GEAR: Blue Planet Energy Blue Ion 2.0 LFP Battery

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Blue Planet Energy Blue Ion 2.0 LFP Battery

Blue Planet (blueplanetenergy.com) released its Blue Ion 2.0 lithium iron phosphate (LFP) maintenance-free battery designed for off-grid systems. It is available in 8, 12, and 16 kWh capacities (within a single enclosure) at 48 VDC nominal voltage. Additional units can be paralleled for higher capacity. This package integrates Sony cells with a battery management unit and a 250 A circuit breaker. Battery life is stated to be 8,000 cycles at 100% depth of discharge. The Blue Ion 2.0 cabinet—24 by 24 by 39 inches—includes wheels and feet that can be lowered once the cabinet is in place. It has a maximum weight of 500 pounds for the 16 kWh version. Battery status can be monitored remotely via a proprietary app. LFP batteries are known for their thermal and chemical stability. This product comes with a 15-year performance warranty.

Comments (5)

Dunnteam's picture

Novice question. Why only off grid?

Joe Schwartz's picture
Regarding the Blue Ion 2.0 product specifically, its manufacturer, Blue Planet Energy, is focusing the initial product rollout on off-grid applications. However, the battery system is designed for use in both off-grid and grid-connected applications.
Michael Welch's picture
Generally, off-grid batteries power an entire home so they need more capacity than those used for on-grid backup, which usually only back up important loads for relatively short periods.
John Dapper's picture

ditto. Without a price we have no idea if this product is worth looking into.

Max Kennedy's picture

articles like this should always include a price or an expected price.

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