand maintenance-free, valve-regulated lead-acid batteries (VRLA) from GS Yuasa ensure top performance in all applications. Europe’s leading standby ranges, the SWL, EN and ENL are produced in Europe and are utilized in thousands of major projects. Countless companies and infrastructures trust our dependable power in a vast array of applications.