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 is a leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology and integrated solution manufacturer for the energy storage and e-mobility sectors. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and defense markets, KORE provides battery products and solutions that are the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets as an integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions. Commercial production at the KOREPlex is targeted for the end of 2024, early 2025. The KOREPlex will have an initial annual production capacity of 6 GWh of battery cells, which may be expanded to 12 GWh to meet market demand. KORE is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona.