KORE Power’s Mark 1 Battery Cell Achieves Product Certifications
KORE Power, a leading developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions, today announced that its Mark 1™ battery cells have passed the following testing and factory audit requirements. KORE Power remains on course to fulfill global customer orders for Mark 1™ battery cells this quarter.
• UN 38.3; Requirements for Transportation of Batteries Containing Lithium
• UL 1973; Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and LER Applications
• IEC 62619; Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or Other Non-acid Electrolytes - Safety Requirements for Secondary Lithium Cells and Batteries, for use in Industrial Applications
KORE Power will now focus its efforts on evaluating the Mark 1™ module and rack, with testing to begin early February, in order to conform to UL 1973, UL 1998, UL 991, UN 38.3, and IEC 62619. These tests are related to battery usage in stationary energy storage, the battery management software and transportation of lithium-ion batteries.
Targeting to commence in April 2020, KORE Power is in the final stage to select an accredited certification body or laboratory to complete testing of the Mark 1™ module and rack per UL 9540A; Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems, which helps manufacturers prove compliance with the latest regulations for fire safety and building codes. The Company will also begin shipping modules and racks that do not require UL 9540A to regions including the U.S., Europe, India and Australia. The first shipments will be to existing customers and partners, which will enable them to begin testing the Mark 1™ cells, modules and racks for stationary energy storage applications.
KORE Power expects to ramp up Mark 1™ Energy Storage System production to participate in large installations in 2020.
"Successful completion of this first round of product certification testing represents a major growth milestone for KORE Power. We’ve promoted the safety, efficacy and density of KORE Power’s Mark 1™ battery cell, and now we’re able to prove these benefits and fulfill orders for Mark 1™ battery cell for integration into large scale energy storage systems across the globe," said Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of KORE Power. "Further, we recognize the importance of UL 9540A testing, particularly with the industry’s push and efforts to enhance safety around battery technologies. We’re pleased to be a part of the industry’s shift to supply safer battery products."
About KORE Power:
KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona. KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.
KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit www.korepower.com.