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.

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jwdunn333@gmail.com'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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