Murata Electronics announced a collaboration with Yotta Energy to brings Yotta’s panel-level energy storage vision one step closer to commercialization. Yotta’s PV-Coupled technology includes the SolarLEAF, a panel-level solar storage solution that addresses the main barriers that have prevented mass adoption of solar plus energy storage projects – scalability and repeatability. It also significantly reduces the costs of solar plus storage installations.
Murata’s FORTELION lithium-ion battery cells are a natural fit because Yotta’s PV-Coupled technology not only enhances FORTELION’s features, but significantly reduces the thermal runaway risk. The companies have teamed up to develop SolarLEAF units that have been deployed in technology demonstrations across the United States and in Australia.
“Murata’s long-standing commitment to innovation extends to supporting the promising start-ups who are developing ground-breaking technologies. We are very pleased to deepen our relationship with Yotta and excited about having a hand in accelerating SolarLEAF’s mass market adoption,” said John Roberts, Business Development Manager, Murata Americas.
Murata’s FORTELION battery cells combined with Yotta’s advanced thermal management enhance the overall lifecycle and performance of energy storage systems, especially when compared to traditional centralized solutions. The collaboration between Murata and Yotta Energy also addresses the growing demand for solar plus storage solutions that provide new business models, additional revenue streams, and clean energy for building owners.
“We are proud to be working with Murata Electronics,” said Yotta Energy CEO, Omeed Badkoobeh. “Our patented thermal technology ensures that Murata’s FORTELION cells stay within an optimal working temperature even under extreme weather conditions. Additionally, Murata’s FORTELION cells showed no signs of flaming when tested to UL 9540A, which is a key differentiator for our PV-Coupled technology,” said Badkoobeh.
— Solar Builder magazine