Beckett Energy Systems Advanced Technology Battery Module Demonstrates 10-Year Cycle Life Powered By Boston-Power Lithium-Ion Cells

CLEVELAND and WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckett Energy Systems (BES) today announced that its 24 volt large format lithium-ion module has reached a significant long cycle life milestone which further supports its use as an ideal solution for emerging advanced energy products.  Commercially launched in February 2014, Beckett's 24Vdc lithium-ion battery module has undergone continuous life cycle testing reaching 3,650 cycles this month -- the equivalent of 10 years of life if cycled daily. 

In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have experienced a notable increase in adoption in large format applications.  This, combined with the rapid advancements in materials and formulations, has created a situation where true long term performance and reliability data are not widely available.   Life expectancy predictions are often extrapolated based on individual cell data; however, many factors affect battery life in a larger system, including how deeply the battery is discharged, how fast the battery is charged and discharged, as well as the surrounding temperature. 

"Long cycle life leads to fewer battery replacements over time, reduces system downtime, and lowers the need for spare battery packs, allowing Beckett Energy to offer a low total cost of ownership lithium-ion battery solution for our customers," states Brad Moore, Senior Business Development Manager at BES.  "Through extensive testing of the Boston-Power cell in our commercial model 8224S, 1.1kWh module, we are able to demonstrate this long cycle life milestone."

"Boston-Power is very pleased to have its long cycle life performance validated through the rigorous testing in Beckett Energy System's robust module product," said Boston-Power's Director of Business Development and Marketing, Darren Bischoff. "The combination of our cell product with Beckett's battery system is a well-engineered solution for customers that highly value long cycle life, energy density, wide temperature performance and high reliability."

Scalable from 1-100 kWh of capacity, customers can be confident in the long cycle life of Beckett's lithium-ion battery module with Boston-Power cells.

About Beckett Energy Systems 
Located in North Ridgeville, OH, Beckett Energy Systems is a manufacturer of large format lithium-ion battery packs and electronic controls for emerging advanced energy markets.  Beckett serves a broad range of applications from powering vehicles, vessels and robotics to supplying backup power for critical loads to offering energy storage for hybrid micro grids.

Beckett Energy Systems is a division of the RW Beckett Corporation. www.beckettenergy.com.

About Boston-Power
Boston-Power is a developer and manufacturer of next generation lithium-ion battery cells. Designed to fuel a wide range of applications, its flagship offerings, Swing® and Sonata®, serve as the foundation for a new era of longer-lasting, faster-charging, safer and environmentally sustainable batteries.

Boston-Power is a global company with R&D centers in Westborough, Massachusetts, USA and Beijing, China, and mass manufacturing operations based in Asia. The company is funded by top-tier venture capital firms GSR Ventures, Venrock, Foundation Asset Management and Oak Investment Partners. www.boston-power.com.