Ritar Power Corp.; a leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, announced yesterday it has been selected to provide battery based energy storage systems for the Brazil Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
The company will supply Ritar deep cycle batteries for use in two battery power storage plants which will be implemented to ensure the Brazil Pavilion will have continuous power during the World Expo.
According to Jiada Hu, Chairman and CEO of China Ritar Power Corporation, the batteries will be able to provide up to 12 hours of continuous power supply at 80KVA power and 90% high power deep charging.
Ritar was established in May, 2002 and the company currently has 19 production lines and three manufacturing facilities located in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hengyang, China. The company sells its batteries to customers in 81 countries, including Australia. In 2009, China Ritar had sales of USD$98.6 million and currently employs around 1,800 people worldwide.
While battery banks are most common in off grid solar and wind power scenarios, they can also be used in urban and commercial scenarios to store excess power generated for periods when power demand is at its peak; or when mains supplies are interrupted.
Even in grid connect solar power systems such as those used for small commercial or home solar power applications, when a blackout occurs the solar power system is automatically disconnected for safety reasons until mains power delivery is resumed. A battery backup system can ensure power is still available for use by appliances during an extended blackout situation; allowing the home or business to function as usual.
Australian national solar solutions provider Energy Matters is now offering a Ritar battery backup system suitable for use in solar and non-solar applications with an added benefit. For owners of SMA inverter based solar power systems, unlike in normal blackout situations where the solar power system is automatically disabled, electricity from the solar panels will continue to be supplied during a blackout; further extending electricity resources.